22 Supplementary services procedures

09.023GPPMobile Application Part (MAP) specificationTS

The following application contexts exist for handling of supplementary services:

– accessUnstructuredSsContext;

– accessFunctionalSsContext.

The accessUnstructuredSsContext refers to a simple MAP users, for which the corresponding MAP process can be identified by the MAP-Provider directly.

However, the accessFunctionalSsContext refers to a complex MAP-User consisting of several processes. For this user, a process co-ordinator is defined for each network entity, in order to identify the correct process to invoke. These processes open and validate the dialogue, then invoke the necessary operation-specific process. These processes are described below.