What is BSC (base station controller)?

The BSC manages the process of the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). The BSC is alluded to as an actual physical link between the BTS and the Mobile Switching Center (MSC). It designates radio channels, gets estimation from cell phones, controls BTS to BTS handover and call arrangement. The BSC saves information, which incorporates the frequency of the carrier, the frequency hopping list and power levels. The BSC manages station activity thereby decreasing the workload of the MSC which handles critical tasks.