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TR 23.909
Technical report on the Gateway Location Register

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V4.0.0 (PDF)  2001/04  62 p.
V3.0.1  2000/05  62 p.
Mr. Park, Ian David Chalmers

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1  Scopep. 6

The present document describes the use of a Gateway Location Register within the UMTS Core Network as a means of reducing the amount of MAP signalling traffic associated with location management carried over inter-PLMN links for roaming users.
One of the requirements of the present document is to describe a network architecture where the presence of a GLR within a UMTS PLMN is not visible to either a second generation PLMN (i.e. GSM release 98 or earlier) or a 3G PLMN (i.e. GSM Release 99 or later). So the objective of this report is that changes to GSM specified interfaces or procedures will not be needed in order to:
  • integrate a GLR into a UMTS PLMN;
  • allow interworking between a GLR-enabled UMTS network and a GSM or UMTS network without a GLR.
The present document will be restricted to the study of the case where the GLR supports one VPLMN only. A separate TR will be required if support of multiple VPLMNs by the GLR is to be studied.
The present document will study support of multiple HPLMNs by the GLR.

2  Referencesp. 6

3  Definitions and abbreviationsp. 6

4  Introductionp. 7

5  Roaming Scenariosp. 7

6  Logical Network Modelp. 8

7  Functional Descriptionp. 9

7.1  Generic Functionsp. 9

7.2  Circuit Switched Servicep. 11

7.3  Packet Switched Servicep. 22

7.4  Common Proceduresp. 35

7.5  Short Message Servicep. 39

7.6  Subscriber and Equipment Tracep. 45

7.7  Impact of GLR on CAMELp. 45

7.8  Interaction With CCBSp. 46

7.9  Location Service (LCS)p. 47

8  Mobile terminating Location Request Subscriber Informationp. 47

9  Percentage reduction of Inter-PLMN MAP trafficp. 52

10  Interworking with existing GSM networksp. 57

11  Impact on GSM Release 99 Specificationsp. 57

12  Advantages of the GLRp. 58

13  Drawbacks of the GLRp. 58

14  Open Issuesp. 59

$  Change historyp. 60

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