1 Scope.

36.4403GPPEvolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN)General aspects and principles for interfaces supporting Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) within E-UTRANRelease 17TS

The present document describes the overall architecture of the interface for the provision of MBMS in the E-UTRAN. This includes also a description of the general aspects, assumptions and principles guiding the architecture and interface. The MBMS functions to be provided within that architecture are summarized. It provides an introduction to the TSG RAN TS 36.44x series of UMTS Technical Specifications that define the different interfaces introduced for MBMS provision in E-UTRAN.