Understanding 3G UMTS Networks

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UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, is the 3G successor to the GSM family of standards including GPRS and EDGE.

3G UMTS uses a totally different radio interface based around the use of Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum as CDMA or Code Division Multiple Access.

Although 3G UMTS uses a totally different radio access standard, the core network is the same as that used for GPRS and EDGE to carry separate circuit switched voice and packet data.

UMTS uses a wideband version of CDMA occupying a 5 MHz wide channel. Being wider than its competition CDMA2000 which only used a 1.25MHz channel, the modulation scheme was known as wideband CDMA, or WCDMA / W-CDMA. This name was often used to refer to the whole system.

Introduction to 3G IMT 2000 Framewok & Technologies
Principles of CDMA
UMTS Network Building Blocks

Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service ( UMTS )

  • The WCDMA Air Interface
  • UTRA & RNS
  • The WCDMA Air Interface Protocol Architecture
  • WCDMA Channel Types
  • The UTRAN Architecture
  • Functional Roles of the RNC
  • UTRAN Interfaces & Protocols
  • UMTS Call & Mobility Management ( MM )

UMTS Rel’99, Release 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Features and Core Architecture
IP Multimedia Subsystem ( IMS ) Basics

3G System & Network Design – Issues

  • RF System Design procedures
  • Link Budget
  • RF Design Guidelines
  • Network Node Dimensioning
  • Interface & Transmission Network
  • Overall Network Topology
  • UMTS System Design

Beyond 3G – Overview