SACCH stands for Slow associated control channel GSM. 

It is related to the traffic channel or SDCCH.

On the forward link, it is used to send regularly changing information like: 
  • Transmit power channel 
  • Broadcast messages
  • Specific timing advance instruction for each user
On the reverse link, it carries information about 
  • Received signal strength 
  • Quality of TCH and BCH
  • Measurement results from neighboring cells
  • It is used to inform the base of power measurements made by the mobile of signal strength in the adjacent cells
  • It is transmitted during the total 13th frame of every dedicated control channel multi-frame
  • SACCH exchanges control information between the base station and mobile station a call or call set up

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