Chapter 12. Mobility

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch12

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) Mobility, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch12

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



  • mobility;
  • seamless handover - handover time and packet delay/loss are minimized;
  • power-saving mode - where amobile network may support a power-saving sleep mode for the MS;
  • Routing Area Identifier (RAI);
  • Drift RNC (DRNC);
  • Inter Access Point Protocol (IAPP);
  • Host Identity Protocol (HIP);
  • Candidate Access Router Discovery (CARD);
  • context transfer protocol


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Description of the Problems

  • Mobility in UMTS

  • Link-Layer Mobility in a WLAN

  • Mobility in Computer Networks

  • Discussion

  • Summary