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THE MOST COMPLETE, CURRENT GUIDE TO SIGNALING SYSTEM #7 (SS7)Thoroughly updated to cover the latest advances in the telecommunications industry, Signaling System # 7, Sixth Edition, addresses the impact of emerging technologies and applications, such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) and 4G networks, on SS7. An all-new chapter onDiameter discusses how to successfully implement SS7-to-Diameter interfaces to bridge 3G and 4G networks. Real-world examples, protocol message details, call flows, and effective migration strategies are included in this practical guide.
Comprehensive coverage includes:
The SS7 network--international and national planes
The OSI model
SS7 protocols and the protocol stack
Message Transfer Part (MTP), including level 3
Signaling Transport (SIGTRAN)
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)
The evolution to Diameter
Travis Russell is Regional Sales Manager of the Network Switching Division at Tekelec in North Carolina. He has been a field engineer in the telecommunications business for over 20 years, and lectures on basic telecommunications at area colleges and universities, as well as industry seminars. He is the author of Telecommunications Protocols, Signaling System #7, and the co-author of CDPD: Cellular Digital Packet Data Standards and Technology, all published by McGraw-Hill.
Chapter 1: Signaling System #7Chapter 2: The SS7 NetworkChapter 3: Overview of a ProtocolChapter 4: Overview of Signal Units Chapter 5: Message Transfer Part (MTP)Chapter 6: Message Transfer Part (MTP) Level 3Chapter 7: Signaling Transport (SIGTRAN)Chapter 8: ISDN User Part (ISUP)Chapter 9: General Description of SCCP FunctionsChapter 10: Overview of TCAPChapter 11: Mobile Application Part (MAP)Chapter 12: SS7 and the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)Appendix A: ITU-TSS SS7 PublicationsAppendix B: American National Standards Institute (ANSI) SS7 PublicationsAppendix C: Cause Codes Appendix D: Acronym ListBibliographyIndex