2. Network Evolution from GSM to UMTS

  1. Javier Sanchez and
  2. Mamadou Thioune

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470612279.ch2



How to Cite

Sanchez, J. and Thioune, M. (2007) Network Evolution from GSM to UMTS, in UMTS, ISTE, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470612279.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781905209712

Online ISBN: 9780470612279



  • high-quality;
  • recent history;
  • core network;
  • radio coverage;
  • additional capacity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • UMTS definition and history

  • Overall description of a UMTS network architecture

  • Network architecture evolution from GSM to UMTS

  • Bearer services offered by UMTS networks

  • UMTS protocol architecture based on “stratum” concept