Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch1

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) Introduction, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch1

Author Information

  1. deZem GmbH, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470031902

Online ISBN: 9780470682029



  • Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM);
  • mobile telecommunication networks - strongly influenced by computer networks;
  • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN);
  • telecommunication network - offering a spectrum of high-quality services;
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP);
  • operator control and user control;
  • cathedral-style - typical closed-group development model of proprietary software;
  • bazaar-style - public development model of open-source software;
  • mobility support and charging


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mobile Telecommunication Networks and Computer Networks

  • Network Design Principles and Business Models

  • Summary