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3 DAYS / 5 LIVE ONLINE SESSIONS (0900-1300) / Level 3

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Course summary

This course examines the physical characteristics of the GSM Air Interface as well as the signalling protocols used at Layers 2 and 3. The interaction between a GSM handset and network is thoroughly treated looking at idle mode and dedicated mode procedures.

Who would benefit

Those working in the GSM industry who require an in-depth understanding of GSM air interface procedures and functions.


A good knowledge of GSM network operation, or previous attendance on the GSM System Overview course (MB20).

Topic areas include

  • GSM and GPRS system architecture and configuration
  • GSM radio spectrum
  • GSM physical channels
  • Multiframe structures
  • GSM and GPRS logical channels
  • Time alignment
  • Slow frequency hopping
  • Discontinuous transmission
  • LAPDm signalling
  • Layer 3 signalling
  • Idle mode procedures
  • Circuit switched signalling
  • Call procedures
  • Power control
  • Handovers
  • GPRS signalling

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