Mobile Training


Mobile Networks – 2G/3G and 4G/LTE

Duration: 1 Days

Who should attend:

This course is intended for technicians, who wish to learn mobile access network technologies. It is also applicable for sales personnel with the same purpose provided they have some basic understanding. It is also for any engineer who desires to have a briefing on mobile networks.

An individual course planning is possible for this kind of course. If you would like to know more about this course please either call us on +43 (0)1 70795380 or send an email to

Mobile networks basic understanding.

Course Content

This course introduces the participant to Mobile Networks with partial attention to 2G/3G and particularly more attention to 4G/LTE.

Course Objectives

2G/3G: To gain an understanding of 2G and 3G mobile network architecture and main network elements. This course analyzes architecture, protocols and performance both for GPRS and UMTS data service. Furthermore, WCDMA will be described. Finally, a particular attention is paid to the UTRAN network features and core network signaling protocols for UMTS radio resource allocation. At the end of this course we propose a test to check the learning of the main training contents.

4G/LTE: Describing 4G evolution and LTE technology, with particular attention to the technical and marketing issues that led to their introduction. This course illustrates the new architecture and elements of E-UTRAN access network and EPC core network. Finally, the issues related to interworking with other wireless networks and the signaling procedures are discussed.

Course Outline


  • GSM access network
  • GSM / GPRS network architecture
  • Network Elements GPRS functions
  • GPRS interfaces: Gb, Gn, Gp, Gi, Gr, Gd
  • PDP Context establishment
  • VPN definition
  • UMTS within the 3G network
  • CDMA technique
  • Spreading and Power Control
  • UMTS evolution
  • UTRAN architecture
  • Core Network
  • Spreading Factor and UMTS services
  • UMTS signaling
  • Shared channels and dedicated channels
  • Radio resource allocation
  • Spreading and Power Control
  • UMTS signaling protocols
  • Release 5 and IP convergence


  • LTE network performance and services
  • Technical and marketing issues
  • LTE network architecture
  • LTE access network (E-UTRAN)
  • Performance and devices
  • New network elements
  • New air interface tecniques
  • LTE radio coverage
  • LTE core network (EPC)
  • New network interfaces
  • LTE backhauling
  • 4G core network features
  • 3G, 2G, WiFI and WiMAX interworking
  • LTE signaling
  • Network access procedures, Tracking Area Update, Resource Allocation and Handover
Further information

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