Core Network Planning Essentials


  • This course contains an overview of the evolved core networks in different releases of UMTS from Release 4 to Release 7.
  • An overview of UMTS and its vision for the next generation all-IP multimedia networks known as IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)
  • Evolution of UMTS.


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

What you will gain?

  • UMTS evolved core networks
  • Explain the signaling and transport protocols like SIP, BICC, Megaco and RTP
  • The various concepts of  end to end QoS.
  • Evolution of UMTS

Pre requisites

  • Basic knowledge of telecommunications. Understanding of GSM an UMTS networks.
  • Basic understanding of data networking concepts such as IP routing and protocol stacks

Who should attend?

This course is intended for professionals who are in design, development and engineering on UMTS core networks.

Course outline

1. UMTS (WCDMA) Overview

  • Motivation behind UMTS
  • Key features, services and supported data rates
  • Technology landscape
  • Evolution from GSM/GPRS to UMTS

2. WCDMA technology in UMTS

  • Encoding and modulation techniques
  • Spreading and scrambling
  • OVSF codes in WCDMA
  • Importance of power control
  • Macro diversity in WCDMA

3. UMTS core network architecture

  • Network architecture and key components
  • R99 UMTS architecture
  • R4 bearer independent CS core
  • R5 IP multimedia Subsystem

4. UMTS (WCDMA) radio network

  • Functions of UTRAN
  • Key components (RNC and Node B)

5. UTRA channels and protocols

  • Channel structure in UMTS
  • Logical, physical and transport channels
  • MAC , RLC and RRC

6. Circuit-Switched Scenarios

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

7. Packet-Switched Scenarios

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

8. IMS signaling and transport protocols

  • SIP , SDP and MEGACO
  • Use of SIP and MEGACO in UMTS
  • RTP and RTCP

9. IMS scenarios

  • Registration
  • Call origination and termination
  • Roaming and handovers

10. System Scenarios

  • Radio and core network mobility
  • Handover and SRNS relocation

11. Quality of Service

  • QoS  techniques
  • End to end QoS architecture
  • QoS allocation scenarios

12. Evolution of UMTS

  • High speed downlink packet access(HSDPA)
  • High speed uplink  access(HSUPA)
  • HSPA+
  • LTE
  • R6 Enhancements to IIMS
  • R7 one tunnel Architecture
  • Voice call continuity