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SMMO Flow

Service Model

A UE/MS sends a short message. The SMMO flow is the same for both the 2G and 3G networks.

Signaling Flow

Figure 1 shows the SMMO signaling flow.


Figure 1 SMMO signaling flow

As shown in Figure 1, P1, P2, P3, P4 refers to the measurement points.

Description of the Signaling Flow

The SMMO signaling flow is as follows:


1. The UE/MS sends a CM service request message carrying the cell information, service type, called
number, user ID, and authentication parameters about the UE/MS to the MSC.
2. The authentication and encryption flow is started. For details, see Security Management.
3. After the MSC accepts the CM service request, the UE/MS sends a CP DATA message carrying
the short message data and related address information to the MSC through the Iu/A interface.
4. Upon receipt of the CP DATA message, the MSC returns a CP ACK message to the UE/MS,
notifying that the CP DATA message has been received (which does not mean that the SMC has
received the short message).
5. The MSC requests user data from the VLR, and checks the subscription data about the UE/MS and
whether the local MSC supports the SMS.
 If the local MSC does not support SMMO or the UE/MS subscribes to the call barring service,
the MSC directly returns a message to notify the UE/MS that the SMMO request is rejected.
 If the local MSC supports SMMO or the UE/MS does not subscribe to the call barring service,
the MSC obtains the SMC address from the short message, and then transparently transmits
the short message to the SMC through
the MAP_MO_FORWARD_SHORT_MESSAGE_REQ message.
6. After receiving the request, the SMC checks the data validity. If the check is passed, the SMC
returns a MAP_MO_FORWARD_SHORT_MESSAGE_CNF message to the MSC.
7. The MSC returns a CP DATA message to the UE/MS, notifying that the short message has been
sent to the SMC successfully.
8. The UE/MS returns a CP ACK message to the MSC, notifying that the CP DATA message has
been received.
9. If the length of the short message exceeds the limit, the UE/MS divides the short message into
several parts, and send them through the CP DATA message.