1 Scope

03.013GPPNetwork FunctionsTS

The present document defines network functions which are necessary to support services and facilities provided by PLMNs. A summary of the network functions is given in Table 1, where also an indication is given whether the network must support the function. The table also indicates whether or not a function requires internetworking signalling between PLMNs (i.e. use of Mobile Application Part, Technical Specification GSM 09.02).

All functions require signalling on the radio path as specified in Technical Specification GSM 04.08.

1.1 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.
  • For this Release 1998 document, references to GSM documents are for Release 1998 versions (version 7.x.y).

[1] GSM 01.04: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Abbreviations and acronyms".

[2] GSM 02.04: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General on supplementary service".

[3] GSM 02.09: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Security aspects".

[4] GSM 02.60: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Service Description – Stage 1".

[5] GSM 03.03: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Numbering, addressing and identification".

[6] GSM 03.07: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Restoration procedures".

[7] GSM 03.08: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Organisation of subscriber data".

[8] GSM 03.12: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Location registration procedures".

[9] GSM 03.13: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Discontinuous Reception (DRX) in the GSM system".

[10] GSM 03.14: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Support of Dual Tone Multi-Frequency signalling (DTMF) via the GSM system".

[11] GSM 03.20: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Security related network functions".

[12] GSM 03.22: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Functions related to Mobile Station (MS) in idle mode".

[13] GSM 03.40: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Technical realization of the Short Message Service (SMS) Point to Point (PP)".

[14] GSM 03.60: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Service Description; Stage 2".

[15] GSM 03.64: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Overall Description of the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Radio Interface; Stage 2".

[16] GSM 03.81: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Line identification supplementary services – Stage 2".

[17] GSM 03.82: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Call Forwarding (CF) supplementary services – Stage 2".

[18] GSM 03.83: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Call Waiting (CW) and Call Hold (HOLD) supplementary services – Stage 2".

[19] GSM 03.84: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); MultiParty (MPTY) supplementary services – Stage 2".

[20] GSM 03.85: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Closed User Group (CUG) supplementary services – Stage 2".

[21] GSM 03.86: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Advice of Charge (AoC) supplementary services – Stage 2".

[22] GSM 03.88: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Call Barring (CB) supplementary services – Stage 2".

[23] GSM 04.08: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface layer 3 specification".

[24] GSM 05.08: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Radio subsystem link control".

[25] GSM 09.02: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Application Part (MAP) specification".

[26] GSM 12.00: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Objectives and structure of Network Management (NM)".

[27] GSM 12.01: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Common aspects of GSM Network Management (NM)".

[28] GSM 12.07: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Operations and performance management".

[29] GSM 12.02: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Subscriber, Mobile Equipment (ME) and services data administration".

[30] GSM 12.03: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Security management".

[31] GSM 12.04: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Performance data measurements".

[32] GSM 12.05: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Subscriber related event and call data".

[33] GSM 12.06: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); GSM Network change control".

[34] GSM 12.10: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Maintenance provisions for operational integrity of Mobile Stations (MS)".

[35] GSM 12.11: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Maintenance of the Base Station System (BSS)".

[36] GSM 12.13: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Maintenance of the Mobile-services Switching Centre (MSC)".

[37] GSM 12.14: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Maintenance of location registers".

[38] GSM 12.20: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Network Management (NM) procedures and messages".

[39] GSM 12.21: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Network Management (NM) procedures and message on the A-bis interface".

[40] GSM 12.22: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Interworking of GSM Network Management (NM) procedures and messages at the Base Station Controller (BSC)".

1.2 Abbreviations

Abbreviations used in the present document are listed in GSM 01.04.