GSM PCH(Paging Channel)
This page describes GSM PCH(Paging Channel).
In GSM system,PCH refers to paging channel. Mobile in idle mode monitors PCH for paging continuously and check for its address. It is mainly used by network to page or alert mobile for mobile terminated call from another calling mobile.
In the slotted mode, PCH is grouped into paging sub blocks. Here Mobile listens as per assigned paging sub blocks from network and goes to sleep mode during rest of the time.
It is also located in one of the configurations as listed in AGCH channel description. Refer following link for more information. Normal burst is used for PCH information mapping.
GSM RELATED LINKS
GSM Logical Channels
traffic channel processing
control Channel processing