learntelecoms interactive E-learning suite of courses: Course MBC: GSM mobile radio networks
Understanding of basic principles of mobile telecommunications (it is suggested that courses MBA and MBB of the learntelecoms Mobile suite of courses are studied before attempting this course).
After completing this course a trainee will be able to describe the structure, components and features of GSM (Global System Mobile) systems and the provision of telephony services using such systems.
Course objectives: At the end of this course, the trainee will be able to:
describe the architecture of GSM systems and their component parts.
describe telephony services offered by GSM operators.
explain how calls to and from the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) are handled.
explain GSM communications between a user’s mobile and a mobile operator’s fixed network.
describe the GSM methods for keeping in touch with mobiles as they move with reference to handover, roaming and location updates.
explain the TDMA multiframe structures used in GSM radio channels and the role of the various channels.
describe the role of, and relationship between, the various protocols used in GSM systems.
describe the application of MAP and ISUP signalling messages to location tracking, call establishment and handover.
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