BCCH in GSM

BCCH stands for the broadcast control channel. This article learns to GSM broadcast control channel.


The BCCH  is a forward channel and also is a unidirectional base to mobile channel that provides information about the network, the cell in which the mobile is currently located and adjacent cells. BCCH is transmitted in 51 frames multi frame structure in a frame next to SCH on TS0. It broadcast a list of the channel that is currently in use within the cell.

The BCCH includes two channels, they are : (I) FCCH  (II) SCH


Refer the following link to know details of the PCH, AGCH, RACH channel, and their processing. 
  • Frequency correction channel ( FCCH )
  • Synchronization channel ( SCH )