EDGE Training Fundamentals

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EDGE Training Fundamentals


EDGE Training Course description

A technology that gives GSM the capacity to handle services for the third generation of mobile telephony. EDGE provides three times the data capacity of GPRS. Using EDGE, operators can handle three times more subscribers than GPRS, triple their data rate per subscriber, or add extra capacity to their voice communications. EDGE uses the same TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) frame structure, logic channel and 200kHz carrier bandwidth as today’s GSM networks, which allows existing cell plans to remain intact.

GPRS is the pivotal technology that brought packet switching to the world of mobile communications. However, it suffers from significant limitations that are both serious and not solvable within the GPRS framework. EDGE, aka “Enhanced GPRS”, overcomes those limitations in truly unique ways. This EDGE Training course will help you understand how EDGE tackles those problems and very effectively at that. You will learn what options are available to the network optimization processes and their advantages and disadvantages.

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● If you are familiar with some aspects of this course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Related Courses:

WCDMA | UMTS | CDMA2000 Technology and Security Training
WCDMA | GSM Interoperability Tuning Training

Duration: 2-3 days

Course Content:


◾What is EDGE?
◾GERAN network architecture
◾EDGE data rates

EDGE technology

◾EDGE modulation technique
◾Coding schemes
◾Packet handling
◾Addressing window
◾Measurement accuracy
◾Link adaptation
◾Incremental redundancy

Requirements on EDGE

◾Service aspects
◾EDGE Architecture
◾User plane protocols
◾Control plane protocols and channels

EDGE Physical Layer Technical Details

◾Coding Schemes
◾Puncturing Schemes
◾Channel Coding
◾Outer block coding
◾Inner Convolutional coding
◾Interleaving scheme for error bursts
◾Forward Error Correction (FEC)
◾Network Access


◾Packet data traffic channels
◾Packet common control channels
◾Packet dedicated control channels


◾Channel coder
◾Block encoder
◾Precoding of Uplink Status Flag (USF)
◾Add Tail bits
◾Convolutional encoder


◾GMSK and 8-PSK Demodulator
◾Viterbi equaliser
◾Viterbi decoding

Channel codes

◾Block encoder
◾Fire coder
◾Precoding of uplink status flags
◾Convolutional coder (1/2, 2/3 and 3/4)
◾Interleaver / deinterleaver
◾Interleaver of depth 4 / deinterleaver
◾Channel models
◾Rayleigh distribution
◾Rice distribution
◾Propogation models for urban and rural areas
◾Modulation / Demodulation
◾Channel Decoder
◾Viterbi decoder


◾The new MAC and ELC
◾Dynamic Allocation Extended Dynamic Allocation
◾Fixed Allocation
◾Unacknowledged Operation
◾Link adaptation enhancements
◾Incremental redundancy (IR)
◾New data block format
◾Enhanced measurements
◾Retransmission strategies

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Time Frame: 0-3 Months4-12 Months


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