1 Scope

02.693GPPRelease 1999Stage 1TSVoice Broadcast Service (VBS)

The present document specifies the stage one description of the Voice Broadcast Service (VBS) which allows the distribution of speech (or other signals which can be transmitted via the speech codec), generated by a service subscriber, into a predefined geographical area to all or a group of service subscribers located in this area.

The Voice Broadcast Service (VBS) is applicable to all mobile stations in a certain network and area which have the technical capability and the respective subscription to receive a VBS call.

NOTE: It is not considered as requirement that normal GSM Phase 2+ mobile stations will be able to be used for this service.

The service is described from the service subscriber’s and user’s point of view; in particular:

– the procedure for normal operation with successful outcome;

– the action to be taken in exceptional circumstances;

– the interaction with other GSM services and features.

The present document does not deal with the Man-Machine Interface (MMI) requirements, but makes reference to the appropriate Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) specifications.

The present document defines a teleservice of the digital cellular telecommunication system GSM. Any interaction with other services and/or networks not dealt within clauses 8 or 9 are outside the scope of the present document.