This online course introduces concepts which are used in most types of mobile systems, like handover and roaming, and cellular traffic handling. The course also reviews the various generations and types of mobile system.
It is suggested this course is studied as preparation for the other PTT courses covering specific generations of mobile system such as GSM, UMTS and LTE.
You will get the most out of this online course if you already have a basic understanding of basic telecommunication concepts such as modulation, multiplexing and the electromagnetic spectrum. The e-learning course SRB: ""Transmission fundamentals"" provides the information you need.
This e-learning course has a comprehensive range of interactive training facilities to provide a total learning experience. Technical words and acronyms have links to an online glossary giving an instant explanation. Interactive simulations explain concepts and systems operation. Onscreen question sessions at the end of each module test understanding and provide further guidance and instruction. Revision links provide quick access to subjects previously discussed and relevant to the module being studied. Once studied as a structured, assessed course, the content can be browsed for revision or reference.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- explain degrees of mobility, differentiate between location and position and describe the effects of these concepts on system and service design.
- describe the role of the basic components of a cellular system.
- explain the need for registration (authentication, authorisation and accounting) in mobile systems.
- explain the concepts of handover and roaming.
- describe cellular system traffic handling and explain how expansion may be provided.
- describe the characteristics and applications of digital radio systems (including DECT, PHS, TETRA, WiFi, WiMax, and Bluetooth) which differ from cellular systems such as GSM.
- describe the concept of generations of mobile systems, define the official terms "2G" "3G" and "4G" and describe fractional G terms like "2.75G" and "3.5G".
1. Course Introduction
2. Introduction to mobile systems
3: “AAA”, handover and roaming
4: Cellular networks and handling expansion
5: Special digital radio systems
6: Generations of mobile systems