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WCDMA/UMTS Air Interface

radio engineers
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Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for radio network planning and design engineers, radio network tuning engineers, and access transport network design engineers. It is recommended for personnel who need an understanding of WCDMA/UMTS air interfaces.


Course Scope

  1. Introduction: Network Architecture, UMTS R99/R3, UMTS R4, UMTS R5, UMTS R6, UMTS Domain Architecture, UTRAN, RNC, Node B, UE and USIM, Area Concept, Numbering and Identification.
  2. WCDMA: Multiple Access, Duplex Division, 3G Radio Spectrum, WCDMA Overview, Main Principles, Advantages and Problems, Spreading Process, Channellisation, Scrambling, Filtering, and Modulation.
  3. Channels: Radio Channels, Physical Channels, Transport Channels, Logical Channels, Channel Mapping, Channels and Protocol Layers.
  4. Quality of Service: QoS Architecture, UMTS QoS Classes, Sources of Service Attributes, UMTS Bearer Service Attributes, RAB Service Attributes, Radio Bearer Service Attributes, RAN Access, and CN Bearer Service Attributes
  5. Channel Coding: Source Coding, AMR, Channel Coding, Error Detection, Error Correction, Interleaving, Dataflow through Layer 1, TFCI and CCTrCH, Coding for 12.2 Speech, VBR, DTX, and BTFD.
  6. Power Control: Open-loop Power Control, Inner-loop Power Control, Outer-Loop Power control, Power Control in Soft Handover.
  7. Multipath Propagation: Short- and Long-time Delay Profile, Rake Receiver, Downlink Open-loop Transmit Diversity, Downlink Closed-loop Transmit Diversity.
  8. Synchronisation and Random Access: Downlink Timing, Cell Search Procedure, and Random Access.
  9. Idle Mode: PLMN Selection, Cell Selection and Reselection, System Information, Mobility Management, Paging, Cell Reselection between GERAN and UTRAN.
  10. Handover: Cell Sets and Measurements, Soft/Softer Handover, Events, Signalling, Time Offset, Handover between GERAN and UTRAN, Hard Handover, and Compressed Mode.

Course Objectives

This course provides a detailed description of WCDMA FDD technology and its use in UMTS networks. The training focuses on the physical layer operation, procedures, and other functions closely related to the physical layer. The training presents functionality related to the use of R99 dedicated channels.



The participants should have basic knowledge of WCDMA/UMTS.


Training Structure

Three-day training divided into logical sessions.



Instructor-led training and theoretical exercises.

Really practical and very fruitful training.

Mr. Niroj Raya, NCell Nepal

Good logical structure of the course and explanation.

Ms. Elena Shevtsova, Beeline, KZ

The training exceeded my expectations.

Ms. Irida Gjashta, AMC Albania

Good class notes and great examples.

Mr. Ghaffar Masood, Mobilink Pakistan

Very well organized training programmes.

Mr. Mihnea Teodorescu, Cosmote, RO

Great teacher with deep knowledge and experience.

Mr. Philippe Wrzecionek, TATA

Everyone gets individual attention from the trainer.

Ms. Inga Tomsone, Tele2 Latvia

Unique training covering the most important areas of my work.

Mr. Eldar Mursaqulov, Azercell

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Very clear explanations.

Ms. Tatyana Krasyuk, Life Ukraine

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

Ms. Pinelopi Tragoudara, Vodafone GR

This course will be very useful in my daily work.

Mr. Leopoldino Ferreira, Unitel Angola

I can proudly recommend these courses for others as well.

Mr. Tarvo Jammer, Elisa Estonia

Trainer was able to answer practical questions.

Mr. Daniel Krolikowski, Play Poland

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

Ms. Ledia Meici, AMC Albania

Overwhelming knowledge and expertise. Interactive and enjoyable learning.

Mr. Ashish Shrestha, NCell Nepal

Trainer is open for comments and discussion.

Ms. Natalya Nerubenko, Life Ukraine

A lot of useful materials and knowledge.

Mr. Shukhrat Khaydar, UCell

Good direct connection between course material and real problems.

Mr. Alex Konstantopoulos, Cosmote, GR

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

Mr. Omar El-Fiky, Vodafone Egypt

More than excellent course!

Ms. Inessa Mijiferjyan, Vivacell

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

Mr. Arben Shabani, PTK Kosovo

The best training ever.

Mr. Timur Zagretdinov, MTT Russia

Professional, high-quality trainer.

Mr. Gagik Shatveryan, Vivacell

Experienced trainer. Excellent descriptions.

Mr. Ahmad Doar, Mobily, KSA

Amazing, more than excellent, audience-oriented trainer.

Mr. Evgeniy Dmitriev, Astelit Ukraine

The training is completely excellent.

Mr. Philipp Korostelev, Beeline Moscow

Course covers all important issues and presents relevant examples.

Mr. Mohamed Kamel, Vodafone Egypt

A clear picture of GSM switching and signalling.

Ms. Anette Chale, mCel Mozambique

Perfect course.

Mr. Arseniy Mazanik, Beeline Russia

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

Ms. Viktoriya Gusarova, Beeline RU

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

Mr. Mouin Al Saghir, Vivacell

A good approach to a complex problem.

Ms. Horia Catrinoiu, Vodafone RO

The whole course was very valuable.

Mr. Sayyid Ali, Dhiraagu Maldives

The course covers all the impacted areas.

Ms. Gratia Scanteie, Vodafone, RO

Training was above expectations!

Mr. Ariel Haxhiu, Eagle Mobile, AL

Training provides useful methods to analyze real protocols.

Mr. Seema Karn, NCell Nepal

Very effective training methods.

Ms. Erjona Xhemali, AMC Albania

Regardless of technology I received theoretical and practical answers.

Mr. Kosta Pribić, T-Mobile Croatia

Excellent, knowledgeable trainer, open to communication.

Mr. Dmitrii Kropotov, Tele2 Russia

Excellent exercises!

Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mobilink Pakistan

Trainers have passion to teach & impart knowledge.

Mr. Kanchan Chitrakar, Ncell Nepal

Experienced trainer. Real cases with references to recommendations.

Mr. David Curkan, T-Mobile Croatia

Trainer adapted to the expectations of the audience.

Mr. Antoine Blanchet, Monaco Telecom

The course exceeded my expectations. Hats off!

Mr. Adnan Syed, Mobily

Excellent course and instructor.

Mr. Nikolay Suetin, Beeline Russia

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

Ms. Olga Rudnicka, Tele2 Latvia

The trainer is capable of answering all my questions.

Ms. Ana Gheorghe, Vodafone RO

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Excellent knowledge from the trainer.

Ms. Catherine Barman, Swisscom

Deep and detailed topic analysis.