ETSI - TS 123 040
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Technical realization of the Short Message Service (SMS)
|Publication Date:||1 April 2011|
The present document describes the Short Message Service (SMS) for GSM/UMTS networks. It defines:
- the services and service elements;
- the network architecture;
- the Service Centre functionality;
- the SMS Router functionality;
- the MSC functionality (with regard to the SMS);
- the SGSN functionality (with regard to the SMS);
- the routing requirements;
- the protocols and protocol layering;
for the Mobile Originated and Mobile Terminated Short Message Service Teleservices, as specified in 3GPP TS 22.003  and 3GPP TS 22.105 .
The use of radio resources for the transfer of short messages between the MS and the MSC or the SGSN is described in 3GPP TS 24.011 .
The network aspects of Short Message Service provision are outside the scope of the present document (i.e. the provision of network connectivity between the PLMN subsystems). There is no technical restriction within the present document for the transfer of short messages between different PLMNs. Any such restriction is likely to be subject to commercial arrangements and PLMN operators must make their own provision for interworking or for preventing interworking with other PLMNs as they see fit.
The required and assumed network service offered to the higher layers is defined in the present document.