Courses Details
Course Overview
HSPA , also known as Evolved High-Speed Packet Access is a wireless broadband standard defined in 3GPP release 7 and above. Participants attending this course will gain an in depth appreciation of the architecture and operation of the HSPA system and the evolution of the 3GPP specifications from WCDMA R99 to HSPA .   The architecture of the R5 HSDPA and R6 HSUPA network is explained and the functions of network nodes and interfaces discussed. The 3GPP study in Release 7 is introduced and the various HSPA enhancements, such as MIMO, 64QAM, CPC, described in detail. The HSPA protocol stack and the HSPA procedures are also covered in detail.
Course Schedule
Target Audience
Mobile Access Network engineers and Radio Planners.
Course Prerequisites
Understanding UMTS
Expected Accomplishments
Describe the HSPA  and  HSPA network architecture
Describe the function of each HSPA & HSPA node
Explain the functions of the main interfaces of the HSPA network
Show how HSPA may inter-work with other networks
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the HSPA radio interface
List the logical, transport and physical channels used on the HSPA & HSPA radio interface
Explain the basic operation of MIMO in HSPA and describe its advantages
Describe the functions of each layer of the HSPA protocol stack
Describe the procedures for network entry and location management
Show how data bearers are setup and QoS is managed in the HSPA system
Course Outline
Introduction to HSDPA
Market outlook for high speed data 
Network architecture
Benefits and drawbacks of HSDPA

HSDPA Physical Layer
Timing relations between HSDPA channels
16-QAM and AMC 
Chase combining, partial IR and full IR.
Packet scheduling strategies
Hybrid ARQ

Protocol Enhancements and Extensions
Packet scheduler in Node B.
Interworking of MAC-hs in Node- B and MAC-d in RNC
Protocol extensions of NBAP
HSDPA data transfer

HSDPA Operation
Establishing and stopping HSDPA service
Measurement event ID
Intra and inter Node B serving HS-DSCH cell change
Synchronized and unsynchronized handovers

HSDPA Radio Resource Management
HSDPA code resource allocation strategies
HSDPA power allocation strategies

HSUPA Principles
HSUPA channels
HSUPA operation
UE capabilities
HSUPA peak data rates

HSUPA Physical Layer Channels and Processing
Physical Layer
HSUPA channel mapping
Channel coding
Physical channel Procedures
Timing relations between HSUPA channels
Compressed mode operation

MAC Protocols and Procedures
MAC operation
MAC architecture of UE and UTRAN
Reordering protocol and its mechanisms
Scheduling request mechanism
Grant allocation mechanism and their update
Transport format selection process

RRC Protocols and Procedures
HSUPA RRC functions
Call flow for setting up HSUPA operations
Messages and IEs
E-DCH active set modification
E-DCH serving cell selection
UE state transitions on HSUPA operation

Introduction to HSPA  
HSPA R7 and R8 Features.
UE Categories 
Throughput Enhancement Methods

High Order Modulation.
64QAM for HSDPA - 21.6Mbps Operation.
16QAM for HSUPA.
MIMO Antennas - STC and Spatial Multiplexing.
MIMO Open Loop and Closed Loop Diversity.
2x2 MIMO in Release 7 - 16QAM Configuration - 28.8Mbps Operation.

F-DPCH Enhancements.
Enhancements to RLC Layer - Flexible RLC.
RLC TM Mode Allowing for HS-DSCH.
Enhancements to MAC - ehs-MAC.
DC-HSDPA - Dual Cell Operation - E1a and Active Set Update Dual Cell Information.

Latency and Power Enhancements 
CPC - DTX, DRX and HS-SCCH Less Operation.
Parameters Relevant for DTX Operation.
New Uplink DPCCH Slot Format.
E-DCH Tx Start Time Restrictions.
Enhanced Cell_FACH.
HS-DSCH Reception in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH.
E-DCH Transmission in CELL_FACH State.
Comparison of HS-SCCH Type 1 and 2.

HSPA Session 
Session Establishment.
HSPA R7 and R8 Configuration Parameters.
Optimized Support of Voice Services - CS over HSPA.
Mobility for HSPA Devices.
HS Serving Cell Change.

HSPA Operational Procedures 
Pre-coding Control Information.
CQI Reporting in HSPA .
Feedback in CELL_FACH State.
H-ARQ Feedback Enhancements.
HS-SCCH Type 3.
Type A and Type B CQI.
BCCH Reception in Enhanced CELL_FACH State.
Uplink and Downlink Data Transfer.