Services, which are provided by current roamed to network that are not HE services. The same service can be provided by a network as a local service to inbound roamers and as a HE service to the subscribers of this network.
Local IP Access (LIPA):
Allows an IP-capable UE connected via a H(e)NB direct access to other IP-capable devices in the local residential/corporate IP network.
Localised Service Area (LSA):
A LSA is an operator-defined group of cells, for which specific access conditions apply. This may correspond to an area in which the Core Network offers specific services. A LSA may be defined within a PLMN or globally. Therefore, a LSA may offer a non-contiguous radio coverage.
Location Registration (LR):
The UE registers its presence in a registration area, for instance regularly or when entering a new registration area.
A logical channel is an information stream dedicated to the transfer of a specific type of information over the radio interface. Logical Channels are provided on top of the MAC layer.
Logical Channel (UICC):
A command/response communication context multiplexed on the physical channel between the ME and the UICC.
A Logical Model defines an abstract view of a network or network element by means of information objects representing network element, aggregations of network elements, the topological relationship between the elements, endpoints of connections (termination points), and transport entities (such as connections) that transport information between two or more termination points.
The information objects defined in the Logical Model are used, among others, by connection management functions. In this way a physical implementation independent management is achieved.
Logical O&M is the signalling associated with the control of logical resources (channels, cells,) owned by the RNC but physically implemented in the Node B. The RNC controls these logical resources. A number of O&M procedures physically implemented in Node B impact on the logical resources and therefore require an information exchange between RNC and Node B. All messages needed to support this information exchange are classified as Logical O&M forming an integral part of NBAP.
Lower RF bandwidth edge:
The frequency of the lower edge of the Base Station RF bandwidth, used as a frequency reference point for transmitter and receiver requirements
LSA exclusive access cell:
A UE may only camp on this cell if the cell belongs to the LSAs to which the user has subscribed. Nevertheless, if no other cells are available, the UE of non-LSA users may originate emergency calls from this cell.
LSA only access:
When LSA only access applies to the user, the UE can only access cells that belong to the LSAs to which the user has subscribed. Outside the coverage area of the subscribed LSAs, the UE may camp on other cells and limited services apply.
LSA preferential access cell:
A LSA preferential access cell is a cell which is part of the LSA. UEs of users that have subscribed to a LSA of a LSA-preferential-access cell have higher priority to resources than non-LSA users in the same cell.
"Macro cells" are outdoor cells with a large cell radius.
Macro diversity handover:
"Macro diversity" is a operation state in which a User Equipment simultaneously has radio links with two or more UTRAN access points for the sole aim of improving quality of the radio connection or providing seamless.
The collection of systems (computers and telecommunications) a 3GPP System Organisation has in order to manage a 3GPP System.
Mandatory UE Requirement:
Regulatory requirement which is applicable to 3G UEs. It is determined by each country/region and beyond the scope of 3GPP specification (e.g. spurious emission in UK).
Master File (MF):
The root directory of the file system hierarchy on the UICC.
Maximum Base Station RF bandwidth:
The maximum RF bandwidth supported by a BS within an operating band.
Maximum output Power:
For UE, this is a measure of the maximum power supported by the UE (i.e. the actual power as would be measured assuming no measurement error) (TS 25.101). For FDD BS, the mean power level per carrier of the base station measured at the antenna connector in a specified reference condition (TS 25.104). For TDD BS this refers to the measure of power when averaged over the transmit timeslot at the maximum power setting (TS 25.105). For LTE: the mean power level per carrier of the base station measured at the antenna connector in a specified reference condition.
Maximum possible AIUR:
The highest possible AIUR that the multiple TCH/F can provide, e.g. 2 TCH/F using TCH/F9.6 provides a maximum possible AIUR of 19,2 kbit/s.
maximum achievable throughput for a reference measurement channel.
Maximum total output power:
sum of the power of all carriers available at the antenna connector for a specified reference condition.
Maximum Transmitter Power Per Traffic Channel (dBm):
The maximum power at the transmitter output for a single traffic channel.
When M2AP messages associated to one MBMS service uses the MBMS-service-associated logical M2-connection for association of the message to the respective MBMS service in eNB and EPC.
Mean bit rate:
A measure of throughput. The average (mean) bit rate available to the user for the given period of time (source: ITU-T I.210).
When applied to E-UTRA transmission this is the power measured in the operating system bandwidth of the carrier. The period of measurement shall be at least one subframe (1ms) unless otherwise stated.
Mean transit delay:
The average transit delay experienced by a (typically) large sample of PDUs within the same service category.
The bandwidth in which an emission level is specified.
Medium Access Control:
A sub-layer of radio interface layer 2 providing unacknowledged data transfer service on logical channels and access to transport channels.
An interactive service which offers user-to-user communication between individual users via storage units with store-and-forward, mailbox and/or message handling, (e.g., information editing, processing and conversion) functions (source: ITU-T I.113).
A MExE classmark identifies a category of MExE UE supporting MExE functionality with a minimum level of processing, memory, display, and interactive capabilities. Several MExE classmarks may be defined to differentiate between the functionalities offered by different MExE UEs. A MExE application or applet defined as being of a specific MExE Classmark indicates that it is supportable by a MExE UE of that Classmark.
An executable is an applet, application, or executable content, which conforms to the MExE specification and may execute on the ME.
A node supporting MExE services in the MExE service environment.
a service enhanced (or made possible) by MExE technology.
MExE service environment:
Depending on the configuration of the PLMN, the operator may be able to offer support to MExE services in various ways. Examples of possible sources are from traditional GSM nodes, IN nodes, operator-specific nodes, operator franchised nodes and services provider nodes, together with access to nodes external (i.e. vendor-specific) to the PLMN depending on the nature of the MExE service. These nodes are considered to constitute the MExE service environment. The MExE service environment shall support direct MExE UE to MExE UE interaction of MExE services.
MExE service provider:
an organisation which delivers MExE services to the subscriber. This is normally the PLMN operator, but could be an organisation with MExE responsibility (which may have been delegated by the PLMN operator).
A (U)SIM application that is capable of storing a security certificate that is accessible using standard mechanisms.
The owner of a subscription who has entered into an agreement with a MExE service provider for MExE services.
"Micro cells" are small cells.
Minimum transmit power:
The minimum controlled output power of the TDD BS is when the power control setting is set to a minimum value. Thei si when the power control indicates a miminum transmit output power is required (TS 25.105).
Mobile Equipment (ME):
The Mobile Equipment is functionally divided into several entities, i.e.one or more Mobile Terminations (MT) and one or more Terminal Equipments (TE).
Mobile evaluated handover:
Mobile evaluated handover (MEHO) is a type of handover triggered by an evaluation made in the mobile. The mobile evaluates the necessity of handover based on the measured radio environment and based on criteria defined by the network. When the evaluation meets the hand-off criteria the necessary information is sent from the mobile to the network. The network then decides on the necessity of the handover based on the reported evaluation result and other conditions, e.g. uplink radio environment and/or availability of network resources, the network may then execute the handover.
Mobile Station (MS):
A Mobile Station (MS) corresponds to a User Equipment (UE). See TS 24.002.
Mobile number portability:
The ability for a mobile subscriber to change subscription network within the same country whilst retaining their original MSISDN(s).
Mobile Termination (MT):
The Mobile Termination is the component of the Mobile Equipment (ME) which supports functions specific to management of the PLMN access interface (3GPP or non-3GPP). The MT is realized as a single functional entity..
The ability for the user to communicate whilst moving independent of location.
A relation between the mobile station and the UTRAN that is used to set-up, maintain and release the various physical channels.
MSR Base station:
Base Station characterized by the ability of its receiver and transmitter to process two or more carriers in common active RF components simultaneously in a declared RF bandwidth, where at least one carrier is of a different RAT than the other carrier(s).
A MTC Device is a UE equipped for Machine Type Communication, which communicates through a PLMN with MTC Server(s) and/or other MTC Device(s).
A MTC Server is a server, which communicates to the PLMN itself, and to MTC Devices through the PLMN. The MTC Server can also have an interface which can be accessed by the MTC User. The MTC Server can:
Provide services for other servers (e.g. The MTC Server is a Services Capability Server  for an Application Server ), and/or
Provide services for applications and can host the application (e.g. The MTC Server is an Application Server [x]).
A MTC User uses the service provided by the MTC Server.
A MTC Subscriber is a subscriber, i.e. a legal entity having a contractual relationship with the network operator to provide service to one or more MTC Devices.
Multi-carrier transmission configuration:
A set of one or more contiguous carriers that a BS is able to transmit simultaneously according to the manufacturer's specification.
Multi mode terminal:
UE that can obtain service from at least one UTRA radio access mode, and one or more different systems such as GSM bands or possibly other radio systems such IMT-2000 family members.
A unidirectional PTM service in which a message is transmitted from a single source entity to all subscribers currently located within a geographical area. The message contains a group identifier indicating whether the message is of interest to all subscribers or to only the subset of subscribers belonging to a specific multicast group.
A value of the service attribute "communication configuration", which denotes that the communication involves more than two network terminations (source: ITU-T I.113).
Services that handle several types of media such as audio and video in a synchronised way from the user's point of view. A multimedia service may involve multiple parties, multiple connections, and the addition or deletion of resources and users within a single communication session.
A name is an alpha numeric label used for identification of end users and may be portable.
In response to a QoS request, the network shall negotiate each QoS attribute to a level that is in accordance with the available network resources. After QoS negotiation, the bearer network shall always attempt to provide adequate resources to support all of the negotiated QoS profiles.
MCC and MNC.
Network code group:
Same as network code.
An association established by a network layer between two users for the transfer of data, which provides explicit identification of a set of network data transmissions and agreement concerning the services to be provided by the set (source: ITU-T X.213 / ISO-IEC 8348).
A discrete telecommunications entity which can be managed over a specific interface e.g. the RNC.
Provides a package of end-user functions with the responsibility for the management of a network, mainly as supported by the EM(s) but it may also involve direct access to the network elements. All communication with the network is based on open and well standardized interfaces supporting management of multi-vendor and multi-technology network elements.
See PLMN operator.
Allows the network operator to personalise a ME so that it can only be used with that particular network operator's (U)SIMs.
Network Resource Model:
A protocol independent model describing managed objects representing network resources, e.g. an RNC or NodeB.
Network service data unit (NSDU):
A unit of data passed between the user and the GPRS network across a Network Service Access Point (NSAP).
Network subset code:
digits 6 and 7 of the IMSI.
Network subset code group:
Combination of a network subset code and the associated network code.
Network subset personalisation:
A refinement of network personalisation, which allows network operators to limit the usage of a ME to a subset of (U)SIMs
A functional group on the network side of a user-network interface (source: ITU-T I.112).
A logical node responsible for radio transmission / reception in one or more cells to/from the User Equipment. Terminates the Iub interface towards the RNC.
Nomadic Operating Mode:
Mode of operation where the terminal is transportable but being operated while stationary and may in addition require user co-operation (e.g. close to open spaces, antenna setup...).
Nominal Maximum Output Power:
This is the nominal power defined by the UE power class.
Protocols between UE and the core network that are not terminated in the UTRAN.
Normal GSM operation:
Relating to general, CHV related, GSM security related and subscription related procedures.
Normal mode of operation:
The mode of operation into which the ME would have gone if it had no personalisation checks to process.
fifth generation radio access technology
Narrow TDD - the 1.28 Mcps chip rate UTRA-TDD option
A string of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the public network termination point. The number contains the information necessary to route the call to this termination point.
A number can be in a format determined nationally or in an international format. The international format is known as the International Public Telecommunication Number which includes the country code and subsequent digits, but not the international prefix.
A capability that allows a user to retain the same public telecommunication number when changing from one service provider to another. Additional regulatory constraints may apply in different regions.
Number range owner network:
The network to which the number range containing the ported number has been allocated.