MSC full form in telecom

What is the full form of MSC?

Answer :

  • Mobile Switching Center

What does MSC mean?

MSC is a telephone exchange that makes a connection between mobile users within the network, from mobile users to the public switched telephone network and from the mobile network to other mobile networks. 

The MSC connects to fixed networks like ISDN, PSTN etc.

It provides additional capabilities to support mobility management function like terminal registration location, updating, handoff.

The Function of MSC :
  • Call setup, supervision, and release.
  • Collection of billing information.
  • Digit collection and translation.
  • Call handling.
  • Management of signaling protocol.
  • Radio resource management during call.
  • Cancellation of echo.