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
oMarket outlook for high speed data 
oNetwork architecture
oBenefits and drawbacks of HSDPA

HSDPA Physical Layer
oCoding of HS-DSCH, HS-SCCH and HS-DPCCH
oTiming relations between HSDPA channels
o16-QAM and AMC 
oChase combining, partial IR and full IR.
oPacket scheduling strategies
oHybrid ARQ

Protocol Enhancements and Extensions
oPacket scheduler in Node B.
oInterworking of MAC-hs in Node- B and MAC-d in RNC
oProtocol extensions of NBAP
oHSDPA data transfer

HSDPA Operation
oEstablishing and stopping HSDPA service
oMeasurement event ID
oIntra and inter Node B serving HS-DSCH cell change
oSynchronized and unsynchronized handovers

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

HSUPA Principles
oHSUPA channels
oHSUPA operation
oUE capabilities
oHSUPA peak data rates

HSUPA Physical Layer Channels and Processing
oPhysical Layer
oHSUPA channel mapping
oChannel coding
oPhysical channel Procedures
oTiming relations between HSUPA channels
oCompressed mode operation

MAC Protocols and Procedures
oMAC operation
oMAC architecture of UE and UTRAN
oReordering protocol and its mechanisms
oScheduling request mechanism
oGrant allocation mechanism and their update
oTransport format selection process

RRC Protocols and Procedures
oHSUPA RRC functions
oCall flow for setting up HSUPA operations
oMessages and IEs
oE-DCH active set modification
oE-DCH serving cell selection
oUE state transitions on HSUPA operation

Introduction to HSPA  
oHSPA R7 and R8 Features.
oUE Categories 
oThroughput Enhancement Methods

High Order Modulation.
o64QAM for HSDPA - 21.6Mbps Operation.
o16QAM for HSUPA.
oMIMO Antennas - STC and Spatial Multiplexing.
oMIMO Open Loop and Closed Loop Diversity.
o2x2 MIMO in Release 7 - 16QAM Configuration - 28.8Mbps Operation.

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

Latency and Power Enhancements 
oCPC - DTX, DRX and HS-SCCH Less Operation.
oParameters Relevant for DTX Operation.
oNew Uplink DPCCH Slot Format.
oE-DCH Tx Start Time Restrictions.
oEnhanced Cell_FACH.
oHS-DSCH Reception in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH.
oE-DCH Transmission in CELL_FACH State.
oComparison of HS-SCCH Type 1 and 2.

HSPA Session 
oSession Establishment.
oHSPA R7 and R8 Configuration Parameters.
oOptimized Support of Voice Services - CS over HSPA.
oMobility for HSPA Devices.
oHS Serving Cell Change.

HSPA Operational Procedures 
oPre-coding Control Information.
oCQI Reporting in HSPA .
oFeedback in CELL_FACH State.
oH-ARQ Feedback Enhancements.
oHS-SCCH Type 3.
oType A and Type B CQI.
oBCCH Reception in Enhanced CELL_FACH State.
oUplink and Downlink Data Transfer.