HSDPA Advanced Training

Commitment 3 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


High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) has been gaining popularity throughout the wireless operator community and deployments are ongoing worldwide.   Operators who have deployed WCDMA/UMTS will be able to offer subscribers faster data rates, in the range of 1 to 5 Mbps, and with the introduction of Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technologies, up to 20 Mbps access is possible.  HSDPA includes Adaptive Modulation and Coding techniques, fast cell search, Hybrid ARQ (H-ARQ), and advanced receiver design.

This HSDPA Advanced Training course is an advanced tutorial designed to build on the foundations laid in our introductory HSDPA course or on the design/deployment knowledge already acquired in the field.  In this HSDPA Advanced Training course, we will take a deeper look at frame structures, timing and synchronization of the network, technology enhancements, and the operation of such features as H-ARQ.

  • 3 days of HSDPA Advanced Training with an expert instructor
  • HSDPA Advanced Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • For little to no extra charge, you may customize this HSDPA Advanced Training course to the needs of audience groups such as RF and network design and optimization engineers, chipset manufacturers, R&D personnel, managers and executives, planners, and strategists, sales and marketing personnel, and operations and support staff.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this HSDPA Advanced course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the HSDPA Advanced 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 HSDPA Advanced Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Upon completing this HSDPA Advanced Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:


The target audience for this HSDPA Advanced Training course:

  • Engineers and others responsible for the planning, design, and deployment of HSDPA technologies and who possess some prior exposure to UMTS and HSDPA.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this HSDPA Advanced Training course are:


UTRAN Architecture
  • Network architecture model
  • Network components
  • MAC enhancements
  • Control plane enhancement
  • Node B & RNC enhancements
  • UE enhancements
HSDPA Overview
  • HSDPA power management
  • Packet scheduler
  • MAC scheduling function
  • QPSK and 16-QAM
  • Channel quality feedback mechanisms (CQI)
  • Multi-user diversity (MUD)
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • High-speed downlink shared channels (HS-DSCH)
  • Hybrid ARQ (H-ARQ)
  • Adaptive modulation and coding
  • H-ARQ operation
  • Fast scheduling
  • Resource management
  • UE measurements/reporting/capabilities
  • HSDPA Advanced Training
HSDPA Physical Layer
  • Frame structure HS-SCCH
  • Frame structure HS-DPSCH
  • Frame structure HS-PDSCH
  • Uplink and downlink signaling
  • CQI
  • Timing relationships
  • Link adaptation
  • Soft combining
  • Frame size optimization
  • MAC-d
  • MAC-c/sh
  • MAC-hs
  • Explain MAC entities for different transport channels
  • HARQ protocols and information
  • Signaling
  • Error handling
  • Transport block sizes
  • Channelization codes
  • Measurement feedback rate
  • HS-PDSCH power offset
  • HS-SCCH Cyclic Sequence Number (HCSN)
  • Uplink signaling parameters measurement report
HSDPA Control Plane
  • Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol
  • Node B application part (NBAP) protocol
  • Radio network subsystem application part (RNSAP) protocol
HSDPA User Plane
  • Transport blocks
  • MAC layer functionality
  • Synchronization
  • Control of MAC-d PDUs and flow control
  • Capacity allocation messages
Traffic Channel Operations & Mobility
  • Packet scheduler
  • RAB and multi-RAB
  • RRC connection enhancements
  • Radio bearer setup
  • Channel assignments
  • Inter node B handover
  • Intra node B handover
  • Radio bearer reconfiguration
HSDPA Design
  • Adaptive Modulation Coding (AMC) modeling
  • Ec/Nt HS-PDSCH prediction plots
  • CQI prediction plots
  • RLC throughput prediction plots
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