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UMTS Core Network Signalling

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Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for anyone who wants in-depth knowledge of UMTS signalling.


Course Content

  1. Overview of Network and Procedures.
    • GSM Circuit-switched Services.
    • GSM Packet-switched Services.
    • Network Organisation.
    • Mobile Network Functions.
    • Common Databases.
    • Circuit-switched Subsystem Nodes.
    • Packet-switched Subsystem Nodes.
    • GERAN Nodes.
    • GSM CS Interfaces.
    • PS Service Interfaces.
    • MSC Server and Media Gateway.
    • 3G Architecture from R5.
    • IMS Architecture.
    • IMS Interworking.
    • Pre-paid Solutions.
    • GSM CS Registration.
    • GPRS Attach.
    • Call.
    • PDP Context Activation.
    • SMS.
    • International Roaming.
    • Handover.
    • Call Forwarding.
    • Push-to-talk over Cellular.
    • Protocols.
  2. IP-based Signalling Protocols.
    • Short IP Overview.
    • Access Point Name.
    • GPRS Domain (.gprs).
    • GPRS Roaming Exchange.
    • Session Management.
    • Secondary PDP Context.
    • GPRS Tunnelling Protocol.
    • GTP-C Functions.
    • GTPS Tunnelling Capabilities.
    • GTP Header.
    • QoS in PS Service.
    • GTP Tunnel Setup Case.
    • GTP’.
    • User IP Address Assignment.
    • IMS Session with Policy Control.
    • Diameter Protocol.
    • Gx, Gy, and Gz Interfaces.
    • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
    • Session Description Protocol (SDP).
    • SIP Multimedia Session Set-up.
    • P-CSCF Discovery.
    • IMS Registration.
    • IMS Session Setup - MO.
  3. SS7 Principles and SCCP.
    • SS7 Protocol Stack.
    • SS7 Key Concepts.
    • SS7 Signalling Modes.
    • Classical and Broadband Transport.
    • MTPL3 Signalling Network.
    • SCCP Basics and Routing.
    • SCCP Functional Structure.
    • SCCP Connection-oriented.
    • SCCP Message Parameters.
    • SCCP Address Component.
    • Global Title Translation - Routing.
    • Connection-less Service.
    • SCCP Examples.
  4. SS7 Mobile Services.
    • TCAP.
    • TCAP Structure.
    • TCAP Messages and IEs.
    • TCAP Information Element and Tag.
    • TCAP Message Exchange.
    • Mobile Application Part.
    • MAP—Context and Coding.
    • General MAP Structure.
    • MAP examples—Location Updating.
    • MAP examples—HLR and EIR.
    • MAP examples—Call.
    • MAP examples—Handover.
    • MAP examples—SMS.
    • MAP Messages per Interface.
    • Mobile IN Architecture.
    • IN Services.
    • CAMEL.
    • CAMEL CS examples.
    • PDP Context with CAMEL.
  5. SS7 Call and Bearer Control.
    • Call and Bearer Control Protocols.
    • ISDN User Part.
    • ISUP Messages.
    • Bearer Independent Call Control.
    • BICC Serving Node.
    • BICC Features and IEs.
    • H.248/MEGACO Introduction.
    • Media Gateway Connection Model.
    • Command and Parameters.
    • Packages and Profiles.
    • Bearer Control Protocols.
    • Position of ALCAP in UTRAN.
    • Transport for UTRAN Signalling.
    • Short ATM Overview.
    • Q.2630 Architecture.
    • Signalling Transport Converter.
    • Q.2630 Messages.
    • Signalling Association Identifiers.
    • Q.2630 Addressing Parameters.
    • Generic Bearer Setup.
    • Q.2630 example.
  6. SS7 Classical Transport.
    • Classical and Broadband Transport.
    • Layered Structure of MTP.
    • MPT 1—Signalling Data Link.
    • High-speed Signalling Link.
    • MTP L2—Signal Unit Types.
    • MTPL2—FLag.
    • Service Information Fields.
    • MTP L2—Status Field.
    • MPTL2—Signalling Link Functions.
    • Error Correction.
    • MTP L3 Functions.
    • MTP3—Routing Labels.
    • MTP L3—Routing Tables.
    • MTP3—Load Sharing.
    • Stream Transmission Control Protocol.
    • SCTP Packet.
    • SCTP Chunk.
    • SCTP DATA Chunk.
    • SCTP Association Setup.
    • Selective Acknowledgement.
    • SIGTRAN.
    • M2UA.
    • M2PA.
    • M3 User Adaptation—M3UA.
    • SUA.
  8. RAN Signalling.
    • RANAP.
    • RANAP in Mobile Networks.
    • Elementary Procedures.
    • RANAP Messages.
    • RANAP Scenarios.

Course Objectives

This course focuses on the architecture and functions of the protocols used in the different interfaces of a UMTS network. Each protocol is illustrated with example traces.



None. Basic knowledge of UMTS recommended.


Training Structure

Five-day training divided into logical sessions.



Instructor-led training. Theory and signalling trace analysis with WireShark.

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