NOTE: Transferred to OMA after Rel-6.
The present document defines the stage 2 and stage 3 description of the non-realtime Multimedia Messaging Service,
MMS. Stage 2 identifies the functional capabilities and information flows needed to support the service described in
The present document includes information applicable to network operators, service providers and terminal, switch and
The present document contains the core functions for a non realtime Multimedia Messaging Service, MMS, which are
sufficient to provide a basic service.
MMS uses a number of technologies to realise the requirements of the stage 1 description. The
present document describes how the service requirements are realised with the selected technologies. As far as possible
existing protocols (e.g. WAP, SMTP, ESMTP as transfer protocols; lower layers to provide push, pull, notification) and
existing message formats (e.g. SMIL, MIME) shall be used for the realisation of the Multimedia Messaging Service.
The present document serves as a foundation for the development of MMS. It describes a new service which has no
direct equivalent in the previous ETSI/GSM world or in the fixed network world. In consequence readers may find that
certain aspects are not clearly defined or open to misinterpretation. Where any such case is encountered it is essential
that the issue is brought to the 3GPP TSG T2 standards body for discussion and
resolution in order to provide interoperable implementations.