1 Scope

03.123GPPLocation Registration ProceduresTS

The present document describes the procedures in the network related to location registration. They include:

– location updating;

– location cancellation;

– periodic location updating;

– IMSI attach/detach.

The procedures in the Mobile Station (MS) are described in GSM 03.22. The procedures between MSC, VLR and HLR utilise the Mobile Application Part (MAP) and details concerning the exchange of information are contained in GSM 09.02.

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 telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Abbreviations and acronyms".

[2] GSM 03.02: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Network architecture".

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

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

[5] GSM 03.08: "Digital cellular telecommunication system (Phase 2+); Organization of subscriber data".

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

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

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

[9] GSM 09.07: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General requirements on interworking between the Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) and the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) or Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)".

1.2 Abbreviations

Abbreviations are listed in GSM 01.04.