GSM System Engineering Training

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This two-day GSM System Engineering Training seminar provides a solid grounding in principles of basic GSM system design and RF engineering. Propagation, antenna systems, and traffic engineering principles are thoroughly introduced. Finally, GSM system design, growth, and performance considerations are explored for each student receiving example files on disk.

  • 2 days of GSM System Engineering Training with an expert instructor
  • GSM System Engineering Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • We can adapt this GSM System Engineering Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this GSM System Engineering course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the GSM System Engineering around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the GSM System Engineering course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Upon completing this GSM System Engineering Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:


The target audience for this GSM System Engineering course:

  • Engineers, technicians, and technical managers with technical backgrounds but limited wireless experience.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this GSM System Engineering course are:


Signal Principles
  • Modulation
  • Bandwidth
  • Interference
  • Performance
Radio Propagation Basics for GSM
  • Frequency and Wavelength
  • The Physics of Propagation: Free Space, Reflection, Diffraction
  • Local Variability: Rayleigh fading and multipath cancellation
  • Area Propagation Models: Okumura, HATA, Cost 231
  • Point-to-Point Models: techniques and commercial software
  • Analyzing measured data to produce models
  • Reliability of Service: using statistics to design for reliability
  • Macro-cell Indoor Penetration Considerations and reliability
  • Micro-cellular systems and techniques
  • GSM System Engineering Training
GSM Air Interface Overview
  • GSM Air Interface Basics and Signal RF Characteristics
  • How it all works: decoding GSM signals
  • Capacity Implications of the Air Interface
  • CM, MM, RR (Layer 3 messages)
  • LAPDm (Layer 2)
  • Radio channel (Layer 1)
  • Logical and Physical Channels
  • Handover
Antennas for GSM
  • Basic Antennas: Isotropic and Dipole radiators
  • Concept of Antenna Gain and gain references
  • Effective Radiated Power
  • Antenna Patterns and Pattern Features
  • How Antennas achieve Gain
  • Reflector techniques, array techniques
  • Families of Antennas used in Wireless: architecture, characteristics
  • Collinear vertical antennas
  • Horizontal arrays: yagis, log-periodic, etc.
  • Implications of propagation driving antenna selection
  • Multipath scattering in mobile clutter environment
  • Beamwidth and tilt considerations for base station antennas
Basic Principles of Traffic Engineering for GSM
  • Terms and Basic Concepts
  • Traffic Units (Erlangs, CCS, Minutes)
  • Trunks, Circuits, Voice Paths
  • Offered Traffic vs. Carried Traffic
  • Blocking Probability, Grade of Service
  • Basic Operational Concepts
  • Using Traffic Tables
  • Principle of Trunking Efficiency
GSM Link Budgets and High-Level System Design
  • Link Budget basics and application principles
  • Traffic Considerations
  • Determining the Number of Cells Required
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