Chapter 2. UMTS Motivation and Context

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch2

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) UMTS Motivation and Context, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch2

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



  • UMTS motivation and context;
  • angle of observation;
  • High Speed Packet Access (HSPA);
  • mobile-adapted Web Browsing Functionality (WAP);
  • Short Message Service (SMS);
  • Multimedia Message Service (MMS);
  • bandwidth - important characteristic of mobile networks;
  • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS);
  • Quality Of Service (QoS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Evolution of the Mobile Telecommunication Market

  • The Evolution of Mobile Telecommunication Technology

  • The Genesis of UMTS

  • Comparison of UMTS with Other Mobile Technologies

  • Summary