6. UTRAN Access Network

  1. Javier Sanchez and
  2. Mamadou Thioune

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470612279.ch6



How to Cite

Sanchez, J. and Thioune, M. (2007) UTRAN Access Network, in UMTS, ISTE, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470612279.ch6

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781905209712

Online ISBN: 9780470612279



  • macrodiversity procedure;
  • variable bit rate;
  • iub interface;
  • physical functions;
  • network capacity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • UTRAN architecture

  • General model of protocols used in UTRAN interfaces

  • Use of ATM in the UTRAN network transport layer

  • Protocols in the Iu interface

  • Protocols in internal UTRAN interfaces

  • Data exchange in the UTRAN: example of call establishment

  • Summary of the UTRAN protocol stack