GSM, GPRS & EDGE Explained

This 2-Day course will give you a comprehensive view of the technologies and the way they are implemented within modern networks

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Course Overview

This training course provides an excellent grounding in GPRS & EDGE systems and services. It starts with the fundamental concepts and builds rapidly to give a comprehensive view of the technologies and the way they are implemented within modern networks, including architecture, operation and capabilities.

The course begins with an industry perspective, identifying the key trends in modern telecommunications and the changing demands of the customer. An overview of GSM technology is then provided onto which GPRS and EDGE concepts, architecture and operation are built.

In-Company Only

Duration: 2 Days

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Why Choose This Course?

Why choose the programme

  • Highly focused and in-depth training from the experts - including relevant updates from Ovum’s extensive research team
  • Trainers and programme directors that are experts, industry experienced, and highly accomplished training professionals
  • Training outcomes and competency development designed to meet your specific requirements

Who is it for?

  • CTO’s
  • Telecoms/ IT/ Digital Consultants
  • Operations Manager
  • Strategy Managers
  • Engineers

Programme Modules

  • Industry Outlook
  • GSM and Network Architecture
  • GPRS Protocols
  • GPRS Air Interface
  • Internet Protocol and GPRS
  • Edge and E-GPRS
  • Evolution

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the Professional

  • Map the evolution of telecommunications and global trends
  • Confidently discuss GPRS systems and services
  • Relate GPRS to the needs of mobile services
  • Know how IP and data techniques are used within the telecoms network

Benefits for the Organisation

  • Identify how EDGE can improve data rates within modern networks
  • Understand Mobile Network requirements (1G, 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G)
  • Distinguish the key drivers of network functionality, architecture and operation
  • List protocols within GPRS and describe the overall system

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Programme Details

Module 1

Industry Outlook

  • Explore challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing communications industry  
  • Analysis of changing customer requirements
  • Predict future trends, growth markets and technologies

Module 2

GSM and Network Architecture

  • Establishes GSM’s important role and function

Module 3

GPRS Protocols

  • Overview of protocols within telecoms and GPRS and EDGE

Module 4

GPRS Air Interface

  • Functions and limitations of radio interface between the handset and the network

Module 5

Internet Protocol and GPRS

  • Explore the vital role that IP plays within GPRS and EDGE along with data applications
  • Broader issues of internet access from a wireless device.

Module 6

Edge and E-GPRS

  • Enhancements to a GPRS network to increase data rates and improve performance.
  • EDGE architecture and operational impacts

Module 7


  • Look at market and technology drivers towards 3G and beyond
  • Development route beyond GPRS and EDGE

Customised In-Company Solutions

Expert insight, delivered in a format to suit your needs, to enhance knowledge and drive performance in your team.


We take a consultative approach to learning: our learning & development consultants will work closely with your team to establish your unique business needs and define success measurements.


“The professionalism when working with Telecoms & Tech Academy allowed me to achieve my goals. We thank you for the support throughout the course.”


Eric Jacobson, Learning Solution Manager, MTN Group



We’ll hand pick a leading practitioner to create and deliver a technical or commercially focussed programme, at your location – wherever that may be globally.


We develop specialised online learning programmes using our virtual learning platform so your teams can learn anytime, anywhere – both on-demand or through online live classes.


A mix of online and face-to-face - your business taps into our leading online learning experience and gets valuable face-time with leading practitioners.