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Mobile Voice and Data Communications The course caters for the non-engineer professional working in a telecommunication environment; it provides an overview of the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and its capabilities together with first-phase inter-related technologies.
  • Telecommunications for non-engineers
  • GSM network overview
  • Security and authentication
  • Quality of service concepts
  • Teleservices and value-added services
Advance Mobile Voice & Data Communications The course covers in depth the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and its capabilities together with interrelated technologies; (GPRS, EDGE, and HSDPA) based on intensive classroom interaction and laboratory sessions
  • WiMAX: Planning, Design & Deployment
  • Mobile Application Technologies
  • Harmonic rejection using GA
  • BTS Filter and Antenna line Technologies
  • MIMO antennas
  • GSM network security
  • Virtual Private Networks and IPsec protocol
Satellite communications (1) The course aims to provide an overview of satellite communications and their capabilities together with phase interrelated technologies
  • The concepts of UMTS
  •  The design concepts relating to non- geostationary satellite systems.
  • Inter-working between satellite and terrestrial networks.
  • Radio interface technologies.
  • Future services and applications.
Satellite communications (2) The course aims to provide an advanced grounding in satellite communications, theories & practice, and the application of the latest developments in the satellite communications industry including real-life case-studies.
  • Constellations System and applications Radio interface
  • Multi-access techniques
  • Regulatory issues
  • Network components
4G LTE – Long-Term Evolution LTE is considered to be the next step for GSM & UMTS networks, with the potential to raise the network access capabilities in achieving total communications convergence. This course provides an insight into the design aims, operation & implications of both the new radio access technology LTE and its associated all-IP core network, the EPC.
  • Engineering overview Air Interface Radio Access Network
  • Cell Planning
  • LTE Evolved Packet Core Network
  • 4G Air Interface Technologies
  • Technologies, Services and Markets
  • Efficient allocation of radio resources
  • Key criteria of type approval – EMC, interoperability, etc
Network Security for Mobile and Wireless Communications  This course covers the concepts and critical issues of network security with a view to providing solutions and with particular emphasis on standards, protocols and applications in mobile and wireless networks. It will provide an understanding of the principles of cryptography and its application in order to provide an understanding of network security technologies, algorithms and the various standardised protocols.
  • Information Security
  • Cryptography fundamentals
  • Network and Web security
  • Virtual Private Networks and Firewalls
  • Mobile and Wireless Security


Quality of Service (QoS) in Mobile communications Given the dynamic technologies (GSM, UMTS, WiMAX, NGN), user expectations and increased demand on the network (voice & data), it is essential to review existing Quality of Service (QoS) parameters & KPI for mobile communications. This course aims to develop robust Quality of Service (QoS) parameters, which could provide baselines for regulators and network operators in order to have an integrated technical and managerial approach to critically appraise and benchmark service levels.
  • Fixed, mobile and wireless networking technologies
  • IP QoS and GSM, UMTS, WiMAX, NGN Architectures
  • Radio resource management – admission control, scheduling and bearer control
  • Network Management – fault, performance and configuration management
  • Technical parameters which reflect QoS from the user perspective – Cellular Speech Quality, network coverage and billing performance
  • Customer relationship management (CRM
Monitoring Quality of Service (QoS) in Mobile and Wireless Communications  The course examines how end-to-end Quality of Service is monitored in mobile and wireless communications including GSM, UMTS, WiMAX and NGN. The different functions and protocols supporting end-to-end QoS are described, with a focus on factors affecting QoS, technical parameters for QoS and how QoS can be measured and monitored.  On-going standardisation protocols by different bodies, the ITU, ETSI and IETF, will be studied.
  • Quality of Service Overview
  • General Requirements for QoS
  • QoS fundamentals and IP QoS
  • UMTS: Network Architecture, QoS Architecture, the UMTS end-to-end QoS architecture
  • NGN: Functional Architecture, QoS Support, Co-existence with IMS
  • Inter-Technology QoS mapping: WiMAX and WiFi, WiMAX and UMTS
RF Principles and Applications in Mobile and Wireless communications.  This course aims to cover key aspects of RF Engineering principles and applications. It is intended to harness knowledge of RF, CEM, EMC, SAR, OTA, IMD, linearization, materials technology, antennas, radiation measurement, optical communications, low-cost and power-efficient wireless sensor technology, and their application to mobile and wireless communications devices. The operation principles of radio communication systems including the design of RF amplifiers, filters, oscillators and antennas will be covered.
  • Radio Frequency Design, Computational Electromagnetics, Antenna Design
  • Fundamentals of antennas and radio propagation
  • Radio System Design
  • Radio air-interface fundamentals and standards
  • Basics of Intermodulation
Mobile Number PortabilityMNP The implementation of MNP is a big transformation in mobile networks that invariably impacts across all segments of the industry. With this in mind, it is essential to have awareness of the ramifications of MNP project and understanding of the principal elements and their inter dependencies to the MNP scheme in order to have the desired outcomes
  • Fixed Networks and Numbering Plans
  • GSM Networks and Services
  • Number Portability
  • Mobile Number Portability Implementation
  • The Porting Process
Microwave Filters for Communication Systems  The course aims to cover the fundamentals and the key aspects of design and applications for microwave filters. Filters are used to attenuate or reject a certain range of frequencies to minimize the noise reduction in communications systems. This course will provide a comprehensible description of system requirements and limitations for microwave filters, essential considerations in the theory and several design issues on microwave filters. However, future synthesis techniques with examples and technology considerations will also be reviewed
  • Introduction to noise and impact on the system design
  • Introduction to microwave filters and their applications
  • Fundamental concept and theories of filters.
  • Network analysis
  • Synthesis of Network – Circuit Approach
  • Transmission lines and components.
  • Filters (Lowpass, Highpass, Bandstop and Bandpass)
  • Advanced coplanar-waveguide filter design.
Microwave Link Planning  The aim of this course is to cover the key aspects of designing and planning a microwave radio link. This course will discuss the microwave propagation issues related to the line-of-sight apparatus. Microwave Link planning is a precise, methodical process that includes System operating margin (SOM) calculations, Loss/attenuation Calculations, Fading and fade margins calculations, Frequency planning and interference calculations, Quality and availability calculations. However, fundamental terms and concepts will also be reviewed
  • First Step in Planning a Link and the role of ITU-R recommendations.
  • Fresnel Zone.
  • Free Space Loss, Propagation Losses, Ground Reflection.
  • Link-budgets for line-of-sight.
  • Transmit Power, Antenna Gain; Receive Signal Level, and Receiver Sensitivity.
  • System operating margin (SOM) calculations, Loss/attenuation Calculations, Fading and fade margins calculations, Frequency planning and interference calculations, Quality and availability calculations.
  • Multipath Interference, Signal-to-Noise Ratio.
  • RF microwave power amplifier.
  • RF low noise amplifier.
  • RF microwave filter.
Spectrum Frequencies Policy & Management The course aims to cover spectrum policy and key management decisions associated with it. Spectrum is a key natural resource that requires robust policy formulation in order to derive effective return. The course covers its management, particularly the application of market based techniques; covering the regulator’s strategic purpose.
  • Fundamentals of Radio Spectrum, Services utilising Spectrum & Spectrum Management Principles and Methods
  • Spectrum Markets & Spectrum Pricing
  • Day-to-Day Frequency Management: Frequency planning as a derivative of effective spectrum regulation & Frequency planning techniques and tools
  • Spectrum Auctions
  • Secondary Markets, Band Management & Trading