Points covered include a detailed description of various components of the radio interface
RRC signaling messages used to establish the connection, enabling the security, the paging, the establishment and the release of dedicated and default support and the handover
The MAC protocol determines the random access, the data transfer, the timing advance, the scheduling and the discontinuous reception
The PDCP ensures the security of the transmission and allows the recovery during handover and the compression of the headers
The RLC protocol defines the transmission modes with or without acknowledgment
The physical layer includes a description of the methods of multiplexing time, frequency and space and the various signals and physical channels.