Advanced GSM and Network Optimisation


  • Develop the understanding of what GSM is and what it can do, including the motivation for its development, its early history, and its present capabilities.
  • Help the engineering team in planning, optimization and performance management for the wireless data network. Have a better know how of the parameters involved and KPI metrics;
  • Explore the linkages between technological capabilities of GSM and  delivering quality to customers


  • Instructor -led training , Conducted on regular and Fast track program. Contact us.

What you will gain?

After completing this course, the participant will understand about:

  • The participants will become familiar with up-to-date features of the GSM standard and why and how it evolved.
  • The participants will learn about practical performance and deployment issues specific to the GSM standard.
  • How to carryout drive test and network optimization
  • Understand the network architecture of GPRS /EDGE

Pre- Requisites

Degree in engineering from ECE / CS /EEE /E&I with basic knowledge on digital communication is recommended.

Who should attend?

  • All the technical team of GSM service providers.
  • Fresh engineers who want to gain in depth understanding of GSM network and optimization techniques.

Course Outline

1.   Introduction

  • Motivation for GSM and characteristics of GSM network
  • Brief about telecom organization – ITU T , ETSI and ANSI
  • Overview of Transmission  system –Microwave, OFC
  • Introduction to switching system – time & space switching
  • Overview about signaling – R2MFC , SS7
  • Basics about GPS

2.  GSM network architecture

  • Overview of network components
  • MSC , BSC ,BTS and MS
  • GSM services- Tele services , bearer services, supplementary services

3.  GSM radio / layers

  • GSM frequency bands
  • FDMA and radio channels
  • TDMA and Physical channels
  • Logical channels
  • Permitted channel combinations
  • Channel mapping
  • Timeslot structure
  • Frequency hopping

4. Traffic Cases

  • Radio connection establishment,
  • Location updating,
  • IMSI detach,
  • MO – Mobile Originating
  • MT – Mobile Terminating call,

5. Handover

  • Air interface
  • Cell planning and traffic engineering.

6. Layer 3

  • CM – Connection Management
  • MM – Mobility Management
  • RR – Radio Resource Management

7. Layer 2

  • Frame structure
  • Acknowledge/unacknowledged mode
  • Retransmissions
  • Segmentation

8. Layer 1

  • Channel coding
  • Burst formatting
  • Modulation

9. Speech processing

10. MS in idle and active state

11. BTS-BSC interface

12. LAPD

13. Network Optimization

  • Drive test methodology –single mobile and multi MS
  • Interpreting data collected from drive test
  • Parameters to be optimized from BSC /BTS

14. Evolution of GSM – GPRS  and EDGE / WCDMA

  • GPRS architecture
  • GPRS radio resource management for UL / DL packet transfer
  • EDGE techniques.
error: All materials are protected