Simulation-Based UMTS e-Learning Software

  • Florin Sandu
  • Szilárd Cserey
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 279)


This chapter describes a soft-switch-based mobile network simulation developed for the purpose of e-Learning.

The subject of simulation is a 3GPP R4 mobile communication network, where 2 types of scenarios, MOC (Mobile-Originating Call) and MTC (Mobile-Terminated Call) are simulated.

The simulator is capable to generate and send real H.248 and RANAP (Radio Access Network Application Protocol) pre-recorded messages to a loop-back network interface, which can be monitored using a software like Wireshark, Ethereal, so the messages can be decoded and clearly interpreted. This brings a great benefit to professors, enabling them to better explain and show to the students the behavior of specific mobile communication network elements, phases of call establishment, call processing and call control.

It is an educational software, that allows university students or company workers in the mobile communication field to learn, understand and study the processes, events and flows that appear in typical UMTS call establishment and call control.


User Equipment Internet Protocol Core Network Asynchronous Transfer Mode Universal Mobile Telecommunication System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florin Sandu
    • 1
  • Szilárd Cserey
    • 2
  1. 1.“Transilvania” UniversityBrasovRomania
  2. 2.Siemens Program and System EngineeringBrasovRomania

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