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Fundamentals of Telecommunications - Unit 19

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Unit overview
The GSM core was initially deployed to provide telephony services, and the original core network element functionality reflect this purpose. This unit steps through the overall architecture and specific network elements, exploring overall functionality and capabilities, and the role each plays in the end-to-end connection, provision of mobility, and security.
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Partner Details Wray Castle is the leading provider of training in the telecommunications industry. They provide training on telecommunication technologies across the industry sectors and on a global scale, including mobile and fixed network operators such as EE, O2, Three and BT, as well as transport, defence, energy and emergency services.
What you will learn
By the end of this course you will be able to:

•Relate the GSM circuit switching core network to the relevant fixed network components, highlighting key differences between the fixed digital exchange and the Mobile (services) Switching Centre (MSC)
•Discuss how the GSM core network has been migrated to an IP-based architecture (Release 4), whilst maintaining its existing (legacy) interfaces to both the wider PSTN and the Radio Access Network (RAN)
•List the relevant Location Registers and Databases used in GSM, together with their main functions
•List the key identifiers / numbering schemes used in GSM – highlighting their relevance to both subscription and service provision
Who should learn
This unit is for those new to telecoms or for those requiring a better understanding of telecommunication technologies and networks.
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