THE GSM NETWORKTHE GSM NETWORK
The GSM network is comprised of the followingcomponents
•The GSM network incorporates a number of networkelements to support mobile equipment. They are listed anddescribed in the GSM network elements section of this chapter.•
•In addition, the network includes subsystems that are notformally recognized as network elements but are necessary fornetwork operation. These are described in the GSM subsystems(non-network elements) section of this chapter.•
•GSM specifies standards for interfaces between networkelements, which ensure the connectivity of GSM equipmentfrom different manufacturers. These are listed in theStandardized interfaces section of this chapter.