MBMS is a point-to-multipoint service in which data is transmitted from a single source entity to multiple recipients.
Transmitting the same data to multiple recipients allows network resources to be shared.
The MBMS bearer service offers two modes:
Broadcast Mode is supported for EPS and GPRS, and Multicast Mode is supported for GPRS. MBMS for EPS supports
E-UTRAN and UTRAN. MBMS for GPRS supports UTRAN and GERAN.
MBMS architecture enables the efficient usage of radio-network and core-network resources, with an emphasis on radio