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General Packet Radio Service (GPRS): architecture, interfaces, and deployment

Yi-Bing Lin, Herman C.-H. Rao, Imrich Chlamtac
2001 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
This article provides an overview of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). GPRS reuses the existing GSM infrastructure to provide end-to-end packet-switched services.  ...  We describe the GPRS network nodes and the interfaces among these nodes. Deployment issues for GPRS are also elaborated.  ...  GSM operators must offer better services to stimulate the demand. The solution is General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).  ... 
doi:10.1002/1530-8677(200101/03)1:1<77::aid-wcm7>;2-n fatcat:e3hhfte6vzhe7f2aicb5wvu34y

Data Queuing in GPRS/4G Networks

Jerry Pylarinos, Spiros Louvros, George Asimakopoulos, Stavros Kotsopoulos
2007 Proceedings of the 3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications  
The performance of radio resource allocation in GPRS network is critical for the dimensioning and the optimization of next generation 4G networks with GPRS capacity.  ...  Previous work has analyzed this problem, however in the present work a two dimension Markov chain, using guard channels for handover calls and priority for voice calls to pre-empt GPRS data packets is  ...  Of course the deployment of the WLAN network is based on Hotspots architecture.  ... 
doi:10.4108/icst.mobimedia2007.1908 dblp:conf/mobimedia/PylarinosLAK07 fatcat:osagm2gobndjpi5clujhia45zq

Understanding GPRS: the GSM packet radio service

Brahim Ghribi, Luigi Logrippo
2000 Computer Networks  
The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), a data extension of the mobile telephony standard GSM, is emerging as the first true packet-switched architecture to allow mobile subscribers to benefit from high-speed  ...  A high-level description of the GPRS system is given with emphasis on services and architectural aspects.  ...  Acknowledgment We are grateful to Motorola Canada and to NSERC for partial funding of this research, and to Laurent Andriantsiferana for many useful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1389-1286(00)00127-4 fatcat:dy7iby7xqbayjpv7bskmq6ph24

Malicious actions against the GPRS technology

Christos Xenakis
2006 Journal in Computer Virology  
This paper presents the malicious actions (attacks), which threaten the general packet radio services (GPRS) network, the GPRS mobile users, and the data that either reside at the network or are transferred  ...  The possible attacks against GPRS targets the equipment of mobile users, the radio access network, the GPRS backbone network, and the interfaces that connect the latter to other GPRS networks or the public  ...  The interface between the MS and the SGSN is amongst the most exposed elements of the GPRS architecture.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11416-006-0021-1 fatcat:oafnljfzcze7lbzvzvpfvqv2ha

Functional Testing GPRS Support Nodes Using TTCN [chapter]

Endre Horváth, Axel Manthey
2000 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
GENERAL PACKET RADIO SERVICES General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) is a standardized extension to existing GSM networks that offers packet switched data services.  ...  Section 2 gives a brief introduction to General Packet Radio Services and presents the interfaces and protocols that need to be tested.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35516-0_15 fatcat:ftu544uqe5fdjhyepv7jl3o53a

Security Measures and Weaknesses of the GPRS Security Architecture

Christos Xenakis
2008 International Journal of Network Security  
This paper presents an evaluation of the security architecture employed in the General Packet Radio Services (GPRS).  ...  To address some of the identified security weaknesses, a set of security enhancements that aims at improving the GPRS security architecture and providing advanced security services to user data traffic  ...  Introduction The General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) [3] is a service that provides packet radio access for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) users.  ... 
dblp:journals/ijnsec/Xenakis08 fatcat:zjsgbjxbwjglrkiztemakf44fy

Service-level availability estimation of GPRS

S. Porcarelli, F. Di Giandomenico, A. Bondavalli, M. Barbera, I. Mura
2003 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing  
The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) extends the Global System Mobile Communication (GSM) by introducing a packet-switched transmission service.  ...  Starting from a quite classical availability analysis, the network dependability figures are incorporated into a very detailed service model that is used to analyze the overload effect GPRS has to face  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The research work presented in this paper has been partially supported by the IST-2001-38229 CAUTION++ project and by the Italian Ministry for University, Science, and Technology Research  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmc.2003.1233529 fatcat:3j6c77xigjb2jhpsrk7qu2ae4u

On demand network-wide VPN deployment in GPRS

C. Xenakis, L. Merakos
2002 IEEE Network  
A network-wide Virtual Private Network (VPN) deployment scenario over the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is proposed and analyzed from a security viewpoint.  ...  Keywor ds -Security, Virtual Private Network (VPN), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), IP Security (IPsec), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Network Address Translation (NAT). security; the second pertains  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank Nikos Loukas and Stathes Hadjiefthymiades for their comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mnet.2002.1081763 fatcat:mxb7ooigmzfdzhtibmy76vniiu

Vulnerabilities and Possible Attacks Against the GPRS Backbone Network [chapter]

Christos Xenakis, Lazaros Merakos
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The analyzed attacks and their consequences increase the risks associated with the usage of GPRS, and, thus, influence its deployment that realizes the concept of the mobile Internet.  ...  The possible attacks against the GPRS backbone may result in the compromise of end-users security, the users over billing, the disclosure or alteration of critical information, the services unavailability  ...  -European Social Fund and 25% from the Greek Ministry of Development-General Secretariat of Research and Technology).  ... 
doi:10.1007/11962977_21 fatcat:7gfk2vsm3fg3jjv7hpdbywrknq

Differentiated Services in the GPRS Wireless Access Environment [chapter]

Sergios Soursos, Costas Courcoubetis, George C. Polyzos
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The General Packet Radio Service extends the existing GSM mobile communications technology by providing packet switching and higher data rates in order to efficiently access IP-based services in the Internet  ...  In this paper we adapt the Differentiated Services framework and apply it over the GPRS air interface in order to provide various levels of service differentiation and a true end-to-end application of  ...  One step towards this direction was made by the introduction of the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) over the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM).  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45400-4_9 fatcat:xkiv6r5vdngy5k2yp4k7siek44

WLAN-GPRS integration for next-generation mobile data networks

A.K. Salkintzis, C. Fors, R. Pazhyannur
2002 IEEE wireless communications  
The Wireless LANs standardization and R&D activities worldwide, combined with the recent successful deployment of WLANs in numerous hotspots, justify the fact that WLAN technology will play a key role  ...  with "3G-like" services in efforts to generate new revenue stream in today's environment. 2.5G cellular data technology, and in particular General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) [1] , which provides wireless  ...  Note that GPRS is a packet service in both 2.5G and 3G sys- tems standardized by 3GPP.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mwc.2002.1043861 fatcat:m3zqzxxhxzcfredazugp3vxaly

Pricing differentiated services in the GPRS environment

Sergios Soursos, Costas Courcoubetis, George Polyzos
2001 Proceedings of the first workshop on Wireless mobile internet - WMI '01  
The General Packet Radio Service extends the existing GSM mobile communications technology by providing packet switching and higher data rates in order to efficiently access IP-based services in the Internet  ...  We adapt the Differentiated Services Quality-of-Service support framework and apply it over the GPRS air interface in order to provide various levels of service differentiation.  ...  One step towards this direction was made by the introduction of the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) over the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM).  ... 
doi:10.1145/381472.381582 dblp:conf/wmi/SoursosCP01 fatcat:m7vgeensr5hdjpsdtjrvmntoyu

A Qualitative Risk Analysis for the GPRS Technology

Christos Xenakis, Danae Apostolopoulou, Angeliki Panou, Ioannis Stavrakakis
2008 2008 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing  
This paper presents a qualitative risk analysis of the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology.  ...  The understanding gained from the analysis is used to classify the threats in low and high risk threats and define the specific areas of GPRS that require additional security measures.  ...  Acknowledgment This work has been supported in part by the project CASCADAS (IST-027807) funded by the FET Program of the European Commission and the project NoE CONTENT (IST-384239).  ... 
doi:10.1109/euc.2008.123 dblp:conf/euc/XenakisAPS08 fatcat:buggylmcyjgjvipsf5l4kywxxi

Accepted from open call - A gateway approach to mobility integration of GPRS and wireless LANs

Jyh-Cheng Chen, Hong-Wei Lin
2005 IEEE wireless communications  
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), a prelude to third-generation (3G) evolution, is designed to serve highly mobile subscribers with sophisticated high-power radio.  ...  REQUIREMENTS FOR MS In addition to the GPRS radio interface, an MS must be equipped with a WLAN-compatible radio interface.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mwc.2005.1421932 fatcat:cs7nuhbycneejgwdruv5ok2i5a

Design and Analysis of a Mobility Gateway for GPRS–WLAN Integration

Jyh-Cheng Chen, Wei-Ming Chen
2007 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology  
The interworking between GPRS and WLANs is achieved by the GWMG that resides on the border of GPRS and WLAN systems.  ...  This paper presents the design and analysis of GPRS-WLAN Mobility Gateway (GWMG) for the integration of GPRS and wireless LANs (WLANs).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We thank Taiwan Cellular Corporation (TCC) for providing us a commercial GPRS system for implementation and experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvt.2007.898406 fatcat:52dsagixwrfhfkrgjaafubthre
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