ETSI - TS 123 140
Digital Cellular Telecommunications System (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Multmedia Messaging Service (MMS); Functional Description; Stage 2
|Publication Date:||1 June 2002|
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 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 Teleservice Short Message Service, as specified in the 3GPP TS 02.03  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 , and is dealt with in that specification.
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 PLMN's. 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 PLMN's as they see fit.
The required and assumed network service offered to the higher layers is defined in the present document