This e-learning course discusses the structure, components and features of GSM (Global System Mobile) networks and the provision of telephony services using such networks.
Before studying this online GSM course you should have an understanding of the structure of mobile networks, including the components of the core network. You should also be familiar with the terms authentication and authorisation and with the basics of radio propagation. The courses MBA: "" Introduction to mobile systems"" and MBB: "" Mobile radio communications "" cover these topics.
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:
- describe the architecture of a GSM network and its component parts.
- describe telephony services offered by GSM service providers.
- explain how calls to and from the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) are handled.
- describe the radio communications between a user's mobile and a GSM mobile operator's fixed network.
- describe the GSM methods for keeping in touch with mobiles as they move with reference to handover, roaming and location updates.
- describe the TDMA multiframe structures used in GSM radio channels and the role of the various channels.
- describe the role of, and relationship between, the various protocols used in GSM systems.
- describe the application of MAP and ISUP signalling messages to location tracking, call establishment and handover.
1: Course Introduction
2: Introduction to GSM
3: GSM radio interface
4: GSM user mobility
5: GSM radio channels
6: Signalling protocols
7: Protocols in action