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ETSI TR 101 748 V8.0.

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Technical Report

Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Abbreviations and acronyms (GSM 01.04 version 8.0.0 release 1999)

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GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

NAF 742 C Association à but non lucratif enregistrée à la Sous-Préfecture de Grasse (06) N° 7803/88 Important notice Individual copies of the present document can be downloaded from: http://www. Information on the current status of this and other ETSI documents is available at http://www. send your comment to: editor@etsi.0. In case of dispute. Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) ETSI 650 Route des Lucioles F-06921 Sophia Antipolis Cedex .0.fr Copyright Notification No part may be reproduced except as authorized by written permission. In any case of existing or perceived difference in contents between such versions.(GSM 01. All rights reserved.0 release 1999) 2 ETSI TR 101 748 V8. © European Telecommunications Standards Institute 2000. the reference version is the Portable Document Format (PDF).org The present document may be made available in more than one electronic version or in print.: +33 4 92 94 42 00 Fax: +33 4 93 65 47 16 Siret N° 348 623 562 00017 . Users of the present document should be aware that the document may be subject to revision or change of status.FRANCE Tel.etsi.04 version 8. The copyright and the foregoing restriction extend to reproduction in all media.0 (2000-05) Reference RTR/SMG-010104Q8 Keywords Digital cellular telecommunications system.etsi. the reference shall be the printing on ETSI printers of the PDF version kept on a specific network drive within ETSI Secretariat.org/tb/status/ If you find errors in the present document. ETSI .

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corrections. y the third digit is incremented when editorial only changes have been incorporated in the specification.0.0 release 1999) 4 ETSI TR 101 748 V8. has been carried out by ETSI. Pursuant to the ETSI IPR Policy.y where: 8 indicates release 1999 of GSM Phase 2+. IPRs notified to ETSI in respect of ETSI standards". or may be. The contents of the present document may be subject to continuing work within SMG and may change following formal SMG approval. Latest updates are available on the ETSI Web server (http://www. no investigation. updates.e.org/ipr). etc. essential to the present document. x the second digit is incremented for all other types of changes. which is available from the ETSI Secretariat.04 version 8. No guarantee can be given as to the existence of other IPRs not referenced in SR 000 314 (or the updates on the ETSI Web server) which are. if any.0. i. or potentially Essential. including IPR searches.x. The present document provides the abbreviations and acronyms to be used throughout the GSM specifications. Foreword This Technical Report (TR) has been produced by the Special Mobile Group (SMG).(GSM 01. ETSI . Should SMG modify the contents of the present document it will then be re-submitted for formal approval procedures by ETSI with an identifying change of release date and an increase in version number as follows: Version 8. The information pertaining to these essential IPRs. is publicly available for ETSI members and non-members. or may become. technical enhancements.etsi. Essential. and can be found in SR 000 314: "Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).0 (2000-05) Intellectual Property Rights IPRs essential or potentially essential to the present document may have been declared to ETSI.

04 version 8.Analogue to Digital Converter Abbreviated Dialling Number Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation Application Entity Acoustic Echo Control Additional Elementary Functions Access Grant CHannel Action indicator Advice of Charge Advice of Charge Charging supplementary service Advice of Charge Information supplementary service Application Service Element Abstract Syntax Notation One Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number Automatic ReQuest for retransmission ATTach Access Unit Authentication Centre AUThentication ETSI .(GSM 01.ADministration Centre .1 ARFCN ARQ ATT (flag) AU AuC AUT(H) Authentication algorithm A3 A single algorithm performing the functions of A3 and A8 Encryption algorithm A5/1 Encryption algorithm A5/2 Encryption algorithm A5/0-7 Ciphering key generating algorithm A8 Access Burst .0 (2000-05) 1 Scope The present document provides the abbreviations and acronyms to be used throughout the GSM specifications.0.Access Class (C0 to C15) .Application Context Automatic Congestion Control Associated Control CHannel ACKnowledgement . All abbreviations are presented in the singular. 3 A A3 A38 A5/1 A5/2 A5/X A8 AB AC ACC ACCH ACK ACM ACU ADC Abbreviations and acronyms ADN ADPCM AE AEC AEF AGCH Ai AoC AoCC AoCI ASE ASN. but are equally applicable to the plural.0.Accumulated Call Meter . 2 References The present document has no references.0 release 1999) 5 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.Address Complete Message Antenna Combining Unit .

(GSM 01.0.Conversion Facility ETSI .Country Code .0 release 1999) 6 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.04 version 8.Bearer Service Basic Service Group Base Station Controller Base transceiver Station Identity Code BSIC of an adjacent cell Base Station System Base Station System Application Part Base Station System Management Application Part Base Station System Operation and Maintenance Application Part Base Transceiver Station C C CA CAI CB CBC CBCH CBMI CC CCBS CCCH CCF CCH CCITT CCM CCP CCPE Cct CDUR CED CEIR CEND CEPT CF Conditional Cell Allocation Charge Advice Information Cell Broadcast Cell Broadcast Centre Cell Broadcast CHannel Cell Broadcast Message Identifier .Basic Service (group) .Call Control Completion of Calls to Busy Subscriber supplementary service Common Control CHannel Conditional Call Forwarding Control CHannel Comité Consultatif International Télégraphique et Téléphonique (The International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee) Current Call Meter Capability/Configuration Parameter Control Channel Protocol Entity Circuit Chargeable DURation called station identifier Central Equipment Identity Register end of charge point Conférence des administrations Européennes des Postes et Telecommunications .0.0 (2000-05) B BA BAIC BAOC BCC BCCH BCD BCF BCIE BER BFI BI BIC-Roam Bm BN BO BOIC BOIC-exHC BS BSG BSC BSIC BSIC-NCELL BSS BSSAP BSSMAP BSSOMAP BTS BCCH Allocation Barring of All Incoming Calls supplementary service Barring of All Outgoing Calls supplementary service Base Transceiver Station (BTS) Colour Code Broadcast Control CHannel Binary Coded Decimal Base station Control Function Bearer Capability Information Element Bit Error Rate Bad Frame Indication all Barring of Incoming call supplementary services Barring of Incoming Calls when Roaming outside the home PLMN country supplementary service Full-rate traffic channel Bit Number all Barring of Outgoing call supplementary services Barring of Outgoing International Calls supplementary service Barring of Outgoing International Calls except those directed to the Home PLMN Country supplementary service .

all Call Forwarding services Call Forwarding on mobile subscriber Busy supplementary service Call Forwarding on mobile subscriber Not Reachable supplementary service Call Forwarding on No Reply supplementary service Call Forwarding Unconditional supplementary service CHarging Point Card Holder Verification information .0 release 1999) 7 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.Channel Tester .04 version 8.0 (2000-05) CFB CFNRc CFNRy CFU CHP CHV CI CIR CKSN CLI CLIP CLIR CM CMD CMM CNG COLI COLP COLR COM CONNACK C/R CRC CRE CSPDN CT CTR CUG CW .Channel Type Common Technical Regulation Closed User Group supplementary service Call Waiting supplementary service D DAC DB DCCH DCE DCF DCN DCS1800 DET DISC DL DLCI DLD Dm DMR DNIC DP DRX DSE DSI DSS1 DTAP DTE DTMF Digital to Analogue Converter Dummy Burst Dedicated Control CHannel Data Circuit terminating Equipment Data Communication Function Data Communication Network Digital Cellular System at 1800MHz DETach DISConnect Data Link (layer) Data Link Connection Identifier Data Link Discriminator Control channel (ISDN terminology applied to mobile service) Digital Mobile Radio Data network identifier Dial/Dialled Pulse Discontinuous reception (mechanism) Data Switching Exchange Digital Speech Interpolation Digital Subscriber Signalling No1 Direct Transfer Application Part Data Terminal Equipment Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (signalling) ETSI .Cell Identity .Call Transfer supplementary service .(GSM 01.0.CUG Index Carrier to Interference Ratio Ciphering Key Sequence Number Calling Line Identity Calling Line Identification Presentation supplementary service Calling Line Identification Restriction supplementary service Connection Management CoMmanD Channel Mode Modify CalliNG tone COnnected Line Identity COnnected Line identification Presentation supplementary service COnnected Line identification Restriction supplementary service COMplete CONNect ACKnowledgement Command/Response field bit Cyclic Redundancy Check (3 bit) Call RE-establishment procedure Circuit Switched Public Data Network .0.

0 (2000-05) DTX Discontinuous transmission (mechanism) E EA EBSG ECM Ec/No ECT EEL EIR EL EMC eMLPP EMMI EPROM ERP ERR ETR ETS ETSI External Alarms Elementary Basic Service Group Error Correction Mode (facsimile) Ratio of energy per modulating bit to the noise spectral density Explicit Call Transfer supplementary service Electric Echo Loss Equipment Identity Register Echo Loss ElectroMagnetic Compatibility enhanced Multi-Level Precedence and Pre-emption service Electrical Man Machine Interface Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory .04 version 8.0 release 1999) 8 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.(GSM 01.Equivalent Radiated Power ERRor ETSI Technical Report European Telecommunication Standard European Telecommunications Standards Institute F FA FAC FACCH FACCH/F FACCH/H FB FCCH FCS FDM FDN FEC FER FH FN FR ftn .Ear Reference Point .Fax Adaptor Final Assembly Code Fast Associated Control CHannel Fast Associated Control Channel/Full rate Fast Associated Control Channel/Half rate Frequency correction Burst Frequency Correction CHannel Frame Check Sequence Frequency Division Multiplex Fixed Dialling Number Forward Error Correction Frame Erasure Ratio Frequency Hopping Frame Number Full Rate forwarded-to number G GCR GMLC GMSC GMSK GPA GPRS GSA GSM GSM MS GSM PLMN GT Group Call Register Gateway Mobile Location Centre Gateway Mobile-services Switching Centre Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying (modulation) GSM PLMN Area General Packet Radio Service GSM System Area Global System for Mobile communications GSM Mobile Station GSM Public Land Mobile Network Global Title ETSI .0.Full Allocation .0.

0 release 1999) 9 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.7) Information Transfer Capability International Telecommunication Union InterWorking Function InterWorking MSC InterWorking Unit K k K Kc Ki Windows size Constraint length of the convolutional code Ciphering key Individual subscriber authentication key L L1 L2ML L2R L2R BOP L2R COP L3 Layer 1 Layer 2 Management Link Layer 2 Relay L2R Bit Orientated Protocol L2R Character Orientated Protocol Layer 3 ETSI .(GSM 01.0.04 version 8.0.0 (2000-05) H HANDO HDLC HLC HLR HOLD HPLMN HPU HR HSN HU HANDOver High level Data Link Control High Layer Compatibility Home Location Register Call hold supplementary service Home PLMN Hand Portable Unit Half Rate Hopping Sequence Number Home Units I I IA IAM IC ICB ICC IC(pref) ICM ID IDN IE IEC IEI I-ETS IMEI IMSI IN ISC ISDN ISO ISUP ITC ITU IWF IWMSC IWU Information frames (RLP) Incoming Access (closed user group SS) Initial Address Message Interlock Code (CUG SS) Incoming Calls Barred (within the CUG) Integrated Circuit(s) Card Interlock Code of the preferential CUG In-Call Modification IDentification/IDentity/IDentifier Integrated Digital Network (signalling) Information Element International Electrotechnical Commission Information Element Identifier Interim European Telecommunications Standard International Mobile station Equipment Identity International Mobile Subscriber Identity Interrogating Node International Switching Centre Integrated Services Digital Network International Organization for Standardization ISDN User Part (of signalling system No.

0.Line Identity Low Layer Compatibility Traffic channel with capacity lower than a Bm Local Mobile Station Identity Location Measurement Unit Last Number Dialled Local PLMN Location Register Listener SideTone Rating Local Terminal Emulator .Data Link (layer) .04 version 8.PHysical (layer) [primitive] MultiParTY (Multi ParTY) supplementary service Mouth Reference Point Mobile Station ETSI .Man Machine .Location Update Length and Value M M MA MACN MAF MAH MAI MAIO MAP MCC MCI MD MDL ME MEF MF MHS MIC MLC MM MME MMI MNC MO MO-LR MoU MPH MPTY MRP MS Mandatory Mobile Allocation Mobile Allocation Channel Number Mobile Additional Function Mobile Access Hunting supplementary service Mobile Allocation Index Mobile Allocation Index Offset Mobile Application Part Mobile Country Code Malicious Call Identification supplementary service Mediation Device (mobile) Management (entity) .0 (2000-05) LA LAC LAI LAN LAPB LAPDm LCN LCS LCSC LCSS LE LI LLC Lm LMSI LMU LND LPLMN LR LSTR LTE LU LV Location Area Location Area Code Location Area Identity Local Area Network Link Access Protocol Balanced Link Access Protocol on the Dm channel Local Communication Network Location Service LCS Client LCS Server Local Exchange .Maintenance Entity .(GSM 01.0 release 1999) 10 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.Local Units .Mobile Equipment Maintenance Entity Function MultiFrame Message Handling System Mobile Interface Controller Mobile Location Centre .Mobility Management Mobile Management Entity Man Machine Interface Mobile Network Code Mobile Originated Mobile Originating Location Request Memorandum of Understanding (mobile) Management (entity) .Length Indicator .0.

Mobile Termination Mobile Terminating Location Request Mobile-To-Mobile (call) Message Transfer Part Mark Up Multi User Mobile Station N N/W NB NBIN NCC NCELL NCH NDC NDUB NE NEF NET NF NIC NI-LR NM NMC NMSI NPI NSAP NT NTAAB NUA NUI NUP Network Normal Burst A parameter in the hopping sequence Network (PLMN) Colour Code Neighbouring (of current serving) Cell Notification CHannel National Destination Code Network Determined User Busy Network Element Network Element Function Norme Europeenne de Télécommunications Network Function Network Independent Clocking Network Induced Location Request Network Management Network Management Centre National Mobile Station Identification number Number Plan Indentifier Network Service Access Point .Network Termination .(GSM 01.Mobile Terminated .Non Transparent New Type Approval Advisory Board Network User Access Network User Identification National User Part (SS7) O O OA O&M OACSU OCB OD OLR OMC OML OS OSI OSI RM Optional Outgoing Access (CUG SS) Operations & Maintenance Off-Air-Call-Set-Up Outgoing Calls Barred within the CUG Optional for operators to implement for their aim Overall Loudness Rating Operations & Maintenance Centre Operations and Maintenance Link Operating System Open System Interconnection OSI Reference Model ETSI .0 release 1999) 11 ETSI TR 101 748 V8. Mobile Switching Centre Mobile Station Class Mark Mobile Station Control Unit Mobile Station International ISDN Number Mobile Station Roaming Number .2) MT-LR MTM MTP MU MUMS Mobile-services Switching Centre.1.04 version 8.0.0.0 (2000-05) MSC MSCM MSCU MSISDN MSRN MT MT (0.

Adapter Q .Protocol Discriminator .Packet Handler .PHysical (layer) Packet Handler Interface Presentation Indicator Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement Personal Identification Number Protocol Implementation eXtra information for Testing Public Lands Mobile Network Présentation des Normes Européennes Point Of Interconnection (with PSTN) Point-to-Point Primative Procedure Entity Preferential CUG Location probability Packet Switched Public Data Network Public Switched Telephone Network Price per Unit Currency Table Pass Word Q QA QAF QOS Q (Interface) .Adapter Function Quality Of Service R R RA RAB RACH RAND RBER RDI REC REJ REL REQ RF RFC RFCH RFN RFU RLP RLR RMS RNTABLE RPOA Value of Reduction of the MS transmitted RF power relative to the maximum allowed output power of the highest power class of MS (A) RAndom mode request information field Random Access Burst Random Access CHannel RANDom number (used for authentication) Residual Bit Error Ratio Restricted Digital Information RECommendation REJect(ion) RELease REQuest Radio Frequency Radio Frequency Channel Radio Frequency CHannel Reduced TDMA Frame Number Reserved for Future Use Radio Link Protocol Receiver Loudness Rating Root Mean Square (value) Table of 128 integers in the hopping sequence Recognised Private Operating Agency ETSI .Public Data Public Data Networks .0.04 version 8.(GSM 01.0 release 1999) 12 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.0 (2000-05) P PABX PAD PCH PCM PD PDN PH PHI PI PICS PIN PIXT PLMN PNE POI PP PPE Pref CUG Ps PSPDN PSTN PUCT PW Private Automatic Branch eXchange Packet Assembly/Disassembly facility Paging CHannel Pulse Code Modulation .0.

0 release 1999) 13 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.Service Code Signalling Connection Control Part Synchronization CHannel Sub-Channel Number Stand-alone Dedicated Control CHannel Specification Description Language SDL Development Tool Service Data Unit Support Entity Support Entity Function Slow Frequency Hopping .04 version 8.Screening Indicator .0.Service Centre (used for SMS) .Service Centre Short Message Service/Point-to-Point Short message terminal Subscriber Number Serial NumbeR Suppress Outgoing Access (CUG SS) .(GSM 01.0 (2000-05) RR RSE RSL RSZI RTE RXLEV RXQUAL Radio Resource Radio System Entity Radio Signalling Link Regional Subscription Zone Identity Remote Terminal Emulator Received signal level Received Signal Quality S S/W SABM SACCH SACCH/C4 SACCH/C8 SACCH/T SACCH/TF SACCH/TH SAP SAPI SB SC SCCP SCH SCN SDCCH SDL SDT SDU SE SEF SFH SI SoftWare Set Asynchronous Balanced Mode Slow Associated Control CHannel Slow Associated Control CHannel/SDCCH/4 Slow Associated Control CHannel/SDCCH/8 Slow Associated Control CHannel/Traffic channel Slow Associated Control CHannel/Traffic channel Full rate Slow Associated Control CHannel/Traffic channel Half rate Service Access Point Service Access Point Indicator Synchronization Burst .Service Interworking .SPare Signalling Point Code Suppress Preferential CUG Signed RESponse (authentication) .Supplementary Service SID SIM SLPP SLR SLTM SME SMG SMLC SMS SMSCB SMS-SC SMS/PP Smt SN SNR SOA SP SPC SPC SRES SS ETSI .Service Provider .0.Signalling Point .Supplementary Information (SIA=Supplemenatary Information A) SIlence Descriptor Subscriber Identity Module Subscriber LCS Privacy Profile Send Loudness Rating Signalling Link Test Message Short Message Entity Special Mobile Group Serving Mobile Location Centre Short Message Service Short Message Service Cell Broadcast Short Message Service .

8 TCH/HS TCI TC-TR TDMA TE Tei TFA TFP TI TLV TMN TMSI TN TOA TON TRX TS TSC TSDI TTCN TUP TV TXPWR ETSI .4kbit/s) A half rate data TCH (4.8kbit/s) A full rate data TCH (9.04 version 8.0.TeleService Training Sequence Code Transceiver Speech & Data Interface Tree and Tabular Combined Notation Telephone User Part (SS7) Type and Value Transmit PoWeR.6 TCH/FS TCH/H TCH/H2.System Simulator Supplementary Service Control string Sub-System Number Signalling System No.Timing Advance (between an MS and its serving BTS) Type Approval Code Terminal Adaptation Function Technical Basis for Regulation Transaction Capabilities Traffic CHannel A full rate TCH A full rate data TCH (≤2.8 TCH/F9.0. Length and Value Telecommunications Management Network Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity Timeslot Number Time of Arrival Type Of Number Transceiver .4 TCH/F4.Technical Specification .(GSM 01.Type only .Timer .8kbit/s) A half rate Speech TCH Transceiver Control Interface Technical Committee Technical Report Time Division Multiple Access Terminal Equipment Terminal endpoint identifier TransFer Allowed TransFer Prohibited Transaction Identifier Type.0 release 1999) 14 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.6kbit/s) A full rate Speech TCH A half rate TCH A half rate data TCH (≤2.4 TCH/H4.Transparent .0 (2000-05) SSC SSN SS7 STMR STP SVN .4kbit/s) A full rate date TCH (4. Tx power level in the MS_TXPWR_REQUEST and MS_TXPWR_CONF parameters TA TAC TAF TBR TC TCH TCH/F TCH/F2.Time Slot .Terminal Adaptor . 7 SideTone Masking Rating Signalling Transfer Point Software Version Number T T .

(GSM 01. (recommendation not to be used) Visited PLMN Videotex Service Centre Send state variable The components dedicated to Videotex service W WS WPA Work Station Wrong Password Attempts (counter) X XID eXchange IDentifier Z ZC Zone Code ETSI .0 (2000-05) U UDI UDUB UI UIC UPCMI UPD USSD UUS Unrestricted Digital Information User Determined User Busy Unnumbered Information (Frame) Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer Uniform PCM Interface (13-bit) Up to date Unstructured Supplementary Service Data User-to-User Signalling supplementary service V V VAD VAP VBS VGCS VLR VMSC VPLMN VSC V(SD) VTX host Value only Voice Activity Detection Videotex Access Point Voice Broadcast Service Voice Group Call Service Visitor Location Register Visited MSC.0 release 1999) 15 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.04 version 8.0.0.

0 release 1999) 16 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.0 Version 8.04 version 8.0.0 ETSI .(GSM 01.0.0 created for R99 Date August 1999 May 2000-05-10 Version Version 7.0 (2000-05) Annex A: Document change history Status of GSM 01.0.0.04 Information about changes Inclusion of CR approved SMG#29 A002 V8.0.

0.0.0 (2000-05) History Document history V7.0 release 1999) 17 ETSI TR 101 748 V8.0.0 August 1999 May 2000 Publication Publication ETSI .(GSM 01.0 V8.0.04 version 8.