Chapter 18. WLAN and Other Alternative Access Methods

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch18

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) WLAN and Other Alternative Access Methods, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch18

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



  • WLAN and other alternative access methods;
  • 3GPP system;
  • Generic Access Network (GAN)/Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA);
  • Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT);
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL);
  • interworking WLAN;
  • Packet Data Gateway (PDG);
  • Network Access Identifier (NAI);
  • unlicensed mobile access


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Interworking WLAN

  • Generic Access Network

  • Comparison and Discussion

  • Femtocells

  • Summary