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temporary mobile station (mobile communications) (TMS)

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

The TMS procedure prevents an existing communications link 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 (mobile communications) - TMS
Updated at: 13.01.2009
#Words: 58
Links: identity, global system for mobile communications (GSM), procedure, link, interface (I/F)
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