3 Definitions and abbreviations

22.1403GPPMultimedia Messaging Service (MMS)Stage 1TS

3.1 Definitions

Recipient : the recipient is the entity to which a MM has been sent.

Sender: the sender is the entity that sent a MM.

User: the user is the MM sender or the MM recipient.

message element: a message element is a part of a MM consisting of only one media type.

multimedia message: a multimedia message is a message composed of one or more message elements.

multimedia message service: A multimedia message service allows transfer of multimedia messages between users without the requirement for the multimedia messages to be transferred in real-time.

media types: a media type refers to one form of presenting information to a user, e.g. voice or fax.

media formats: within one media type different media formats are applicable for the media presentation, e.g. a picture can be GIF or JPEG format.

network: for the purposes of supporting multimedia messaging, the term network shall be considered to include the mobile operator’s network and any functionality which may exist outside the mobile operator’s network (i.e.fixed, internet and multimedia technologies etc.), and the support provided by that functionality for multimedia messaging.

Operator Specific Service: network-based and operator administred function being able to perform additional, operator defined, MMS services based on MMS capabilities for address translation and charging.

Value Added Service Provider: provides services other than basic telecommunications service for which additional charges may be incurred.

Short code: A string of alphanumeric characters which addresses a specific service of a Value Added Service Provider.

3.2 Abbreviations

For the purposes of this document the following abbreviations apply:

MM Multimedia Message

MMS Multimedia Message Service

SMS Short Message Service

VASP Value Added Services Provider