0 Introduction

08.013GPPGeneral Aspects on the BSS-MSC InterfaceRelease 1999TS

0.1 Scope

The present document is an introduction to the 3GPP TS 08.0x series of Technical Specifications and deals with the definition of the base station system (BSS) to mobile switching centre (MSC) (referred to as the A-interface) defined for the GSM system.

It also introduces Technical Specifications in the 3GPP TS 08.20 series, dealing with the support of data services on this interface.

The present document gives an overview of the content of the 3GPP TS 08.0x and 3GPP TS 08.20 series of Technical Specifications explaining how the detailed content of the Technical Specifications is partitioned and how the Technical Specifications can be used to support a full BSS-MSC interface.

0.2 References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present document.

  • References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or non‑specific.
  • For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
  • For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same Release as the present document.

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[25] 3GPP TS 04.08: "Mobile radio interface layer 3 specification".

[26] 3GPP TS 04.21: "Rate adaption on the Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface".

[27] 3GPP TS 08.02: "Base Station System – Mobile-services Switching Centre (BSS – MSC) interface Interface principles".

[28] 3GPP TS 08.04: "Base Station System – Mobile-services Switching Centre (BSS – MSC) interface Layer 1 specification".

[29] 3GPP TS 08.06: "Signalling transport mechanism specification for the Base Station System – Mobile-services Switching Centre (BSS – MSC) interface".

[30] 3GPP TS 08.08: "Mobile Switching Centre – Base Station System (MSC – BSS) interface Layer 3 specification".

[31] 3GPP TS 08.20: "Rate adaption on the Base Station System – Mobile-services Switching Centre (BSS – MSC) interface".

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0.3 Definitions and abbreviations

Abbreviations used in this specification are listed in 3GPP TS 01.04.