A.1 General structure of the SS stage 3 diagrams

04.103GPPMobile Radio Interface Layer 3 - Supplementary Services Specification - General AspectsTS

In the SS stage 3 diagrams the messages that correspond to the normal case with successful outcome are shown using solid arrows. Messages for exceptional, or unsuccessful cases are shown using dashed arrows. In general, the diagrams show the initiating operation together with all possible outcomes. Obviously, in practice only one of the possible outcomes shown in the diagrams will occur when the operation is used. An example is given in figure A.1.

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Initiating Operation

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Normal, Successful Outcome

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Unsuccessful Outcome 1

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Figure A.1: Example of the general structure of the SS stage 3 diagrams

A.1.1 Exceptional release procedures

To prevent transactions being kept open following exceptional cases, either side of the transaction may release it by sending a RELEASE COMPETE message without a Facility IE. This procedure can be used to release any call independent SS procedure, at any time while supplementary service support is established. For clarity this is not shown on the specific diagrams in the GSM 04.8x and 04.9x series, though it is still available.

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RELEASE COMPLETE

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RELEASE COMPLETE

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Figure A.2: Exceptional release procedures