UMTS Explained (Corporate Only)


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

  • 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
  • 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.

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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