HSPA+: A Technical Overview

Gain in-depth knowledge of the architecture and operation of the HSPA+ system and the evolution of the 3GPP.

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Course Overview

Gain in-depth knowledge of the architecture and operation of the HSPA+ system and the evolution of the 3GPP, concepts of mobile broadband are examined and compared with other radio technologies.

The 3GPP study in Release 7 is introduced and various HSPA+ enhancements, such as MIMO, 64QAM, CPC, are described. The concepts of radio interface are explained and the modules delve into areas of MIMO and interference management, spectrum allocations, and HSPA+ protocol stack and procedures.

In-Company Only

Duration: 2 Days

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Why Choose This Course?

Why choose the programme

  • Information on the latest technologies for new customer proposals
  • Greater understanding of HSPA+ & Advanced Communications
  • Improve HSPA+ technical issues with colleagues, suppliers and clients
  • Engaging, interactive delivery style

Who is it for?

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

Programme Modules

  • Intro to HSPA+
  • Architecture
  • Downlink MAC Functions
  • Channels
  • Radio Resource Management
  • UE Capability
  • Future DL Enhancements
  • Uplink Overview
  • Uplink MAC Functions
  • HSPA+ Downlink Channels

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the Individual

  • Explain the role of HSPA+ in the future of mobile broadband
  • Know the differences between the competing broadband standards
  • Show how HSPA+ may inter-work with other networks
  • Describe the function of each HSPA & HSPA+ node
  • Describe the functions of each layer of the HSPA+ protocol stack

Benefits for the Organisation

  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of the HSPA+ radio interface
  • Understand the basic operation of MIMO and describe its advantages
  • Learn the logical, transport and physical channels used on the HSPA+ radio interface
  • Implement procedures for network entry and location management

Programme Details

Module 1

Intro to HSPA+

Module 2


Module 3

Downlink MAC Functions

Module 4


Module 5

Radio Resource Management

Module 6

UE Capability

Module 7

Future DL Enhancements

Module 8

Uplink Overview

Module 9

Uplink MAC Functions

Module 10

HSPA+ Downlink Channels

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