TETRA Training Overview

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


This TETRA Training Overview course will equip you with the understanding of TETRA principles, functionality, and procedures that you need to be able to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot your TETRA network. Unlike courses that are presented in the “death by PowerPoint” format, we will employ lectures interspersed with interactive diagrams, discussion of participant questions related to their implementation, example calls made with the client’s handsets on your network, and discussion of your TETRA configuration and settings.

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


  • Let us know your network architecture and what you are trying to achieve from this course and we’ll tailor our course to your specific requirements. The topics can be added/excluded and the course duration shortened/lengthened as needed.

Upon completion of this TETRA Training Overview course, the participants will:


The target audience for this TETRA Training Overview course:

  • RF personnel with limited exposure to digital RF modulation and 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.


TETRA Overview: Introduction
  • What Is TETRA?
  • Trunked Mobile Communications: Concepts and Benefits
  • ETSI and the TETRA Standards: Identifying the key Specification Documents
TETRA Training Overview – TETRA features
  • Bearer Services, Teleservices, Supplementary Services
  • Voice and Data Services
  • DMO: Direct Mode Operation
  • TMO: Trunked Mode Operation
  • SDS: Short Data Service and How It Differs from SMS
  • Security
  • TETRA Applications
TETRA Equipment, Addressing, and Numbering
  • Radio Terminals: Handheld and Vehicle-mounted
  • Terminal Capabilities
  • TETRA Numbering and Addressing
  • Identifiers and How They Are Used: TEI, MNI, ITSI, ISSI, GTSI, ATSI
  • Terminal MMI: How the Menu System and MMI Are Used to Select Features/Functions
  • TETRA Base Stations: Typical Capabilities
  • TETRA Switching and Management Infrastructure: Typical Capabilities
TETRA Architecture, Interfaces, and Call Handling Procedures
  • Distribution of TETRA Network Functionality
  • The functionality of BS, LSC, MSC, LS, MT, TE
  • TETRA Standardized Interfaces
    • Trunked Mode Air Interface
    • Inter-System Interface
    • Peripheral Equipment Interface
    • Line Station Interface
    • Network Management Interface
    • Direct Mode Air Interface
    • Gateway Equipment
TETRA Call Handling Procedures (how calls make use of the TETRA Infrastructure)
  • MS Operational Modes
  • Mobility Management
  • Attachment to Network
  • Cell Selection and Reselection
  • Group Call Handling
  • Individual Call Handling
  • Cell Selection/Reselection in Traffic Mode
  • Security, Authentication, and Encryption
  • Circuit Mode Data Operation
  • Packet Mode Data Operation
  • Direct Mode Call Handling
  • Repeater and Gateway Operation
TETRA Air Interface
  • Frequency Spectrum Allocations and Channel Assignments
  • Structure of the Physical and Logical Channels
  • How FDMA and TDMA Are Used
  • Functions of the Physical Layer
  • Functions of the Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer
  • Functions of the Logical Link Control (LLC) Layer
  • TDMA Frame, and Multi-frame Structure
TETRA Physical Layer
  • Frequency Allocation
  • Carrier Frequencies and Radio Channel Numbers
  • TETRA Modulation Scheme (π/4DQPSK)
  • Frame, Slot, and Burst Structures
Radio Resource Functions
  • Synchronization
  • Frequency Reference
  • Transmission Delays
  • Scrambling
  • Power Control
TETRA Data Link Layer
  • LLC and MAC Sublayers
  • Coding and Interleaving (how and why it is used)
  • FEC and Error Correction (how and why it is used)
  • Channel Coding for Data and Signaling
  • Stealing (how and why it is used)
  • The Random Access Procedure
  • Mapping of Logical Interfaces onto Physical Layer
  • System Modes: Normal, Extended, Minimum, Discontinuous
  • Mobile Station Modes: Idle, Signaling, and Packet Data, Traffic, Economy
TETRA Network Layer
  • Network Layer Concepts
  • TETRA Network Layer and Protocol Stacks
  • Mobile to Base Link
  • Mobility Management Protocols
  • Circuit Mode Operation
  • Packet Mode Operation
  • TETRA Data Services
TETRA Training OverviewTETRA Training Overview Course Wrap-Up


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