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Course summary

This course aims to provide a technical overview of the main cellular technologies (2G – GSM, 3G – UMTS and 4G – LTE) in one package. It provides a clear view of the most important aspects of cellular communication technologies and how the principles are applied within the different generations as networks evolve from providing basic GSM services, through to supporting an increasingly complex set of connection requirements.

Who would benefit

This course is suitable for engineering, technical sales, technical management and other staff who require a general technical overview of modern mobile technologies but who do not need to invest the time necessary to learn about each technology in depth.


A basic understanding of telecoms principles would be beneficial.

Topic areas include

  • An overview of basic radio and cellular techniques and technologies
  • Network generations: network types from 2G to 4G
  • 2G networks overview
  • An overview of GSM network architecture and functionality
  • GSM TDMA air interface operation
  • Administrative functions such as Attach, Location Update and Handover
  • GPRS and EDGE upgrades to GSM
  • GSM services
  • 3G networks overview
  • An overview of UMTS network architecture and functionality
  • UMTS WCDMA air interface operation
  • HSPA upgrade to UMTS
  • 4G networks overview
  • An overview of LTE network architecture and functionality
  • LTE OFDMA air interface operation
  • Other mobile technologies: TETRA and WiMAX
  • Cellular market and future developments

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