tfk technologies GmbH


tfk technologies GmbH
Baierbrunner Straße 33
81379 München
Tel: +49 89 189 43 54-405
Fax: +49 89 189 43 54-15
Description Date Location Time
NW1231 - HSPA für UMTS Spezialisten 23.07.2020 – 24.07.2020 München 09:00 – 16:00
NW1231 - HSPA für UMTS Spezialisten online (halbtägig) 20.01.2021 – 22.01.2021 Online Training 09:00 – 13:00
NW1231 - HSPA für UMTS Spezialisten online (halbtägig) 27.04.2021 – 29.04.2021 Online Training 09:00 – 13:00

HSPA for UMTS Experts

Course description (english, PDF)

Duration: 2 days

The introduction of HSPA takes the data rates and efficiency in UMTS to a new level. This is achieved by the implementation of new functions and principles, which will be used also in the upcoming new standard LTE. Even with the introduction of LTE HSPA remains a very attractive option for network operators as the achievable data rates in comparable bandwidth are comparable. Therefor this training offers a detailed overview of used principles and functions in HSPA and HSPA+..

The participant will learn in which areas of the network HSPA provides advantages to the network-operating company as well as to the user. HSPA does not just accelerate the data transmission at the air interface, but also optimises it in UTRAN. A technically-based illustration prepares the participant for the comparison with LTE at the end of the course.

Target Group / Requirements

The course is addressed to technical personnel of UMTS network providers who require a detailed knowledge of UMTS characteristics and processes. Prerequisite is a basic understanding of mobile-radio technologies, especially of UMTS. If this basic knowledge is not available, this course can be divided into a sequence of UMTS courses.

Course Content

Introductory overview of UMTS networks

  • Overview of the UMTS network
  • Introduction to air interfaces


  • Introduction to HSPA
  • Overview of the changes in UMTS in order to incorporate HSPA
  • Prerequisites, benefits and limitations of HSPA
  • Key features of HSPA

HSDPA technology in detail

  • Optimising of data transmission
  • Scheduling and resource changes
  • Adaptive Modulation and coding based on the quality of the connection (QPSK and 16QAM)
  • Hybrid ARQ (Layer 2 error detection and correction in Node B) leads to a better allocation of the available radio interface qualities
  • Changes to the protocol layers
  • HS-DSCH frame protocol for flow control
  • The HSDPA MAC-hs Protocol, which controls the subscriber access
  • Additional channels in the radio interface (HS-SCCH, HS-PDSCH, HS-DPCCH, etc.) and their functions
  • Physical implementation of UMTS networks
  • Requirements of the Node B
  • requirements of the RNCHSUPA

HSUPA technology in detail

  • Introduction to HSUPA
  • Description of new channels for HSUPA (E-DCH, E-DPDCH, E-DPCCH, E-AGCH, E-RGCH, E-HICH)
  • Protocol extensions for HSUPA
  • HSUPA scheduling
  • HSUPA Macro Diversity

HSPA Call Set Up and mobility procedures

  • Call Set Up
  • Cell change
  • Inward and outward mobility


  • MIMO
  • Higher Order Modulation
  • Continuous connectivity for packet data users
  • E-FACH
  • Changes on Layer 2




Certificates are given to all participants at the end of the course about the successful completion.


Course HSPA for UMTS Experts
Number NW1231
Contact tfk technologies GmbH
Baierbrunner Straße 33
81379 München
Tel. +498918943540
Place München
Baierbrunner Straße 33
81379 München
Price € 1.220,00
VAT excl.

tfk technologies GmbH
Baierbrunner Straße 33
81379 München
Tel.: +49 89 189 43 54-0
Fax: +49 89 189 43 54-15 

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