This video tutorial is free sample Lesson 2.03 from DVD6: Wireless. It explains the components and principles of operation of a mobile network, including cellphone / smartphone, SIM card, airlink, base station, base station transceiver, antennas, backhaul, mobile switch, location register, paging, connection to PSTN, connection to Internet, mobility, and handoffs... and how it works, tracing a cell phone call end-to-end.
Teracom’s new DVD6 Wireless is a complete course covering radio fundamentals, mobile communications and cellular, plus fixed wireless.
Part 1, Fundamentals, begins the course with basic radio concepts, understanding the wireless spectrum and radio bands, analog radio and how modems implement digital radio.
Part 2, Mobile Communications, covers mobility and cellular from A-Z.
We begin with the components and operation of mobile networks, cellular concepts, then trace the path of a voice call end-to-end and mobile Internet access, including tethered modems and mobile WiFi hotspots.
Then we cover the technologies: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and OFDM, and the generations: 2G PCS and GSM; 3G 1X, UMTS and HSPA; and 4G LTE.
Part 3, Fixed Wireless, rounds out your knowledge with lessons on Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi security, WiMAX, Point-to-Point and satellite.