Abbreviations

3G

3rd Generation, often also used for the 3rd Generation System defined by 3GPP also known as UMTS

3GPP

3rd Generation Partnership Project

3GPP2

3rd Generation Partnership Project 2

A3

GSM authentication algorithm

A5

GSM encryption algorithm

A8

GSM key generation algorithm

AAA

Authentication, Authorization and Accounting

ACS

Auto-Configuration Server

AES

Advanced Encryption Standard

AK

Anonymity Key

AKA

Authentication and Key Agreement

AMF

Authentication and key Management Field

AMPS

Advanced Mobile Phone System

AN

Access Network

APN

Access Point Name

ARIB

Association of Radio Industries and Businesses

AS

Access Stratum

AS

Application Server

ASME

Access Security Management Entity

ATIS

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions

AuC

Authentication Centre

AUTN

Authentication Token

AV

Authentication Vector

BBF

Broadband Forum

BS

Base Station

BSC

Base Station Controller

BSF

Bootstrapping Server Function

BSS

Base Station Subsystem

BTS

Base Transceiver Station

CA

Certification Authority

CBC

Cipher-Block Chaining

CCSA

China Communications Standards Association

CFN

Connection Frame Number

CK

Ciphering Key in 3G

CKSN

GPRS CK Sequence Number

CLF

Connectivity session Location and repository Function

CM

Communication Management

CMAC

Cipher-based MAC

CMP

Certificate Management Protocol

CMS

Cryptographic Message Syntax

CPE

Customer Premises Equipment

CRL

Certificate Revocation List

CRMF

Certificate Request Message Format

C-RNTI

Cell Radio Network Temporary Identity

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