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Fundamentals of Telecommunications - Unit 21

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Unit overview
The Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) is the 3rd Generation 3GPP standard that has undergone substantial development since first being introduced in the early / mid 2000s. The overall architecture and basic operation are explored in this unit, followed by a look at the significant enhancements introduced with HSPA and HSPA+.
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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:

•Identify the key similarities between UMTS and the GSM/GPRS/EDGE system in terms of architecture and core network elements
•Describe the overall nature of the Wideband Code Division multiple Access scheme that is used on the UMTS air interface – including the benefits, modes of deployment, and basic operation (including code use)
•Highlight the main techniques and improvements introduced as part of HSPA and HSPA+ - relating specific techniques to the improved performance / data rates
•Discuss the advanced antenna techniques available for use with HSPA and HSPA+, including the benefits and network implications
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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