Parlay/OSA: From Standards to Reality / Edition 1

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Parlay/OSA: From Standards to Reality is an accessible primer on network ecosystems and operations today, discussing the need for Parlay, the details of standards, aspects of network evolution and support for legacy systems, and advanced topics from an implementation perspective. The authors examine the potential of the Parlay/OSA (Open Service Access) solution from a number of points of view: business need, service development and service deployment.

This invaluable resource will provide product managers, software developers, application developers, network architects and engineers, as well as advanced students and researchers in academia and industry, with an in-depth understanding of Parlay.

Parlay/OSA: From Standards to Reality: Provides a comprehensive account and examination of the Parlay technology. Covers standards capabilities and directions, and Service Capability Features, including call control, mobility management, data session control, generic messaging service and content-based charging and policy management. Addresses architectural alternatives and advanced architecture patterns. Provides use cases, architecture, deployment scenarios and advanced topics for further reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470025956
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/24/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.79 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Internet is calling - today's network ecosystems and their evolution 3
2 The need for new technologies 29
3 Follow the yellow brick road 37
4 Parlay and OSA 49
5 The parlay conceptual architecture 61
6 Standards capabilities and directions 89
7 Standards capabilities and directions II - scenarios and details 127
8 Standards capabilities and directions III - the lay of the land 139
9 Alternative architectures 149
10 Considerations for building 'carrier-grade' systems 165
11 Deploying parlay gateways 203
12 Parlay and legacy systems - handling feature interactions 213
13 Application implementation perspectives 225
14 The parlay proxy manager 239
15 Multi-network deployment scenarios 251
16 Parlay/OSA and XML-based technologies 259
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