HSPA Air Interface

Course Code: TM11111EL

Average duration: 4 Hours

Delivery: Virtual class

Course Objective:

This course discusses the broad scope of UMTS and HSPA its characteristics, its features and its evolution. It also provides the insight of HSDPA and HSUPA.

Prerequisite:

This course is targeted for anyone with communication background to understand the features and capabilities of UMTS

Course Contents:
1. System Scenarios

  • Radio and core network mobility
  • Handovers and SRNS relocation

2. Overview of HSPA

  • HSPA Air interface strategies
  • Impact of HSPA on radio network
  • UE categories

3. Key Concepts of HSPA

  • Adaptive modulation and coding
  • Fast scheduling at the Node B
  • UE measurement and feedback
  • H-ARQ and incremental redundancy

4. HSPA Channels

  • HSDPA UL/DL channel details
  • HSUPA UL/DL channel details

5. HSPA Operations

HSDPA

  • Channel quality indicator
  • HS-SCCH operational details
  • Hard handovers

HSUPA

  • Uplink resource allocation
  • Absolute and relative grants
  • Soft handovers

6. HSPA+

  • Key concepts of HSPA+
  • Downlink data transmission
  • Uplink data transmission
  • MIMO in HSPA+