TETRA Training In-Depth

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


TETRA networks exist in many countries to meet the specialized communications requirements of the public safety community.  While less widely deployed than other technologies, TETRA is an important component of the worldwide mobile communications infrastructure.

In this TETRA Training In-Depth course, you will learn how the TETRA architecture compares with that of other technologies, helping you identify its strengths and limitations vis-à-vis particular applications.  You will also study the TETRA air interface in a good deal of depth.  TETRA includes some unique capabilities aimed at the public safety community, e.g., it can provide immediate, simultaneous connectivity to a subgroup of users, while maintaining their communications private from the larger organization.   Upon completion of this TETRA Training In Depth course, you will have a good understanding of TETRA’s unique functionality as well as the design and optimization challenges posed by it.

  • 3 days of TETRA Training In-Depth with an expert instructor
  • TETRA Training In-Depth Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • Customize the TETRA Training In-Depth course to your specific needs at little-to-no additional cost. We offer distinct versions of this course tailored for audiences such as network design and optimization engineers, equipment or application designers, and less technical audiences such as management, sales/marketing, and operations/support personnel.

Upon completion of this TETRA Training In-Depth course, the participants will:


The target audience for this TETRA Training IN-Depth course:

  • This course is aimed at technical audiences who need a comprehensive technology overview of TETRA.

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

  • Some prior exposure to RF, wireless, telecom or IT will be helpful.


  • Trunked mobile communications
  • Concepts and benefits of trunking
  • Trunk mobile systems compared (iDEN, Tetrapol)
  • TETRA technology
  • ETSI standardization
  • The TETRA MoU
  • TETRA equipment and systems
Features and Services
  • TETRA features
  • Bearer services, teleservices, supplementary services
  • Voice and data services
  • Circuit-switched and packet-switched data
  • IP packet data
  • Short Data Service (SDS)
  • Direct Mode Operation (DMO)
  • Trunked Mode Operation (TMO)
  • Support for Value Added Services (VAS)
  • TETRA applications
  • Spectral efficiency
  • Security aspects
TETRA Architecture
  • BS, LSC, MSC, LS, MT, TE
  • TETRA network and standard interfaces
  • Standard gateways
  • Trunked mode air interfaces
  • Inter System Interface (ISI)
  • Terminal Equipment Interface (PEI)
  • Line Station Interface (LSI)
  • Network Management Interface (NMI)
  • Direct Mode Air Interface (DMAI)
  • Gateways to public networks
  • TETRA Direct Mode Operation (DMO)
  • Gateway mobile station
  • Repeater station
  • TETRA Training In-Depth
Addressing, Numbering, Dialing, and TETRA MMI
  • Numbering and addressing
  • Leading digit dialing
  • Call scenarios
TETRA Air Interface
  • Spectrum allocations and channel assignments
  • Physical and logical channels
  • TDMA structure
  • Medium Access Control (MAC) sublayers
  • Logical Link Control (LLC) layer
  • Frame, slot, and burst structures
  • Air interface message sets
  • Idle mode/dedicated mode procedures
  • Power budgets and range estimation
  • Cellular capacity issues
TETRA Voice Coding
  • ACELP coding
  • Speech vs. transmission frames
  • Interfaces with other voice systems
  • Voice transcoding
TETRA and Data Networks
  • Circuit mode data operation
  • Packet mode operation
  • X.25, TETRA data services, SCLNP
  • Inter-network protocols
  • Interworking with IP networks
  • TETRA over IP solutions
  • TETRA Training In Depth
TETRA Security and Billing
  • Overview of TETRA security requirements
  • Authentication, Encryption
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Billing in TETRA networks
TETRA Physical Layer
  • Frequency allocation
  • Carrier frequencies and radio channel numbers
  • Frame, slot, and burst structures
  • Synchronization
  • Frequency reference
  • Transmission delays
  • Scrambling
  • Power control
  • Channel quality measurement
  • Physical layer performance
  • Emissions and interference
  • Area coverage techniques
TETRA Data Link Layer
  • LLC and MAC sublayers
  • Coding and interleaving
  • FEC and error detection
  • Channel coding for data and signaling
  • Coding parameters
  • Stealing
  • Random Access (RA)
  • Logical channel routing
  • System modes: Normal, extended, minimum, discontinuous
  • Mobile station modes: Idle, signaling and packet data, traffic, economy
TETRA Training In-Depth – TETRA Network Layer
  • Network layer concepts
  • TETRA network layer
  • TETRA protocol stacks
  • Mobile to base link
  • Mobility management protocols
  • Circuit mode operation
  • Packet mode operation
  • X.25, TETRA data services, SCLNP
  • Inter-network protocols
TETRA System Design and Deployment
  • Capacity in the air interface/core network
  • Deployment issues
  • Network management issues
TETRA and Public Mobile Systems
  • GSM services and features
  • Comparison of TETRA and GSM
  • Convergence of TETRA and GSM
  • Evolution of TETRA towards 3G services
  • Unifying TETRA and UMTS
TETRA Training In-Depth Course Wrap Up
  • Future developments in TETRA technology
  • Course recap, Q&A session, and evaluations
TETRA Training In-DepthTETRA Training In-Depth Course Wrap-Up


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