Monday, August 24, 2009

Abbreviations

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N P R S T U W V

3GPP
Third Generation Partnership Project

AAL
ATM Adaptation Layer
ADCH
Associated DCH
ADSL
Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line
ALCAP
Access Link Control Application Part
ARFCN
Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number
ARQ
Automatic Repeat reQuest
ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode

BCCH
Broadcast Control Channel
BCH
Broadcast Channel
BER
Bit Error Rate
BICC
Bearer Independent Call Control
BLER
Block Error Rate
BPSK
Binary Phase Shift Keying
BSC
Base Station Controller
BSS
Base Station Subsystem
BTS
Base Transceiver Station

CAMEL
Customised Applications for Mobile network Enhanced Logic
CC
Call Control
CCCH
Common Control Channel
CDM
Code Division Multiplexing
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CN
Core Network
CM
Connection Management
CPICH
Common Pilot Channel
CQI
Channel Quality Indicator
CRC
Cyclic Redundancy Check
C-RNTI
Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier
CS
Circiut Switch
CRNC
Controlling Radio Network Controller

DCH
Dedicated Channel
DNS
Domain Name Server
DL-SCH
Downlink Shared Channel
DRNC
Drift Radio Network Controller
DS-CDMA
Direct sequence Code Division Multiple Access
DRX
Discontinuous Reception
DTCH
Dedicated Traffic Channel
DTX
Discontinuous Transmission

ECGI
E-UTRAN Cell Global Identifier
E-DCH
Enhanced Dedicated Channel
EDGE
Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution
EIR
Equipment Identity Register
EUL
Enhanced Uplink
EPC
Evolved Packet Core

FACH
Forward Access Channel
FDD
Frequency Division Duplex
FDMA
Frequency Division Multiple Access
FP
Frame Protocol
F-PDCH
Fractional-PDCH

GERAN
GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network
GGSN
Gateway GPRS Support Node
GMLC
Gateway Mobile Location Center
GMM
GPRS Mobility Management
GPRS
General Packet Radio Service
GSM
Global System for Mobile Communication
GTP
GPRS Tunneling Protocol

HLR
Home Location Register
HSDPA
High Speed Data Packet Access
HS-DSCH
High Speed Downlink Shared Channel
HSS
Home Subscriber Server

IMEI
International Mobile Equipment Identity
IMSI
International Mobile Subscriber Identity
IMS
IP multimedia system
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
ISUP
ISDN User Part

LTE
Long Term Evolution

MAC
Medium Access Control
MCC
Mobile Country Code
MGW
Media Gateway
MM
Mobility Management
MME
Mobility Management Entity
MNC
Mobile Network Code
MSC
Mobile Switching Center
MSIN
Mobile Subscriber Identification Number
MSISDN
Mobile Subscriber ISDN Number
MSS
Mobile softswitch solution

NBAP
Node B Application Part

PCCH
Paging Control Channel
PCH
Paging Channel
PDSCH
Physical Downlink Shared Channel
PLMN
Public Land Mobile Network
PSTN
Public Switched Telephone Network

RAN
Radio Access Network
RLC
Radio Link Control
RNTI
Radio Network Temporary Identifier
RANAP
Radio Access Network Application Part
RNSAP
Radio Network Subsystem Application Part

SM
Session Management
SRB
Signaling Radio Bearer
SCCP
Signaling Connection Control Part
SCCOP
Service Specific Connection Oriented Protocol
SCTP
Stream Control Transmission Protocol
SGSN
Serving GPRS Support Node

TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access
TDM
Time Division Multiplexing

UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunication System
UTRAN
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network

WCDMA
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access

VLR
Visitor Location Register

Monday, August 17, 2009

GPRS Network Architecture

Simplified GPRS network architecture.

GPRS - General Packet Radio Service
SGSN - Serving GPRS Support Node
GGSN - Gateway GPSR Support Node
PLMN - Public Land Mobile Network