Introduction to GSM Systems and Networks

Course Code: TE129


The course provides an overview of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks, the most successful standard of second and third generation mobile communications network. This course introduces the services and technology of the GSM digital cellular standard. It highlights the potential of GSM networks, but also the limitations of this standard. Special emphasis is given to radio transmission technologies.

Key topics

  • GSM overview
  • Cellular networks: basic concepts
  • GSM services
  • GSM network architecture
  • GSM transmission
  • GSM security
  • GSM protocols
  • Outlook (2.5G networks: HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE. 3G networks UMTS/WCDMA).

Target audience

Primarily individuals requiring a broad technical overview of GSM networks, and particularly those involved in network management or sales and marketing, or those with a strong PSTN background but limited mobile/GSM experience. Non-technical staff from regulatory agencies involved in quality of service (QoS) or spectrum management or consumer issues will also benefit from attending this course.

This course can be organised on request. To receive further information or to request this course to be organised for your organisation, please use the booking form below.

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