UMTS Principles

  • Pierre Lescuyer
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


As one runs through the ideas and architectural principles of the UMTS standard, one quickly comes to realise that the different 3GPP groups have carried out a significant modelling task. This modelling introduces several concepts that are quite new in comparison with the GSM standard or second generation standards more generally.


Access Network Core Network Radio Interface Radio Network Controller Authentication Handover 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Lescuyer
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  1. 1.Nortel NetworksParc D’activité de Magny ChateaufortChateaufort, Yvelines Cedex 9France

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