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
Introduction to HSDPA
Market outlook for high speed data
Benefits and drawbacks of HSDPA
HSDPA Physical Layer
Coding of HS-DSCH, HS-SCCH and HS-DPCCH
Timing relations between HSDPA channels
16-QAM and AMC
Chase combining, partial IR and full IR.
Packet scheduling strategies
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
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 peak data rates
HSUPA Physical Layer Channels and Processing
HSUPA channel mapping
Physical channel Procedures
Timing relations between HSUPA channels
Compressed mode operation
MAC Protocols and Procedures
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.
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.
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.
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 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.