Mobile Location Protocol

Mobile Location Protocol is more commonly known as the MLP in the networking world and the world of technology. MLP is an application level protocol which is used extensively throughout the world to receive the position of the Mobile stations independent of underlying technology that might be at work. The examples of these mobile stations are mobile phones, wireless phones, wireless devices etc. This Mobile Location Protocol or MLP basically serves its role as an interface between the location server and the location based application, as without this protocol it might be quite a difficult job to locate the mobile phones or the wireless devices that are used by the people.

The MLP was introduced and made by LIF or Location Information Form and is described in LIF TS 101 specification. The latest version of the MLP has various features in it. Some of them are listed and explained in the following material. The first feature is the SLIS or standard location immediate service, which is used for requesting the location of one or more MS (mobile subscribers) in a case where immediate response is required. Then there is ELIS, or emergency location immediate service which is used to request and find the location of the one or more mobile subscribers that are involved in an emergency call. The third feature is SLRS or Standard Location reporting service. This service is initiated by the MS by sending the mobile originated location request.

The fourth service is emergency location reporting service or more commonly known as ELRS. This service is initiated by the network when the MS initiates or releases emergency call. The fifth service is TLRS or triggered location request service, which is used when the LCS client wants to track several mobile subscribers. The sixth service offered by the mobile location protocol is HLIS or historic location immediate service which is used to request the historic locations of one MS.

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