GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications, originally Groupe Spécial Mobile), is a standard set developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe technologies for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks. Developed as a replacement for first generation (1G) analog cellular networks, the GSM standard originally described a digital, circuit switched network optimized for full duplex voice telephony.
Hard to fathom, but it really wasn't all that long ago that even a plain
old telephone was a luxury item. But, as we all know, technology's only
constant is change. In this day and age, many folks need to be accessible
everywhere, whether they're at work or play, in the office or at
home. To meet this demand, the GSM standard (Global System for Mobile
Communications) for mobile telephony was introduced in the mid-
1980s. Today, GSM is the most popular mobile radio standard in the
world. A boom is underway, such that many GSM users find life without
their phone practically inconceivable....
Be familiar with the development of 2G mobile systems. Describe the architecture of a GSM network. Appreciate the main services provided within a GSM network. Understand the various facets of the GSM air interface including, access structures, frequency allocations, physical and logical channels.
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Interfaces and Protocols The previous section introduced GSM network architecture, and this section introduces the SS7/C7 protocols that are used. It also discusses interfaces, because different protocols are used
Interfaces and Protocols The previous section introduced GSM network architecture, and this section introduces the SS7/C7 protocols that are used. It also discusses interfaces, because different protocols
The implementation of wireless connectivity is predicated upon the definition of so-called wireless standards, of which GSM, DECT, CDPD, GPRS, and CDMA are examples [7, 8]. Each of these standards embodies the precise set of parameters that dictate the architecture and software design of wireless systems operating under the standard to effect intelligible communicationwith other systems also operating within the standard.
Our first chapter puts LTE into its historical context, and lays out its requirements and key
technical features. We begin by reviewing the architectures of UMTS and GSM, and
by introducing some of the terminology that the two systems use. We then summarize
the history of mobile telecommunication systems, discuss the issues that have driven the
development of LTE, and show how UMTS has evolved first into LTE and then into an
enhanced version known as LTE-Advanced. The chapter closes by reviewing the standardization
process for LTE....
Mobility Management and Call Processing This section provides an introductory overview of mobility management (i.e., allowing a subscriber to roam) and call processing (the setting up and clearing down of calls) in GSM networks. Mobility management entails keeping track of the MS while it is on the move. The mobility management procedures vary across three distinct scenarios, namely
Short Message Service (SMS) SMS provides paging functionality for alphanumeric messages of up to 160 characters to be exchanged with other GSM users. The network itself can also generate messages and broadcast to multiple MSs or to a specific MS.
ANSI-41 MAP Operations Table F-2 details the ANSI-41D MAP operations  and their respective codes. Unlike GSM MAP operations, they are not precategorized into sections. Table F-2. ANSI-41 MAP Operations
EVOLVING MOBILE NETWORKS
While the history of mobile communications is long [1–3], and the background of mo bile networks therebyx is also long, in this chapter we focus on the historic evolution in terms of network architecture and services starting with 2nd generation (2G) mobile systems. In particular we consider the development of the architecture of Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM), since it is by far the most widespread mobile system in the world today.