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  • Course:EDGE
  • Course ID:EDGE Duration:2 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

  • Motivation, Background, and Limitations of GPRS: Why Did EDGE Become a Necessity
    • What are the fundamental limitations of GPRS?
    • Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS) vis-à-vis Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
  • GPRS/EGPRS Network Architecture
    • GPRS mobile station modes and classes
    • Packet control unit (PCU) and channel codec unit (CCU)
    • Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
    • Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
    • Border Gateway (BG)
    • Protocol stacks between the various GPRS network elements and network optimization considerations
  • EDGE Air Interface Protocol Structures
    • EDGE vis-à-vis GPRS vis-à-vis GSM RF layer
    • GMSK of GPRS versus 8-PSK option of EDGE
    • EDGE Medium Access Control (MAC) Sublayer
    • EDGE Radio Link Control (RLC) Sublayer
    • EDGE link adaptation schemes
    • Air interface optimization considerations
  • EDGE Layer 2 Retransmission Strategies
    • Soft decoding
    • Incremental redundancy and hybrid ARQ
    • Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCS) and associated RLC block structures and issues
    • Optimization considerations vis-à-vis retransmission strategies used in EDGE and MCS families
  • Course Recap and Conclusion
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

GPRS is the pivotal technology that brought packet switching to the world of mobile communications. However, it suffers from significant limitations  that are both serious and not solvable within the GPRS framework. EDGE, aka “Enhanced GPRS”, overcomes those limitations in truly unique ways. This course will help you understand how EDGE tackles those problems and very effectively at that. You will learn what options are available to the network optimization processes and their advantages and disadvantages.


Customize It!

Customize this course to your specific needs at little-to-no additional cost.  We offer distinct versions tailored for:

  • Network design and optimization engineers
  • Equipment or application designers
  • Less technical audiences such as managers, executives, business planners, sales and marketing specialists, and operations and support personnel

You can also combine this 2-day EDGE course with its prequel, the 3-day GPRS  course, for an integrated five-day presentation. Ask us about the ‘combo’ discount.

Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Engineers with GSM/GPRS experience who wish to learn about EDGE.



  • "Liked the instructor's broad knowledge and passion for the material, technical detail, and the real-life examples and analogies. I appreciate his willingness to adjust the course to us. Completely covered what we needed." - International Science and Technology Enterprise
  • "Course content is absolutely remarkable; very well presented; excellent participant handbook. We need to continue training with your organization." - Tola Ofoia, Sr. Technology Officer, SamoaTel Ltd, Samoa