5 Content of GSM Release 1999

01.013GPPTechnical Specifications and Technical Reports for a GERAN-based 3GPP systemTS

5.1 GSM only Work Areas


Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) – BSS Part

Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) – NSS Part[1]

General Packet Radio Service Phase 2 (GPRS) – radio part[2]

GSM on 450 MHz Frequency Band

BSS co-ordination of Radio Resource allocation for class A GPRS services – GSM Radio Access (R99)

BSS co-ordination of Core Network Resource allocation for class A GPRS services -GSM-3G Core Network (R99)[3]

5.2 Common GSM/3G Work Areas


Access to ISPs and Intranets in GPRS Phase 2 – Wireless/Remote Access to LANs (R99)

Access to ISPs and Intranets in GPRS Phase 2; Separation of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) bearer establishment and ISP service environment setup (R99)

Advanced Addressing

Architecture of the GSM-UMTS Platform

Architecture overview of the GSM-UMTS System

Automatic Establishment of Roaming Relations

Call Forwarding Enhancements (CFE)

Calling Name Presentation – Euro (CNAP-EU)

CAMEL Phase 3

Charging and Billing for GPRS – Advice of Charge

Charging and Billing for GPRS – Hot Billing

Charging and Billing for GPRS – Pre-Paid

Enhanced QoS Support in GPRS

Follow Me

Fraud Information Gathering System applied to GPRS

General Packet Radio Service Phase 2 (GPRS) – network partError: Reference source not found

Generic signalling mechanism for service support

GPRS – Point-To-Multipoint Services

GPRS Mobile IP Interworking

Idle mode classmark[4]

Immediate Service Termination (IST) : CAMEL free solution

Impact of Telecommunications Data Protection Directive on GSM Standards[5]

Interworking with Mobile Satellite Systems

LAPDm performance enhancement

MexE Release 99

MS and Network-Resident Execution Environments (MS/N-RExE)

MS Antenna Test Method[6]

Multiple Subscriber Profile (MSP) based on CAMEL ph. 3

Noise Suppression for AMR speech codec

Provision of text telephony service in GSM and UMTS

Service Continuity and Provision of VHE via GSM/UMTS

Service to GSM Handportables in trains[7]

Specification of a bearer independent protocol for SAT applications to exchange data over the GSM network

SS7 Security

Study on Combined GSM and Mobile IP Mobility Handling in UMTS IP CN

Study on provision of facsimile services in GSM and UMTS

Support for real time services in the Packet domain for GSM/GPRS/UMTS R99

Tandem Free Operation of speech codecs in Mobile-to-Mobile Calls (MMCs) : out-band

Tandem free aspects for UMTS and between UMTS and 2G systems

USSD Enhancements

Virtual Home Environment

Codec for Low Bitrate Multimedia Telephony Service

Support of non-realtime Multimedia Messaging Service

Mandatory Speech Codec for Narrowband Telephony Service

WAP WAE User Agent / SIM toolkit interworking

Generic Logical and Physical specification for IC card and terminal interface

Specification of administrative commands and functions for IC cards

Codec(s) for Wide band Telephony Services[8]

AMR – Wideband[9]

Gateway Location Register (GLR)

Turbo-Charger: Feasibility Study


The following WIs state in their title that they apply only for 3G system. However, it is proposed that these WIs also apply to GSM, as they impact the core network, which is common to GSM and UMTS. In case such proposal is accepted, they should be renamed and classified as common GSM/3G WIs.

UMTS Charging & Billing[10]

UMTS Numbering, Addressing and Identities[11]

UMTS Open Service Architecture

UMTS Core based on ATM Transport

IP-in-IP tunnelling in GPRS backbone for UMTS, phase 1

End to End UMTS QoS Management[12]

QoS for Speech and Multimedia Codec[13]

Multimedia in UMTS[14]

3G Audio-Visual Terminal Characteristics

3G charging management[15]

3G system fault management

3G system configuration management

3G system performance management

5.3 Release 99 Work Areas impacting other systems


GPRS phase 2 for PCS1900

EDGE Compact and support for EGPRS in ANSI-136 networks