Terms Glossary B Base Station Controller
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Base Station Controller (BSC)

A base station controller (BSC) is a critical mobile network component that controls one or more base transceiver stations (BTS), also known as base stations or cell sites.
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Key BSC functions include radio network management (such as radio frequency control), BTS handover management and call setup. Often perceived as the intelligence behind the BTS, the BSC serves as a mediator between base stations and the MSCs, while providing voice pathways for mobile phones and other compatible devices, such as a land line or the Internet.
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