Mobility Management Application Protocol (MMAP) RCF-RACF Operations
|Publication Date:||1 December 1996|
The Mobility Management Application Protocol (MMAP) is a communication protocol between a radio system and other network elements (e.g., mobility management platforms, switching systems, and other radio systems). The scope of the radio systems supported are the wireless Personal Communications Services (PCS) radio systems defined by T1 and TIA. The scope of the information and operations is the support of personal and terminal mobility in a wireless environment and includes functionality such as registration, location updating, authentication, roaming, handover, and billing.
In addition, the scope of the protocol includes the exchange of information and invocation of operations as necessary to support the mobility aspects of telecommunication services (e.g., call waiting) and call control (e.g., call origination, call termination, call clearing) in a wireless environment.
The purpose of MMAP is to provide a mechanism for the exchange of information between radio systems and other network elements to support personal and terminal mobility in a wireless environment. MMAP messages are defined to be independent of the air interface protocol. However, where necessary, air interface specific messages are also included.
The MMAP is applicable to the interfaces between PCS radio systems and other network elements such as the interfaces defined by the "A" Interface in TIA and the "C" and "D" interface in T1.