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GPRS Operations - 4 days

PUBLIC COURSES 2003 11-14 FEB, 26-29 MARCH,14-17APRIL,12-15 MAY Day 1 -
GPRS Overview

1. Why GPRS? – a mass market? Limitations of Stage 1.Comparison of packet and HSCD
data over the air interface. Data rates for stage 1encodings – onward to CS3-4? EDGE and
GPRS – EGPRS, encoding & possible data throughputs per physical channel. The effect
upon network capital expenditure. Adaptive data rates.
2. Sub-network, backbone network and Internet. The limitations of current IP.
3. Non–portable IP and portable IP
4. Static and dynamic IP addressing – getting Internet packets to the GPRS subscriber.
5. Roaming for dynamic addresses and static addresses. The ETSI proposal and its
6. E-mail – getting this to the GPRS subscriber - establishing and maintaining a PDP
context. Interfacing e-mail to the SMS service centre.
7. GPRS Network Components
SGSN, GGGSN, RA, interfaces
8. The GSM/GPRS Air Interface.
The radio channels, bandwidth, bit rate, physical channel information rate, physical
channel data rate with CS1 FEC and block encoding, burst period, frame period.
9. Air Interface frames
The basic frame, the BCCH 51 frame multiframe, the GPRS 52 frame multiframe
10. Logical Channels. The BCCH and CS logical channels and their function. The PBCCH
and GPRS logical channels and their function. GPRS working with and without the
PBCCH. The advantages to a network operator of the PBCCH in comparison to GPRS
operations using the BCCH alone.
11. GPRS Operations Overview
GPRS Attach, UL TBF, DL TBF. Diagrams illustrating these and the role of PCCCH, PRACH,
PDTCH and PACCH in establishing and controlling TBF. Dynamic and static UL allocation
and the role of USF, TFI, TLLI.
12. GPRS Protocol Layers Overview
Establishing communication – the role of SM, MM, LLC, RLC/MAC, RR and SNDCP layers
13. Layer Interfaces & Primitives
14. GPRS Arrow Diagrams (with inter-layer PDU’s, inter-layer parameter transfer, details of
Attach, UL PDP Context Activation TBF, DL PDP Context Activation TBF, PDP Context
deactivation, PDP Context modification, Cell update, RA update.
15. GPRS Identities
16. GPRS ME & Subscriber Profiles
MS Types, Subscriber subscription profiles, ME multislot capabilities and constraints.
17. An examination of Packet System information parameters.

Day 2

A. The RR & Physical layer (includes detailed diagrams of the procedures)
1. PLMN Selection
2. Cell selection, C1 criterion
3. CS Cell re-selection, C2 criterion
4. GPRS Cell re-selection
GMM Attach pre-condition, pre-conditions for activation of GPRS cell re-selection, GPRS
cell re-selection criteria C1, C31, C32. How network Operators may adjust the newly

Interference measurements. Constructing the TLLI 4. 11. Functions of the LLC layer 2. PRACH Control – ‘S’. measurement reports NC and EM. RLC/MAC block headers and parameters in action – RLC/MAC arrow diagrams Acknowledged UL TBF. GMM States 2. Paging procedures. MS transmit power control Day 3 RR/Physical Layer continued. encoding and interleaving for CS1-4. 9. Detailed Authentication and encryption procedures 7. Detailed RA Updating 5. Acknowledged DL TBF. Frequency Hopping The RR & RLC/MAC Layer (includes detailed diagrams of the procedures) 1. GPRS DRX & Paging Determining the PCCCH_Group. RLC block sizing. SM messages. B. . 10. Determining the PAGING_GROUP. 8. RLC data block parameters. Detailed Paging procedures 6. Contention resolution for one and two phase access and why they differ. the Radio priority/Persistence pair and how the Network Operator can use these for congestion control giving precedence to customers with the higher QoS. How the network may treat Packet Channel requests. ADM establishment 5. calculations and determination of PRACH type. Detailed Identification 8. short access and single block requests. LLC parameters 4. Extended measurements. TX_INTEGER.available GPRS parameters to distribute access attempts and traffic. Attach Accept. RLC data block parameters. DRX and non-DRX 6. GMM Layer (includes detailed diagrams of the procedures) 1. Types of PRACH message and determination of one-phase. 3. LLC data link flow – ABM establishment. Detailed Attach procedures Attach Request. 5. Detailed Detach 9. RLC/MAC Full and half duplex operation 4. maximum octets and bit rates. RLC/MAC timers and counters and their effect upon operations. Selection of Paging group. IS frames and ARQ 6. 5. 7. RLC control block parameters RLC unacknowledged mode. Split Paging. LLC Layer (includes detailed diagrams of the procedures) 1. which include the Radio priority. Attach Complete 3. RLC control block parameters. Neighbour cell measurements Measurements for cell re-selection. Channel encoding. Encryption. CS1-4. Day 4 A. LLC Frames and block sizes 3. Segmenting and concatenating LLC-PDU’s into RLC data blocks 2. two phase.

SM Layer (includes detailed diagrams of the procedures) 1. Acknowledged data transfer maximum block sizes for SN-PDU’s 2. AA – anonymous access 6. Radio Priority D. SNDCP Layer (includes detailed diagrams of the procedures) 1. Negotiating QoS. Detailed PDP context deactivation 4. E. Negotiating compression parameters. GMSK and 8PSK modulation and coding systems An examination of the MCS for EDGE and the physical channel bit rates and effect upon cell diameter . Detailed PDP context activation by the MS 2. Detailed PDP context activation by the network 3. Detailed PDP context modification 5. Unacknowledged LLC data transfer – determinants for the LLC layer (and the RLC and GTP layers) to use acknowledged or unacknowledged operations 3. Segmentation .C. Compression 5.from N-PDU to SN-PDU 4.