1 Scope

23.0343GPPHigh Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD)Release 17Stage 2TS

The present document contains the stage 2 service description for a High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD) on GSM/GERAN in A/Gb mode and Iu mode. HSCSD utilizes the multislot mechanism, i.e. using multiple traffic channels (/bearers) for the communication.

Additionally, the present document specifies some HSCSD related requirements for multi system mobile stations operating in UTRAN Iu mode. In UTRAN Iu mode one bearer can provide all needed data rates, and the multislot mechanism is therefore not needed. However, for inter-system handover to GERAN, certain information has to be provided by the mobile station during the service negotiation. The UTRAN Iu mode aspects concerning HSCSD are described exclusively in clause 4.2.

In analogy with ITU-T Recommendation I.130 [6] (refer to annex A) and with reference of ITU-T Recommendation Q.65 [7] VI.1 (Stage 2 of the method for characterization of services supported by an ISDN), the second stage of the HSCSD is defined as follows.

Stage 2 identifies the functional capabilities and information flows needed to support the service as described in 3GPP TS 22.034 [9]. Furthermore, it identifies various possible physical locations for the functional capabilities. The output of Stage 2, which is signalling system independent, is used as an input to Stage 3, the design of signalling system and switching Recommendations.

The present document specifies functions, procedures and information which apply to GERAN Iu mode. However, functionality related to GERAN Iu mode is neither maintained nor enhanced.