Chapter 4. The UMTS Access Network
- Flavio Muratore
Published Online: 27 SEP 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
UMTS: Mobile Communications for the Future
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CSELT, Telecom Italia Group, Italy
- Published Online: 27 SEP 2001
Print ISBN: 9780471498292
Online ISBN: 9780470841655
- core network;
- access network;
Chapter 4 deals with UMTS Access Network. In order to provide an overview of the radio access network and highlight its innovative aspects, the following topics are investigated:
General architecture of UTRAN, with a detailed look at AAL2 (ATM Adaptation Layer 2) and macrodiversity.
Architecture of the UTRAN protocols.
Architecture of the radio protocols, with particular attention to the RRC (Radio Resource Control), RLC (Radio Link Control) and MAC (Media Access Control) layers and the interactions between them.
Overview of RRM (Radio Resource Management) functionalities.