Foreword

04.013GPPMobile Station - Base Station System (MS - BSS) Interface General Aspects and PrinciplesTS

This Technical Specification (TS) has been produced by the Special Mobile Group (SMG).

The present document defines the general aspects of the Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface within the digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2/Phase 2+).

The contents of the present document is subject to continuing work within SMG and may change following formal SMG approval. Should SMG modify the contents of the present document, it will be re-released with an identifying change of release date and an increase in version number as follows:

Version 8.x.y

where:

8 indicates Release 1999 of GSM Phase 2+

x the second digit is incremented for all changes of substance, i.e. technical enhancements, corrections, updates, etc.

y the third digit is incremented when editorial only changes have been incorporated in the specification.

0.1 Scope

The present document describes the general aspects and principles relating to the Technical Specifications for the GSM MS-BSS interface.

0.2 References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present document.

  • References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or non‑specific.
  • For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
  • For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies.
  • A non-specific reference to an ETS shall also be taken to refer to later versions published as an EN with the same number.
  • For this Release 1999 document, references to GSM documents are for Release 1999 versions (version 8.x.y).

[1] GSM 01.04: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Abbreviations and acronyms".

[2] GSM 02.30: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Man-Machine Interface (MMI) of the Mobile Station (MS)".

[3] GSM 04.02: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); GSM Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) access reference configuration".

[4] GSM 04.03: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface Channel structures and access capabilities".

[5] GSM 04.04: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); layer 1 General requirements".

[6] GSM 04.05: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Data Link (DL) layer General aspects".

[7] GSM 04.06: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station – Base Station System (MS – BSS) interface Data Link (DL) layer specification".

[8] GSM 04.07: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface signalling layer 3 General aspects".

[9] GSM 04.08: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface layer 3 specification".

[10] GSM 04.10: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile radio interface layer 3 Supplementary services specification General aspects".

[11] GSM 04.11: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Point-to-Point (PP) Short Message Service (SMS) support on mobile radio interface".

[12] GSM 04.12: "Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Short Message Service Cell Broadcast (SMSCB) support on the mobile radio interface".

[13] CCITT Recommendation X.200: "Reference Model of Open Systems Interconnection for CCITT Applications".

[14] CCITT Recommendation X.210: "Open Systems Interconnection layer service definition conventions".

0.3 Definitons and abbreviations

Abbreviations used in the present document are listed in GSM 01.04.