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
oMarket outlook for high speed data
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
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
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
oHSUPA peak data rates
HSUPA Physical Layer Channels and Processing
oHSUPA channel mapping
oPhysical channel Procedures
oTiming relations between HSUPA channels
oCompressed mode operation
MAC Protocols and Procedures
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.
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.
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.
oHS-DSCH Reception in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH.
oE-DCH Transmission in CELL_FACH State.
oComparison of HS-SCCH Type 1 and 2.
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.