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specified from  GSM Rel-98  in
TS 23.041, clause 5 

The CBC is responsible for the management of CBS (cell broadcast service) messages and for determining the CBS delivery parameters of the BSS/RNS. The CBC may be connected to several BSCs/RNCs. The CBC is regarded to be integrated as a node into the core network.


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specified from  Rel-6  in
TS 32.240, clause 4.3.1.2 

The CDF receives charging events from the CTF (Charging Trigger Function) via the Rf reference point. It then uses the information contained in the charging events to construct CDRs.


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specified from  Rel-6  in
TS 32.240, clause 4.3.1.3 

The CDRs produced by the CDF are transferred immediately to the CGF via the Ga reference point. The CGF acts as a gateway between the 3GPP network and the BD. It uses the Bx reference point for the transfer of CDR files to the BD. The entity relationship between the CDF and the CGF is m:1, i.e. one or more CDFs may feed CDRs into a single CGF.


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defined in
TS 23.002, clause 3.3 

The CN is constituted of a Circuit Switched (CS) domain and a Packet Switched (PS) domain (which includes GPRS and EPC). These two domains differ by the way they support user traffic. These two domains are overlapping, i.e. they contain some common entities. A PLMN can implement only one domain or both domains.


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specified for  Rel-6  in
TS 29.211, clause 4.3.1 

Replaced from Rel-7 by  PCRF.


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defined from  Rel-5
Source:   TS 23.002, clause 4a.7.1 

The CSCF can act as P-CSCF (Proxy CSCF), S-CSCF (Serving CSCF), E-CSCF (Emergency CSCF), or I-CSCF (Interrogating CSCF).

The P-CSCF is the first contact point for the UE within the IM subsystem (IMS); the S-CSCF actually handles the session states in the network; the E-CSCF handles certain aspects of emergency sessions such as routing an emergency request to the correct emergency centre or PSAP; the I-CSCF is mainly the contact point within an operator's network for all IMS connections destined to a subscriber of that network operator, or a roaming subscriber currently located within that network operator's service area.


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defined in
TS 23.002, clause 3.3.1 

The CS domain refers to the set of all the CN entities offering "CS type of connection" for user traffic as well as all the entities supporting the related signalling. A "CS type of connection" is a connection for which dedicated network resources are allocated at the connection establishment and released at the connection release.


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specified from  Rel-4  in
TS 23.205, clause 5.1.1.3 

The Media Gateway terminates the signalling over the Mc interface from the (G)MSC servers. The Media Gateway terminates the Iu transport network control plane signalling with its transport bearer. The Media Gateway also terminates the Iu user plane protocol. It also terminates the bearer control signalling and the transport bearer over the Nb interface.

The Media Gateway contains bearer terminations and media manipulation equipment (e.g. transcoders, echo cancellers, or tone senders). It may perform media conversion and framing protocol conversion.


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specified from  Rel-11  in
TS 23.060, clause 5.4.10
TS 23.401, clause 4.4.11 

The CSS is an optional element that stores CSG (Closed Subscriber Group) subscription data for roaming subscribers. The CSS stores and provides VPLMN specific CSG subscription information to the SGSN or MME. The CSS is accessible from the MSC/VLR via the Hv interface, from the Gn/Gp SGSN via the Ghv interface, from the S4-SGSN via the S7d interface and from the MME via the S7a interface. The CSS is always in the same PLMN as the current MME.

See Subscriber Data in the CSS   here.


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defined from  Rel-6
for offline charging, in  TS 32.240, clause 4.3.1.1
for online charging, in  TS 32.240, clause 4.3.2.1 

The CTF, in every network element and service element that provides charging information, is the focal point for collecting the information pertaining to chargeable events within the network element, assembling this information into matching charging events, and sending these charging events:
  • towards the CDF via the Rf reference point for offline charging,
  • towards the OCS via the Ro or CAP reference point for online charging.



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