This Technical Specification (TS) concerns the Cellular Text Telephone Modem (CTM). CTM allows reliable transmission of a text telephone conversation alternating with a speech conversation through the existing speech communication paths in cellular mobile phone systems. This reliability is achieved by an improved modulation technique, including error protection, interleaving and synchronization. Together with recommendations ITU-T V.18 and T.140, CTM may serve for worldwide applications in text telephony.
A general overview and explanations of possible implementation architectures is provided. CTM is intended for use in end terminals (on the mobile or fixed side) and within the network for the adaptation between CTM and existing traditional text telephone standards.
The CTM transmitter is fully specified and a bit exact C-code reference is provided. An implementation of an example CTM receiver is also described.