Introduction to Cellular Communications 2G-3G

A short course which introduces the learner to second generation and third generation cellular communication

  • Domain : ELECTRONICS
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A Quick Overview

The course “Introduction to Cellular Communications 2G-3G” is a beginners level course focused to build the foundation of wireless networks and their technological advancements. The course, firstly, provides the complete evolution of the networking technologies from the PSTN (landline) system to the 3rd Generation system covering the various fundamentals of Wireless, RF Channels, Multiple Access, GSM, CDMA – IS-95, GPRS, Edge, UMTS and transport protocols such as TDM, ATM and IP. The course covers the link budget analysis of networks and the various technological advancements to improve coverage, capacity and spectral efficiency.


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1Introduction to Mobile communication

  • How does mobile telephony work?
  • Wireless Basics
    • Radio spectrum
    • Modulation & Coding
    • Multiple Access
    • Antenna Structure
    • Cellular concept
  • Evolution of Telephony till 1st Generation Systems


2Network Standardization & Evolution

  • 3GPP & 3GPP2/ IEEE standardization
  • Network architecture evolution covering from GSM, WCDMA
  • Understanding the 2nd Generation systems such as GSM & IS-95

33rd Generation systems and Technological Advancements

  • Understanding the 3rd Generation systems preferably the UMTS
  • Understanding the concept of Mobility
  • Identify the performance gains in the 3rd Generation systems

4Coverage Analysis and Transport Evolution

  • Link budget calculation
  • Transport Network Evolution
  • Analysing the mobile network logs.

Projects Overview



The student needs to opt for one of the projects 

Analysis of mobile using an android app

Using Netmonster and or any other similar android app to perform walk test of the network, which should include the mapping of the coverage of the mobile signal onto google Map and to identify the performance of the network in terms of handovers, IRAT handovers, Cell reselections, network blackholes and call drops. The project should accompany reports for the improvement of the performance. The analysis should include the bands, capabilities of the network, throughput calculations and MO/MT call performances.


Analysis of Wifi network using an android app

Use the WIFI Signal monitor android application to perform the coverage analysis of the WIFI coverage at your home, map the location to identify the interfering SSIDs, fading causes, network blackholes. Suggest ways to improve the coverage of the WIFI in your home, which should include the selection of channel number and reason to do so, coverage improvement of WIFI, optimum position for the WIFI router, use of any repeaters, extenders or a mesh WIFI. Plot it on a Map.


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  • Access Duration : 2 months
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
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  • Access Duration : Lifetime
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
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  • Individual Video Support : 12/Month
  • Group Video Support : 12/Month
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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take your course?

 This is a beginners level course. Students who have studied networking and RF subjects can take up a course.


2What is included in your course?

  • GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, HSPA Architecture and comparison
  • Radio Channels, Interference, Path loss, Link Budget, Capacity planning, Paging, Handover, Power Control, IRAT
  • Call flows for 2G, 3G
  • Planning and Optimization principles used.

3What will the student gain from your course?

Understanding of Telecom Evolution, Telecom architecture , Link Budget analysis, Channels etc


4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

  • Power calculations including dB conversion and calculations
  • Link Budget analysis 
  • Concepts related to drive test and walk test of the network quality validation

5What is the real world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

  • The course is prepared with the real world scenarios such as Link budget which is used for the planning and optimization of the networks , protocol analysis, capacity calculations, throughput calculations and evolutions and challenges of the network
  • The end project helps to understand the concepts related to the drive test and walk test of the network quality validation.

6Which companies use these techniques and for what?

Extreme, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Juniper, almost all networking, mobile companies and software service providers etc.


7How is this course going to help me get a job?

Students will be able to use the knowledge gained from this course in the day-to day responsibilities of the various profiles in Telecom such as Network Engineer, Optimization engineer, Planning engineer, etc.



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  • Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate
  • Course completion certificates will be provided to all students
  • Build a professional portfolio
  • Automatically link your technical projects
  • E-verified profile that can be shared on LinkedIn


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