Signaling and Switching for Packet Telephony

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This must-have reference on packet switching and signaling offers you an in-depth understanding of the core packet switching architectures, signaling flows, and packet formats, as well as service delivery. It describes in detail the design principles for packet telephone switches and emphasizes the benefits of a distributed architecture and separating bearer and control. Successful carrier-grade deployments of packet telephony entail much more than simply stuffing voice samples into IP packets or ATM cells. They involve deploying multiple protocols, and this book gives you a solid understanding of all protocols used and a clear sense of where individual protocols fit in a packet-based system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580537360
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Artech House Telecommunications Library
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Stafford is a principal member of the technical staff at Cingular Wireless in Austin, Texas. He holds two Ph.D. degrees, one in operations research from the University of Texas and another in mathematics from Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Essentials of Next-Generation Switching. Motivation for Packet Telephony Revisited. Signaling and Services. Protocols. A Closer Look at the Internet Protocol. The Bearer Plane. The Control and Service Planes. Services. Properties of Legacy Telephone networks. Conclusion. Appendices.

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