Mobile Switching Center

 Mobile Switching Center (MSC):

Mobile Switching Center
Mobile Switching Center

The Mobile Switching Center connects to fixed networks like ISDN, PSTN, etc. It provides additional capabilities to support mobility management functions like terminal registration location, updating, and handoff.

The functions of Mobile Switching Center are:

(i) Call setup, supervision, and release.

(ii) Digit collection and translation.

(iii) Collection of billing information.

(iv) Mobility management- registration, location updating, and call handoff between 

       BSC and MSC.

(v) Call handling/routing.

(vi) Cancellation of echo.

(vii) Management of signaling protocol.

(viii) Radio resource management during the call.

(ix) Interrogation of appropriate registers (VLR/HLR).

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