A Course Providing Detail on all Major Mobile Channels from SMS to Smart Apps

Engineers and technicians, through their training, have an excellent understanding of their particular discipline. However while we all have mobile phones, and often smartphones, it is often assumed by the technical community that they understand the how the various mobile services such as SMS, MMS, USSD, all the way to apps, work. But all these services are relatively involved, either with their own specific protocols, or practical issues that affect their use.

Coral Tech has 15 years experience in the mobile technology industry and has worked with all mobile channels and services currently available to organisations.

To assist engineers and technicians enhance their knowledge in the use and implementation of mobile services, Coral Tech has developed a 1-day Mobile Services – In-Depth course, that covers all major mobile technologies, the protocols behinds them, and the practical implications of their use in industry.

The course is registered with ECSA and engineers are eligible to receive 1 CDP point for attending the course.

The Mobile Services – In-Depth is presented by one of South Africa’s most experienced mobile solutions experts and a Senior Member of the SAIEE. You will directly benefit from his years of experience in implementing hundreds of mobile projects from SMS to the latest native apps.

Key Course Components

  • SA mobile landscape, who is using which mobile services and why
  • SMS – SMPP protocol, network throttling, handing load
  • MMS – MM7 protocol, issues with the service in SA, particuarly bi-directional
  • USSD – Different protocols offered by the various SA networks
  • Location-Based Service (LBS) vs GPS
  • Mobi sites – the realities of hundreds of handsets and limited standards
  • Apps for smartphones and tablets – Native apps vs web app frameworks
  • Push Notifications – the new SMS
  • Mobile payments (using airtime)
  • Regulation – ECT Act, Consumer Protection Act, POPI
  • Real-world case studies for each mobile services, indicating practical application and challenges


By the end of this course, delegates will have a rich understanding of the main mobile service, allowing you to implement your mobile projects from a position of strength and core knowledge.

Enhance your mobile knowledge today and earn 1 CPD point by attending this interesting and relevant course (Course code SAIEE-1291-V).

Course duration : 1 days  Cost : R2850 per delegate ex VAT – 20% discount to ECSA and SAIEE members

Current Course Dates planned:

  • Cape Town – 6th October 2015

Download the Mobile Services – In-Depth Application form

To book for this course, contact Debbie Spowart – email: debbie@coraltech.co.za cell: 082-054-3738