This TS specifies the stage 2 of the LoCation Services (LCS) feature in GERAN, which provides the mechanisms to support mobile location services for operators, subscribers and third party service providers.
The purpose of this stage 2 specification is to define the GERAN LCS architecture, functional entities and operations to support location methods. This description is confined to the aspects of LCS within the GERAN and does not define nor describe the LCS entities or operations within the Core Network.
Location Services may be considered as a network provided enabling technology consisting of standardised service capabilities, which enable the provision of location applications. The application(s) may be service provider specific. The description of the numerous and varied possible location applications which are enabled by this technology are outside the scope of this TS. However, clarifying examples of how the functionality being described may be used to provide specific location services may be included.
This stage 2 specification covers the GERAN LCS functional model and entities, the location methods, state descriptions, and message flows.