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7 Lessons     |      Course Duration: 138 Minutes     |      6 Month License
7  |  138  |   6 Month
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Course Summary
The purpose of the course is to provide the participant with the principles of Cellular Networks. The course starts with a brief description on cellular technologies and networks, continuous with the cellular network structure, the network components and their roles. The course starts from short brief of 1st and 2nd generation networks, including GSM, CDMA and GPRS, and through 3rd generation networks, that is UMTS and HSPA technologies, to 4th generation LTE and LTE-Advanced.
What you'll learn

  • Cellular networks basics and operation, including coding and multiplexing techniques
  • The cellular network structure, including the core network and the air-interface
  • GSM network architecture and structure, including HLR, VLR and other servers that participates in the registration and call management
  • The emerging of high-speed networks, including HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+ technologies, towards LTE and the 4th generation networks
  • 4th Generation cellular networks, including LTE and LTE-Advanced, the new all-IP network and the integration of IP Multimedia Sub-System, IMS, into the network.


Syllabus
Description In this course we start from the principles of Cellular Networks and a brief description on cellular technologies and networks, continuous with the cellular network structure, the network components and their roles. In the course we talk about multiplexing methods – FDMA, TDMA and CDMA, modulation techniques – Q-PSK and QAM, and advanced multiplexing of OFDMA and SC-FDMA. The course starts from short brief of 1st and 2nd generation networks, including GSM, CDMA and GPRS, and through 3rd generation networks, that is UMTS and HSPA technologies, to 4th generation LTE and LTE-Advanced. In all these networks we talk about the network architecture, the air-interface and the core network, along with advanced features including Beam-forming, small cells, MIMO and more.
Target Audience

Technical support and engineering of Telco’s, R&D and IT personnel


Course Prerequisites

Technical familiarity of data communications networks


Objectives Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the structure and components of the cellular network
  • Understand the architecture and structure of 2nd and 3rd generation networks, including GSM and UMTS, and how phone calls and data are forwarded through these networks 
  • Understand the role of the 3G network devices – UE, NodeB and RNC, SGSN/GGSN and others
  • Understand the architecture of 4th generation LTE and LTE-Advanced networks, the SAE, EPC and the radio network
  • Understand the role of the 4.0G network devices – Evolved Node B (eNodeB) PCRF, PGW and SGW

Course Modules
The course includes the following modules:
  • 1.  The Basics of Cellular Networks
    In this lesson we talk about the cellular network architecture, characteristics, modulation and multiplexing techniques, alongwith the cell concept, cell-splitting, frequencies and handovers
  • 2.  Introduction to 1.0G to 2.5G Networks
    In this lesson we talk about FDM systems and the 1 stgeneration networks, GSM and CDMA and the differences between them, roaming, and how GPRS is integrated in to the GSM network
  • 3.  2.0G Networks and GSM
    Here we talk on GSM in details, about GSM servers- HLR,VLR, EIR and AUC, along with the MSC and the system switches and how calls areforwarded through the network
  • 4.  2.5G Networks and GPRS
    In this lesson we talk about the evolution of cellular dataand GPRS, and about the new GPRS components- SGSN and GGSN, and how the cellular network is in use for carrying data
  • 5.  3rd Generation Networks and UMTS
    In this lesson we talk about the UTRAN, the core network and the main components that establishes 3rd generation networks- NodeB’s, RNC’sand network servers and the connectivity between them
  • 6.  3.9G-4.0G – LTE/LTE-A Basics
    Here we talk about the principles, architecture and components of LTE and LTE advanced networks, the EPC, and the network components
  • 7.  3.9G-4.0G – LTE/LTE-A Air Interface
    In this lesson we focus on LTE and LTE-Advanced air-interface, MIMO, Beam-forming, small-cells, Modulation techniques – OFDMA and SC-FDMA, and the performance we get from these networks
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