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CS/PS Core Network Planning

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Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for individuals responsible for planning, engineering, operating, and maintaining 2G/3G systems. Practical and theoretical knowledge is valuable for both technical professionals and engineers.

Course Scope

  1. Core Network Planning Overview. 
    • Traffic planning — objectives, inputs, activities. 
    • Traffic modelling. 
    • Theoretical models. 
    • CS/PS real-time and non-real-time services. 
    • Legacy telephony solutions. 
    • IP networks and Internet. 
    • Modern telephony – VoIP and Softswitch. 
  2. Core Network Connectivity. 
    • CS architecture. 
    • Call setup. 
    • Interconnect to other CS CN. 
    • International roaming. 
    • SIP-ISUP interworking. 
    • PS architecture. 
    • PDP Context. 
    • QoS in PS service. 
    • Interconnect to other PS CN. 
  3. Traffic Parameters. 
    • Key CS domain parameters and KPIs. 
    • Supplementary CS domain parameters and KPIs. 
    • Key PS domain parameters and KPIs. 
    • Supplementary PS domain parameters and KPIs. 
    • Grade of Service (GoS). 
    • Erlang theory. 
  4. Traffic Modelling. 
    • CS/PS services. 
    • User profiles and requirements. 
    • CS traffic modelling. 
    • CS traffic cases. 
    • Gi and Gp traffic modeling perspective. 
    • PS traffic cases. 
    • Expansion planning. 
  5. Traffic Distribution and Dispersion. 
    • Reference network model. 
    • Subscriber distribution. 
    • Traffic dispersion. 
    • CS traffic. 
    • Nb traffic. 
    • PS traffic. 
  6. CS Capacity Planning. 
    • Network planning. 
    • Detailed network design. 
    • CS network solution - nodal perspective. 
    • CS network solution - features. 
    • MGW Traffic Model. 
    • MGw, MSC, HLR, SMS-SC dimensioning principles. 
  7. PS Capacity Planning. 
    • PS network solution. 
    • PS network topology design. 
    • PS dimensioning considerations. 
  8. Mc Signaling Planning. 
    • Signalling load and volume calculation. 
    • H248 introduction. 
    • H.248/MEGACO protocol. 
    • H.248 signalling case and calculations. 
    • BICC features impacting H.248 calculations. 
  9. SS7 Signalling Network. 
    • SS7/SIGTRAN key concepts. 
    • Signalling network design and planning. 
    • SCCP and SUA. 
    • Classical and broadband transport. 
    • M3UA, M2UA, M2PA. 
    • SIGTRAN protocols overhead. 
    • Signalling link dimensioning for TDM, ATM, and IP. 
  10. SS7 Applications Capacity Planning. 
    • ISUP messages, calculations. 
    • BICC introduction, calculations. 
    • TCAP message exchange. 
    • MAP examples. 
    • TCAP/MAP calculations. 
    • IN architecture. 
    • CAMEL CS examples. 
    • IN network nodes and link dimensioning. 
    • TCAP/INAP-CAP calculations. 
  11. DIAMETER Signalling. 
    • DIAMETER Protocol. 
    • PCC – features. 
    • PDP with policy control. 
    • Gx, Rx and Cx interfaces. 
    • PDP with flow based charging. 
    • Gx, Gy signalling cases, calculations.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide core, radio, and transport network engineers with knowledge about core network planning. An introduction to Core Network is provided to justify the need for core network planning in 2G/3G enabled networks.


Participants must have basic knowledge of 2G/3G core networks. Signalling knowledge of GSM, WCDMA and IP technology is an advantage.


Training Structure

Four-day training divided into logical sessions.


Instructor-led training.

Perfect course.

Mr. Arseniy Mazanik, Beeline Russia

Excellent methodology of teaching. Simple and easy to understand training.

Mr. Arben Shabani, PTK Kosovo

The best training ever.

Mr. Timur Zagretdinov, MTT Russia

A clear picture of GSM switching and signalling.

Ms. Anette Chale, mCel Mozambique

Training provides useful methods to analyze real protocols.

Mr. Seema Karn, NCell Nepal

The training is completely excellent.

Mr. Philipp Korostelev, Beeline Moscow

Trainer adapted to the expectations of the audience.

Mr. Antoine Blanchet, Monaco Telecom

More than excellent course!

Ms. Inessa Mijiferjyan, Vivacell

Experienced trainer. Real cases with references to recommendations.

Mr. David Curkan, T-Mobile Croatia

Training was above expectations!

Mr. Ariel Haxhiu, Eagle Mobile, AL

Professional, high-quality trainer.

Mr. Gagik Shatveryan, Vivacell

The training exceeded my expectations.

Ms. Irida Gjashta, AMC Albania

Good logical structure of the course and explanation.

Ms. Elena Shevtsova, Beeline, KZ

Very clear explanations.

Ms. Tatyana Krasyuk, Life Ukraine

Very effective training methods.

Ms. Erjona Xhemali, AMC Albania

Excellent course and instructor.

Mr. Nikolay Suetin, Beeline Russia

Overwhelming knowledge and expertise. Interactive and enjoyable learning.

Mr. Ashish Shrestha, NCell Nepal

Trainers have passion to teach & impart knowledge.

Mr. Kanchan Chitrakar, Ncell Nepal

Unique training covering the most important areas of my work.

Mr. Eldar Mursaqulov, Azercell

I am very impressed with the trainer's knowledge and experience.

Mr. Mouin Al Saghir, Vivacell

I feel like the trainer is the best professor and mentor one can have.

Ms. Ledia Meici, AMC Albania

Very well organized training programmes.

Mr. Mihnea Teodorescu, Cosmote, RO

I can proudly recommend these courses for others as well.

Mr. Tarvo Jammer, Elisa Estonia

The course exceeded my expectations. Hats off!

Mr. Adnan Syed, Mobily

I received a lot of useful information which I use in my work every day.

Ms. Viktoriya Gusarova, Beeline RU

Many different people from different operators can share their problems and ideas.

Mr. Omar El-Fiky, Vodafone Egypt

Seminar entirely for Telecommunication operators. A lot of issues covered.

Ms. Pinelopi Tragoudara, Vodafone GR

Good class notes and great examples.

Mr. Ghaffar Masood, Mobilink Pakistan

Great teacher with deep knowledge and experience.

Mr. Philippe Wrzecionek, TATA

The course covers all the impacted areas.

Ms. Gratia Scanteie, Vodafone, RO

This course will be very useful in my daily work.

Mr. Leopoldino Ferreira, Unitel Angola

Regardless of technology I received theoretical and practical answers.

Mr. Kosta Pribić, T-Mobile Croatia

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Excellent knowledge from the trainer.

Ms. Catherine Barman, Swisscom

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Course covers all important issues and presents relevant examples.

Mr. Mohamed Kamel, Vodafone Egypt

The whole course was very valuable.

Mr. Sayyid Ali, Dhiraagu Maldives

The trainer is capable of answering all my questions.

Ms. Ana Gheorghe, Vodafone RO

Amazing, more than excellent, audience-oriented trainer.

Mr. Evgeniy Dmitriev, Astelit Ukraine

Trainer was able to answer practical questions.

Mr. Daniel Krolikowski, Play Poland

Everyone gets individual attention from the trainer.

Ms. Inga Tomsone, Tele2 Latvia

Deep and detailed topic analysis.

Mr. Mohamed Sabry, Vodafone Egypt

A lot of useful materials and knowledge.

Mr. Shukhrat Khaydar, UCell

A good approach to a complex problem.

Ms. Horia Catrinoiu, Vodafone RO

Good direct connection between course material and real problems.

Mr. Alex Konstantopoulos, Cosmote, GR

Excellent exercises!

Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mobilink Pakistan

Excellent, knowledgeable trainer, open to communication.

Mr. Dmitrii Kropotov, Tele2 Russia

Trainer is open for comments and discussion.

Ms. Natalya Nerubenko, Life Ukraine

Highly professional trainer with lots of practical experience. Friendly and open.

Ms. Olga Rudnicka, Tele2 Latvia

Experienced trainer. Excellent descriptions.

Mr. Ahmad Doar, Mobily, KSA

Really practical and very fruitful training.