1 Scope

08.543GPPBSC-BTS Layer 1Structure of Physical CircuitsTS

The use and general aspects of the A-bis interface are given in Technical Specification 3GPP TS 08.51.

The present document defines the structure of the physical layer (layer 1) of the BSC – BTS/TRX interface for supporting traffic channels and control channels. Use of the physical layer for supporting link protocol is covered in Technical Specification 3GPP TS 08.56.

The physical layer is the lowest layer in the OSI Reference Model and it supports all functions required for transmission of bit streams on the physical medium.

For the present document only digital transmission will be considered, the use of analogue transmission is a national concern.