3G 3.5G Explained – Programme Details

3G 3.5G Explained – Programme Details

Evolution to 3G and Services Overview

  • Standardisation, ITU/IMT2000, ETSI, 3GPP and 3GPP2
  • Evolution to 3G
  • UMTS Services
    • UMTS Bearers
    • UMTS Teleservices,
    • Service Capabilities and
    • Supplementary Services
    • Multimedia Services
    • Role of Service Platforms
  • CDMA 2000 services (Dave)
    • Standard Services
    • Service Capabilities
  • Example 3G Content and Services

The Network Infrastructure

  • The network – what does it do?
  • Circuit or packet switched?
  • The Core Network (from 2G to 3G)
  • Switches and routers
    • Circuit Switched – Mobile Switching Centres
    • Packet Switched – GPRS Support Nodes
    • Signalling – SS7
  • Controlling the network
    • Mobility
    • HLR, VLR, EIR and AUC
    • Services Platforms
  • Evolving the 3G core network
  • The Radio Network
  • 2G / 2.5G Radio Elements
    • Base Transceiver Station (BTS)
    • Base Station Controller (BSC)
    • The Transcoder and Rate Adaption Unit (TRAU)
  • 3G Radio Elements
    • Node B
    • Radio Network Controller
    • HSDPA / HSUPA Infrastructure
  • WiFi and the wireless / 3G network

3G Radio Access

  • CDMA in Operation
  • Data Rates and Capacity (Spreading Factor and Processing Gain)
  • Channels in 3G UMTS
  • Planning a 3G Network
    • Traditional cell planning
    • CDMA Cellular Planning Principles
    • Soft Handover Regions and Cell Breathing
    • Interference Effects
    • Contributors to Interference
    • Limitations
    • User Data Rates and the Number of Users
  • Reducing Interference / Increasing Capacity
    • Sectorisation
    • Smart Antennas
    • Multi-carrier Cells
    • Planning the Frequency Spectrum
    • The Layered Architecture
    • GSM Co-Planning and Use of Existing Sites
    • W-CDMA, EDGE and GSM Coverage Areas
  • Planning Tools

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

  • IMS Basics
  • UMTS and IMS
  • IMS Standards
    • 3GPP/3GPP2
    • IETF
    • OMA
    • ETSI/TIPHON
  • Why IMS
    • The IMS Market
    • Benefits to the Operator
    • Benefits to the End User
    • IMS Players
    • IMS Technologies
  • IMS Features
    • Multimedia Session Management
    • Mobility Management and Roaming
    • QoS
    • Service Execution
    • Third Party Service Support
  • IMS Services
    • Introduction to Services
    • PoC (Push to Talk over Cellular)
    • Push to See
    • Interactive Gaming
    • File Sharing
    • Instant Messaging
    • Voice Messaging
    • Voice Telephony over IMS
    • Video Conferencing
    • Content Streaming Services

Procedures – Bringing it all together

  • Making Calls
  • Receiving Calls
  • Data Services
  • Messaging
  • Content Delivery
  • Video
    • Calls
    • Clips
    • Streaming
  • Roaming Scenarios
  • Billing Processes