News release

Date: 6th October 2011

eXplano Tech to offer new Professional training course on UMTS and HSPA/HSPA+ targeted at those who wish to gain maximum expertise and knowledge in a minimum amount of time.

10 Years after the launch of the first 3G network, HSPA/HSPA+ networks are now a serious contender to the roll out of LTE, with 136 commercial networks currently in operation

Luton, UK, 6 October 2011 - This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first 3G network launched by NTT Docomo on the 1st October 2001. According to a report by Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) there are 753 million UMTS subscribers including 467 million HSPA users. There are 136 commercial HSPA+ networks in operation and this is set to rise to 170 by the end of 2011. HSPA/HSPA+ is the most serious contender to the roll out of LTE.

Currently, the mobile industry focus is on LTE, however, with the advancement of HSPA as a competitor to LTE, in recognition to that eXplanoTech has launched new training course on UMTS and HSPA/+ to meet the ever growing demand in the industry. This course is set to take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November and is focussed on ramping up those professionals involved in the area of UMTS/HSPA with little or no knowledge to progress quickly to an optimum expert level. This course would hugely benefit people from different sectors, such as, test engineers, developers, as well as sales and marketing professionals.

Zahid Ghadialy, Managing Director of eXplanoTech and a veteran of the mobile industry will co-present this course Zahid brings with him a wealth of practical experience gained over the years working in various design, development and testing roles. Zahid is also an active speaker/participant in several industry events/blogs, and has developed a unique and effective ways to explain ideas and concepts.
This course is set to take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November and will benefit people from differing sectors, be they testers, developers, including sales and marketing professionals.

Topics covered include:
• Drivers for 3G/UMTS
• UMTS architecture, including UE architecture, UTRAN and UE Identifiers, Bearers and Quality of Service (QoS)
• UMTS radio interface
• UMTS air interface procedures
• The need for HSPA
• HSDPA principles and architecture
• HSUPA principles and architecture
• HSPA+ motivation and enhancements
• UMTS and HSPA air interface signalling procedures

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About eXplanoTech(
eXplanoTech was launched in 2006 as an independent mobile and wireless telecommunication company and has rapidly grown by way of delivering expertise in technology consultancy (protocol stack development , testing, application software and product development, etc) technical training (LTE, LTE/SAE, UMTS, HSPA/+, MBMS), managed services and resource consultancy.

Email: training[at]explanotech[dot]com
Tel: 01582 635 026

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