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temporary mobile station (TMS)

To protect subscriber identity, a time-varying subscriber identifier is used in GSM systems, Temporary Mobile Subscriber (TMS).

The TMS procedure prevents an existing communication connection from being assigned to a specific mobile subscriber by interception of the radio interface. The temporary subscriber identifier (TMSI) is temporarily assigned by the location VLR and transmitted to the mobile station in encrypted form.

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Englisch: temporary mobile station - TMS
Updated at: 13.01.2009
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