February 1999, Version B

Mobile Station/Base Station Compatibility Standard for Wideband Spread Spectrum Cellular Systems

Standard Details

Revision: B

Published date: February 1999

Committee: TR-45 I Mobile and Point-to-Point Communications Standards

Standard Abstract

These technical requirements form a compatibility standard for 800 MHz cellular mobile telecommunications systems and 1.8 to 2.0 GHz Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Personal Communications Services (PCS) systems. They ensure that a mobile station can obtain service in a cellular or PCS system manufactured according to this standard. These requirements do not address the quality or reliability of that service, nor do they cover equipment performance or measurement procedures.

To ensure compatibility (see Note 1), both radio-system parameters and call-processing procedures must be specified. The sequence of call-processing steps that the mobile stations and base stations execute to establish calls has been specified along with the digital control messages and analog signals that are exchanged between the two stations.

The base station is subject to fewer compatibility requirements than the dual-mode mobile station. Radiated power levels, both desired and undesired, are fully specified for dual-mode mobile stations to control the RF interference that one mobile station can cause another. Base stations are fixed in location and their interference is controlled by proper layout and operation of the system in which the station operates. Detailed call-processing procedures are specified for mobile stations to ensure a uniform response to all base stations. Base station call procedures are not specified in detail because they are a part of the overall design of the individual land system. However, the base station call-processing procedures must be compatible with those specified for the mobile station. This approach to writing the compatibility specification provides the land system designer with sufficient flexibility to respond to local service needs and to account for local topography and propagation conditions.

This specification includes provisions for future service additions and expansion of system capabilities.