UMTS Technology Reference Page An evolution from the GSM technology network standards

The following protocols appear in this family
AAL2 see ATM
AAL5 see ATM
AMR Adaptive Multi-Rate Speech Codec
BCC Broadcast Call Control.
BMC Broadcast/Multicast Control Protocol
BSSAP+ Base Station System Application Part Protocol
CAMEL Customized Applications for Mobile network Enhanced Logic
CC Circuit-switched Call Control Protocol
FP Frame Protocol
GCC Group Call Control
GMM GPRS Mobility Management.
GSM GPRS Session Management
GTP GPRS Tunneling Protocol
luUP Iu User Plane Protocol
MAC Medium Access Control
MAP Mobile Application Part
MM Mobility Management.
MTP-3B Message Transfer Part Level 3B:
NBAP Node B Application Part
PDCP Packet Data Convergence Protocol
Q2630 (ALCAP) Access Link Control Application Part.
RANAP Radio Access Network Application Protocol.
RLC Radio Link Control Protocol
RLP Radio Link Protocol
RNSAP Radio Network Subsystem Application Part
RRC Radio Resource Control
SCCP Signalling Connection Control Part.
SCTP Stream Control Transmission Protocol
SNDCP Sub-Network Dependant Convergance Protocol
SM Session Management.
SMS Short Message Service
SMS (TP) Short Message Transfer Protocol
SS Supplementary Services
SSCOP (Q.2110)
SSCF-NNI (Q.2140)

Third Generation Cellular Networks (commonly referred to as 3G) represent the next phase in the evolution of cellular technology, evolution from the analog systems (1st generation) and digital systems (2nd generation). 3G networks will represent a shift from voice-centric services to converged services, including voice, data, video, fax and so forth.

UMTS is the dominant 3G solution being developed, representing an evolution from the GSM network standards, interoperating with a GSM core network. The 3G will implement a new access network, utilizing both improved radio interfaces and different technologies for the interface between the access network and the radio network.

UMTS will use a wideband CDMA technology for transmission, and a more efficient modulation than GSM. This will allow UMTS to reach higher utilization, and offer higher bandwidth to the end-user. UMTS also implements an ATM infrastructure for the wireline interface, using both AAL2 and AAL5 adaptations; AAL2 for real-time traffic and AAL5 for data and signaling.

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UMTS Family Protocol Information AAL2 | AAL5 | AMR | BCC | BMC | BSSAP+ | CAMEL | CC | FP | GCC | GMM | GSM | GTP |IuUP | MAC | MAP | MM | MTP-3B | NBAP | NbUP | PCAP | PDCP | Q2630 | RANAP | RLC | RLP | RNSAP | RRC | SCCP | SCTP | SM | SMS | SMS TP | SNDCP | SS | SSCOP | SSCF-NNI
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