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SS7 in Modern Networks – Programme Details

Signalling Requirements and SS7

  • Modern Network Architecture – A Brief Overview
  • Services and Features of Modern Networks
  • Switching In Modern Networks
  • Types of Signalling
  • Access / Network / User to User
  • Circuit Related / Non Circuit Related
  • Channel Associated / Common Channel
  • Signalling Requirements
  • SS7 In Modern Networks – Basics

SS7 Functions, Architecture and the Message Transfer Part

  • SS7 as the Network
  • SS7 Use Cases
  • Signalling Scenarios
  • For Call Control – Same Network, Internetwork (National), International
  • For Mobility – GSM and UMTS
  • Advanced Service Support – Intelligent Networks and CAMEL
  • The SS7 Protocol Architecture
  • The SS7 Physical Architecture
  • SS7 Physical Entities
  • Signalling Routes
  • Signalling Links
  • The Message Transfer Part of SS7
  • MTP Signalling Point
  • MTP Signalling Transfer Point
  • Signalling Message Handling
  • Signalling Network Management
  • Level 1
  • The Physical Layer
  • Level 2
  • Signalling Links
  • Signalling Units
  • Level 3
  • The Network Layer
  • Routing & Addressing
  • Signalling Link Selection & Circuit Identification
  • Formats and Messages

Call Control and the ISDN User Part

  • Routing and Switching in the Core Network
  • Call Control Protocols Compared
  • Basic Call Scenarios
  • The ISDN Concept
  • The ISDN User Part Functions
  • Operation, Including Message Sequences
  • Messages and Formats
  • Use of ISUP in Mobile Networks
  • Use of ISUP with Intelligent Networks
  • ISUP and DSS1

Non Circuit-Related Signalling – SCCP

  • Non Circuit-Related Signalling – The Requirements
  • Signalling Connection Control Part – Routing Signalling Messages Across Networks
  • Transaction Capabilities Application Part – Controlling the Transaction
  • The Signalling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
  • SCCP Architecture SCCP Functions
  • Services & Operation
  • Connection Oriented
  • Connectionless
  • Messages & Formats
  • Signalling Point Relay SCCP and Advanced Applications

Non Circuit-Related Signalling – TCAP

  • The Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)
  • TCAP Functions and Services
  • TCAP Architecture
  • The Component Sub Layer (CSL)
  • The Transaction Sub Layer (TSL)
  • Operation
  • Components (Formats)
  • Transactions (Including Messages and Formats)
  • Example

SS7 in Use – GSM & MAP

  • Use of SS7 in modern networks
  • Interfaces and Connections
  • Use in GSM based Networks
  • The GSM / UMTS Architecture – Basic View
  • Interfaces and Messages
  • Basic GSM and UMTS Operation (Call Control, Mobility, and Service Support)
  • The Mobile Application Part (MAP)
  • The Use of SS7 in Support Of Mobile Networks
  • Example Procedures and the Use of SS7 Protocols—MAP, TCAP, SCCP, MTP

SS7 in Use – INAP

  • The Intelligent Network Concept
  • The Standard IN Architecture
  • The Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP) and Messages
  • The Use of SS7 in Support Of Intelligent Networks
  • Example Procedures and the Use of SS7 Protocols – INAP, TCAP, SCCP, and MTP

SS7 in Use – CAP

  • The Role of CAMEL
  • The Modified Mobile Architecture – Incorporating CAMEL into GSM and UMTS
  • The CAMEL Application Part (CAP) and Messages
  • The Use of SS7 in Support Of Intelligent Networks
  • Example Procedures and the Use of SS7 Protocols -
  • CAP, TCAP, SCCP, MTP
  • ANNEX: CAP Procedures explored, including Pre-Paid Scenarios

 

Signalling Requirements and SS7

  • Modern Network Architecture – A Brief Overview
  • Services and Features of Modern Networks
  • Switching In Modern Networks
  • Types of Signalling
  • Access / Network / User to User
  • Circuit Related / Non Circuit Related
  • Channel Associated / Common Channel
  • Signalling Requirements
  • SS7 In Modern Networks – Basics

 

SS7 Functions, Architecture and the Message Transfer Part

  • SS7 as the Network
  • SS7 Use Cases
  • Signalling Scenarios
  • For Call Control – Same Network, Internetwork (National), International
  • For Mobility – GSM and UMTS
  • Advanced Service Support – Intelligent Networks and CAMEL
  • The SS7 Protocol Architecture
  • The SS7 Physical Architecture
  • SS7 Physical Entities
  • Signalling Routes
  • Signalling Links
  • The Message Transfer Part of SS7
  • MTP Signalling Point
  • MTP Signalling Transfer Point
  • Signalling Message Handling
  • Signalling Network Management
  • Level 1
  • The Physical Layer
  • Level 2
  • Signalling Links
  • Signalling Units
  • Level 3
  • The Network Layer
  • Routing & Addressing
  • Signalling Link Selection & Circuit Identification
  • Formats and Messages

 

 

 

 

Call Control and the ISDN User Part

  • Routing and Switching in the Core Network
  • Call Control Protocols Compared
  • Basic Call Scenarios
  • The ISDN Concept
  • The ISDN User Part Functions
  • Operation, Including Message Sequences
  • Messages and Formats
  • Use of ISUP in Mobile Networks
  • Use of ISUP with Intelligent Networks
  • ISUP and DSS1

 

Non Circuit-Related Signalling – SCCP

  • Non Circuit-Related Signalling – The Requirements
  • Signalling Connection Control Part – Routing Signalling Messages Across Networks
  • Transaction Capabilities Application Part – Controlling the Transaction
  • The Signalling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
  • SCCP Architecture SCCP Functions
  • Services & Operation
  • Connection Oriented
  • Connectionless
  • Messages & Formats
  • Signalling Point Relay SCCP and Advanced Applications

 

Non Circuit-Related Signalling – TCAP

  • The Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)
  • TCAP Functions and Services
  • TCAP Architecture
  • The Component Sub Layer (CSL)
  • The Transaction Sub Layer (TSL)
  • Operation
  • Components (Formats)
  • Transactions (Including Messages and Formats)
  • Example

 

 

 

 

SS7 in Use – GSM & MAP

  • Use of SS7 in modern networks
  • Interfaces and Connections
  • Use in GSM based Networks
  • The GSM / UMTS Architecture – Basic View
  • Interfaces and Messages
  • Basic GSM and UMTS Operation (Call Control, Mobility, and Service Support)
  • The Mobile Application Part (MAP)
  • The Use of SS7 in Support Of Mobile Networks
  • Example Procedures and the Use of SS7 Protocols—MAP, TCAP, SCCP, MTP

 

SS7 in Use – INAP

  • The Intelligent Network Concept
  • The Standard IN Architecture
  • The Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP) and Messages
  • The Use of SS7 in Support Of Intelligent Networks
  • Example Procedures and the Use of SS7 Protocols – INAP, TCAP, SCCP, and MTP

 

SS7 in Use – CAP

  • The Role of CAMEL
  • The Modified Mobile Architecture – Incorporating CAMEL into GSM and UMTS
  • The CAMEL Application Part (CAP) and Messages
  • The Use of SS7 in Support Of Intelligent Networks
  • Example Procedures and the Use of SS7 Protocols -
  • CAP, TCAP, SCCP, MTP
  • ANNEX: CAP Procedures explored, including Pre-Paid Scenarios

The Evolving Network – SS7 over IP

  • Why use IP Protocols
  • Evolving the Switch
  • The Softswitch concept
  • The All-IP Network
  • The IP Multimedia Subsystem
  • SS7 and IP – Requirements
  • SS7 over IP Architecture
  • SIP, and ISUP / SIP Conversion / SIP Bridging
  • SS7 Transport Options
  • SIGTRAN
  • SCTP Explained
  • Services Provided by MTP3 User Adaptation Layer (M3UA)
  • SS7 and IP Example Configurations
  • Bearer Control Protocol (BICC)
  • Megaco and H.248
  • IPBCP

SIGTRAN Network – Operation and Design

  • Overview of Control Plane Design
  • SS7 over IP (SIGTRAN)
  • Failover Procedures
  • Recommended Site and Network Structure
  • Recommended Redundancy Options
  • IP Connectivity
  • SIGTRAN Network Design Scenarios
  • SIGTRAN Design with Different Network Indictors (NI)
  • Communication Between IP-SEP and SS7-SEP
  • Associated Signaling Modes
  • Signaling Calculation Model
  • Signaling link calculation
  • Link Loads
  • Architecture
  • Network Model
  • Protocol Model
  • Supported Capabilities
  • Message s and Formats
  • Identities and Addresses
  • Procedures
  • Outgoing set-up
  • Incoming set-up
  • BICC Interworking—ISUP
  • Call set-up flows

BICC

  • IPv4 / IPv6 Parameters
  • The Diameter protocol
  • Diameter Message Formats and Parameters
  • Identities
  • Commands and and Attribute Value Pairs
  • Diameter routing
  • Diameter in use
  • Authorization of Users and Services
  • Authentication of Users and Network
  • Session Control
  • Charging
  • Example Messages
  • Diameter in the PCC Architecture
  • Diameter / TCP
  • Diameter / SCTP
  • SCTP Operation
  • Security
  • Redundancy