HSPA/HSPA+ Essentials

High Speed Packet Access, or “HSPA,” is driven by the desire to provide end-users with an enhanced experience in UMTS through higher data transfer rates. To leverage Operator investments in HSPA, the 3GPP developed a series of enhancements to create the “HSPA Evolution,” also referred to as “HSPA+.” HSPA+ provides a strategic performance roadmap advantage for HSPA Operators with features such as dual-carrier operation, MIMO, and higher order modulation.

This course provides a high level overview of HSPA and HSPA+ technology including its architectural impacts. Further it explains functional and protocol evolution details of UMTS nodes. A good knowledge of 3GPP technologies like UMTS would be beneficial for anyone attending this course.

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the audience will be able to:

  • Understand HSPA/HSPA+ features
  • Describe HSDPA/HSUPA channels/technology
  • Describe protocols (e.g. RLC, MAC) changes
  • Explain Signaling Changes

Who should attend?
This is advance level course and suitable for telecom professionals & students who have good understanding of UMTS.

UMTS eLearning

 Course Contents
HSPA/HSPA+ Overview

  • What is HSPA/HSPA+?
  • HSPA Goals & Data Rate
  • Benefits & Applications

HSPA (HSDPA/HSUPA) Introduction

  • HSPA Enhancements
  • UMTS Architecture with HSPA
  • HSPA Channels
  • HSPA Terminals

HSPA Features

  • Shared Channel Transmission
  • Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC)
  • Hybrid Automatic Repeat-Request (H-ARQ)
  • Fair and Fast Scheduling at Node B
  • Short Transmission Time Interval (TTI)
  • Multi Code Transmission
  • MAC Architecture Enhancements
  • HSPA Operations & Mobility Procedures

HSPA+ Enhancements

  • Multiple Input / Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Continuous Connectivity for Packet Data Users (CPC)
  • Evolved HSPA Architecture
  • Continuous Connectivity (CPC)
  • Enhanced Cell FACH

R8 HSPA+ Enhancements

  • CS over HSPA
  • Dual Cell HSDPA
  • HSPA VoIP to WCDMA/GSM CS Continuity