Chapter 6. Packet-Switched Domain—Architecture and Protocols

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch6

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) Packet-Switched Domain—Architecture and Protocols, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch6

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



  • packet-switched domain—architecture and protocols;
  • Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN);
  • Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN);
  • Home Location Register (HLR);
  • Policy Enforcement Point (PEP);
  • Network Address Translator (NAT);
  • Mobile Application Part (MAP);
  • Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Architecture

  • Protocols

  • Summary