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  • Course:HSDPA
  • Course ID:HSDPA 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

  • UMTS-FDD: Review of Key Concepts
    • Bit Error rate versus Eb/N0
    • UMTS-FDD Error control coding versus modulation versus Eb/N0
    • Logical, transport, and physical channels used for data transport
    • Retransmission strategies used in UMTS-FDD versus hard/soft decoding
  • HSDPA Architecture
    • HSDPA-defined transport channels
    • HSDPA physical layer changes relative to UMTS-FDD
    • HSDPA MAC layer changes/improvements relative to UMTS-FDD
  • HSDPA Operation and Design Considerations
    • Physical layer functionality, parameters, and optimization considerations
    • MAC layer functionality, parameters, and optimization
    • Adaptive modulation schemes, parameters, and optimization
    • Adaptive coding schemes, parameters, and optimization
    • Incremental redundancy/hybrid ARQ
      • Conceptual structures
      • Operational and optimization issues
  • Course Recap and Conclusion
    • HSDPA’s elegance, simplicity, and complexities — all at the same time
    • Evolution of HSDPA, including HSUPA


Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

Although HSDPA builds on the UMTS structures, it presents some unique capabilities and challenges. Building on your knowledge of UMTS, you will learn the capabilities and complexities that HSDPA brings to the network structure and operation.  While HSDPA is conceptually simple, it leaves a number of implementation details to the individual equipment vendors.  Knowing how the HSDPA-enabled UMTS network is structured will allow you to ask the vendors the right questions, which in turn will allow you to make the right design choices.  All in all, you will come away from this class with a good understanding of how to design, implement, and optimize HSDPA networks.


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.
Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Those experienced with UMTS who wish to learn more about HSDPA.



Knowledge of UMTS, which may be acquired from the following course:


  • “The instructor had a knack for explaining things in ways we could understand. I also liked the fact that he knew what he was talking about. He always had an answer; he was always careful to be thorough, not just give “yes/no” answers. Overall, this is one of the best training classes I’ve ever taken. Great job!” – A. Astley, Wireless Communications Engineer, US Department of Energy