Chapter 5. UMTS Network Infrastructure
- Flavio Muratore
Published Online: 27 SEP 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
UMTS: Mobile Communications for the Future
How to Cite
CSELT, Telecom Italia Group, Italy
- Published Online: 27 SEP 2001
Print ISBN: 9780471498292
Online ISBN: 9780470841655
- Mobile IP;
- All IP;
- core network;
- circuit switched domain;
- packet switched domain
Chapter 5 provides a high level description of UMTS R99 Network Infrastructure.
The Circuit Switched domain and the Packet Switched domain are presented separately and as an evolution, respectively, of 2G GSM/GPRS systems.
The CS backbone description includes: GSM architecture, Mobility Management overview, UMTS architecture and specific features as ATM based transport and switching issues, SRNS relocation over Iu, multimedia call control.
The PS domain description includes: GPRS architecture, main Mobility and Session Management Procedures, Mobile IP based UMTS mobility, UMTS QoS classes.
Finally, post-R99 “All IP” network architecture is presented and QoS issues and possible solutions (IntServ, DiffServ) are discussed.