GSM Air Interface (On-Demand)

Duration: 22 Hours / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: MB50

Course Summary

A technical introduction to the world of GSM. This course describes the services, structure and operation of a GSM mobile network.

This self-paced on-demand distance learning course features illustrated course books, videos, tests and full tutor support.

Who would benefit

Those new to or entering the GSM industry who require a technical overview of GSM network operation and its associated technologies.


A basic understanding of cellular radio networks and associated technologies, as well as an ability to comprehend technical subjects, is an advantage.

Topic Areas Include

  • GSM organizations and standards bodies
  • GSM services and service enablers

  • Network architecture

  • GSM/GPRS identities

  • GSM EDGE radio access network

  • GSM channels

  • Cell coverage and capacity

  • Propagation issues

  • Core network architecture

  • GPRS network architecture

  • Idle mode procedures

  • Dedicated mode procedures

  • GPRS procedures

  • GSM family evolution

  • Real-world network configuration

  • Network sharing

On-Demand Online Training

On-Demand Online Telecoms TrainingOur self-paced on-demand distance learning programmes are accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone and allow you to study at a time and location that is convenient to you.

Each course includes:

  • Illustrated Course Books - featuring leading edge knowledge from subject matter experts.
  • Videos - Detailed videos expand the points covered in the course books, discussing topics in greater depth. 
  • Tutor Support – Dedicated course tutors are available to answer any questions you might have throughout your studies.
  • Formative Assessment - Modules include regular quizzes to support learning by testing your knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Certification– Successfully complete the end of module tests to earn Digital Badges to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge of the topic.


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