In Search of the All-IP Mobile Network

Peter Newman, IEEE Communications Magazine, 42(12), Dec. 2004, pp. S3-S8.

Much of the recent standardization activity from the 3G mobile wireless community has been directed at the “all-IP” network to support multimedia services. This “all-IP” effort defines a separate IP multimedia domain attached to the mobile network. In this article we consider what a mobile network might look like were it based on IP technology within the core of the network—if it were in fact all IP.