UMTS (WCDMA) overview


  • The course covers the basics of 3G networks, the technologies involved, the architecture and the protocols involved.
  • The participants will become familiar with the features of the UMTS standard and why and how it evolved.


Instructor led training , Conducted on regular and fast track program. Contact us.

What you gain?

After completing this course, the participant will understand to :

  • Identify the difference between GSM/GPRS and UMTS
  • Identify UMTS network elements and their functions
  • Describe UMTS Service Delivery call flows

Pre requisites

Degree/Diploma holders from ECE /EEE /CS/IT/E&I with working /basic knowledge in GSM /IP communication.

Who should attend?

Technical professionals who are working  in GSM /RF/Transmission/core networks  or an Individuals who are new to the 3G   industry and  desire a general level understanding of 3G networks.

Course outline

1. Introduction

  • Telecom industries in India
  • Telecom organization and associations
  • Basics of wireless communication

2.  From 2G to 3G

  • Evolution of wireless technologies
  • GSM system overview
  • 2G limitations
  • 2.5G technology
  • Evolution from 2.5G to 3G
  • Why UMTS

3. UMTS Network

  • What is UMTS
  • Wideband CDMA
  • Comparison of technologies
  • GSM/GPRS 2G networks
  • GSM/GPRS 2.5G  networks
  • UMTS network overview
  • UMTS Radio network
  • Interface core network and UTRAN
  • UMTS key features and services

4. Service Delivery

  • Radio network acquisition
  • UMTS behaviors
  • UMTS attach
  • UMTS PDP context activation
  • Data transfer Context deactivation and detach
  • Voice call flows
  • QoS Management

5. Circuit-Switched Scenarios

  • Overview of a circuit-switched call
  • Call origination and termination

6. Packet-Switched Scenarios

  • UMTS attach procedure
  • PDP context activation
  • Establishing a packet data session

7. System Scenarios

  • Radio and core network mobility
  • Handovers and SRNS relocation

8. Moving Forward from UMTS

  • UMTS roadmap
  • 3G UMTS
  • 3G UMTS – HSPA+
  • 3G challenges
  • 4G introduction