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Mobile Networks Explained

This course examines a modern mobile telecommunications network end to end.

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Course Overview

Looking for a comprehensive and clear understanding of mobile network technology and operations? This course examines a modern mobile telecommunications network end to end. All aspects are covered including services and applications, transmission and switching technologies, control, signalling and networking, as well as mobile network operation and techniques.

Exercises and discussions are used throughout to build the model of a typical network and operator strategies. The on-going evolution through GPRS and EDGE to 3G (W-CDMA and UMTS), HSPA and LTE is discussed, together with the impact on current network infrastructure. The infrastructure required to provide fast internet access, as well as value-added services such as messaging, voicemail and location services are discussed, alongside billing issues, prepaid, roaming and planning processes. The importance of Operational Support Systems, Business Support Systems and Network Management are also discussed. Finally, to complete the picture, the impact of other technologies such as WiMAX and WiFi are explored.

In-Company Only

Duration: 2 Days

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Why Choose This Course?

Course Benefits

  • Highly focused and in-depth training from the experts - including relevant updates from Informa’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?

  • Executives and senior management teams
  • Mid-senior managers – all departments
  • Identified talent
  • Commercial specialists
  • Technology specialists, engineers & SMEs
  • Strategy specialists
  • Consultants

Programme Modules

  • Introducing mobile networks
  • Radio and cellular principles
  • The user experience (services, applications and handsets)
  • The GSM and GPRS network infrastructure
  • Procedures and operation
  • Network building blocks
  • Supporting systems
  • Bringing it all together

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the Individual

  • Describe the main principles and requirements of modern cellular networks, differentiating between circuit-switched and packet-switched requirements
  • Identify the main differences between various radio systems as well as describe the basic architecture of a cellular system and the functionality of network elements
  • Follow basic service procedural diagrams, describing the operation of various network elements for circuit-switched call control scenarios
  • Describe the operation of Roaming, Billing (including Prepaid), IN / CAMEL Services and Location-Based Services

Benefits for your Organisation

  • Recognise the technologies that provide the building blocks for the overall mobile network in terms of Transmission, Switching, Signalling and Control, and Networking
  • Understand how other radio access technologies such as WiMAX and WiFi can be used to enhance the user experience


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Programme Details

Module 1

Introducing Mobile Networks

Module 2

Radio and Cellular Principles

Module 3

The User Experience (services, applications and handsets)

Module 4

The GSM and GPRS Network Infrastructure

Module 5

Procedures and Operation

Module 6

Network Building Blocks

Module 7

Supporting Systems

Module 8

Bringing It All Together

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.