Chapter 21. Evolution Towards 4G: 3GPP

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch21

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) Evolution Towards 4G: 3GPP, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch21

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



  • evolution towards 4G - 3GPP;
  • Evolved UTRA (E-UTRA) and Evolved UTRAN (E-UTRAN);
  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC);
  • System Architecture Evolution (SAE);
  • control functions - mobility, security, QoS, charging and policy control;
  • Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW);
  • Mobility Management Entity (MME);
  • Serving Gateway (SGW);
  • Mobile Node Home Address (MN-HoA)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 3GPP Rel-8—Architecture and Protocols

  • E-UTRA

  • EPC—Architecture and Protocols

  • 3GPP Rel-8 Functionality

  • Discussion

  • Summary