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What is the difference between Radio Access Technology and Radio Access Network and give some examples?

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What is the difference between Radio Access Technology and Radio Access Network and give some examples?
posted Feb 11, 2015 by Gnanendra Reddy

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On behalf of Bart

RAN is like a door, so you can ACCESS the network.
RAT is how you are doing it.
If on the other side of the ACCESS door would be a nigh club and you would come dressed not according to the dress code(your technology would be different than on the network) bouncer wouldn't let you in.

OR

RAN is a type of a road, where RAT limits what types of vehicles can drive on it, on which side they should drive, etc. e.g. bikes or horse wagons are not allowed on motorways, where trucks are limited on local roads.

answer Feb 11, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
GERAN is a rat or ran if it is rat type give example for ran
Lets put it in more simple word, Access network is RAN and underlying technology is RAT. So if we say WCDMA then its RAT and if we say the Access Network of UMTS i.e. UTRAN then its RAN. Same logic applies to GERAN also.
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