Chapter 5. UMTS Radio Access Network

  1. Heikki Kaaranen1,
  2. Ari Ahtiainen2,
  3. Lauri Laitinen2,
  4. Siamäk Naghian3 and
  5. Valtteri Niemi2
  1. Siamäk Naghian3 and
  2. Heikki Kaaranen1

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001105X.ch5

UMTS Networks: Architecture, Mobility and Services, Second Edition

UMTS Networks: Architecture, Mobility and Services, Second Edition

How to Cite

Naghian, S. and Kaaranen, H. (2005) UMTS Radio Access Network, in UMTS Networks: Architecture, Mobility and Services, Second Edition (eds H. Kaaranen, A. Ahtiainen, L. Laitinen, S. Naghian and V. Niemi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047001105X.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Oy Aqua Records Ltd, Finland

  2. 2

    Nokia Research Center, Finland

  3. 3

    Nokia Networks, Finland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oy Aqua Records Ltd, Finland

  2. 3

    Nokia Networks, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470011034

Online ISBN: 9780470011058

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Keywords:

  • UMTS Terrestrial Access Network (UTRAN);
  • Radio Access Network (RAN);
  • Radio Access Bearers (RABs);
  • Uu interface;
  • Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) service;
  • UTRAN architecture;
  • Radio Network Controller (RNC);
  • RRM—Handover Control;
  • intra-frequency softer handover;
  • UE-positioning mechanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • UTRAN Architecture

  • Base Station (BS, Node B)

  • Radio Network Controller (RNC)