Sms text dating
The material elaborated in GSM and its WP1 subgroup was handed over in Spring 1987 to a new GSM body called IDEG (the Implementation of Data and Telematic Services Experts Group), which had its kickoff in May 1987 under the chairmanship of Friedhelm Hillebrand (German Telecom).
The first action plan mentions for the first time the Technical Specification 03.40 "Technical Realisation of the Short Message Service". The first and very rudimentary draft of the technical specification was completed in November 1987.
WP4 created a Drafting Group Message Handling (DGMH), which was responsible for the specification of SMS.
Finn Trosby of Telenor chaired the draft group through its first 3 years, in which the design of SMS was established.
The work on the draft specification continued in the following few years, where Kevin Holley of Cellnet (now Telefónica O2 UK) played a leading role.
Besides the completion of the main specification GSM 03.40, the detailed protocol specifications on the system interfaces also needed to be completed.
should be available in the mobile system." The GSM is optimized for telephony, since this was identified as its main application.