HSPA, HSPA+ & Beyond

NgnGuru Solutions provides web-based and on-site telecommunication training courses, customized & designed to meet and exceed customer expectations. Topics are presented by instructors rich in technical expertise, industry  experience, and outstanding presentation style.

A 2 day HSPA/HSPA+ Training Course includes HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ overview, network architecture, protocols, procedures and interfaces.

Program Overview

HSPA/HSPA+ training provides good understanding of the HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+ technology, architecture and protocols. This course is developed utilizing the latest learning and delivery techniques that offer unrivaled development opportunities.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will have a good understanding of:

Overview of UMTS

  • UMTS Introduction
  • UMTS 3GPP architecture
  • UMTS (WCDMA) Air interface
  • UMTS physical and logical channels
  • UTRAN Interfaces
  • Limitations
  • Evolution from W-CDMA to HSDPA


  • HSDPA overview
  • Benefits
  • Applications
  • Architecture
  • HSDPA Features
  • Shared channel transmission
  • Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC)
  • Fast Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (H-ARQ)
  • Fair and fast scheduling at Node B
  • Fast cell selection (FCS)
  • Short transmission time interval (TTI)
  • HSDPA Channels 
  • High Speed Shared Control Channel (HS-SCCH)
  • High Speed Physical Downlink Shared Channel (HS-PDSCH)
  • High Speed Dedicated Physical Control Channel (HS-DPCCH)
  • HSDPA Protocol Architecture with MAC-C/sh, without MAC-C/sh
  • MAC Architecture
  • MAC Architecture (UE side)
  • MAC-hs (UE side)
  • MAC Architecture (UTRAN side)
  • MAC-hs (UTRAN side)
  • HSDPA Operations & Mobility Procedures 
  • HSDPA Physical Layer Operation Procedure
  • Serving HS-DSCH cell change
  • Serving HS-DSCH cell change along with serving HS-DSCH Node B relocation
  • Intra-Node B Synchronized serving HS-DSCH cell change
  • Inter-Node B Synchronized serving HS-DSCH cell change
  • HSDPA Terminals


  • Introduction
  • HSUPA Overview
  • HSUPA Enhancements
  • UMTS Architecture with HSUPA
  • HSUPA Features
  • Multi code transmission
  • Short Transmission Time Interval
  • Fast hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest
  • Fast scheduling
  • HSUPA Channels 
  • Enhanced Uplink Dedicated Channel (E-DCH)
  • E-DCH Dedicated Physical Data Channel (E-DPDCH)
  • E-DCH Dedicated Physical Control Channel (E-DPCCH)
  • UTRAN Iub/Iur Protocol Aspects
  • HSUPA Protocol Architecture
  • Separate Controlling and Serving RNC
  • Co-incident Controlling and Serving RNC
  • MAC Architecture 
  • MAC UE side
  • MAC-e/es (UE side)
  • MAC UTRAN side
  • MAC-es (UTRAN side)
  • MAC-e (UTRAN side)
  • HSUPA Operations & Mobility Procedures 
  • HSUPA Serving cell change
  • Intra-Node B Synchronised serving E-DCH cell change
  • Soft Handover
  • HSUPA Terminals


  • Introduction
  • HSPA+ Overview
  • Evolution 
  • HSPA+ challenges
  • HSPA+ benefits
  • Impact of HSPA+ on UE and network
  • Throughput Enhancement Features
  • Multiple Input / Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • 64 QAM for HSDPA in DL
  • 16 QAM for HSUPA in UL
  • Improved Layer-2 Support for High Data rates
  • Evolved HSPA Architecture
  • Latency and Power Enhancement Features
  • Continuous Connectivity for Packet Data Users (CPC)
  • Enhanced Cell FACH
  • MAC Enhancements
  • MAC-ehs architecture (UTRAN side)
  • MAC-ehs architecture (UE side)
  • Interworking, and Beyond Release 7
  • Interworking with legacy UTRAN nodes
  • HSPA+ Release 8 enhancements


HSPA (High speed packet access) is the next generation of mobile network technology that includes High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA). It extends and improves the performance of existing WCDMA protocols. Evolved HSPA also known as HSPA+  is an 3GPP standard defined in 3GPP release 7 and 8 of the WCDMA specification.

Intended Audience

Network & Telecom Engineers and Technical Staff involved in development, testing, and deployment requiring comprehensive details of HSPA/HSPA+ technology, procedures & operations.


Although this course requires no previous knowledge or understanding of HSPA, a good understanding of UMTS technology would be beneficial.   

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