UMTS Infrastructure & Operation

This 4-day programme explains the concepts and implementation of the network in great detail.

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Course Overview

Are you looking for a thorough technical understanding of the Architecture, Protocols and Operation of the Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS)? This 4-day programme explains the concepts and implementation of the network in detail. Presented in a clear, concise format, the course explores technology, including the Radio Access Network, Core Network, and the required underlying systems.

The protocols are examined in- depth, with appropriate emphasis on the expanding role of IP and associated protocols in the modern mobile network. Signalling flows are used where necessary to illustrate the operation and procedures. Other topics include HSPA, the implementation of signalling (both SS7 and the IMS/SIP protocols), security, and service delivery procedures. Each training session is thoroughly reviewed to aid understanding, and with the help of the trainer, delegates are asked to complete a network map showing how the interfaces, protocols, and each part of the architecture fit together in the overall system.

In-Company Only

Duration: 4 Days

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Why Choose This Course?

Course Benefits

  • Excellent technical grounding in UMTS networks; W-CDMA, Access, Core & Service Delivery
  • 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

Who is it for?

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

Programme Modules

  • 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
  • The evolving signalling network
  • Overall UMTS procedures and techniques
  • High speed packet access (HSPA)
  • Evolving the UMTS network

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the Individual

  • Thoroughly understand the requirement for IP in Modern Mobile networks, identifying its role, advantages, disadvantages, and general operation
  • Outline the overall UMTS architecture, explaining the role of each element of the User Equipment, UTRAN, and Core Network
  • Explain the basic operation of the air interface, describing the capabilities, advantages, requirements and operation of the W-CDMA system applied to UMTS, together with the basic protocol structure and resulting impact on services

Benefits for the Organisation

  • Discuss with confidence, some of the issues related to implementing UMTS networks and appreciate the possible migration strategies towards the next generation of mobile network
  • State the transport protocols to be adopted at each point in the network and value the reasons why those protocols have been chosen for standardisation
  • Recognise and follow UMTS basic procedures, relating each phase in a procedure to the relevant UMTS or transport network protocol operation

Programme Details

Module 1

Evolution to 3G and UMTS services overview

Module 2

UMTS Architecture

Module 3

The Radio Interface

Module 4

The UMTS terrestrial radio access network (UTRAN)

Module 5

Core network architecture and protocols

Module 6

IP in the mobile network

Module 7

Security and AAA

Module 8

SS7 functions, architecture and the message transfer part

Module 9

Signalling and Procedures

Module 10

The evolving signalling network

Module 11

Overall UMTS procedures and techniques

Module 12

High speed packet access (HSPA)

Module 13

Evolving the UMTS network

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



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