UMTS/GSM Core Network

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Zaawansowane aspekty sieci UMTS/GSM

This course enlarges basic knowledge related to UMTS (e.g. gained during UMTS Introduction course) and helps to gain a basic knowledge regarding the common UMTS and GPRS core network infrastructure and functionality. It introduces a description of interfaces and interface protocol structure involved in communication within the UMTS Core Network. The course then presents examples of communication between network nodes when handling UMTS traffic, focusing on communication in UMTS/ GPRS Core Network.

Target Audience

The course is addressed to a technical staff as well as to those requiring an appreciation of the UMTS and GPRS Common Core Network Architecture.


Prior to attending this event, the participants should already have an understanding of the architecture of UMTS system and a basic knowledge on communications in telecommunication networks.

Course content

1. Introduction to UMTS Core Network
• UMTS Introduction
• Evolution of the UMTS Core Network
• UMTS Specifications
• General Network Architecture
2. Release 1999
• Introduction
• Netowrk Architecture
• CS (circuit switched) Core Network Nodes
• PS (packet switched) Core Network Nodes
• Common Core Network Nodes
• GTP (GPRS Tunnelling Protocol)
• Traffic Cases
3. Release 4
• Introduction
• MSC Server and Media Gateway
• H.248/MEGACO
• Traffic Cases
4. Release 5
• Introduction
• Network Architecture
5. IP-Multimedia CN Subsystem (IMS)
• Nodes and Interfaces
• Traffic Cases
6. Quality of Service
• Architecture
• Protocols
7. Security
• Traffic Cases
8. IMS Services
9. Quality of Service