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Michael Lesan
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2010-08-03

GPRS System Survey
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Preparation
Chapter 1 Guide
Exercise Guide
Summary
Chapter 2 Air Interface
Preparation
Chapter 2 Guide
Exercise Guide
Summary
Chapter 3 Traffic Cases
Preparation
Chapter 3 Guide
Exercise Guide
Summary
Chapter 4 SGSN and GGSN
Preparation
Chapter 4 Guide
Exercise Guide
Summary
Chapter 5 BSS Architecture for GPRS
Preparation
Chapter 5 Guide
Exercise Guide
Summary

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1. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2010-08-03 Objectives of Chapter 1 After this chapter the participant will be able to: 1. . Describe the evolution of GSM data services 2. 1-3: Explain the differences between circuit switching and packet switching.1.2 Learning Methods This chapter has the form of an instructor-led lecture. explain what are the advantages to use packet switching in GPRS.1 Learning Material The learning material consists of Chapter 1 in Student Text and the following OH-slides.1.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 2 (11) No. 1. Explain the principle and advantages of GPRS data communication 3. 1. It will be useful mainly in chapter 2 and 3 to interact with the students and ask them questions so that they feel free to discuss the GPRS system and ask you questions back.5 Necessary Tools An overhead projector with a screen and a whiteboard with board markers in different colors. After that.4 Reference Literature 1551-AXB 250 04 Uen System Description 1. OH 1-2.1.1. List the functions of the nodes of the GPRS network Objectives 1. Do not forget to ask students if they have GSM pre-requisites and what are their knowledge in GSM. OH 1/03813-LZU108 876/1-1 to 1-9 1.2 Chapter 1 Guide OH 1-1: Stress on fact main evolution with GPRS is packet switching on the air interface. 1.3 Time Needed Approximately 45 min.

Introduce briefly functionalities of new nodes SGSN and GGSN.doc OH 1-4. It allows a faster and less expensive roll out than deploy directly an UMTS network.1 does not support Gs and Gf interfaces. 1. 1. 1-5: Give some examples of applications by stressing GPRS is a bearer capable to support different kind of applications. Only first phase is represented on the figure 1-8 and mainly consists of BSS change.1 Preparation . Underline that GPRS network is based on GSM network. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2001-08-03 R2A 03810. It describes GPRS MS and network architecture. 1-7. 1-9: Introduce the hardware: Subscriber needs a GPRS MS to access to data network via GPRS network.3 Exercise Guide No exercises are provided for chapter 1. Show those applications can be distinguished according to burstiness and bandwith requirements. GPRS MS can be only a MT (Mobile Terminal) including an application part or a MT connected to a non specific multimedia computer.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 3 (11) No. GSN G 2. The new nodes (node B and RNC) will allow to manage a new air interface based on WCDMA. 1-8. Do not forget to specify UMTS roll out is cut in several phases. 2 Chapter 2 Air Interface 2. OH 1-6. Describe nodes reused from GSM and what are the software and hardware impacts on those nodes.0 and 2.4 Summary This chapter introduce principle and advantages of GPRS system.

1. 2.5 Necessary Tools An overhead projector with a screen and a whiteboard with board markers in different colors. Describe the GPRS radio resources features 2.1. 2-3: Describe GPRS radio resources features. Explain how packet switching is implemented on the air interface 3.2 Learning Methods This chapter has the form of an instructor-led lecture.1 Learning Material The learning material consists of Chapter 2 in Student Text and the following OH-slides.4 Reference Literature GSM 03. 2-2.1.64 (Overall description of the GPRS radio interface) GSM 04.and half 2. Describe cell reselection in GPRS Objectives 2. Stress on fact packet switching on the air interface is implemented using the following mechanisms: . OH 2-4 to 2-9: Describe GPRS radio resources use. OH 1/03813-LZU108 876/2-1 to 2-15 2. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2011-08-03 Objectives of Chapter 2 After this chapter the participant will be able to: 1.2 Chapter 2 Guide OH 2-1.3 Time Needed Approximately 1 hour. Describe what impacts GPRS data throughput 4.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 4 (11) No.1.60 (RLC/MAC: For more detailed information) 2. 2.radio resources are allocated to an MS only when is needed .1.

1. OH 2-12 to 2-15: Ask students to remind principle of cell change in GSM.3 Exercise Guide No exercises are provided for chapter 2. 3 Chapter 3 Traffic Cases 3.1 Preparation Objectives of Chapter 3 After this chapter the participant will be able to: 1. 2. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2010-08-03 .1 Learning Material The learning material consists of Chapter 3 in Student Text and the following OH-slides.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 5 (11) No. using TFI (Temporary Flow Identifier) and USF (Uplink State Flag). OH 2-11: Clarify that the indicated data rate are data rate at the interface between RLC/MAC layer and GSM RF layer. Describe PDP Context Activation principle Objectives 3.the same resource can be shared by several MSs at one time. Describe the Mobility Management procedures 2. List GPRS Mobility states 3.4 Summary This chapter explain mechanisms implemented on the air interface for packet switching. OH 1/03813-LZU108 876/3-1 to 3-11 Exercises 1 and 2 (Collection of Exercises 03814 EN/LZU 1080876) . Compare cell change in GSM versus cell change in GPRS 2. OH 2-10: Show GPRS data rate depends on reliability of data transfer on the air interface.

Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2010-08-03 3.60 (Service Description) 3.1.4 Reference Literature GSM 03. Now show the next slide. GSM paging). the RA is composed of a set of cells and MS notify the network at each RA change. OH 3-2: This slide is a Powerpoint animation: First step: Explain that the GSM Location Area (LA) corresponds to the Routing Area (RA) in GPRS.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 6 (11) No.2 Chapter 3 Guide OH 3-1: Describe the figure and explain that radio resource management has been studied in chapter 2.3 Time Needed Approximately 2 hours. 3.5 Necessary Tools An overhead projector with a screen and a whiteboard with board markers in different colors.1. 3. 3. Add that as for LA. Location Area Update. The RA can be smaller or equal to the LA but always included in the LA.1.1. Stay on this slide and ask students to remind you the different GSM mobility management procedures (IMSI attach/detach. Second step: .2 Learning Methods This chapter has the form of an instructor-led lecture with two exercises. Write their answers on the white board.

Fourth step: Explain that RA Update is performed in GPRS instead of LA Update in GSM. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev 2010-08-03 R2A Reference Specify that MS knows when it changes RA thanks to RA identifier (RAI) which it broadcasts in all the cells. Third step: Explain that GPRS Attach is performed in GPRS instead of IMSI Attach in GSM. Add that MS can perform combined procedure if Gs interface is implemented. Explain briefly Combined IMSI/GPRS Attach.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 7 (11) No. Explain briefly Combined RA/LA Update. .

4 Summary This chapter describes mobility and session management traffic cases. Stress on fact that once PDP Context is activated (i. I think it is less boring to do exercises before to see the slides presentation. READY means transfer is in progress or finished for a few seconds and STANDBY means MS is attached but there is no transfer in progress. Show GPRS Attach and Inter SGSN RA Update slides as the correction of exercises. ftp or mail can be carried through the tunnel. Ask students to close their student book before to give the exercises. The purpose is to introduce GPRS Attach for the former and RA Update for the latter.1 Preparation . what means some students will experience difficulties to achieve the exercises but I think they will be more interested and concentrated during the mobility management procedures.3 Exercise Guide Two exercises are provided for chapter 3. 4 Chapter 4 SGSN and GGSN 4.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 8 (11) No. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2010-08-03 Now explain that students are going to make an exercise on the mobility management procedures using their knowledge in GSM. 3-11: Take time to explain PDP Context Activation. the blue tunnel between MS and GGSN) of number of applications like web. Indeed there are some similarities between GSM and GPRS mobility management procedures.e. 3. 3. OH 3-3 to 3-8: Try to not spend too much time on those slides. OH 3-10. OH 3-9: Just underline IDLE means MS is detached.

CGSN G 2. OH 4-2: Say Session Management and Payload handling have been studied in chapter 3. . Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2001-08-03 Objectives of Chapter 4 After this chapter the participant will be able to: 1. Describe the Ericsson GSN architecture Objectives 4.1 Technical Description ERV/G/P-00:152 Rev. Explain the others items.1. 4.2 Chapter 4 Guide OH 4-1: Say Mobility Management. 4-5: You can identify interface boards and application boards on the figure.5 Necessary Tools An overhead projector with a screen and a whiteboard with board markers in different colors.1. Instructions for Dimensioning & Selection 4.1.1 Learning Material The learning material consists of Chapter 2 in Student Text and the following OH-slides.1.3 Time Needed Approximately 20 min 4. OH 1/03813-LZU108 876/4-1 to 4-6 4.4 Reference Literature 1551-AXB 250 04 Uen System Description ETO/S/G-01:0042. OH 4-3: Underline traffic do not cross application boards.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 9 (11) No.2 Learning Methods This chapter has the form of an instructor-led lecture. D. 4. Session Management and Payload handling have been studied in chapter 3. List the Ericsson GSN functionalities 2. Explain the others items.1. OH 4-4.

1. see document Instructions for Dimensioning & Selection) 4.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 10 (11) No.4 Reference Literature BSS Operation course . 5.2 Learning Methods This chapter has the form of an instructor-led lecture.1 Learning Material The learning material consists of Chapter 2 in Student Text and the following OH-slides.1.1. List the BSS functionalities for the GPRS 2.4 Summary This chapter describe Ericsson GSN architecture. Describe briefly the Ericsson PCU architecture Objectives 5.1.3 Exercise Guide No exercises are provided for chapter 4.1 Preparation Objectives of Chapter 5 After this chapter the participant will be able to: 1. 5 Chapter 5 BSS Architecture for GPRS 5. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2010-08-03 OH 4-6: Underline additional boards allow to increase GSN capacity (up to 80000 PDP Context.3 Time Needed Approximately 10 min 5. 4. OH 1/03813-LZU108 876/5-1 to 5-3 5.

. one PCU is integrated in one BSC. 5. 5.4 Summary This chapter describe Ericsson BSS architecture for GPRS.Internal Information INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE Prepared (also subject responsible if other) 11 (11) No.5 Necessary Tools An overhead projector with a screen and a whiteboard with board markers in different colors. Michael Lesan Approved Checked Date Rev Reference 2010-08-03 5.2 Chapter 5 Guide OH 5-1: Detail BSS functionalities. OH 5-3: Describe briefly PCU architecture.1. OH 5-2: Underline that in Ericsson solution. 5.3 Exercise Guide No exercises are provided for chapter 5.