A mobile station (MS)[1][2] comprises all user equipment and software needed for communication with a mobile network.

Mobile Station Diagram
Mobile Station Diagram

The term refers to the global system connected to the mobile network, i.e. a mobile phone or mobile computer connected using a mobile broadband adapter. This is the terminology of 2G systems like GSM. In 3G systems, a mobile station (MS) is now referred to as user equipment (UE).

In GSM, a mobile station consists of four main components:

In a mobile phone, the MT, TA and TE are enclosed in the same case. However, the MT and TE functions are often performed by distinct processors. The application processor serves as a TE, while the baseband processor serves as a MT, communication between both takes place over a bus using AT commands, which serves as a TA.

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  1. ^ "GSM 04.02, V3.0.2". ETSI. February 1992.
  2. ^ "3GPP 24.002, V9.0.0". ETSI. January 2010.