4G Mobile Network Architecture

  • Kalle Ikkelä
  • Marko Myllynen
  • Juha Heinanen
  • Olli Martikainen
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 67)


The convergence of telecommunications, computing, and content industries has been one of the major trends during recent years. The convergence has led to the creation of a wide range of multimedia services that are available in digital form through the Internet. There is a need for user and terminal mobility supporting both personal communication and multimedia services on top of the Internet. To help meet this need, this paper presents ongoing research on the Fourth Generation (4G) roaming and mobility model. The 4G model is compatible with existing IP standards. The basic elements of the model are described and the model is compared to the GSM (2G) model.

Key words

4G SIP mobility GSM 


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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalle Ikkelä
    • 1
  • Marko Myllynen
    • 1
  • Juha Heinanen
    • 1
  • Olli Martikainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Lappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland

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