GSM Switching, Services and Protocols, Chapter 3, p.29-45
chapter 3 introduces the basic system architecture of a gsm system. the network components (bts, bsc, msc, gmsc, isc, ms, hlr; vlr; eir; auc, omc) and their interfaces are explained in detail. moreover, the chapter covers gsm addresses and identifiers of users, equipment, and system areas (imei, imsi, msisdn, msrn, lai, tmsi, lmsi). this includes the handling and storage of subscriber data and configurations of a plmn.
System Architecture ; Interfaces ; Addressing ; Identification
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