8.3.4 Subsequent Inter-MSC GSM to UMTS Handover to a third MSC

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The GSM to UMTS handover to a third MSC server (from MSC-B server to MSC‑B server) is the combination of the two previous inter-MSC handover cases:

– for MSC-B server a subsequent GSM to UMTS handover from MSC-B server back to MSC-A server as described in clause 8.3.3; and

– for MSC-B server a basic GSM to UMTS handover from MSC-A server to MSC‑B server as described in clause 8.3.2.

MSC-A server implements the corresponding parts of each handover case; i.e. access handling in MSC-A server is not included.