6.2 PLMN connection elements

3GPP43.010GSM Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) connection typesRelease 16TS

The radio interface connection element is the portion of the connection spanning from the Mobile Termination to an appropriate internal reference point within the Base Station System.

The A interface connection element is the portion of the connection from the above internal reference point within the base station to an appropriate internal reference point within the interworking function (IWF) of the MSC.

By using connection elements and attributes which have a layered nature the construction of a connection type is more easily viewed. The use of different values for the same attribute allows a greater degree of description and flexibility.