Planning the UMTS core network engineering consist of GSN (GPRS Service Node) system design, MSC and registers dimensioning, OMC dimensioning, Core network interface dimensioning.
The Core Network has several interfaces, which need to be configured and dimensioned. The Core Network hardware configuration is also vendor specific. Network vendors have very extensive documentation how to design all aspects of core network starting from the room environmental requirements up to the post integration system quality audit. The course covers the details of various functions of the Core Network including Mobility Management, authentication, security, roaming, call and session setup and evolution of the UMTS network towards an all-IP based network.