At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the evolution of mobile communications networks from GSM (R99) through 3GPP R4 / R5
- Draw a comprehensive R4 / R5 mobile network
- Understand the functionality of layered architecture networks
- Explain the available transmission topology and architectures – TDM, IP, ATM and MPLS
- Understand the processes associated with setting up a call or connection
- Describe the structure and operation of new MSS nodes (MSC server’s and MGW)
- Explain how new MSS nodes interface into the network and interworking functionality
- Describe the changes required for interfacing RAN (3G) and BSS (2G) nodes
- Discuss the role and implantation of new signalling systems
- Understand future services that layered architecture networks will provide
- Discuss migration requirements towards 3GPP R6 and Multimedia Networks
Pre-Requisite for Participants:
An understanding of GSM and 3GPP (UMTS) mobile networks would be an advantage but is not essential.
Who Should Attend?
Engineering Planners, Managers, Senior Managers, Operations Engineers, Managers and Senior Managers, NOC team.
- Migration from Non-layered to Layered Architecture Networks
- 3GPP Layered Architecture
- Transmission Topology Explained
- Interworking with Current Services and Operations
- Migration Requirements