This online course describes the provision of data services by GSM mobile systems with reference to EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD and SMS.
Before studying this course you should have clear understanding of GSM networks used for telephony. The online course MBC: 'GSM principles' covers this subject and we recommend that you complete MBC before continuing with this course.
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:
- compare the conventional GSM data transfer facility with that provided by HSCSD.
- describe the impact of all-IP architectures on GSM data services.
- describe the principles of operation of, and the facilities provided by, a Small Message Service (SMS).
- describe the components, operation and facilities of a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).
- explain how mobility management (MM) in GPRS differs from MM in GSM with reference to the concept of Routing Areas.
- explain how data transfer rates for GSM systems can be increased by the use of different modulation techniques with reference to GMSK modulation in GSM and GPRS systems and the modulation techniques used by EDGE systems.
- describe methods of allowing for the small screen size of a mobile when presenting information from the Internet.
1: Course Introduction
2: Introduction to GSM data services
3: Message services
5: Mobility in GPRS
6: EDGE and GERAN
7: Mobile Internet access