1 Scope

04.023GPPGSM Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) Access Reference ConfigurationTS

The present document describes the reference configuration for access to a GSM PLMN.

A user accesses a GSM PLMN via a number of interfaces, including the MS-BS interface. The purpose of this Technical Specification is to indicate the possible access arrangements that may be used in conjunction with the MS-BS interface.

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 02.02: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Bearer Services (BS) supported by a GSM Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN)".

[3] GSM 04.01: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface General aspects and principles".

[4] GSM 04.03: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface Channel structures and access capabilities".

[5] GSM 04.04: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); layer 1 General requirements".

[6] GSM 04.05: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Data Link (DL) layer General aspects".

[7] GSM 04.06: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface Data Link (DL) layer specification".

[8] GSM 04.07: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface signalling layer 3 General aspects".

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

[10] GSM 04.10: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface layer 3 Supplementary services specification General aspects".

[11] GSM 04.11: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Point-to-Point (PP) Short Message Service (SMS) support on mobile radio interface".

[12] GSM 04.12: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Short Message Service Cell Broadcast (SMSCB) support on the mobile radio interface".

[13] GSM 04.13: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Performance requirements on mobile radio interface".

[14] GSM 04.21: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Rate adaption on the Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface".

[15] GSM 04.22: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Radio Link Protocol (RLP) for data and telematic services on the Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface and the Base Station System – Mobile-services Switching Centre (BSS – MSC) interface".

[16] GSM 04.80: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface layer 3 supplementary services specification Formats and coding".

[17] GSM 04.81: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Line identification supplementary services – Stage 3".

[18] GSM 04.82: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Call Forwarding (CF) supplementary services – Stage 3".

[19] GSM 04.83: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Call Waiting (CW) and Call Hold (HOLD) supplementary services – Stage 3".

[20] GSM 04.84: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); MultiParty (MPTY) supplementary services – Stage 3".

[21] GSM 04.85: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Closed User Group (CUG) supplementary services – Stage 3".

[22] GSM 04.86: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Advice of Charge (AoC) supplementary services – Stage 3".

[23] GSM 04.88: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Call Barring (CB) supplementary services – Stage 3".

[24] GSM 04.90: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Unstructured supplementary services operation – Stage 3".

[25] GSM 05.01: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Physical layer on the radio path General description".

[26] GSM 05.02: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Multiplexing and multiple access on the radio path".

[27] GSM 05.03: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Channel coding".

[28] GSM 05.04: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Modulation".

[29] GSM 05.05: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Radio transmission and reception".

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

[31] GSM 05.10: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Radio subsystem synchronisation".

[32] GSM 05.90: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); GSM Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) considerations".

[33] GSM 07.01: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); General on Terminal Adaptation Functions (TAF) for Mobile Stations (MS)".

[34] GSM 07.02: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Terminal Adaptation Functions (TAF) for services using asynchronous bearer capabilities".

[35] GSM 07.03: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Terminal Adaptation Functions (TAF) for services using synchronous bearer capabilities".

[36] CCITT Series V Recommendations: "Data communication over the Telephone network".

[37] CCITT Series X Recommendations: "Data communication networks".

[38] CCITT Recommendation I.420: "Basic user-network interface".

1.2 Abbreviations

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