3 Definitions and abbreviations

12.213GPPNetwork Management (NM) procedures and messages on the A-bis interfaceRelease 1998TS

3.1 Definitions

Definitions of terms used within the present document may be found mostly in clause5 in text context.

3.2 Abbreviations

For the purpose of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:

ASN.1 (CCITT) Abstract Syntax Notation One

BSC Base Station Controller

BSS Base Station System

BTS Base Transceiver Station

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HW Hardware

LSB Least Significant Byte

man. dep. manufacturer dependent (with upper and lower case adjusted as appropriate)

MMI Man‑machine Interface

MSB Most Significant Byte

MSC Mobile‑services Switching Centre

NE Network Element

NM Network Management

O&M Operations and Maintenance

OMC Operations and Maintenance Centre

RF Radio Frequency

SAPI Service Access Point Indicator

SW Software

TEI Terminal End-point Identifier

TMN Telecommunications Management Network

TSC Training Sequence Code

Further GSM related abbreviations may be found in GSM 01.04 [1].