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  • Course:HSUPA
  • Course ID:HSUPA 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: A Refresher
    • UMTS network architecture
    • UMTS WCDMA air interface
    • UMTS coverage versus capacity trade-off
  • HSDPA: A Refresher
    • HSDPA network architecture
    • HSDPA air interface
    • HSDPA performance issues
  • Why Do We Need HSUPA?
    • Data-centric applications
    • How HSUPA improves system capacity
    • Beyond HSDPA & HSUPA
  • HSUPA Architecture and Protocols
    • RRC architecture
    • HSUPA user plane architecture
    • HSUPA protocol states
  • HSUPA vs. WCDMA Release 99
  • HSUPA Technologies
    • Layer 1 Hybrid ARQ
    • HSUPA packet scheduling
  • HSUPA E-DCH Channels
    • E-DCH transport channel
    • E-DCH physical channel
    • E-DCH physical control channel
    • E-DCH HARQ indicator channel
    • E-DCH relative channel
    • E-DCH absolute channel
    • QoS and TTI length
  • Physical Layer Operation
    • Hybrid ARQ process
    • HARQ – soft handover
    • HSUPA measurements
  • MAC Layer Operation
    • HSUPA user plane
    • Overall HSUPA MAC architecture
    • HSUPA advanced scheduling
  • HSUPA Handovers
    • Iub interface parameters
    • Soft Handover
    • HSUPA in compressed mode
  • HSUPA Radio Resource Management (RRM)
    • RNC algorithms
    • Node B algorithms
  • HSUPA Performance Considerations
    • Performance factors
    • Cell capacity
    • Performance enhancements
    • UE capabilities and data rates
  • HSUPA Network Planning & Optimization
    • Radio planning process
    • Link budget
    • HSUPA Radio Resource Management (RRM)
    • DL capacity
    • UL capacity
    • HSUPA performance enhancements
    • Planning for HSUPA applications
    • End-to-end applications optimization
  • Course Wrap-up
    • Course recap, Q/A and evaluations
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA), a technology that complements High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), is an evolutionary step that makes the uplink of WCDMA packet-based for data services. Together, HSDPA and HSUPA offer reduced latency and much higher data rates on the downlink and uplink, theoretically as high as 14.0 Mbps in the downlink and up to 5.8 Mbps in the uplink. They are expected to help usher in a mass market for mobile IP multimedia services.

In this course, you will undertake a comprehensive review of the layer 1 and layer 2 protocol functionality introduced in the UTRAN to support HSUPA, also known as Enhanced DCH or E-DCH. We will pay particular attention to the new Medium Access Control protocol entities, namely MAC-hs, MAC-e, and MAC-es. We will study in depth the functionality and coding of the new transport and physical channels, e.g. E-DCH, E-AGCH, and E-HICH. We will discuss how HSUPA impacts the UTRAN architecture as well as the key considerations involved in the planning of HSUPA networks. We will conclude the course with a look at the future of HSUPA and WCDMA.


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.

Combination courses that provide integrated treatment of related topics are also available. These include composites such as:


If you can benefit from such a combined class, ask us about our ‘combo discount’.


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

Those experienced with HSDPA who wish to learn more about HSUPA. The standard presentation of this course assumes a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related subject along with an appropriate background in communications engineering.




  • “Very good understanding of material; excellent in conveying information. The instructor is one of the best I have ever been exposed to. Outstanding! Without question, I’d recommend both the course and the instructor.” – M. Doyle, Consultant, Major Homeland Security Equipment Supplier