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This course provides a comprehensive technical overview of the structure and operation of the UMTS air interface protocol stack.
Who would benefit
Those requiring a comprehensive technical overview of the structure and operation of the UMTS air interface protocol stack from layers 1 to 3.
This course is technical in nature and assumes some knowledge of the UMTS network and its operation, or previous attendance on the UMTS System Overview course (MB350).
Topic areas include
- Aims of a UMTS network
- Principles of spread spectrum technology
- Principles of CDMA and the use of codes
- UMTS air interface protocol structure
- Overview of UTRAN protocols
- Functions of Layer 1
- Analysis of physical channels
- Power control
- Layer 2 protocols – RLC, MAC and PDCP
- Layer 3 protocol – RRC
- Synchronization and idle mode activities
- Network access and radio network identities
- Connected mode activities
- Handover scenarios
- Transmit diversity
- Security and error protection
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