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UMTS Overview

Usługi sieciowe UMTS

Participants attending this course will be given a basic introduction to the 3rd generation Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). The course starts with the standardization process, and an overview of the GSM & GPRS systems and their evolution towards UMTS. The course then investigates the more specific technical aspects of the UMTS system such as WCDMA, the network architecture, interfaces, and services. It provides knowledge necessary to understand UMTS standardisation process and GSM/GPRS evolution process towards UMTS. It is the convenient starting point prior to attending other courses related to UMTS technology.

Target Audience

Those requiring an appreciation of the UMTS system, its principles and applications. The course is addressed to a technical staff as well as to Customer Support Representatives, Sales Engineers and Consultants.


Ability to understand technical subjects. Technical background in telecommunications would a be an advantage when attending the course.

Course content

1. Introduction to UMTS
• Why the UMTS?
• Standardization process of the UMTS
• Radio Access Evolution
• Evolution of GSM Core Network
• UMTS Architecture
2. UMTS Radio Interface (WCDMA)
• Spreading spectrum
• Channellization
• Scrambling
• Power Control
• Handover
3. UMTS Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
• Handover and SRNS Relocation
• Interface protocol layers
• Transport
4. UMTS Core Network
• Network Nodes
• Network Interfaces
• R4: MSC Server and Media Gateway
• Traffic Case: Call Set-up
5. Services in UMTS
• Basic services
• Service capabilities
• Virtual Home Environment (VHE)
• IP-Multimedia CN Subsystem (IMS)
• Rich Communication Suite
6. UMTS Terminals