Closed User Group (CUG)

Closed User Groups are groups of mobile telephone subscribers who can only make calls and receive calls from members within the group. Any other calls would be rejected. This service is NOT applicable to Short messaging service (SMS).

A subscriber may:
* Be a member of more than one but not more than ten Closed User Group.
* Be permitted to make calls outside of the Closed User Group (Outgoing Access)
* Be permitted to receive calls from outside of the Closed User Group (Incoming Access)
* Be allowed to make emergency calls irrespective of the group subscription.

Where the user is a member of multiple Closed User Groups there will be a Preferred CUG assigned by the network that will be used by default. However, it is possible on a per-call basis to specify a different Closed User Group (of which the user is a member) for the call. It is also possible on a per-call basis to suppress the use of the Preferred CUG i.e. act as if the user is not a member of the Closed User Group, and to suppress the Outgoing Access permission i.e. to insist that the call only go through if the destination is a member of the CUG.

When an incoming call is received it is possible for the network to indicate the Closed User Group that is being applied to the call to the called user.

For example:

A senior executive Mr Rao, at a Pizza delivery outlet, would be a member of two closed user group:

*His own team of Pizza delivery agents
*His peer group of senior Pizza delivery executives.

Mr Rao's Preferred CUG would be that of his team. But based on whom Mr Rao is calling he can suppress the preferred CUG. Also, when Mr Rao receives a call, he would indicated by the network as to which user group the call originated from.

As can be seen, this service is restricted in use only by organizations and is not for use by the general public. However, there ARE handsets that support Close User Group applications.

Technical references

* 3GPP 22.085 Closed User Group (CUG) supplementary services; Stage 1 [http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/1999-10/for-itu/22085-301.pdf]
* 3GPP 24.085 Closed User Group (CUG) Supplementary Services; Stage 3 [http://www.arib.or.jp/IMT-2000/V630Sep07/5_Appendix/Rel4/24/24085-401.pdf]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Closed User Group — Closed User Groups are groups of GSM mobile telephone subscribers who can only make calls and receive calls from members within the group. Any other calls would be rejected. This service is NOT applicable to Short messaging service (SMS). A… …   Wikipedia

  • Closed User Group — Im ISDN und in anderen Nachrichtennetzen können Teilnehmer zu einer Teilnehmerbetriebsklasse (engl.: user group) zusammengefasst werden und verfügen dann dieselben Merkmale hinsichtlich ihrer Möglichkeiten, Verbindungen in diesem Netz aufzubauen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CUG — Im ISDN und in anderen Nachrichtennetzen können Teilnehmer zu einer Teilnehmerbetriebsklasse (engl.: user group) zusammengefasst werden und verfügen dann dieselben Merkmale hinsichtlich ihrer Möglichkeiten, Verbindungen in diesem Netz aufzubauen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CUG — Closed User Group (Community » Media) * Closed Users Group (Computing » Telecom) * Computervision User Group (Computing » General) * Cudal Orange, New South Wales, Australia (Regional » Airport Codes) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • CUG —   [Abk. für Closed User Group, dt. geschlossene Benutzergruppe], geschlossene Benutzergruppe …   Universal-Lexikon

  • CUG — • Closed User Group (I.255 A) (s. GBG) • Celestron User Group Astronomie …   Acronyms

  • CUG — [1] Closed User Group (I.255 A) (s. GBG) [2] Celestron User Group {Astronomie} …   Acronyms von A bis Z

  • CUG — ● ►en sg. m. ►COMM Closed User Group. Groupe d utilisateurs fermé, pour ceux qui veulent un peu d intimité sur un réseau. Il faut demander l autorisation à un gestionnaire pour en faire partie …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • CUG — abbr. Closed User Group …   Dictionary of English abbreviation

  • MA-CUG — En juin 2001, la Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) a autorisé les banques à créer les MA CUG (Member Administered Closed User Group). Depuis cette date, les entreprises ont la possibilité d’adhérer aux MA CUG de… …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.