1 Scope

09.163GPPGeneral Packet Radio Service (GPRS)Gs interface network service specificationServing GPRS Support Node (SGSN) - Visitors Location Register (VLR)TS

The present document specifies or references the subset of MTP and SCCP which is used for the reliable transport of BSSAP+ messages in the Gs interface. The present document also specifies the SCCP addressing capabilities to be provided in the Gs interface.

The present document is divided into two main parts, Chapter 5 dealing with the use of MTP and chapters 6-7 dealing with the use of SCCP.

Clause 5 of the present document deals with the subset of the MTP that is required between an SGSN and a VLR. It is intended that this implementation of MTP is compatible with a full MTP implementation.

The SCCP is used to provide message routing between the SGSN and the VLR. The SCCP routing principles specified in the present document allow to connect one SGSN to several VLR. No segmentation at SCCP level is needed on the Gs interface. Only SCCP class 0 is used on the Gs interface. Clauses 6-7 identify the SCCP subset that should be used between an SGSN and an VLR.