Chapter 11. Basic UMTS Functionality

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch11

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) Basic UMTS Functionality, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch11

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



  • basic UMTS functionality;
  • Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN);
  • Mobile Country Code (MCC);
  • Mobile Network Code (MNC);
  • Common Pilot Channel (CPICH);
  • UTRAN Registration Area (URA);
  • Access Point Name (APN);
  • Traffic Flow Template (TFT);
  • Service Set Identity (SSID)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN)

  • The Bearer Concept

  • UE Preparation

  • RRC Connection Set-up Procedure

  • GPRS Attach Procedure

  • PDP Context Establishment Procedure

  • Detaching from the Network

  • Basic UMTS Functionality in Roaming Scenarios

  • Basic WLAN Functionality

  • Discussion

  • Summary