Chapter 7. Circuit-Switched Domain—Architecture and Protocols

  1. Cornelia Kappler Ph.D.

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch7

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond

How to Cite

Kappler, C. (2009) Circuit-Switched Domain—Architecture and Protocols, in UMTS Networks and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682029.ch7

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



  • circuit-switched domain—architecture and protocols;
  • Visited Location Register (VLR);
  • Time Division Multiplex (TDM);
  • Real Time Protocol (RTP);
  • Bearer Independent Call Control (BICC);
  • Stream Control Transport Protocol (SCTP);
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol (MEGACO);
  • Mobility Management (MM);
  • Call Control (CC)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Architecture

  • Protocols

  • Summary