1 Scope

03.153GPPTechnical realization of Operator Determined Barring (ODB)TS

The network feature Operator Determined Barring (ODB) allows a network operator or service provider to regulate access by subscribers to GSM services, by the barring of certain categories of incoming or outgoing traffic or of roaming. Operator Determined Barring applies to all bearer services and teleservices except the Emergency Call teleservice; the teleservice Short Message Point-to-Point is therefore subject to Operator Determined Barring in the same way as circuit-switched calls.

The application of specific categories of Operator Determined Barring to a subscription is controlled by the network operator or service provider, using administrative interaction at the HLR; this interface is not standardised.

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 02.41: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Operator determined barring".

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

1.2 Definitions and abbreviations

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