UMTS Core Network Training

UMTS Core Network Training

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Course Overview:

UMTS Core Network Training Course with hands-on Exercises

Intensive UMTS Core Network Training labs. Planning the UMTS core network consist of GSM (GPRS Service Node) system design, MSC and registers dimensioning, OMC dimensioning, Core network interface dimensioning.The Core Network has several interfaces, which need to be configured and dimensioned. The Core Network hardware configuration is also vendor specific. Network vendors have very extensive documentation how to design all aspects of core network starting from the room environmental requirements up to the post integration system quality audit. The UMTS Core Network Training course covers the details of various functions of the Core Network including Mobility Management, authentication, security, roaming, call and session setup and evolution of the UMTS network towards an all-IP based network.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this UMTS Core Network 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 course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Related Courses:

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What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this UMTS Core Network Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Understand the purpose of implementing packet switching in the existing GSM system
• Know how the UMTS architecture looks like
• Know what the core network looks like in UMTS as well as the architecture.
• Understand the evolution of the Core Network from GSM/GPRS over UMTS R99 and R4 towards the “All-IP” of R5 and R6
• Understand the UMTS network infrastructure and components
• Learn the requirements and operation of a UMTS Core Network, and the fundamentals of the “3G All IP” network
• Understand CAMEL, MEXE and their role within the Virtual Home Environment
• Understand in depth ATM ( Asynchronous Transfer Mode), AAL structures, and VoIP. and their role within UMTS
• Learn the new 3G signaling protocols, transport, control and user planes etc.
• Understand 3G-MAP, UDP/IP and TCP/IP and their roles within 3G
• Understand how Call transactions are constructed and executed
• Understand the enabling technologies such as SIP, MEGACO and IPv6 and the use of these technologies within All-IP Multimedia architecture
• Become familiar with the network evolution towards 4G
• Understand how the network can support the implementation of new services, the impact that these services will have on the network including the security, charging, and quality of service considerations.

UMTS Core Network Training – Course Syllabus:

Networks and Protocols Used Today

◾PSTN, PLMN and IP networks
◾Mobility, Security, Codecs, Transcoders and QoS

IP Fundamentals

◾IP architecture
◾Routers, DNS and DHCP
◾IPv6 vs. IPv4
◾IP at PDP-context activation
◾QoS, Signaling and Transportation in TCP/IP

Voice over IP Architecture

◾The basic concepts
◾Softswitch, SIP, MGCP, MEGACO/H.248
◾The SIP architecture
◾SIP Server
◾User Agent
◾The MEGACO architectures
◾The Media Gateway (MGW)
◾Media Gateway Controller (MGCF)

UMTS Core Network

◾UMTS architecture
◾UMTS services
◾UMTS releases and their goals
◾UMTS Packet switched domain
◾Motivation for All-IP Multimedia Networks
◾Advanced scenarios in All-IP network – a preview
◾Mobility management
◾Authentication and security
◾Services and related functions
◾Circuit Switched (CS) services
◾Packet Switched (PS) services
◾Quality of Service
◾Other service aspects
◾Components, Interfaces and Protocols
◾Messaging between the mobile and the Core Network
◾Interface to Radio Access Network
◾Interfaces within the CS domain
◾Interfaces within the PS domain
◾Interface between the CS and PS domains
◾Use of SIP and MEGACO in All-IP UMTS
◾UMTS Core Network configuration

UMTS Release 99 Specifications

◾GSM/GPRS core network
◾GSM/GPRS Security, Services and Quality of Service
◾UMTS R99 overview
◾Service aspects, techical realization, signaling protocols, O&M

Release 4 Specifications

◾Release 4 Archiecture
◾(G)MSC Server and the Media Gateway
◾MSC and GMSC in to Media Gateways and (G)MSC Servers
◾Vertical and Horizontal Architectures
◾The BICC architecture
◾Transcoder free operation, TrFO
◾Tandem free operation, TFO
◾Signalling traffic cases

Release 5 Specifications

◾CN Evolution from GSM / GPRS to 3GPP Release 5
◾IMS Architecture
◾IMS Functional Entities
◾Registration SIP signalling procedures in IMS
◾Session control SIP signalling procedures in IMS

UMTS security architecture

◾Radio Network and Core Network security
◾Application security
◾New threats
◾Access security in UMTS
◾Functional security architecture
◾First phase (Release 99) security features mutual authentication
◾Integrity protection
◾IP security threats
◾Role of IPsec
◾Second phase (Release 5) security features
◾Core network signaling security
◾Access security to IP multimedia subsystem
◾Role of PKI in UMTS

Quality of Service and Traffic Engineering

◾Traffic engineering fundamentals
◾ATM Traffic Management
◾Real-time applications in IP and ATM: AAL2, Q.2630, IPBCP, RTP, and RTCP

Open Services Access – OSA

◾Virtual Home Environment – VHE
◾gsmSCF, gsmSSF, gprsSSF, gsmSRF and CAMEL Application Part phase 3

Location Services – LCS



◾Billing Mediation
◾Service Provisioning
◾Network Management

Release 5 and Beyond

◾IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem, IMS
◾Signalling traffic cases including Registration
◾IMS to IMS, IMS to PSTN, PSTN to IMS session establishments
◾Application Servers (AS) to provide end-user services using OSA, SIP or CAMEL
◾SIP for call control

Architecture of UMTS IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

◾Reference architecture
◾Interfaces and Protocols
◾Scenarios in UMTS IMS
◾Call origination and termination
◾Roaming and Handovers
◾Supplementary Services
◾Session renegotiation
◾External Services (VHE, OSA)
◾Service Architecture
◾Relevant Protocols (SIP+, CAMEL, etc.)

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