1 Scope

23.1403GPPFunctional descriptionMultimedia Messaging Service (MMS)Stage 2TS

This 3GPP Technical Specification defines the stage 2 and stage 3 description of the non realtime Multimedia Messaging Service, MMS. Stage 2 identifies the functional capabilities and information flows needed to support the service described in stage 1.

This TS includes information applicable to network operators, service providers and terminal, switch and database manufacturers.

This TS contains the core functions for a non realtime Multimedia Messaging Service, MMS, which are sufficient to provide a basicservice.

MMS uses a number of technologies to realise the requirements of the stage 1 description (3G TS 22.140) [1]. This TS describes how the service requirements are realised with the selected technologies. As far as possible existing protocols (e.g. WAP, SMTP, ESMTP as transfer protocols; lower layers to provide push, pull, notification) and existing message formats (e.g. SMIL, MIME) shall be used for the realisation of the Multimedia Messaging Service.

This specification serves as a foundation for the development of MMS for release 99. It describes a new service which has no direct equivalent in the previous ETSI/GSM world or in the fixed network world. In consequence readers may find that certain aspects are not clearly defined or open to misinterpretation. Where any such case is encountered it is essential that the issue is brought to the 3GPP TSG T2 standards body (see page 2 for contact information) for discussion and resolution in order to provide interoperable implementations in release 99.

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.

– A non-specific reference to an ETS shall also be taken to refer to later versions published as an EN with the same number.

[1] 3G TS 22.140: "Multimedia Messaging Service"

[2] 3G TR 21.905: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications"

[3] "Wireless Application Environment Specification", WAP Forum, April 30th, 1998. URL: http://www.wapforum.org/

[4] 3G TS 23.057: "Mobile Station Application Execution Environment"

[5] RFC 822 Standard for the format of ARPA Internet text messages, IETF

[6] RFC 2046 Multipurpose Internet Mail extention (MIME) Part Two: Media Types, IETF

[7] "The Unicode Standard", Version 2.0, Unicode Consortium, Addision-Wesley Dev. Press, 1996

[8] US-ASCII: Coded Character Set 7 Bit; American Standard Code for Information Interchange; ANSI X3.4, 1986

[9] ISO-8859-1 Information Processing – 8-bit Single-Byte Coded Graphic Character Sets; Part 1: Latin Alphabet No. 1, ISO 8859-1:1987.

[10] RFC 2279, "UTF-8, A Transformation format of ISO 10646", IETF

[11] 3G TS 24.011: “Point‑to‑Point (PP) Short Message Service (SMS) support on mobile radio interface”

[12] 3G TS 26.090: “AMR Speech Codec Speech Transcoding Functions". 3G TS 26.093 (V3.1.0): “AMR Speech Codec; Source Controlled Rate Operation"

[13] 3G TS 26.101: "Mandatory Speech Codec speech processing functions"; AMR Speech Codec Frame Structure

[14] MP3, MPEG1-Audio ISO/IEC 11172-3, MPEG2-Audio ISO/IEC 11172-3

[15] MIDI SDS, International Midi Association, 5316 West 57th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90056, (415) 321-MIDI

[16] WAV

[17] JPEG Draft Standard ISO 10918-1 CD

[18] Graphics Interchange Format (Version 89a), Compuserve, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, 1990.

[19] ISO/IEC 14496-1 (1999): Information Technology – Generic Coding of Audio-Visual Objects – Part 1: Systems. ISO/IEC 14496-2 (1999): Information Technology – Generic Coding of Audio-Visual Objects – Part 2: Visual

[20] ITU-T Recommendation H.263 (1998) – Video coding for low bit rate communication

[21] Quick-Time. URL: http://www.apple.com

[22] RFC 821 "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol", IETF

[23] "WAP Wireless Session Protocol", WAP Forum, November 1999. URL: http://www.wapforum.org/

[24] "WAP Push Access Protocol", WAP Forum, November 1999. URL: http://www.wapforum.org/

[25] "WAP User Agent Profile", WAP Forum, November 1999. URL: http://www.wapforum.org

[26] "Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Specification", W3C Recommendation, 2/99. URL: http://www.w3c.org/TR/1999/PR-rdf-syntax-19990105.

[27] "WAP Wireless Markup Language 1.2", November 1999. URL: http://www.wapforum.org

[28] Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) 1.0 Specification – http://www.w3.org/TR/smil-boston/

[29] "WAP Wireless Transport Layer Security", November 1999. URL: http://www.wapforum.org

[30] "WAP Identity Module", November 1999. URL: http://www.wapforum.org

[31] ITU-T Recommendation T.37 (06/98), Procedures for the transfer of facsimile data via store-and-forward on the Internet

[32] ITU-T Recommendation T.30 (1996), Procedures for document facsimile transmission in the general switched telephone network

[33] RFC 2421 (Sept. 1998), Voice Profile for Internet Mail – version 2, VPIM

[34] RFC 1957 POP 3

[35] RFC 1730 (Decenber 1994) Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4, IETF

[36] Tag Image File Format (TIFF) Version 6, Adobe Systems, http://www.adobe.com

[37] SMPP Developers’ Forum (Oct. 99), Short Message Peer-to-Peer Protocol Specification, v.3.4