10.3 Skip indicator

3GPP44.018GSM/EDGE Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocolMobile radio interface Layer 3 specificationRelease 16TS

10.3.1 Skip indicator

Bits 5 to 8 of the first octet of every Radio Resource management message and GPRS Transparent Transport protocol message contain the skip indicator.

When network sharing is in use in a cell, and in the case of the PAGING RESPONSE message, a mobile station supporting network sharing shall encode the skip indicator as described within 3GPP TS 24.008. A supporting network receiving a PAGING RESPONSE message with a skip indicator different from ‘0000’ shall consider the mobile station as supporting network sharing.

When network sharing is in use in a cell, and in the case of the GPRS Transparent Transport protocol message, a mobile station supporting network sharing may encode the skip indicator different from ‘0000’ (see sub-clause 3.4.26) coded as described within 3GPP TS 24.008.

For all other cases, a message received with skip indicator different from ‘0000’ shall be ignored. A message received with skip indicator encoded as ‘0000’ shall not be ignored (unless it is ignored for other reasons). A protocol entity sending a Radio Resource management message or GPRS Transparent Transport protocol message shall encode the skip indicator as ‘0000’.