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Intellectual Property Rights
1 Scope
2 References
3.3 Symbols
4 Main Concepts
5 General GPRS Architecture and Transmission Mechanism
5.1 GPRS Access Interfaces and Reference Points
Figure 1: GPRS Access Interfaces and Reference Points
5.2 Network Interworking
5.2.1PSPDN Interworking
5.2.2Internet (IP) Interworking
5.3 High-Level Functions Required for GPRS
-Network Access Control Functions
5.3.1Network Access Control Functions Registration Function Authentication and Authorisation Function Admission Control Function Message Screening Function Packet Terminal Adaptation Function Charging Data Collection Function
5.3.2Packet Routeing and Transfer Functions Relay Function Routeing Function Address Translation and Mapping Function Encapsulation Function Tunnelling Function Compression Function Ciphering Function Domain Name Server Function
5.3.3Mobility Management Functions
5.3.4Logical Link Management Functions Logical Link Establishment Function Logical Link Maintenance Functions Logical Link Release Function
5.3.5Radio Resource Management Functions Um Management Function Cell Selection Function Um-tranx Function Path Management Function
5.3.6Network Management Functions
5.4 Logical Architecture
5.4.1GPRS Support Nodes
5.4.2GPRS Backbone Networks
5.4.5GPRS Mobile Stations
5.5 Assignment of Functions to General Logical Architecture
5.6 Transmission and Signalling Planes
5.6.1Transmission Plane
5.6.2Signalling Plane MS - SGSN SGSN - HLR SGSN - MSC/VLR SGSN - EIR SGSN - SMS-GMSC or SMS-IWMSC GSN - GSN GGSN - HLR MAP-based GGSN - HLR Signalling GTP and MAP-based GGSN - HLR Signalling
6 Mobility Management Functionality
6.1 Definition of Mobility Management States
6.1.1IDLE (GPRS) State
6.1.3READY State
6.2 IDLE / STANDBY / READY State Functionality
6.2.1State Transitions and Functions
6.2.2READY Timer Function
6.2.3Periodic RA Update Timer Function
6.2.4Mobile Reachable Timer Function
6.3 Interactions Between SGSN and MSC/VLR
6.3.1Administration of the SGSN - MSC/VLR Association
6.3.2Combined RA / LA Updating
6.3.3CS Paging Paging Co-ordination
6.3.4Non-GPRS Alert
6.3.5MS Information Procedure
6.3.6MM Information Procedure
6.4 MM Procedures
6.5 Attach Function
6.6 Detach Function
6.6.1MS-Initiated Detach Procedure
6.6.2Network-Initiated Detach Procedure SGSN-Initiated Detach Procedure HLR-Initiated Detach Procedure
6.7 Purge Function
6.8 Security Function
The Security function:
6.8.1Authentication of Subscriber
6.8.2User Identity Confidentiality P-TMSI Signature P-TMSI Reallocation Procedure
Figure 23: P-TMSI Reallocation Procedure
6.8.3User Data and GMM/SM Signalling Confidentiality Scope of Ciphering GPRS Ciphering Algorithm
6.8.4Identity Check Procedures
6.9 Location Management Function
The Location Management function:
6.9.1Location Management Procedures Cell Update Procedure Routeing Area Update Procedure Intra SGSN Routeing Area Update Inter SGSN Routeing Area Update Combined RA / LA Update Procedure Combined Intra SGSN RA / LA Update Combined Inter SGSN RA / LA Update
Figure 30: Insert Subscriber Data Procedure Delete Subscriber Data Procedure
Figure 31: Delete Subscriber Data Procedure
6.11Classmark Handling
6.11.1Radio Access Classmark
6.11.2SGSN Classmark
7 Network Management Functionality
8 Radio Resource Functionality
8.1 Cell Selection and Reselection
8.2 Discontinuous Reception
8.3 Radio Resource Management
8.3.1Layer Functions
8.3.2Model of Operation Dynamic Allocation of Radio Resources
8.4 Paging for GPRS Downlink Transfer
9 Packet Routeing and Transfer Functionality
9.1 Definition of Packet Data Protocol States
9.1.1INACTIVE State
9.1.2ACTIVE State
9.2 PDP Context Activation, Modification, and Deactivation Functions
9.2.1Static and Dynamic PDP Addresses
9.2.2Activation Procedures PDP Context Activation Procedure
Figure 34: PDP Context Activation Procedure Network-Requested PDP Context Activation Procedure Successful Network-Requested PDP Context Activation Procedure
Figure 35: Successful Network-Requested PDP Context Activation Procedure Unsuccessful Network-Requested PDP Context Activation Procedure Anonymous Access PDP Context Activation Procedure Anonymous Access PDP Context Deactivation Initiated by GGSN Procedure
9.3 Packet Routeing and Transfer Function
The packet routeing and transfer function:
9.4 Relay Function
9.5 Packet Terminal Adaptation Function
9.6 Encapsulation Function
9.6.1Encapsulation Between SGSN and GGSN
9.6.2Encapsulation Between SGSN and MS
10 Message Screening Functionality
11 Compatibility Issues
12 Transmission
12.1Transmission Modes
12.1.1GTP Transmission Modes
12.1.2LLC Transmission Modes
12.1.3RLC Transmission Modes
12.2Logical Link Control Functionality
12.3Subnetwork Dependent Convergence Functionality
12.4Gb Interface
12.4.1Physical Layer Protocol
12.4.2Link Layer Protocols
12.4.3BSS GPRS Protocol Inter-dependency of the BSSGP and LLC Functions BSSGP Addressing BVCI Contexts in BSS and in SGSN Flow Control Between SGSN and BSS over the Gb Interface
12.5Abis Interface
12.5.1Remote Packet Control Unit
13 Information Storage
13.6Recovery and Restoration Procedures
13.6.1HLR Failure
13.6.2SGSN Failure
13.6.3GGSN Failure
13.6.4VLR Failure
14 Identities
14.2Packet TMSI
14.3NSAPI and TLLI
14.4PDP Address
14.6Routeing Area Identity
14.7Cell Identity
14.8GSN Addresses
14.8.1GSN Address
14.8.2GSN Number
14.9Access Point Name
15 Operational Aspects
15.1.1Charging Information
15.1.2Reverse Charging
15.2Quality of Service Profile
15.2.1Precedence Class
15.2.2Delay Class
15.2.3Reliability Class
15.2.4Throughput Classes Peak Throughput Class Mean Throughput Class
16 Interactions with Other GSM Services
-point-to-point Short Message Service (SMS);
16.1Point-to-point Short Message Service
16.1.1Mobile-terminated SMS Transfer Unsuccessful Mobile-terminated SMS Transfer
16.1.2Mobile-originated SMS Transfer
16.2Circuit-switched Services
16.3Supplementary Services
Annex A (normative): GGSN Selection Decision Tree
A.2APN (R)
A.3APN Selection Rules
Annex B (informative): Data Transmission Routeing Examples
B.1Data Routeing for an MS in its Home PLMN to and from an External PDN
B.2Data Routeing for a Roaming MS to and from an External PDN
Figure B.2: Data Routeing for a Roaming MS to and from an External PDN
B.3MS-to-MS Data Routeing via the Same GGSN
B.4MS-to-MS Data Routeing via Different GGSNs
Figure B.4: MS-to-MS Data Routeing via Different GGSNs
Annex C (informative): Figures
Annex D (informative): Tables
Annex E (informative): Document history
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