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The present document specifies the 5G radio network layer signalling protocol for the F1 interface. The F1 interface provides means for interconnecting a gNB‑CU and a gNB‑DU of a gNB within an NG‑RAN, or for interconnecting a gNB‑CU and a gNB‑DU of an en‑gNB within an E‑UTRAN. The F1 Application Protocol (F1AP) supports the functions of F1 interface by signalling procedures defined in this document. F1AP is
developed in accordance to the general principles stated in TS 38.401
and TS 38.470
full Table of Contents for TS 38.473 Word version: 15.7.0