Abbreviations

3G 3rd Generation
3.5G 3.5th Generation
3GPP 3rd Generation Partnership Project
4G 4th Generation
AAA Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
ACK Acknowledgement
ACLR Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio
ACS Adjacent Channel Selectivity
aGW Access Gateway
AM Acknowledge Mode
AMC Adaptive Modulation and Coding
ARQ Automatic Repeat Request
AS Access Stratum
ASN.1 Abstract Syntax Notation One
ASSP Application Specific Standard Product
ATT Attenuator
BBERF Bearer Binding and Event Reporting Function
BCCH Broadcast Control Channel
BCH Broadcast Channel
BER Basic Encoding Rules
BER Bit Error Rate
BS Base Station
CCCH Common Control Channel
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
CELL_DCH Cell Dedicated Channel
CN Core Network
CP Cyclic Prefix
CPU Central Processing Unit
C-plane Control Plane
CPRI Common Public Radio Interface
CQI Channel Quality Indicator
CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check
C-RNTI Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier
CS-CN Circuit Switch Core Network
DCCH Dedicated Control Channel
DL Downlink
DL-SCH Downlink Shared Channel
DRX Discontinuous Reception
DSP Digital Signal Processor
DTCH Dedicated Traffic Channel
DTX Discontinuous Transmission
DUT Device Under Test
eNB E-UTRAN NodeB
EPC Evolved Packet Core
ePDG Evolved Packet Data Gateway
EPS Evolved Packet Service
E-UTRA Evolved UTRA
E-UTRAN Evolved UTRAN
EVM Error Vector Magnitude
FDD Frequency Division Duplex
FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array
GbE Gigabit Ethernet
GERAN GSM EDGE Radio Access Network
GSM Global System for Mobile communication
HARQ Hybrid ARQ
HSS Home Subscriber Server
HO Handover
HSDPA High Speed Downlink Packet Access
HPCRF Home Policy and Charging Rules Function
HSPA High Speed Packet Access
HSUPA High Speed Uplink Packet Access
I/F Interface
IE Information Element
IMS IP Multimedia Subsystem
IP Internet Protocol
LTE Long Term Evolution
MAC Medium Access Control
MAC Media Access Control
MBMS Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service
MCCH Multicast Control Channel
MCH Multicast Channel
MCH Micro-TCA Connection Handler
MIB Master Information Block
MIMO Multiple Input Multiple Output
MME Mobile Management Entity
MSC Mobile Switching Center
MTCH MBMS Traffic Channel
NACK Non-Acknowledgement
NAS Non Access Stratum
OBSAI Open Base Station Architecture Initiative
OFDM Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
OFDMA Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access
O&M Operation and Management
PBCH Physical Broadcast Channel
PBR Prioritized bit rate
PCCH Paging Control Channel
PCEF Policy and Charging Enforcement Function
PCFICH Physical Control Format Indicator Channel
PCH Paging Channel
PCRF Policy and Charging Rules Function
PDCP Packet Data Convergence Protocol
PDCCH Physical Downlink Control Channel
PDSCH Physical Downlink Shared Channel
PDU Protocol Data Unit
PDN Packet Data Network
P-GW PDN Gateway
PER Packed Encoding Rules
PER Packet Error Rate
PHICH Physical HARQ Indicator Channel
PHY Physical Layer
PICMG PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group
PLMN Public Land Mobile Network
P-SS Primary Synchronization Signal
PUCCH Physical Downlink Common Channel
PUSCH Physical Uplink Shared Channel
PRACH Physical Random Access Channel
PS-CN Packet Switch Core Network
QA Quality Assurance
QAM Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QoS Quality of Service
R99 Release 99
RACH Random Access Channel
RAT Radio Access Technology
RB Radio Bearer
RF Radio Frequency
RLC Radio Link Control
ROHC RObust Header Compression
RNC Radio Network Controller
RNS Radio Network System
RRC Radio Resource Control
RRM Radio Resource Management
S1 Interface between eNB and aGW
S1AP S1 Application Protocol
S1-C S1-Control plane
S1-U S1-User plane
SA Signal Analyzer
SAE System Architecture Evolution
SBR Signaling Radio Bearer
SC-FDMA Single Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access
SCH Synchronization Signal
SCTP Stream Control Transmission Protocol
SFN System Frame Number
SG Signal Generator
S-GW Serving Gateway
SGSN Serving GPRS Support Node
SIB System Information Block
SISO Single Input Single Output
SDMA Spatial Division Multiple Access
SDU Service Data Unit
SPR Subscription Profile Repository
SPS Semi-Persistent Scheduling
SR Scheduling Request
sRIO Serial Rapid I/O
S-SS Secondary Synchronization Signal
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TM Transparent Mode
TTI Transmission Time Interval
UCI Uplink Control Information
UE User Equipment
UL Uplink
UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunication System
U-plane User plane
UL-SCH Uplink Shared Channel
UTRA Universal Terrestrial Radio Access
UTRAN Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network
VLR Visitor Location Register
VPCRF Visited Policy and Charging Rules Function
WCDMA Wideband CDMA
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WiMAX Wireless Interface for Microwave Access
X2 Interface between eNBs
X2-C X2-Control plane
X2-U X2-User plane