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1  Scopep. 6

The present document contains the definition of the SMLCPP protocol to be used between two Serving Mobile Location Centres (SMLC).
The LCS architecture is described in TS 43.059. The following aspects of it are relevant to the issue:
  • each SMLC controls a number of LMUs, and a given LMU is under the direct control of a single SMLC;
  • there is a direct communication path, independent of SMLCPP, between a LMU and the SMLC that controls it;
  • deciphering keys are controlled by one SMLC in the location area and sent to other SMLCs in the same location area.
SMLCPP runs between two SMLC functions in the same PLMN. Transport is outside the scope of the present document. It assumes a transport service between these functions, as provided by BSSAP-LE. The present document assumes that the underlying transport (e.g., as described by BSSAP-LE specifications) provides for transport and routing for any two pairs of SMLCs which need to run SMLCPP exchanges.
The main functions of SMLCPP are described in [5]. The key aspects are:
  1. allowing an SMLC to ask for and obtain information about Radio Interface Timing (RIT), as known from measurements done by LMUs not under its direct control;
  2. allowing an SMLC, that controls deciphering keys in the location area, to sent them to other SMLCs in the same location area.

2  Referencesp. 6

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present document.
  • References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or non specific.
  • For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
  • For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same Release as the present document.
TS 21.905: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications".
[2]  (void)
TS 24.007: "Mobile radio interface signalling layer 3; General aspects".
TS 24.008: "Mobile radio interface layer 3 specification".
TS 43.059: "Functional Stage 2 Description of Location Services in GERAN (Release 4)".
TS 29.002: "Mobile Application Part (MAP) specification".
ASN.1 encoding rules "Specification of Packet Encoding Rules (PER)": ITU-T Rec. X.691 (1997) | ISO/IEC 8825-2:1998.
[8]  (void)
Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) "Specification of Basic Notation": ITU-T Rec.X.680 (1997) | ISO/IEC 8824 - 1:1998.
[10]  (void)
TS 44.071: "Mobile radio interface layer 3 Location Services (LCS) specification".
TS 49.031: "Location Services (LCS); Base Station System Application Part LCS Extension (BSSAP-LE)".

3  Abbreviationsp. 7

Abbreviations used in the present document are listed in TR 21.905 or in TS 43.059.

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