UMTS System Overview

2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: MB350

Course Summary

The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a very complex technology that is described in tens of thousands of pages of technical specifications. Wray Castle has distilled this information into a two-day, high-level focused learning experience that will significantly shorten the learning curve for understanding this technology.

Who would benefit

Those requiring a technical introduction to the UMTS network, its architecture, capabilities and operations including how it interworks with other networks.


An appreciation of 2G network operation and services and an ability to comprehend technical information is beneficial.

Topic Areas Include

  • UMTS evolution and 3G standardization

  • 3G spectrum allocation

  • UMTS services and service aims

  • UMTS network architecture

  • UMTS radio environment and system areas

  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

  • Core network operation

  • The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

  • CDMA operation and code types

  • Power control and handover

  • UMTS channels and air interface operation

  • UMTS network procedures

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