UMTS: Origins, Architecture and the Standard

  • Pierre Lescuyer
  • Frank Bott

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 1-20
  3. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 21-41
  4. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 43-62
  5. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 63-97
  6. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 99-146
  7. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 147-159
  8. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 161-195
  9. Pierre Lescuyer
    Pages 197-238
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-267

About this book


The Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) is the key third generation (3G) mobile communications technology.  The UMTS standard consists of roughly 300 specification documents, so this book fulfills the real need for a good, current introduction to the area, based on the requirements laid out in the standard.

With full and up-to-date coverage of the standard, the book looks at the topic from the point of view of systems, and covers both the architecture and the techniques employed in the UMTS network.  The introductory chapters cover the origins of UMTS and its relation to the other third generation technologies, while later chapters are more technical and describe different aspects of the standard, such as: architecture, structure of the radio interface, protocols used, importance of the GSM inheritance.

This book will be indispensable to developers, designers, project managers and other telecommunications professionals who need an easy-to-read overview of this important new technology and a comprehensive guide to the main points of the standard.  It will also be useful for those attending courses on modern digital communications and 3G systems.


Multiplexing Switching communication communication system digital mobile technologies and network technologies telecommunications

Authors and affiliations

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Bott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesPenglais, AberyswythUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-676-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-420-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
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