UMTS Explained (Corporate Only)


This program provides necessary understanding of the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and its underpinning technologies. Participants gain an overview on the evolution, architecture, protocols, services and application of these networks.

Also covers UMTS signaling procedures and protocols with Intelligent Networks and CAMEL application part


Course Pre-requisites

The candidate attending this program should have basic understanding of GSM (2G & 2.5G), PDH, SDH & IP technologies

Course Summary

  • Evolution to 3G and UMTS Services Overview
  • UMTS Architecture
  • The Radio Interface
  • The UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
  • Core Network Architecture and Protocols
  • IP in the Mobile Network
  • Security and AAA
  • SS7 Functions, Architecture and the Message Transfer Part
  • Signalling and Procedures
  • Overall UMTS Procedures and Techniques
  • Evolving the UMTS Network

After attending this program, you should be able to :

  • Define the architecture of UMTS Network vis-à-vis 2G network
  • Explain and relate UMTS Technology to Network Elements
  • Identify Scrambling Code and Channelization Code
  • Understand the traffic concepts of UMTS Networks to manage & operate the Networks
  • Describe various transport network technologies & topologies
  • List the services and applications that IP Multimedia System provides.

Course Details

Evolution 3G and UMTS Services Overview

  • Standardization, ITU/IMT2000, ETSI and 3GPP
  • UMTS Bearers
  • UMTS Teleservices, Service Capabilities and Supplementary Services
  • Multimedia Services
  • Role of IN/CAMEL and toolkits
  • IMT2000 spectrum

   UMTS Architecture

  • Assumptions for Network Standardization
  • Overall UMTS Architecture
  • Modes of Access – Overall Characteristics (FDD, TDD, HSDPA, HSUPA)
  • Elements of the Use Equipment (UE)
  • Elements of the UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
  • Elements of the Core Network (CN)
  • UMTS Release 99, Release 4, Release 5, and Release 6
  • Interfacing With Other Systems

    The UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)

  • Requirements Of The UTRAN
  • UTRAN Nodes And Their Functionality
  • General Interface Structure

   Core Network Architecture and Protocols

  • The Circuit Switched and Packet Switched Domains
  • Circuit Switched Domain
  • Packet Switched Domain
  • Service Delivery Concept
  • Service Delivery Architecture
  • Service Delivery Platforms
  • Core Network to UE Protocols
  • The purpose of IN and CAMEL – Brief Overview (accessing services in home network)
  • Transport Protocols
  • Transmission in the Core Network

   Security and AAA

  • Security Considerations
  • Types of Network Attacks
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS)
  • IPSec (IP Security)
  • Secure Connections and Virtual Private Networks
  • Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Radius (Authentication, Authentication and Accounting)
  • Diameter AAA
  • Managing the Network

  SS7 Functions, Architecture and the Message Transfer Part

  • SS7 as the Network Signalling System – Its Uses
  • Signalling Scenarios
  • The SS7 Protocol Architecture
  • The SS7 Physical Architecture.
  • The Message Transfer Part of SS7.



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