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1 Um Interface ........................................................................................................................................................

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1.1 Radio resources management (RR) ................................................................................ 3
1.1.1 Channel establishment messages ............................................................................ 3
LICENCIATURA EM ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS DE TELECOMUNICAÇÕES E ELECTRÓNICA 1.1.2 Ciphering messages ................................................................................................ 4
1.1.3 Handover messages................................................................................................. 4
Secção de Sistemas de Telecomunicações 1.1.4 Channel release messages ....................................................................................... 6
1.1.5 Paging messages ..................................................................................................... 6
1.1.6 System Information messages................................................................................. 7
1.1.7 Miscellaneous messages ......................................................................................... 9
1.2 Mobility management (MM) ........................................................................................ 11
1.2.1 Registration messages........................................................................................... 11
1.2.2 Security messages ................................................................................................. 11
1.2.3 Connection management messages....................................................................... 13
1.2.4 Miscellaneous message ......................................................................................... 13
1.3 Circuit-switched call control......................................................................................... 14
1.3.1 Call establishment messages................................................................................. 14
Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 1.3.2 Call information phase messages.......................................................................... 15
1.3.3 Call clearing messages.......................................................................................... 16
1.3.4 Messages for supplementary service control ........................................................ 17
1.3.5 Miscellaneous messages ....................................................................................... 18
2 Abis Interface .................................................................................................................................................... 19
2.1 BTS Management (BTSM) – Radio signaling link ...................................................... 19
Layer 3 GSM signaling protocols messages 2.1.1 Radio link management ........................................................................................ 19
2.1.2 Dedicated Channel Management .......................................................................... 20
2.1.3 Common channel management............................................................................. 22
2.1.4 TRX management ................................................................................................. 23
3 A Interface ......................................................................................................................................................... 24
3.1 Base Station System Application Part (BSSAP) .......................................................... 24
4 Mobile Application Part (MAP) ........................................................................................................................ 32
4.1 Mobility services........................................................................................................... 32
Um Abis A 4.1.1 Location management services ............................................................................. 32
MS BTS BSC MSC 4.1.2 Paging and search ................................................................................................. 33
4.1.3 Access management services................................................................................ 33
CM
CM II 4.1.4 Handover services................................................................................................. 33
CM
CM SS 4.1.5 Authentication management services ................................................................... 34
MM
MM MM
MM U
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MAP 4.1.6 Security management services.............................................................................. 35
PP
BSSAP 4.1.7 International mobile equipment identities management services ......................... 35
BSSAP
BSSAP
BSSAP TCAP //
RR
RR RR’ TT 4.1.8 Subscriber management services .......................................................................... 36
RR’
RR’ BTSM
BTSM BTSM
SCCP SCCP
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U 4.1.9 Identity management services............................................................................... 36
SCCP SCCP SCCP P P
LAPD
LAPDmm LAPD
LAPDmm LAPD
LAPD LAPD
LAPD 4.2 Call handling services ................................................................................................... 37
4.3 Short message service management services................................................................ 38
radio
radio radio
radio PCM
PCM PCM
PCM MTP
MTP MTP
MTP MTP
MTP Sources ........................................................................................................................................................................ 39
Message Index............................................................................................................................................................. 40
16/64 kbit/s 64 kbit/s /2 Mbit/s
CM – Connection Management SCCP – Signalling Connection Control Part
MM – Mobility Management TCAP – Transaction Capabilities Application Part
RR – Radio Resource management MAP – Mobile Application Part
LAPDm – Link Access Protocol on the Dm channel ISUP - ISDN User Part
BTSM – BTS Management TUP – Telephony User Part
BSSAP - Base Station System Application Part MTP – Message Transfer Part

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1.1.2 Ciphering messages
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Message Description Origin Dest. Message Contents
1.1 Radio resources management (RR)
This message is sent on the
main DCCH from the network
1.1.1 Channel establishment messages to the mobile station to Cipher Mode Command
indicate that the network has message type
CIPHERING MODE started deciphering and that
Network MS Ciphering mode setting
Message Description Origin Dest. Message Contents COMMAND enciphering and deciphering
shall be started in the mobile Cipher response
This message is sent on the station, or to indicate that
main DCCH by the network Channel Description ciphering will not be
to the mobile station to performed.
ADDITIONAL Mobile Allocation
allocate an additional Network MS
ASSIGNMENT dedicated channel while Starting Time
This message is sent on the
keeping the previously main DCCH from the mobile Cipher mode complete
allocated channels. CIPHERING MODE station to the network to Message type
indicate that enciphering MS Network
Immediate assignment COMPLETE Mobile equipment identity
and deciphering has been
message type started in the mobile station.
Page mode
This message is sent on the Spare half octet
CCCH by the network to the Channel description
mobile station in idle mode to
IMMEDIATE Request reference
ASSIGNMENT
change the channel Network MS
Timing advance 1.1.3 Handover messages
configuration to a dedicated
configuration while staying in Mobile allocation
the same cell. Starting time
IA Rest octets (frequency Message Description Origin Dest. Message Contents
parameters, before time) Description of the first
channel, after time
Immediate assignment Power command
Extended message type Frequency list, after time
Page mode Cell channel description
This message is sent on the Spare Half octet Mode of the first channel
CCCH by the network to two Channel description 1 This message is sent on the Description of the second
mobile stations in idle mode main DCCH by the network channel, after time
IMMEDIATE Request reference 1
to change their to the mobile station to Mode of the second channel
ASSIGNMENT channel configurations to
Network MS Timing advance 1 change the channel
EXTENDED Channel description 2 ASSIGNMENT Mobile allocation, after time
different dedicated configuration to another Network MS
Request reference 2 COMMAND independent dedicated Starting time
configurations while they stay
in the same cell. Timing advance 2 channel configuration, when Frequency Llist, before time
Mobile allocation no timing adjustment is Description of the first
Starting time needed channel, before time
IAX rest octets Description of the
second channel, before time
Immediate assignment Frequency channel
reject message type Sequence before time
Page mode Mobile allocation, before time
Spare half octet Cipher mode setting
This message is sent on the Request reference 1
IMMEDIATE CCCH by the network to up Wait indication 1 This message is sent on the
ASSIGNMENT to four mobile stations to Network MS Request reference 2 main DCCH from the mobile Assignment complete
indicate that no channel is ASSIGNMENT station to the network to
REJECT Wait indication 2 message type
available for assignment. COMPLETE indicate that the mobile MS Network
Request reference 3 station has established the RR cause
Wait indication 3 main signalling link
Request reference 4 successfully.
Wait indication 4
IAR rest octets

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Starting time indicate that a part of the MS Network message type COMPLETE Real time difference dedicated channels has been Timing advance deactivated. after time Frequency list. Handover command message Message Description Origin Dest. after time Partial release complete PARTIAL RELEASE station to the network to adjustment needed. after time dedicated channels in use. indicate that the mobile MS Network RR cause P1 rest octets COMPLETE station has established the Mobile observed time main signalling link Difference successfully. The mobile stations main DCCH from the mobile Mobile identity 1 station to the network to type are identified by their TMSI or Mobile identity 2 HANDOVER IMSI.4 Channel release messages procedure. Message Contents Frequency channel sequence Paging request type before time Message type Mobile allocation. Message Contents type Cell description This message is sent on the Description of the first Channel release message main DCCH from the network channel. This message is sent on the main DCCH on the old Assignment failure message This message is sent on the Physical Information Message ASSIGNMENT channel from the mobile main DCCH by the network type PHYSICAL Type FAILURE station to the network to MS Network to the mobile station to stop Network Mobile indicate that the mobile RR cause INFORMATION the sending of access bursts Timing advance station has failed to seize the from the mobile station. before time Frequency list.5 Paging messages channel. timing Mobile allocation. BA range Synchronization indication Frequency short list. This message is sent on the Paging request type 2 CCCH by the network to two Message type This message is sent on the Page mode or three mobile stations to main DCCH on the old Handover Failure Message trigger channel access by Channels needed for mobiles HANDOVER channel from the mobile Type PAGING REQUEST these. Mobile identity 3 new channel.1. before time This message is sent on the CCCH by the network to up Page mode Cipher mode setting Channels needed for mobiles to two mobile stations to PAGING REQUEST This message is sent on the trigger channel access by Network MS 1 and 2 Handover complete message TYPE 1 these. P2 rest octets Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 5/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 6/41 . before time Description of the first 1. before time Message Description Origin Dest. before time Description of the second channel.1. new channel. This message is sent in HANDOVER random mode on the main ACCESS DCCH during a handover Network MS Handover Reference 1. Frequency short list. main DCCH by the network Mode of the second channel HANDOVER to the mobile station to Frequency channel This message is sent on the Network MS COMMAND change the dedicated Sequence. after time main DCCH by the mobile channel configuration. after time This message is sent on the Cell channel description main DCCH by the network Mode of the first channel Partial release message type PARTIAL RELEASE to the mobile station to Network MS Description of the deactivate part of the Channel description This message is sent on the second channel. It does not follow the basic format. Two of the mobile station to the network to MS Network Network MS 1 and 2 FAILURE RR Cause TYPE 2 stations are identified by their indicate that the mobile Mobile identity 1 TMSI while the third is Mobile identity 2 station has failed to seize the identified by its TMSI or IMSI. after time type CHANNEL RELEASE to the mobile station to Network MS Handover reference initiate deactivation of RR cause Power command and type the dedicated channel used.

This message is sent optionally on the SACCH by This message is sent the network to mobile optionally on the BCCH by stations within the cell giving the network to all mobile System information type 2bis information on the extension stations within the cell giving message type of the BCCH allocation in the SYSTEM information on control of the neighbour cells. Message Contents giving information on the BCCH allocation in the neighbour cells. Paging request type 3 1 800 band message type may ignore this message. 4 and various other information CBCH channel description about the cell. A mobile SI 2ter rest octets exception stated above. When System information type 5 bis SYSTEM supports the primary GSM message type band P-GSM 900 may ignore INFORMATION TYPE received (and not ignored) this information must be used Network MS Extension of the BCCH this message. Any change allocation. 5bis as the list of neighbouring Frequency list description cells to be This message is sent reported on. Mobile identity 3 RACH. CBCH mobile allocation SI 4 rest octets 1. the cell identity Mobile identity 4 Cell options and various other information Cell selection parameters P3 rest octets about the cell. the location area Network MS Control channel description 3 identification. The mobile Frequency list station must. the location area Network MS Mobile identity identification. with the 2ter neighbour cells. BCCH allocation in the RACH control parameter neighbour cells. the cell identity RACH control parameters message. The mobile SYSTEM mobile stations within the cell station must analyse all BCCH frequency list INFORMATION TYPE giving information of control Network MS correctly received system of the RACH and of the NCC permitted 2 information type 5 messages.1. When This message is sent on the System information type 1 received this information shall SYSTEM BCCH by the network to all message type System information type 5 SYSTEM be used as the list of BCCH mobile stations within the cell INFORMATION TYPE giving information of control Network MS Cell channel description frequencies of the message type INFORMATION TYPE neighbouring cells to Network MS 1 of the RACH and of the cell RACH control parameter BCCH frequency list 5 be reported on. station that supports either: analyse all correctly received only the primary GSM band system information type 5 P-GSM 900. RACH control parameters This message is sent on the Paging response message SI 3 rest octets main DCCH by the mobile type station to the network in Ciphering key sequence System information type 4 connection with This message is sent on the message type PAGING RESPONSE establishment of the main MS Network number BCCH by the network giving Spare half octet Location area identification signalling link as a response SYSTEM information on control of the Mobile station classmark Cell selection parameters to the paging request INFORMATION TYPE RACH. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 7/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 8/41 . SI 1 rest octets in the neighbour cells description must overwrite This message is sent on the System information any old data held by the BCCH by the network to all type 2 message type mobile station.6 System Information messages This message is sent on the SACCH by the network to mobile stations within the cell Message Description Origin Dest. Network MS Cell identity TYPE 3 Mobile identity 1 SYSTEM BCCH by the network giving The mobile stations are Location area identification Mobile identity 2 INFORMATION TYPE information of control on the identified by their TMSIs. A GSM 900 Extended BCCH INFORMATION TYPE RACH and of the extension mobile station which only of the BCCH allocation in the Network MS Frequency list 2bis supports the primary GSM neighbour cells A GSM 900 RACH control parameters band P-GSM 900 may mobile station which only SI 2bis rest octets ignore this message. This message is sent on the Page mode CCCH by the network to four Channels needed for System information type 3 PAGING REQUEST mobile stations to trigger mobiles 1 and 2 This message is sent on the message type channel access by these. Any change in optionally on the BCCH by System information type 2ter the neighbour cells the network to all mobile message type description must overwrite SYSTEM stations within the cell giving any old data held by the information on the extension Extended BCCH INFORMATION TYPE of the BCCH allocation in the Network MS mobile station. or only the DCS messages.

BCCH by the network giving message type INFORMATION TYPE information about cell Network MS This message is sent by the reselection parameters to be SI 8 rest octets RR status 8 RR STATUS mobile station or the network used in that cell. NCC permitted indicate that the frequencies Network MS REDEFINITION and the hopping sequence of Mobile allocation the allocated channels shall Starting time This message is sent on the System information type 7 be changed. which is one of the SYNCHRONIZATION broadcast channels.1.7 Miscellaneous messages INFORMATION synchronization of a mobile T2 station to a BSS. Message Description Origin Dest. with the classmark enquiry. Message type SYSTEM mobile stations within the cell Cell identity This message is sent on the Frequency redefinition INFORMATION TYPE giving information of location Network MS main DCCH from the network area identification. Message Contents This message is sent on the main DCCH by the network Channel mode modify CHANNEL MODE to the mobile station to message type request the setting of the Network MS MODIFY Channel description mode for the indicated Channel mode channel. at any time to report certain Both Both Message type error conditions. System information type 5ter REQUEST format. This message is sent This message is sent on the optionally on the SACCH by main DCCH by the mobile Channel mode modify ack- CHANNEL MODE the network to mobile station to the network to nowledge message type stations within the cell giving MODIFY indicate the successful or MS Network Channel description information on the extension ACKNOWLEDGE unsuccessful execution of a Channel mode of the BCCH allocation in the channel mode modify neighbour cells. It T3 does not follow the basic format. classmark information exception stated above. neighbouring cells to be reported on. A mobile request. to the network to report type REPORT measurement results about MS Network Measurement results the dedicated channel and This message is sent on the System information type 8 SYSTEM about neighbour cells. analyse all correctly This message is sent on the received system information CLASSMARK main DCCH by the network type 5ter messages. The possible formats Network MS RANDOM REFERENCE SYSTEM When received (and not message type are presented directly below. Classmark enquiry message ENQUIRY to the mobile station to Network MS request classmark type This message is sent on the System information type 6 SACCH by the network to information. INFORMATION TYPE ignored) this information must Network MS without reference to Extended BCCH frequency list 5ter be used as part of the list of information fields. Its BSIC CHANNEL purpose is to support the T1 Network MS 1. of cell Location area identification message type 6 to the mobile station to identity and various other Cell options FREQUENCY Channel description information. RR cause This message is sent on the SCH. Cell channel description SYSTEM BCCH by the network giving message type INFORMATION TYPE information about cell Network MS This message is sent on the reselection parameters to be SI 7 rest octets SACCH by the mobile station Measurement report message 7 MEASUREMENT used in that cell. only the DCS 1 800 band CHANNEL It does not follow the basic ESTABLISHMENT CAUSE may ignore this message. The or as a response to a Additional mobile station mobile station shall. station that supports either: only the primary GSM band This message is sent in P-GSM 900 or random mode on the RACH. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 9/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 10/41 . Any change in This message is sent on the the neighbour cells Classmark change CLASSMARK main DCCH by the mobile message type description must overwrite station to the network to this part of any old data held CHANGE indicate a classmark change MS Network Mobile station classmark by the mobile station.

TMSI TMSI Reallocation to indicate that reallocation REALLOCATION or deletion of a TMSI has MS Network Complete message type This message is sent COMPLETE taken place. Authentication parameter RAND This message is sent by the Authentication Response AUTHENTICATION mobile station to the network message type to deliver a calculated MS Network RESPONSE Authentication parameter response to the network. SRES Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 11/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 12/41 .2. Spare half octet Message Description Origin Dest.2 Security messages Message Description Origin Dest. Message Contents This message is sent by the mobile station to the network Identity Response message This message is sent IMSI Detach Indication IDENTITY in response to an IDENTITY by the mobile station to REQUEST message MS Network type message type RESPONSE IMSI DETACH INDICATION the network to set a MS Network providing the requested Mobile identity deactivation indication Mobile station classmark Mobile identity identity. in the network. by the network to the Location Updating mobile station to Reject message type LOCATION UPDATING REJECT indicate that updating Network MS Reject cause or IMSI attach has failed. This message is sent This message is sent by the TMSI Reallocation TMSI by the network to the Location Updating network to the mobile station Command message type REALLOCATION to reallocate or delete a Network MS mobile station to Accept message type Location area identification COMMAND TMSI. Mobile identity 1. LOCATION UPDATING ACCEPT indicate that updating Network MS Location area identification Mobile identity or IMSI attach in the Mobile identity This message is sent by the network has been Follow on proceed mobile station to the network completed.2. This message is sent Location Updating by the mobile station to Request message type the network either to Location updating type request update of its Ciphering key sequence LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST location file MS Network number (normal updating or Location area identification periodic updating) or to Mobile station classmark request IMSI attach. Authentication Request This message is sent by the message type AUTHENTICATION network to the mobile station Ciphering key sequence REQUEST to initiate authentication of Network MS number the mobile station Spare half octet identity.1 Registration messages to submit the specified Identity type identity to the network. Message Contents This message is sent by the network to the mobile station to indicate that AUTHENTICATION Authentication Reject authentication has failed Network MS REJECT (and that the receiving message type mobile station shall abort all activities).2 Mobility management (MM) This message is sent by the Identity Request network to the mobile station message type IDENTITY REQUEST to request a mobile station Network MS 1.1.

Message Contents 1. e.4 Miscellaneous message CONNECT Connect acknowledge awarded the call.2. SS version This message is sent by the Call confirmed message type network to the mobile station CM Service Reject message This message is sent by the Repeat Indicator CM SERVICE to indicate that the Network MS type called mobile station to Bearer capability REJECT requested service cannot CALL CONFIRMED confirm an incoming call MS Network Reject cause Bearer capability provided. Mobile station classmark Mobile identity This message is sent by the Network MS Facility Location area identification network to the calling mobile Progress indicator This message is sent by the ALERTING station to indicate that the User-user called user alerting has Alerting message type network to the mobile station CM SERVICE CM Service Accept message been initiated. This message is sent from the network to the mobile Progress station to indicate the message type PROGRESS progress of a call in the Network MS Progress indicator event of interworking or in User-user connection with the Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 13/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 14/41 . Facility to indicate that the Network MS MS Network ACCEPT requested service has been type User-user accepted. Progress indicator network to the mobile station Connect to initiate the abortion of all Abort message type message type ABORT MM connections and to Network MS Reject cause Facility indicate the reason for the abortion. mobile station to the network Message Description Origin Dest. Network MS Progress indicator This message is sent by the Connected number This message is sent by the network to the calling mobile Connected subaddress mobile station to the network CM Service Request CONNECT station to indicate call User-user to request a service for the message type acceptance by the called Connect connection management CM service type user. and no more call Bearer capability 2 establishment information Facility This message is sent by the will be accepted. Message Contents number ESTABLISHMENT to request re-establishment MS Network Alerting of a connection if the Spare half octet REQUEST message type previous one has failed. CM SERVICE sublayer entities.2. number Connected subaddress supplementary services Mobile station classmark User-user activation. MM Status message This message is sent from the mobile station or the Emergency setup type the mobile station to initiate MM STATUS network at any time to Both Both EMERGENCY SETUP MS Network message type Reject cause emergency call report certain error Bearer capability conditions. This message is sent by the network to the called mobile station to indicate that the mobile station has been 1. circuit message type switched connection MS Network Ciphering key sequence Facility REQUEST MS Network establishment.g. request. Message Contents to acknowledge the offered This message is sent by connection. short message Mobile identity SS version transfer.1 Call establishment messages CM Re-Establishment Request message This message is sent by the Ciphering key sequence CM RE. establishment.3 Connection management messages 1.1. received. Cause This message is sent by the CC Capabilities mobile station to the network This message is sent by the Call proceeding to request the abortion of network to the calling mobile message type CM Service Abort station to indicate that the CM SERVICE ABORT the first MM connection MS Network Repeat Indicator establishment in progress message type requested call establishment CALL PROCEEDING information has been Network MS Bearer capability 1 and the release of the RR connection.3.3 Circuit-switched call control Message Description Origin Dest. It shall Both Both ACKNOWLEDGE also be sent by the calling message type mobile station to the network Message Description Origin Dest.

HLC repeat indicator This message is sent by the Cause High layer compatibility i DISCONNECT network to indicate that the end-to. Modify complete message mobile station to the network type Setup message type or by the network to the Bearer capability BC repeat indicator MODIFY COMPLETE mobile station to Both Both indicate completion of a Low layer comp. and that Network MS the receiving equipment shall Second cause release the transaction identifier Facility after sending RELEASE User-user 1. transaction identifier after sending SS version request a change in bearer High layer comp. Message Contents network to initiate a mobile MS Network Low layer compatibility I Disconnect message originating call Low layer compatibility II type establishment. Reverse call setup Direction Facility Progress indicator This message is sent by the Modify reject mobile station to the network message type Signal or by the network to the This message is sent by the Calling party BCD number Bearer capability network to the mobile station MODIFY REJECT mobile station to Both Both Calling party sub-Address indicate failure of a request Cause to initiate a mobile Network MS Low layer comp. This message message type High layer compatibility i USER INFORMATION is also sent by the network Both Both to the mobile station to User-user High layer compatibility ii deliver information More data User-user transferred from the remote SETUP Setup message type user.address 1. User-user Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 15/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 16/41 . High layer comp. provision of in-band This message is sent by the information/patterns. terminated call Called party BCD number to change the bearer establishment. Called party sub. LLC repeat indicator This message is sent by the Low layer compatibility I mobile station to the network Low layer compatibility II to transfer information to the User Information HLC repeat indicator remote user. Network MS end connection is cleared. from the network to the mobile station to Release CLIR invocation indicate that the network intends to message type CC capabilities release Cause the transaction identifier. and that the receiving MS Network mobile station to the network Facility Bearer capability equipment shall release the or by the network to the User-user MODIFY mobile station to Both Both Low layer comp. BC repeat indicator Bearer capability 1 Bearer capability 2 Facility Calling party sub.3.3.3 Call clearing messages Called party BCD number This message is sent from Called party sub-address the mobile station to the LLC repeat indicator Message Description Origin Dest. Facility High layer compatibility ii Progress indicator User-user User-user SS version CLIR suppression This message is sent. capability for a call. Bearer capability 1 request to change bearer High layer comp. Bearer capability 2 capability for a call. Reverse call setup direction This message is sent from the Release complete network to the mobile station to message type RELEASE indicate that the network has Network MS Cause COMPLETE released the transaction identifier and that the mobile station shall Facility release the transaction identifier.address capability for a call.2 Call information phase messages RELEASE COMPLETE. This message is sent from the Message Description Origin Dest. Message Contents mobile station to the network to Release message type indicate that the mobile station Cause This message is sent by the intends to release the transaction Second cause Modify message type identifier. RELEASE COMPLETE.

START DTMF back into a DTMF tone MS Network message type FACILITY Keypad facility This message is sent by the which is then applied mobile station to the network towards the remote user. This message is sent by a mobile station to the network STOP DTMF and is used to stop the MS Network Stop DTMF message type DTMF tone sent towards the remote user. Both Both Cause This message is sent by the RETRIEVE mobile user to request the MS Network Retrieve message type It shall also be sent in Call state retrieval of a held call. network at any time to solicit This message is sent by the a STATUS message from network to indicate the Retrieve Reject message type STATUS ENQUIRY the peer layer 3 entity. SS version network to indicate the type CONGESTION establishment or termination Both Both Congestion level CONTROL of flow control on the Spare half octet 1. This message is sent by the This message is sent by the network to indicate the Hold Reject message type mobile station or the Status HOLD REJECT denial of a request to hold a Network MS network at any time during a Cause message type call. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 17/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 18/41 . call. response to a STATUS Auxiliary states This message is sent by the ENQUIRY message. The This message is sent by the message type supplementary service to be MS Network network to the mobile station invoked and its associated Facility to indicate the successful parameters are specified in SS version initiation of the action Start DTMF acknowledge START DTMF the facility information requested by the START Network MS message type element.5 Miscellaneous messages mobile station to the network to message type Message Description Origin Dest. call to report certain error STATUS conditions listed in clause 8. supplementary service. if the network can Network MS message type hold function has been Network MS REJECT not accept the START ACKNOWLEDGE message type Cause successfully performed.3. DTMF message. message in response to a STATUS ENQUIRY message is mandatory. This message is sent from the Release complete 1. RETRIEVE network to indicate that the Retrieve Acknowledge This message is sent by the retrieve function has been Network MS mobile station or the ACKNOWLEDGE message type successfully performed.3. This message is sent by the network to the mobile station Stop DTMF acknowledge STOP DTMF to indicate that the sending Network MS message type ACKNOWLEDGE of the DTMF tone has been stopped. Message Contents indicate that the mobile station has Cause released the transaction identifier MS Network Facility This message is sent by the and that the network shall release User-user mobile station or the Congestion control message the transaction identifier. The supplementary service to be Network MS message type This message is sent by the invoked and its associated Facility mobile station to the network parameters are specified in and contains the digit the Start DTMF the facility information network should reconvert element. to request or acknowledge a Facility supplementary service. such as user to request or acknowledge a Facility suspended.4 Messages for supplementary service control transmission of USER Cause INFORMATION messages. This message is sent either Message Description Origin Dest. This message is sent by the This message is sent by the network to the mobile Start DTMF reject START DTMF HOLD network to indicate that the Hold Acknowledge station. ACKNOWLEDGE DTMF message (conversion Keypad facility This message is sent by the of the digit contained in this mobile user to request the message into a DTMF HOLD hold function for an existing MS Network Hold message type tone). Both Both Status enquiry message type RETRIEVE REJECT inability to perform the Network MS Sending of STATUS Cause requested retrieve function. Message Contents from the mobile station or from the network to indicate Notify message type This message is sent by the NOTIFY information pertaining Both Both network to the mobile station Notification indicator to a call.

RELEASE REQUEST release of multi-frame mode BSC BTS Link Identifier of a radio link layer Release Mode This message is sent from connection. ESTABLISH establishment of a radio link BTS BSC Link Identifier INDICATION layer connection in L3 Information multi-frame mode. DEACTIVATE BSC to BTS in order to BSC BTS Channel number SACCH deactivate the SACCH of an active channel. This message is sent from 2 Abis Interface RELEASE BTS to BSC to indicate the Channel number release of a radio link layer BTS BSC INDICATION Link Identifier connection (initiated by 2.1. Message Contents REQUEST unacknowledged mode on a L3 Information radio link layer connection. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 19/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 20/41 . The REQUEST frame mode (acknowledged Link Identifier BSC BTS BS Power mode) link layer connection ACTIVATION attributes of the channel MS Power on the radio path.2 Dedicated Channel Management This message is sent from Channel number Message Description Origin Dest.1 BTS Management (BTSM) – Radio signaling link MS). This message is sent from CHANNEL BSC to BTS to acknowledge Channel number This message is sent from ACTIVATION that the requested channel BTS BSC Frame number ACKNOWLEDGE activation has been BTS to BSC to indicate the Channel number completed correctly. 2. are defined in the message. INDICATION unacknowledged mode L3 Information on a radio link layer This message is sent from connection.1. This message is sent from BSC to BTS to request the Channel number This message is sent from DATA REQUEST sending of a message in BSC BTS Link Identifier BTS to BSC to indicate the Channel number acknowledged mode on a L3 Information UNIT DATA reception of a message in BSC BTS Link Identifier radio link layer connection. BTS to BSC to indicate that CONNECTION Channel number an active connection has BTS BSC FAILURE Cause been broken for some This message is sent from reason. RELEASE CONFIRM BTS to BSC to confirm the Channel number release of multi-frame mode BTS BSC Link Identifier This message is sent from of a radio link layer connection. Timing Advance BS Power Parameters This message is sent from MS Power Parameters BTS to BSC to confirm the Physical Context ESTABLISH establishment of a radio link Channel number SACCH Information BTS BSC CONFIRM layer connection in Link Identifier multi-frame (acknowledged) mode. Activation Type Channel Mode This message is sent from Channel Identification BSC to BTS to request the This message is sent from Encryption information ESTABLISH establishment of a multi. Message Contents BTS to BSC to indicate an ERROR INDICATION abnormal case for a radio link BTS BSC Link Identifier RLM Cause Channel number layer connection.1 Radio link management This message is sent from BSC to BTS to request the Channel number UNIT DATA sending of a message in BSC BTS Link Identifier Message Description Origin Dest. initiated by This message is sent from an MS. Channel number BSC to BTS in order to Handover Reference BSC BTS CHANNEL activate a radio channel. 2. BTS to BSC to indicate the Channel number DATA INDICATION reception of a message in BTS BSC Link Identifier acknowledged mode on a L3 Information radio link layer connection. CHANNEL BTS to BSC to indicate that Channel number ACTIVATION the channel activation could BTS BSC Cause This message is sent from NEGATIVE ACK not be performed as BSC to BTS to request the Channel number requested.

BSC BTS REQUEST change of channel mode of Channel Mode an active channel. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 21/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 22/41 . This message is sent from BSC to BTS to request the SMS BROADCAST Channel number sending of a Short Message BSC BTS This message is sent from REQUEST SMSCB Information Service Cell Broadcast BSC to BTS to change the Channel number message. RESULT convey the measurement L1 Information reports from MS received on L3 Info (MEAS REP) SACCH and in the L1 MS Timing Offset This message is sent from Channel number headers. Starting Time activated channel. Channel number 2. RACH. This message is sent from MODE MODIFY BTS to BSC to indicate that Channel number Channel number This message is sent from NEGATIVE the channel mode BTS BSC Cause Paging Group ACKNOWLEDGE modification could not be PAGING COMMAND BSC to BTS to request the BSC BTS MS Identity performed as requested. RF CHANNEL BTS to BSC as an RELEASE acknowledge to a RF BTS BSC Channel number ACKNOWLEDGE CHANnel RELease message. made by BTS (uplink) and to BTS BSC BS Power PCH).1. Message Contents This message is sent from This message is sent from Channel number BTS to BSC when BTS BCCH BSC to BTS to indicate new System Info Type HANDOVER Channel number BSC BTS correctly receives information BTS BSC INFORMATION information to be broadcast Full BCCH Info (SYS INFO) DETECTION Access Delay from an MS on the handover on BCCH. MS POWER MS power level or the BSC BTS MS Power CONTROL parameters used by TRX to MS Power Parameters control the MS power. IMMEDIATE ASSIGN BSC to BTS to request the Channel number transmission of an immediate BSC BTS COMMAND Full Imm. ASSIGN) due to overload of downlink CCCH. L3 Info (CIPH MOD CMD) Message Description Origin Dest. This message is sent from Channel number SMS BROADCAST BSC to BTS to command This message is sent from BSC BTS CB Command type COMMAND Short Message Service Cell BSC to BTS to change the SMSCB message Channel number Broadcast. Assign Info ACKNOWLEDGE an active channel. This message is sent from This message from BTS to BTS to BSC to report the BSC is used to report to BSC Channel number Channel number CCCH LOAD current load on the indicated the results of radio channel Measurement result number BTS BSC RACH Load INDICATION CCCH timeslot (random measurements Uplink Measurements Paging Load MEASUREMENT access. BS POWER TRX transmission power BSC BTS BS Power CONTROL level or the parameters BS Power Parameters used by TRX to control its transmission power. Channel Needed This message is sent from RF CHANNEL BSC to BTS to inform that a This message is sent from BSC BTS Channel number RELEASE radio channel is no longer needed. Assign Info assignment This message is sent from message. This message is sent from This message is sent from BTS to BSC to indicate the MODE MODIFY BTS to BSC to confirm the DELETE deletion of an access grant Channel number BTS BSC Channel number BTS BSC change of channel mode of INDICATION message (IMMediate Full Imm. BTS to BSC to indicate the Request Reference CHANNEL reception of a CHANnel BTS BSC Access Delay REQUIRED REQuest message This message is sent from Physical Context (special access burst MODE MODIFY BSC to BTS to request a Channel number message) from an MS. paging of an MS.3 Common channel management This message is sent from ENCRYPTION Encryption information BSC to BTS to start ciphering BSC BTS COMMAND Link Identifier mode operation. and paging.

This message is sent from Channel type the MSC to the BSS via the Layer 3 header information This message is sent from relevant SCCP connection in Priority BSC to BTS to indicate the ASSIGNMENT order to request the System Info Type BSS to assign radio MSC BSS Circuit identity code new broadcast information to REQUEST SACCH FILLING be used as filling BTS BSC L3 Info (SYS INFO) resource. completed correctly. BLOCKING and to indicate that the circuit concerned has been MSC BSS Circuit identity code ACKNOWLEDGE removed from service.1. Erroneous Message there has been a failure in BSS MSC Circuit pool FAILURE the assignment process at Circuit pool list the BSS and that the assignment procedure has been aborted. Classmark information 2 This message is sent from The ASSIGNMENT BTS to BSC to indicate an RR cause COMPLETE message is sent Cell identifier overload situation. It indicates that message.1 Base Station System Application Part (BSSAP) This message is sent from RF RESOURCE BTS to BSC to indicate the BSC BTS Resource Information Message Description Origin Dest. Circuit pool . a particular timeslot within a Circuit identity code BLOCK 2Mbit system) must be BSS MSC blocked at the MSC. Possible ASSIGNMENT from the BSS to the MSC and OVERLOAD cause values include: BTS BSC Cause indicates that the requested BSS MSC Chosen channel COMPLETE . and Cause cannot therefore be used for traffic. assignment has been Chosen encryption algorithm . the attributes of Downlink DTX flag Starting Time which are defined within the Interference band to be used information on downlink SACCH. This message is sent from the BSS to the MSC to indicate that a particular terrestrial resource (ie a UNBLOCK particular timeslot within a BSS MSC Circuit identity code 2Mbit system) may be returned to service at the MSC. This message is sent from the MSC to the BSS to acknowledge the receipt of an earlier BLOCK message. and can therefore be Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 23/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 24/41 . Message Contents INDICATION interference level on idle channels of a TRX.CCCH overload.2.4 TRX management 3 A Interface Message Description Origin Dest. This message is sent from the BSS to the MSC to indicate that a particular terrestrial resource (i.e.ACCH overload. The ASSIGNMENT FAILURE This message is sent from Cause message is sent from the BTS to BSC to report a Message Identifier BSS to the MSC via the ERROR REPORT detected error which cannot BTS BSC Channel Number relevant SCCP be reported in any other Link identifier RR cause ASSIGNMENT connection. Message Contents 3. This message is sent as a connectionless SCCP message.processor overload. This message is sent as a connectionless SCCP message. message.

The Circuit pool list This message is sent from message is sent via the Current channel the MSC to the BSS and BSSAP SCCP connection requests the current spare associated with the dedicated Periodicity and optionally the total resource. and to indicate that the circuit concerned has MSC BSS Circuit identity code ACKNOWLEDGE HANDOVER This message is sent from Number of MSs been returned to service. This message is sent as Channel needed a connectionless SCCP message. the BSS to the MSC via the HANDOVER relevant SCCP connection. the MSC to the BSS. This message is sent as a connectionless This message is sent from SCCP message. REQUIRED by the cause element. an earlier UNBLOCK UNBLOCKING message. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 25/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 26/41 . Classmark information 3 This message is sent from Current Channel the BSS to the MSC via the This message is sent from relevant SCCP connection. PAGING to be transmitted by the MSC BSS correct cells at the correct Cell identifier list time. the message is sent via the RESOURCE Resource available message includes an explicit BSS MSC BSSAP SCCP connection INDICATION indication of the cell Cell identifier associated with the dedicated concerned. used for traffic. a handover is required for the reason given BSS MSC Cell identifier list (preferred) been aborted. Cell identifier (target) been sent. target BSS can be supported Layer 3 information This message is sent from HANDOVER by the BSS. sent as a connectionless SCCP message. It Cause the BSS to the MSC to indicates to the MSC that HANDOVER RR cause indicate that for a given MS there has been a failure in BSS MSC FAILURE the resource allocation Circuit pool which already has a Cause Circuit pool list dedicated radio resource process on handover. This message is Total resource acessible resource. Cell identifier message. It Priority CANDIDATE Number of MSs the MSC to the BSS via the contains the number of MSs BSS MSC HANDOVER Circuit identity code RESPONSE for which HANDOVER Cell identifier relevant SCCP connection to MSC BSS REQUEST indicate that the MS is to be Downlink DTX flag REQUIRED messages have handed over to that BSS. It This message is sent from indicates that the correct MS BSS MSC RR cause COMPLETE the MSC to the BSS to has successfully accessed acknowledge the receipt of the target cell. Cell identifier This message is sent from Extended Resource Indicator the BSS to the MSC and This message is sent as a indicates that the request to connectionless SCCP support a handover at the message. and also to Chosen channel the BSS to the MSC in REQUEST which radio channel the MS BSS MSC Chosen encryption algorithm response to a resource ACKNOWLEDGE should be directed. and Response request that the handover has HANDOVER assigned. The Resource indication method Circuit pool request message. using This message is sent as a CANDIDATE the connectionless services MSC BSS Cell identifier list connectionless SCCP ENQUIRE of the SCCP. RESOURCE Resource indication method accessible resource on a MSC BSS REQUEST particular cell. This message is sent from the MSC to the BSS via the This message is sent from HANDOVER relevant SCCP connection Layer 3 information the MSC to the BSS and MSC BSS contains sufficient information COMMAND and contains the target Cell identifier IMSI channel to which the MS to allow the paging message TMSI should retune. Channel type This message is sent from Encryption information the BSS to the MSC in Classmark information 1 or response to receipt of a Classmark information 2 HANDOVER HANDOVER CANDIDATE This message is sent from ENQUIRE message.This message is Interference band to be used sent as a connectionless Cause SCCP message.

LOCATION resource. and is ready to concerned MS. to start production of a trace Trigger Id MSC INVOKE record at the BSS. The message is MSC BSS Cause sent via the BSSAP SCCP This message is sent from connection associated with the MSC to the BSS in order Trace type the dedicated resource. BSS MSC The message is sent via the This message is sent from BSSAP SCCP connection the BSS to the MSC in order associated with the dedicated to start production of a trace Trace type resource. The message is overload of the whole BSS sent via the BSSAP SCCP (cell identifier field not Cause connection associated with OVERLOAD present) or overload of a BSS MSC Cell identifier the dedicated resource. performed an internal handover.g.16 Cell identifier channel identity is included. CLEAR COMPLETE successfully cleared. UPDATING REQUEST. relevant SCCP connection. CCCH downlink in which case the relevant cell is This message is sent from identified. The cell identifier Cause The message is sent from the HANDOVER and (if required for O and M Cell identifier BSS to the MSC as BSS MSC PERFORMED reasons) optionally the new Chosen channel described in section 3. classmark parameters for the concerned MS. The Trace reference This message is sent from MSC BSS TRACE message is sent via the Transaction Id the BSS to the MSC to inform BSSAP SCCP connection the MSC that the associated Mobile Identity associated with the dedicated OMC Id dedicated resource has been resource. This message can be sent either from the BSS to the This message is sent from MSC or from the MSC to the the MSC to the BSS via the BSS. CM Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 27/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 28/41 . e.1. transmitting entity has RESET suffered a failure and has lost BSS MSC Cause This message is sent from memory of the calls in the BSS to the MSC or from progress. resume service. the MSC to the BSS to This message is sent as a instruct the BSS to release connectionless SCCP the associated dedicated Layer 3 header information message. The message is MSC or from the MSC to the Transaction Id sent via the BSSAP SCCP OMC Id BSS. When BSS wishes to release the sent from the BSS tothe MSC CLEAR REQUEST associated dedicated BSS MSC Cause it indicates either processor resource. It updates the message. It updates the BSS MSC Cipher response mode ACKNOWLEDGE cleared all calls and reset all encryption parameters for the references. record at the MSC Forward Indicator and/or from the MSC to BSS Trigger Id This message can be sent BSS INVOKE TRACE to target BSSs after a BSS MSC Trace reference either from the BSS to the handover. Chosen encryption algorithm COMPLETE LAYER (on receipt of the initial layer The message is sent via the 3 message on a dedicated BSS MSC Layer 3 information 3 INFORMATION BSSAP SCCP connection channel. It indicates to the relevant SCCP connection Layer 3 header information receiving entity that the CIPHER MODE associated with that MS MSC BSS Encryption information RESET transmitting entity has COMMAND transaction. and the MSC to the BSS via the associated references. CLASSMARK relevant SCCP connection Classmark information type 2 BSS MSC This message is sent as a UPDATE associated with that MS Classmark information type 3 connectionless SCCP transaction. It indicates to the connection associated with receiving entity that the the dedicated resource. This message is sent as a This message is sent from connectionless SCCP the BSS to the MSC via the message. PAGING Chosen channel associated with the dedicated RESPONSE. It CIPHER MODE indicates that a successful Layer 3 message contents BSS MSC This message is sent from COMPLETE cipher synchronisation has Chosen encryption algorithm the BSS to the MSC in order been achieved across the to indicate that the BSS has radio interface. This message is sent from This message is sent from the BSS to the MSC to the BSS to the MSC or from indicate to the MSC that the the MSC to the BSS. calls set up. CLEAR COMMAND resource.

and BSS MSC Circuit identity code BLOCK resource. HANDOVER relevant SCCP connection. The message This message is sent from is sent via the BSSAP SCCP the MSC to the BSS to connection associated with acknowledge the receipt of the dedicated resource. due to an earlier CIRCUIT GROUP a failure. IMSI DETACH). and for which Both Both message. It terrestrial resources (ie some HANDOVER indicates to the BSS that the MSC BSS Cause timeslots within a system of REQUIRED REJECT HANDOVER REQUIRED CIRCUIT GROUP Circuit identity code 2Mbit PCM multiplex) may be BSS MSC message has not resulted in UNBLOCK returned to service at the Circuit identity code list handover. It sent as a connectionless indicates to the receiving SCCP message. CM SERVICE the BSS to the MSC to REQUEST. entity that the transmitting RESET CIRCUIT entity has cleared a possible BSS MSC Circuit identity This message is sent in ACKNOWLEDGE call using the circuit. This message is UNBLOCK message. QUEUEING assignment of the BSS MSC INDICATION required TCH. It indicates to the This message is sent from receiving entity that the state Circuit identity code the MSC to the BSS to RESET CIRCUIT of the circuit indicated in the BSS MSC Cause acknowledge the receipt of message is unknown. and is either direction in response to ready to resume service. a message which cannot be This message is sent as a treated correctly for connectionless SCCP Cause CONFUSION some reason. from the MSC to the BSS. This message is sent from This message is sent as a the BSS to the MSC in order connectionless SCCP to indicate a delay in the message. The use of This message is sent from this message may be the BSS to the MSC via the under operator control. and to This message is sent from CIRCUIT GROUP indicate that the circuits the BSS to the MSC in order Circuit identity code BLOCKING indicated in the status MSC BSS to indicate that a message subfield of the Circuit Identity Circuit identity code list with a SAPI value other than ACKNOWLEDGE DLCI Code List have been SAPI "n" REJECT "0" has been rejected. This message is from the MSC to the BSS. resource. This message is sent from This message is sent from the BSS to the MSC to the MSC to the BSS via the indicate that a set of relevant SCCP connection. and can therefore be used for traffic. indicate that a set of The message is sent via the terrestrial resources (ie some BSSAP SCCP connection timeslots within a system of Cause established for the CIRCUIT GROUP 2Mbit PCM multiplex) must associated dedicated be blocked at the MSC. MSC. This message This message is sent either is sent as a connectionless from the BSS to the MSC or SCCP message. and to sent as a SCCP CIRCUIT GROUP indicate that the circuits Circuit identity code connectionless message. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 29/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 30/41 . It BSS MSC DETECT indicates that the correct MS has successfully accessed the target cell. cannot therefore used for Circuit identity code list traffic. This message is sent via the Cause message is sent as a BSSAP SCCP connection connectionless SCCP associated with the dedicated message. an earlier CIRCUIT GROUP BLOCK message. REESTABLISHMENT This message is sent from REQUEST. another failure message Diagnostics cannot substitute. The BSS MSC removed from service. UNBLOCKING indicated in the status MSC BSS Circuit identity code list ACKNOWLEDGE subfield of the Circuit Identity This message is sent either Code List have been returned from the BSS to the MSC or to service.

service is used between a VLR MAP_SEND_ and a previous VLR to retrieve VLR VLR TMSI IDENTIFICATION IMSI and authentication sets for a subscriber registering afresh in that VLR. This message is sent from the MSC to the BSS via the relevant SCCP connection 4 Mobile Application Part (MAP) CLASSMARK associated with that MS MSC BSS REQUEST transaction.1 Location management services This message is sent from the BSS to the MSC or vice versa to indicate to the Message Description Origin Dest. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 31/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 32/41 . to remove HLR VLR LOCATION the subscriber record from the LMSI BSS to the MSC and from the MSC to the BSS. This message is sent as a connectionless SCCP IMSI message. on detected a load situation in Resource situation withdrawal of a subscription. It indicates Time indication old VLR. It is invoked when the subscriber record for the MS is to deleted in the VLR. It is TMSI unknown and which therefore BSS MSC CIRCUIT Circuit identity code list MSC VLR should be locally blocked _AREA initiated by an MS when Previous location area ID immediately and taken out of changing the location area or at CKSN service.1. LMSI relevant SCCP connection HLR number CIPHER MODE associated with that MS BSS MSC Cause REJECT transaction. e. the concerned cell. 4.1 Mobility services update of the classmark parameters for the concerned MS. The IMSI MAP_DETACH_IMSI network needs this information MSC VLR TMSI e. MSC Address This service is used by the VLR This message is sent from MAP_UPDATE_LOCATION to update the location VLR HLR VLR number the BSS to the MSC via the information stored in the HLR. first registration. either by MMI interaction or automatically. subscriber record from the VLR. or by the HLR operator to the receiving entity that the Cell identifier to enforce a location updating LOAD INDICATION transmitting BSS has BSS MSC Cell identifier list (target) from the VLR to the HLR. It indicates that This service is used between the BSS is unable to perform HLR and VLR to delete a the requested ciphering. It requests an 4. It may be invoked automatically The LOAD INDICATION when an MS moves from one MAP_CANCEL_ IMSI message is sent from the VLR area to another.g.g. This service is used between the VLR and the HLR to cause the HLR to mark its data for an MS so that any request for routing information for a mobile terminated call or a mobile IMSI MAP_PURGE_MS terminated short message VLR HLR VLR number be treated as if the MS is not reachable. Message Contents partner entity that it is utilising one or several circuit This service is used between Location Update Type identity codes which are MSC and VLR to update location IMSI UNEQUIPPED Circuit identity code MAP_UPDATE_LOCATION information in the network. This Cause message is sent as a The connectionless SCCP MAP_SEND_IDENTIFICATION message. The MAP_DETACH_IMSI service is used by the MSC to indicate to the VLR that an MS is no longer reachable. to reject an incoming call without initiating paging on the radio path.

1. Message Description Origin Dest. in MSC VLR TMSI case of mobile Cksn originated call set.4 Handover services This service is used between the VLR and the MSC when the VLR receives a MAP Message Description Origin Dest. Message Contents 4. e. Message Contents This service is used This service is used between between MSC and MAP_SEND_HANDOVER_RE VLR and MSC-B (B-interface) to VLR to initiate CM service type transfer the handover number to VLR MSC-B Handover Number PORT be forwarded to and used by processing of an MS Access connection status MAP_PROCESS_ACCESS access to the Current Location Area Id MSC-A.3 Access management services MAP_ALLOCATE_HANDOVE This service is used between MSC and VLR (B-interface) to MSC VLR R_NUMBER request a handover number. VLR MSC Stored location area Id mobile terminated TMSI MSC-A. e. _REQUEST network.1. This service is used between VLR and This service is used between MSC to initiate paging MSC-B and MSC-A (E-interface) MAP_PROCESS_ACCESS_ of an MS for mobile IMSI to pass information received on MSC-B MSC-A BSS-APDU SIGNALLING the A-interface in MSC-B to MAP_PAGE terminated call set-up. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 33/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 34/41 . short message or unstructured SS notification. because the MS has been This service is used between inactive several days. of an MS in all location MAP_SEARCH_FOR_MS areas of that VLR. MSC-A retains then the main control of the call until it clears. IMSI up or after being IMEI 4. NT_HANDOVER decided that a handover to either MSC-A or a third MSC BSS-APDU (MSC-B') is required. It is VLR MSC IMSI used if the VLR does This service is used between not hold location area MSC-B and MSC-A (E-interface) Target Cell Id information confirmed MAP_PREPARE_SUBSEQUE to inform MSC-A that it has been MSC-B MSC-A Target MSC Number by radio contact. This service is used between MSC-A and MSC-B (E-interface) This service is used MAP_FORWARD_ACCESS_ to pass information to be MSC-A MSC-B BSS-APDU between VLR and SIGNALLING forwarded to the MSC to initiate paging A-interface of MSC-B. 4.1.5 Authentication management services paged by the network. Message Description Origin Dest. MSC-B and MSC-A (E-interface) indicating that the radio path has been established by MSC-B to the MS. Message Contents another MSC. 4.2 Paging and search either because the call has been released in MSC-A or because the call has been successfully handed over from MSC-B to Message Description Origin Dest. BSS-APDU request from the MSC to initiate authentication.g. The response is used by MAP_SEND_END_SIGNAL MSC-A to inform MSC-B that all MSC-B MSC-A BSS-APDU resources for the call can be released in MSCB. operation on a MSC-A and MSC-B (E-interface) MAP_PREPARE_HANDOVER when a call is to be handed over MSC-A MSC-B HO-NumberNotRequired supplementary service or a from MSC-A to MSC-B. Message Contents service indication from the MSC concerning a RAND MAP_AUTHENTICATE location registration.1. call set- VLR MSC This service is used between CKSN Target Cell Id up.g.

1. Message Contents the HLR. changed or 4. this service is used MODE VLR MSC Ciphering mode another service requires that information is to to indicate explicitly that a supplementary be sent on the radio path service is not provisioned. .g. Contents . This service is used by a VLR in order to get. if the encrypted form. The only supplementary services which have this requirement are the CLIR 4.1.the HLR provides the VLR with subscriber This service is used between the VLR and parameters at location updating of a MAP_SET_CIPHERING_ the MSC to set the ciphering mode and to subscriber or at start ciphering applicable.1. subscriber procedure. IMSI when a subscriber has identified itself with a MSC VLR TMSI not allocated to any subscriber in the VLR). If the HLR cannot VLR HLR IMSI _INFO VLR with certain subscriber data in the provide the VLR with triplets. It is called when restoration. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 35/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 36/41 . This service is used by an HLR to remove certain subscriber data from a VLR if the Message Description Origin Dest. Note that this service HLR VLR IMSI the VLR and the MSC and DATA between the MSC and the is not used in case EIR to request check of erasure or deactivation of supplementary VLR MSC services.the subscriber has changed data SUBSCRIBER- concerning one or more supplementary HLR VLR DATA services by using a Message Message Description Origin Dest. If the IMEI MAP_OBTAIN_IMEI is not available in the VLR MSC Message Description Origin Dest.the operator has changed the subscription returned. basic re-use old authentication services or data of a subscriber. MAP_CHECK_IMEI of IMEI. a new TMSI to a subscriber during an NEW-TMSI ongoing transaction (e. subscription of one or This service is used between SUBSCRIBER.g. In this case. via MAP-FORWARD. The VLR may then of one or more supplementary services. call set-up. case of withdrawal of a Basic or Supplementary service this primitive shall not be used.7 International mobile equipment identities management services and COLR services. MSC. This service is used between 4.the operator has applied.8 Subscriber management services the VLR and the HLR for the VLR to retrieve authentication information from Message Description Origin Dest. If the IMEI is not MSC EIR IMEI available in the MSC. Message Contents MSC. The VLR requests MAP_SEND_AUTHENTICATION some sets of RAND/SRES/Kc This service is used by an HLR to update a vectors.1. it is requested from the MS. removed Operator Determined Barring. MAP-PROVIDE. the IMSI of a subscriber (e. location MSC VLR TMSI updating or supplementary services operation). via the MSC. Message Contents MAP-DELETE. supplementary service specification requires it. . This service is used between 4. it is requested from the MS and transferred to the EIR in the service request. Note that in triplets.6 Security management services MAP-INSERT. This service is used by a VLR to allocate. following occasions: an empty response is . more supplementary services or basic services is withdrawn.9 Identity management services the VLR and the MSC to request the IMEI.

is active or the mobile station has Address number to enable the HLR to instruct the HLR VLR LMSI ROAMING_NUMBER memory available. MAP-SEND-ROUTING-INFO-FOR-SM MSIsdn-Alert HLR GMSC This service is used between the VLR and GSM Bearer SERVICE-CENTRE service primitive the stored MSISDN number MWD Status MSC. Network Signal Info This service is used between the HLR and IMSI the interworking MSC. The service is invoked by the MSC receiving an mobile terminated short MSC VLR SM RP DA MSISDN MT-SMS message to request subscriber related NoReply Condition information from the VLR. The service is invoked by the HLR to HLR MSC Service Centre MSISDN CENTRE whose MSISDN is in the Message Waiting MAP_PROVIDE_ request a VLR to send back a roaming Data file. The VLR uses the service to Forwarding indicate this to the HLR. CUG Index MAP-SEND-INFO-FOR. Service Centre to enable an outgoing call set up request (call CUG Index Message Waiting Data into the HLR or to GMSC HLR CALL DELIVERY-STATUS Address from an MS) to be actioned. Message Contents Message Description Origin Dest. and from an MS inclusion of the particular Service Centre No Reply Condition for an outgoing call.3 Short message service management services Message Description Origin Dest.which has to handle a mobile originated short Service Centre MSC VLR GSM Bearer MO-SMS message request to request the subscriber Address Capability related information from the Network Signal Info VLR. The MAP-REPORT-SM. VLR. MSC and the servicing MSC to forward Number of mobile originated or mobile terminated short GMSC MSC SM RP UI SHORT-MESSAGE Forwarding messages. CUG Interlock CUG Outgoing This service is used between the MSC and Access MAP-SEND-INFO-FOR. Address MAP_SEND_INFO_FO VLR. The service is invoked by a VLR to Capability is included in the message. address in the Message Waiting Data list is Time informed to the gateway MSC when SS-Data list appropriate.4. GMSC to route an incoming call to the GSM Bearer called MS. This service is invoked by the SM Delivery Outcome gateway MSC. Additionally the MAP_COMPLETE_ status of MCEF and MNRF flags and the request the MSC to set up a call to an MS in VLR MSC Network Signal Info CALL the case of an incoming call.service. MSISDN This service is used between the Gateway CUG Interlock This service is used between the MSC and CUG Outgoing VLR and as well between the VLR and the IMSI MAP_SEND_ROUTING MSC and the HLR. Capability This service is used between the HLR and Network Signal Info the gateway MSC to inform the Service Centre which MSISDN number is stored in MSISDN the Message Waiting Data file.MSC and the HLR to retrieve the routing SM-RP-PRI GMSC HLR Tele Service INFO-FOR-SM information needed for routing the short Service Centre This service is used between an MSC and Dialled Number message to the servicing MSC. Message Contents MSRN This service is used between the gateway MSISDN Bearer Service MAP-SEND-ROUTING.2 Call handling services 4. The service is invoked by the MSC MSC. CUG Outgoing This service is used between the gateway Access SM RP OA MAP-FORWARD. More Messages To Send Called Number This service is used between an MSC and This service is used between the gateway Bearer Service MAP_SEND_INFO_ VLR. It is invoked by an MSC receiving an MSC VLR CUG Interlock R_INCOMING_CALL incoming call (call to MS) to request the VLR SM RP DA for information to proceed and set up the call. Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 37/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 38/41 . It is invoked by the VLR to request the VLR MSC _WAITING MSC to invoke the Call Waiting service. The MSC initiates this service if a MSC VLR the Gateway MSC to perform the MSC HLR Access MAP-READY-FOR-SM TMSI _INFORMATION interrogation of the HLR in order to route a subscriber indicates memory available VLR HLR Number of Alert Reason call towards the called MS. MSISDN Tele Service DELIVERYSTATUS service is used to set the FOR_OUTGOING_ retrieve the required information from a VLR MSC VLR MAP-REPORT-SM. situation. Time This service is used between the MSC and MAP_PROCESS_CALL This service is used between the VLR and SS-Data List the VLR. The HLR initiates this This service is used between the HLR and MSIsdn-Alert MSC Number MAP-ALERT-SERVICE. if the HLR detects that a subscriber. The service is invoked by an MSC to MSC and the HLR. Suppress Pref CUG inform the HLR of successful SM transfer Suppress CUG OA after polling. The service is invoked by HLR. If the stored IMEI MSISDN number is not the same than the Category one received from the gateway MSC in the CUG Index MAP-INFORM.the VLR.

02 (ETS 300 599): "Digital cellular telecommunications system AUTHENTICATION REJECT 11 ERROR INDICATION 20 (Phase 2).08 (ETS 300 557): "Digital cellular telecommunications system ABORT 13 CONNECT ACK 14 (Phase 2). ASSIGNMENT FAILURE 25 EMERGENCY SETUP 14 BSS) interface Layer 3 specification” ASSIGNMENT REQUEST 25 ENCRYPTION COMMAND 22 − GSM 09.08 (ETS 300 590): “Digital cellular telecommunications system ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE 25 DELETE INDICATION 23 ASSIGNMENT FAILURE 5 DISCONNECT 16 (Phase 2). AUTHENTICATION REQUEST 11 ERROR REPORT 24 AUTHENTICATION RESPONSE 12 ESTABLISH CONFIRM 20 BCCH INFORMATION 23 ESTABLISH INDICATION 20 BLOCK 25 ESTABLISH REQUEST 20 BLOCKING ACK 25 FACILITY 17 BS POWER CONTROL 22 FOR_OUTGOING_ 38 BSS INVOKE TRACE 29 FREQUENCY REDEFINITION 10 CALL 38 HANDOVER ACCESS 5 CALL 38 HANDOVER CANDIDATE ENQUIRE 27 CALL CONFIRMED 14 HANDOVER CANDIDATE RESPONSE 27 CALL PROCEEDING 14 HANDOVER COMMAND 5 CCCH LOAD INDICATION 23 HANDOVER COMMAND 26 CHANNEL ACTIVATION 21 HANDOVER COMPLETE 5 CHANNEL ACTIVATION ACK 21 HANDOVER COMPLETE 27 CHANNEL ACTIVATION NEGATIVE ACK 21 HANDOVER DETECT 30 CHANNEL MODE MODIFY 10 HANDOVER DETECTION 22 CHANNEL MODE MODIFY ACK 10 HANDOVER FAILURE 5 CHANNEL RELEASE 6 HANDOVER FAILURE 27 CHANNEL REQUEST 10 HANDOVER PERFORMED 28 CHANNEL REQUIRED 23 HANDOVER REQUEST 26 CIPHER MODE COMMAND 29 HANDOVER REQUEST ACK 26 CIPHER MODE COMPLETE 29 HANDOVER REQUIRED 26 CIPHER MODE REJECT 32 HANDOVER REQUIRED REJECT 30 CIPHERING MODE COMMAND 4 HOLD 17 CIPHERING MODE COMPLETE 4 HOLD ACK 17 CIRCUIT GROUP BLOCK 31 HOLD REJECT 17 CIRCUIT GROUP BLOCKING ACK 31 IDENTIFICATION 33 CIRCUIT GROUP UNBLOCK 31 IDENTITY REQUEST 12 CIRCUIT GROUP UNBLOCKING ACK 31 IDENTITY RESPONSE 12 CLASSMARK CHANGE 10 IMMEDIATE ASSIGN COMMAND 23 CLASSMARK ENQUIRY 10 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT 3 CLASSMARK REQUEST 32 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT EXTENDED 3 CLASSMARK UPDATE 29 IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT REJECT 3 CLEAR COMMAND 28 IMSI DETACH INDICATION 11 CLEAR COMPLETE 28 LOAD INDICATION 32 CLEAR REQUEST 28 LOCATION 33 CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST 13 LOCATION UPDATING ACCEPT 11 CM SERVICE ABORT 13 LOCATION UPDATING REJECT 11 CM SERVICE ACCEPT 13 LOCATION UPDATING REQUEST 11 CM SERVICE REJECT 13 MAP_ALLOCATE_HANDOVER_NUMBER 35 CM SERVICE REQUEST 13 MAP_AUTHENTICATE 35 COMMAND 4 MAP_CANCEL_ 33 COMPLETE LAYER 3 INFORMATION 29 MAP_CHECK_IMEI 36 CONFUSION 31 MAP_COMPLETE_ 38 CONGESTION CONTROL 18 MAP_DETACH_IMSI 33 CONNECT 14 MAP_FORWARD_ACCESS_ SIGNALLING 35 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 39/41 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 40/41 . Mobile radio interface layer 3 specification".Mobile-services Switching Centre .Base Station System (MSC . Base Station Controller . CONNECTION FAILURE 21 ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT 3 − GSM 08. Mobile Application Part (MAP) specification".BTS) ASSIGNMENT 4 DATA REQUEST 20 interface Layer 3 specification” ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE 4 DEACTIVATE SACCH 21 − GSM 08.Base Transceiver Station (BSC .Sources Message Index − GSM 04.58 (ETS 300 596): “Digital cellular telecommunications system ALERTING 14 DATA INDICATION 20 (Phase 2).

MAP_OBTAIN_IMEI 36 RELEASE COMPLETE 16 MAP_PAGE 34 RELEASE CONFIRM 20 MAP_PREPARE_HANDOVER 35 RELEASE INDICATION 21 MAP_PREPARE_SUBSEQUENT_HANDOVER 35 RELEASE REQUEST 20 MAP_PROCESS_ACCESS_ SIGNALLING 35 RESET 28 MAP_PROCESS_ACCESS_REQUEST 34 RESET ACK 28 MAP_PROCESS_CALL_WAITING 38 RESET CIRCUIT 30 MAP_PROVIDE_IMSI 38 RESET CIRCUIT ACK 30 MAP_PURGE_MS 33 RESOURCE INDICATION 27 MAP_SEARCH_FOR_MS 34 RESOURCE REQUEST 27 MAP_SEND_ 33 RETRIEVE 17 MAP_SEND_AUTHENTICATION_INFO 36 RETRIEVE ACK 17 MAP_SEND_END_SIGNAL 35 RETRIEVE REJECT 17 MAP_SEND_HANDOVER_REPORT 35 RF CHANNEL RELEASE 22 MAP_SEND_INFO_ 38 RF CHANNEL RELEASE ACK 22 MAP_SEND_INFO_FOR_INCOMING_CALL 38 RF RESOURCE INDICATION 24 MAP_SEND_ROUTING_INFORMATION 38 ROAMING_NUMBER 38 MAP_SET_CIPHERING_ 36 RR STATUS 10 MAP_UPDATE_LOCATION 33 SACCH FILLING 24 MAP_UPDATE_LOCATION_AREA 33 SAPI "n" REJECT 30 MAP-ALERT-SERVICE-CENTRE 39 SETUP 15 MAP-DELETE-SUBSCRIBER-DATA 37 SMS BROADCAST COMMAND 23 MAP-FORWARD-NEW-TMSI 37 SMS BROADCAST REQUEST 23 MAP-FORWARD-SHORT-MESSAGE 39 START DTMF 18 MAP-INFORM-SERVICE-CENTRE 39 START DTMF ACK 18 MAP-INSERT-SUBSCRIBER-DATA 37 START DTMF REJECT 18 MAP-PROVIDE-IMSI 37 STATUS 18 MAP-READY-FOR-SM 39 STATUS ENQUIRY 18 MAP-REPORT-SM-DELIVERY-STATUS 39 STOP DTMF 18 MAP-SEND-INFO-FOR-MO-SMS 39 STOP DTMF ACK 18 MAP-SEND-INFO-FOR-MT-SMS 39 SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL INFORMA 11 MAP-SEND-ROUTING-INFO-FOR-SM 39 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 1 7 MEASUREMENT REPORT 10 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2 7 MEASUREMENT RESULT 22 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2bis 7 MM STATUS 13 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 2ter 8 MODE 36 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 3 8 MODE MODIFY ACK 22 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 4 8 MODE MODIFY NEGATIVE ACK 22 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5 8 MODE MODIFY REQUEST 22 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5bis 8 MODIFY 15 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 5ter 9 MODIFY COMPLETE 16 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 6 9 MODIFY REJECT 16 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 7 9 MS POWER CONTROL 22 SYSTEM INFORMATION TYPE 8 9 MSC INVOKE TRACE 29 TMSI REALLOCATION COMMAND 12 NOTIFY 18 TMSI REALLOCATION COMPLETE 12 OVERLOAD 24 UNBLOCK 25 OVERLOAD 29 UNBLOCKING ACK 26 PAGING 27 UNEQUIPPED CIRCUIT 32 PAGING COMMAND 23 UNIT DATA INDICATION 21 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 1 6 UNIT DATA REQUEST 21 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 2 6 USER INFORMATION 16 PAGING REQUEST TYPE 3 7 PAGING RESPONSE 7 PARTIAL RELEASE 6 PARTIAL RELEASE COMPLETE 6 PHYSICAL INFORMATION 6 PROGRESS 14 QUEUEING INDICATION 30 CM RE-ESTABLISHMENT REQUEST 13 RELEASE 16 Sistemas de Telecomunicações III 41/41 .