GPRS Training | General Packet Radio Service Training

GPRS Training

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GPRS Training | General Packet Radio Service Training Course by Example

Implementing packet switching over a highly unreliable and time varying channel, such as is typical in today’s wireless communications, is not an easy task. In this GPRS Training course, you will learn how GPRS tackles this problem and achieves a reasonable performance using packet switching over the air interface. With GPRS Training, you will also learn the new interfaces that were necessary in the fixed portion of the network to support an end-to-end packet switched service. We will not be shy about highlighting the shortcomings of GPRS, some of them quite serious. We will go on to learn which of these shortcomings can be mitigated (along with how that’s done) and which are unsolvable within the framework of GPRS.

GPRS is the first technology to introduce packet switching to the world of mobile communications in a meaningful, large scale context. As such, it adds two major, equally important, elements, viz., (i) packet switching over the air interface and (ii) enhancements to the core to support packet switching on a GSM network.

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● If you are familiar with some aspects of this GPRS Training 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 GPRS Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Related Courses:

GSM | GPRS | EDGE | RAN Optimization Training
GSM System Engineering Training

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this GPRS Training | General Packet Radio Service Training course:

This GPRS Training course is designed to provide a general overview for strategic or technical managers, consultants, communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, network professionals, system testers, marketing and sales professional, IT professionals, and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with GSM, EDGE, GPRS, 3G and other wireless networks, applications and services.

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this GPRS Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Understand the functionality of a GPRS network
• Understand GSM system evolution to GPRS
• Explain the basics of GPRS network planning
• Explore project planning process of GPRS networks
• Understand the engineering tools and procedures required for GPRS engineering and planning
• Understand existing and emerging standards for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS
• Review successful GPRS deployments
• Discuss successful and unsuccessful GSM/GPRS deployments
• Step through a practical process for managing a GSM/GPRS project
• Explore advanced features in GSM and GPRS networks
• Explain GPRS architecture and services
• Understand GPRS protocols and their functions
• Describe functions of SGSN, GGSN, BG, and CG
• Describe IP network architecture and functions
• Discuss obstacles of Packet-Switched Mobile Networks
• Review GPRS Network Architecture and Protocols
• Discuss GPRS architecture and services
• Understand the functionality of a GPRS network
• Explore GPRS Attach/Detach and PDP Context Activation/Deactivation procedures
• Explain the basics of GPRS security
• Explore GPRS troubleshooting
• Understand the GPRS flows and traffic cases in data transfer and signaling
• Explore EDGE and E-GPRS

GPRS Training – Course Syllabus:

Introducing of GPRS to the GSM World

◾Executive overview of GSM and GRS
◾Key network features of GPRS
◾IP and Packet switching
◾GPRS packet based Air Interface
◾New Infrastructure nodes
◾Software upgrade to some existing network elements.
◾Spectrum efficiency
◾GSM & GPRS nodes and interfaces
◾GPRS areas
◾GPRS procedures
◾Mobility Management (MM)
◾Session Management (SM)
◾Radio Resource Management (RR)
◾GSM/GPRS combined procedures

GPRS network architecture

◾GPRS nodes and interfaces
◾GPRS air interface
◾Base Station Subsystem
◾GPRS Logical Channels
◾Role of SGSN, GGSN, and HLR
◾GPRS procedures

GPRS Air Interface

◾Channel coding, CS1-CS4
◾Uplink and Downlink frequency bands
◾TDMA-frames and multiframes
◾Radio resource sharing
◾GPRS logical channels
◾Air interface protocols

SGSN Protocol Stack

◾Network Service (NS)
◾SS7 – MAP
◾GSN Protocol Stack
◾SS Protocol Stack
◾GPRS – LLC Relay
◾Network Service
◾HLR Protocol Stack
◾SS7 – MAP (GSM Phase II+)
◾MTP Level 3
◾MTP Level 2 and MTP Level 1


◾Session Management
◾Non-anonymous and anonymous PDP contexts
◾The no-anonymous PDP context means that
◾Routing (Data Transmission)
◾Mobility management
◾Troubleshooting cases


◾What is EDGE?
◾8PSK modulation
◾EDGE channel coding, MCS1-MCS9
◾Changes to the RLC/MAC
◾Link Adaptation
◾Incremental Redundancy
◾GERAN Iu-mode
◾GERAN Iur-g

GPRS Network Planning

◾GPRS planning
◾Radio Access Network Planning
◾IP Planning
◾Project planning process of GPRS networks
◾Engineering tools and procedures required for GPRS engineering and planning
◾Review successful GPRS deployments
◾Successful and unsuccessful GSM/GPRS deployments
◾Step through a practical process for managing a GSM/GPRS project
◾IP network architecture and functions
◾Private and public IP-address allocation
◾GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP)
◾Connection to an external network
◾IP-Address Allocation
◾Public and private addresses
◾Access Point Name (APN) resolution and usage
◾Roaming in GPRS
◾Data Transfer and Charging
◾HLR and the User Profile
◾Current SGSN Address GPRS Roaming
◾Inter-PLMN backbone and GRX´s
◾GRX-networks and QoS

GPRS Traffic Cases

◾GPRS Call Flow
◾Basic Call and Data Scenarios
◾GPRS Attach and Detach
◾PDP Addresses for Each GPRS User in the PLMN
◾Data connection establishment
◾Cell change to a new SGSN area
◾GPRS backbone protocols
◾GRX-networks and QoS
◾Data Transfer and Charging
◾Data transfer with relevant header contents

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