10. Case Study IP RAN and Mobile Backhaul QOS

  1. Miguel Barreiros1 and
  2. Peter Lundqvist2

Published Online: 20 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976814.ch10

QOS-Enabled Networks: Tools and Foundations

QOS-Enabled Networks: Tools and Foundations

How to Cite

Barreiros, M. and Lundqvist, P. (2011) Case Study IP RAN and Mobile Backhaul QOS, in QOS-Enabled Networks: Tools and Foundations, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976814.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Juniper Networks, Portugal

  2. 2

    Juniper Networks, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470686973

Online ISBN: 9780470976814



  • case study IP RAN and mobile backhaul QoS;
  • Radio Access Networks (RANs) connecting mobile base stations - to mobile backhaul network RAN networks, evolving from 2G networks with GSM handsets to 3G;
  • next phase, 4G networks, or Long-Term Evolution (LTE) - more IP into mobile backhaul networks, transforming RAN networks into IP RAN networks;
  • QoS in packet-based networks - a QOS case study for IP-based RAN as part of a mobile backhaul network;
  • traffic on 2G networks, through timeslot - or cell-based networks, heading towards PSTN;
  • 3G network, representing an evolution of 2G network and GSM;
  • GPRS network architecture, reusing GSM network nodes - as MSC/VLR, HLR, and BSC;
  • 3G GPRS architecture;
  • traffic on 3G networks - voice traffic on a 3G network, circuit switched and identical to voice traffic on a 2G network;
  • packet network designers, and ratio of over-provisioning - radio network designers, focusing on quality of service


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Evolution from 2G to 4G

  • 2G Network Components

  • Traffic on 2G Networks

  • 3G Network Components

  • Traffic on 3G Networks

  • LTE Network Components

  • LTE Traffic Types

  • LTE Traffic Classes

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading