ETSI - TS 129 118
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Mobility Management Entity (MME) - Visitor Location Register (VLR) SGs interface specification
|Publication Date:||1 August 2020|
CS Fallback in the Evolved Packet System (EPS) enables the provisioning of CS-domain services (e.g. voice call, Location Services (LCS) or supplementary services) by reuse of CS infrastructure when the UE is served by E-UTRAN. Additionally, SMS delivery via the CS core network is realized without CS fallback.
The present document specifies the procedures and the SGs Application Part (SGsAP) messages used on the SGs interface between the Mobility Management Entity (MME) in the EPS and the Visitor Location Register (VLR), to allow location management coordination and to relay certain messages related to GSM circuit switched services over the EPS system.
The present document also specifies the use of Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) for the transport of SGsAP messages.
The present document is applicable to the MME in the EPS and to the VLR. The functional split between the MME and the VLR is defined in 3GPP TS 23.272 .