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Carrier Wireless Systems
Course Description
This course provides a detailed scope of modern mobile and cellular network technologies used for second generation, 2G+, 3G and 4G networks. It provides an understanding of the structure and implementation of network technologies and how networks are sized, planned and built.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
Mobile Network Planners, Base Station and mobile infrastructure designers, developers for mobile service solutions, Engineers and troubleshooters for mobile carriers.
Course Outline


Module I:      The generations of mobile networks


            First Generation Analog systems

            Second Generation Digital systems

                        General System Mobile



            Enhanced Second Generation (2G+)

                        Short Message Service

                        General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

                        Wireless Application protocols (WAP)


Lab of WAP showing a Learning Tree Advertisement 





Module II:      Components of a Modern Service for Cellular Wireless System


            Mobile Terminals

                        Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM)

                        International Equipment Identification

                        International Operator Identification

            Service Components

                        BSS, MSC, HLR, VLR, AuC, EIR

            Radio Subsystems and the air interface

                        Physical and logical channels

                        RF Power Control

                        Layer 2 Structure and Operation

                        BCCH Broadcast


                        Layer 3 signaling

            Base Stations and Cells

            Mobile System Controllers

            Core Networks

Mobile Intelligent Networks: CAMEL

            Value Added Services

            Intelligent Network Concepts

            Intelligent Network Service Creation


Roaming and Billing

User Services







Module III:      Universal Mobile Telecommunications Services (UMTS) Architecture


            Role of UMTS in 3G

            UMTS Services

            Core network Interfaces

            UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)

            User Equipment           




Module IV:      Air Interface


            Principles of Radio

Link Budgets

Physical Propagation Effects

Scattering, Reflection, Defraction

Channel Modes and Channel Loss


Impacts of Multipath Transmission

            Predicting Coverage at VHF, UHF and SHF

            Identifying the Characteristics of Antennas

                        Antenna Structures

                        Beamforming Antennas

            Impacts of Multipath Transmission

            Selecting Modulation Techniques

            Comparing TDMA and CDMA Performance




Module V:      Cell Planning


            Using Erlangs and Capacity Measures



Lab of Capacity Calculation on Spreadsheet



            Identifying key Radio Transmission and Reception Parameters

            Link Budgets and Coverage

            Breathing Effects

            Hard and Soft Handover

            Operating Power Control

Mixing Modes of Traffic

Base Station Subsystems





Module VI:      Circuit and Packet Core Network Infrastructures


            GSM Core Networks

            Defining GPRS Core Network Requirements

                        Using IP Within the Infrastructure

            Evolving UMTS Core Network Interfaces

            Addressing elements within the Core

            Signaling Interfaces for the Core

            Using SDH and ATM for UMTS Core Networks




Module VII:      Wireless Microwave for Backhaul


            Microwave Link Systems

            Dish Antenna Systems

            Microwave Link Engineering

            Link Design

Capacity and reliability calculation




Module VIII:      Sizing Packet Network Services


            Calculating Capacity Needs

                        Circuit Switched Capacity

                        Packet Switched Capacity

            Delay and Queuing

 Lab of Sizing a Core Network Service



Module IX:      Mobile Terminals and Applications



            Functions of a mobile Handset

                        Evolution of handsets

                        Beyond Voice

                        Display and Power limitations

            Personal Communications Assistants

                        Functions of a PCA

                        Potential Configurations

                        Example PCA Products

            Employing Codecs For Voice

                        G.711 vs GSM 6.1 Codecs


            Overview of Wireless Service

            BlueTooth Classes

            Nets and Piconets

            Master Slave Operation


Data Interfaces

                        Mobile Broadband Internet Access

            Locator Services

                        Where Am I

                        Find Me my Nearest

                        Mobile Advertising




Module X:      Future Wireless Mobile Applications


            Near Term

4G and LTE

            Mobile Telemetry

            Mobile Security Systems

            Wireless Trading


Delivery Method
Instructor-Led with numerous Hands-On labs and exercises.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.
Course Length
3 Days

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