ETSI - EN 300 466
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM); DECT/GSM Interworking Profile (IWP); General Description of Service Requirements; Functional Capabilities and Information Flows
|Publication Date:||1 September 2000|
The present document is a part of the Digital European Cordless
To enable DECT terminals to inter-work with DECT systems which are connected to the GSM infrastructure, the present document specifies the additions to the GAP specification, ETS 300 444  on which this profile is based. The additions are based on the DECT Common Interface specification given in EN 300 175-1  to EN 300 175-8 .
From the GSM side the present document assumes interworking with GSM Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) phase 2. Interworking with GSM Phase 1 is outside the scope of the present document.
Interworking requirements are based upon Mobile Switching Centre (MSC) attachment for the DECT Fixed Part (FP) as the FP is using the A-interface towards the GSM MSC in the respect that the FP emulates a GSM Base Station Controller (BSC) with regards to the GSM messages which are relevant to the present document. The complete interface used between the DECT FP and the GSM MSC is specified in ETS 300 499 . Attachment via other interfaces to GSM-networks is outside the scope of the present document.
The DECT access protocols and FP and Portable Part (PP)
The whole set of GSM services according to GSM Phase 2 is supported unless it is explicitly stated in the following clauses of the present document.
The DECT PP has to accept the GSM Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) as well as the DECT Authentication Module (DAM), with a GSM application. The functional separation of the DECT/GSM interworking among DECT FP and PP allows for terminal portability. All roaming scenarios based on SIM roaming as described in GSM specifications are applicable. Additionally subscribers using a SIM or DAM with GSM application in conjunction with a DECT PP, capable of DECT GSM interworking may also roam among FPs connected to different GSM networks.
Handover among DECT radio access systems and GSM radio access systems as well as handover among DECT cells connected to different Common Control Fixed Parts (CCFPs), which are individually linked to a MSC, is outside the scope of the present document.