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Signaling in Telecommunication Networks / Edition 2

Signaling in Telecommunication Networks / Edition 2

by John G. van Bosse, Fabrizio U. Devetak


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Guidance to help you grasp even the most complex network structures and signaling protocols

The Second Edition of Signaling in Telecommunication Networks has been thoroughly updated, offering new chapters and sections that cover the most recent developments in signaling systems and procedures. This acclaimed book covers subscriber and network signaling in both fixed and mobile networks.

Coverage begins with an introduction to circuit-switched telephone networks, including an examination of trunks, exchanges, access systems, transmission systems, and other basic components. Next, the authors introduce signaling concepts, beginning with older Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) systems and progressing to today's Common Channel Signaling (CCS) systems. The book then examines packet networks and their use in transmitting voice (VoIP), TCP/IP protocols, VoIP signaling protocols, and ATM protocols.

Throughout the book, the authors emphasize functionality, particularly the roles of individual protocols and how they fit in network architectures, helping readers grasp even the most complex network structures and signaling protocols. Highlights of the Second Edition include:

  • Coverage of the latest developments and topics, including new chapters on access networks, intelligent network application part, signaling for voice communication in packet networks, and ATM signaling
  • Drawings and tables that help readers understand and visualize complex systems
  • Comprehensive, updated references for further study
  • Examples to help readers make the bridge from theory to application

With the continued growth and expansion of the telecommunications industry, the Second Edition is essential reading for telecommunications students as well as anyone involved in this dynamic industry needing a solid understanding of the different signaling systems and how they work. Moreover, the book helps readers wade through the voluminous and complex technical standards by providing the essential structure, terminology, and functionality needed to understand them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471662884
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing Series , #87
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 784
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.43(h) x 1.79(d)

About the Author

JOHN G. VAN BOSSE, MS, is an electrical engineer with almost forty years in telecommunications. He worked at the Automatic Electric Laboratories of General Telephone and Electronics, Inc. over a twenty-year period in several capacities, including development engineer, department head, and consultant. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies), from which he retired in 1991 as a DMTS (Distinguished Member of Technical Staff). He is the author of several papers on telecommunications switching and traffic.

FABRIZIO U. DEVETAK, MS, studied electrical engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, where he earned his degree in 1972. In the same year, he joined General Telephone and Electronics, Inc., working first in Italy and later in their U.S. laboratories. In 1984, he began working at AT&T Bell Laboratories (Lucent), where he met Mr. van Bosse. After retiring in 2001 as Technical Manager, he completed a course on packet networking and obtained Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Network Professional (CCNP) technical certifications from Cisco Systems, a leading manufacturer of packet-switched telecommunications equipment.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Telecommunications.

1.1 Telecommunication Networks.

1.2 Numbering Plans.

1.3 Digit Analysis and Routing.

1.4 Analog Transmission.

1.5 Digital Transmission.

1.6 Special Transmission Equipment.

1.7 Exchanges.

1.8 Access Networks and Line Concentrators.

1.9 Acronyms.

1.10 References.

Chapter 2 Introduction to Signaling.

2.1 Overview.

2.2 Standards for Signaling Systems.

2.3 Acronyms.

2.4 References.

Chapter 3 Subscriber Signaling.

3.1 Basic Subscriber Signaling.

3.2 Signaling Components in Telephones.

3.3 Signaling Equipment at the Local Exchange.

3.4 Tones, Announcements, and Ringing.

3.5 Subscriber Signaling for Supplementary Services.

3.6 Other Applications of DTMF Signaling.

3.7 Dialing Plans.

3.8 Acronyms.

3.9 References.

Chapter 4 Channel-Associated Interexchange Signaling.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Bell System Multifrequency Signaling.

4.3 Signaling System No. 5.

4.4 MFC-R2 Signaling.

4.5 Acronyms.

4.6 References.

Chapter 5 Introduction to Common-Channel Signaling.

5.1 Signaling Networks.

5.2 Signaling Links and Signal Units.

5.3 Acronyms.

5.4 References.

Chapter 6 Signaling in Access Networks.

6.1 Overview of Signaling for Access Systems.

6.2 The GR-303 Standard.

6.3 The V5 Standards.

6.4 The V5.1 Standard.

6.5 The V5.2 Standard.

6.6 Acronyms.

6.7 References.

Chapter 7 Introduction to Signaling System No. 7.

7.1 SS7 Structure.

7.2 Identification of Signaling Points and Trunks.

7.3 SS7 Signal Units and Primitives.

7.4 Acronyms.

7.5 References.

Chapter 8 SS7 Message Transfer Part.

8.1 Introduction to MTP.

8.2 MTP Level 1.

8.3 Overview of MTP Level 2.

8.4 Basic Error Correction.

8.5 Preventive Cyclic Retransmission.

8.6 Signaling Link Management.

8.7 Overview of MTP Level 3.

8.8 MTP3 Signaling Message Handling.

8.9 MTP3 Signaling Network Management.

8.10 Acronyms.

8.11 References.

Chapter 9 Telephone User Part.

9.1 Messages and Primitives.

9.2 Call-Control Messages and Signals.

9.3 Basic Signaling Sequences.

9.4 TUP Support of Additional Services.

9.5 Other TUP Procedures, Messages, and Signals.

9.6 Versions of TUP Signaling.

9.7 Acronyms.

9.8 References.

Chapter 10 Digital Subscriber Signaling System No. 1.

10.1 Introduction to ISDN and DSS1.

10.2 Data Link Layer (LAPD).

10.3 Q.931 Call-Control Messages.

10.4 Introduction to Call-Control Signaling.

10.5 Call-Control Examples.

10.6 Failed ISDN Setups.

10.7 Acronyms.

10.8 References.

Chapter 11 ISDN User Part.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 ISUP Messages, Formats, and Parameters.

11.3 Signaling for Calls Between ISDN Users.

11.4 Calls Involving Analog Subscribers.

11.5 End-to-End Signaling.

11.6 Other Signaling Procedures.

11.7 Signaling Procedures for Failed Setups.

11.8 ISUP Signaling in the International Network.

11.9 ISUP Signaling in the United States.

11.10 Acronyms.

11.11 References.

Chapter 12 Signaling in Cellular Mobile Telecommunications.

12.1 Introduction to Cellular Mobile Networks.

12.2 AMPS Tone Signals and Message Words.

12.3 Introduction to AMPS Signaling.

12.4 AMPS Message Formats and Parameters.

12.5 AMPS Signaling Procedures.

12.6 Signaling in IS-54 Cellular Systems.

12.7 Introduction to the GSM Cellular System.

12.8 Signaling Between Mobile and Network.

12.9 Layer 3 Messages on the Um Interface.

12.10 Acronyms.

12.11 References.

Chapter 13 Air Interface Signaling in CDMA Networks.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 IS-95 Air Interface.

13.3 cdma2000 Air Interface.

13.4 UTRAN Air Interface.

13.5 Acronyms.

13.6 References.

Chapter 14 Introduction to Transactions.

14.1 Definitions and Applications.

14.2 SS7 Architecture for Transactions.

14.3 Acronyms.

14.4 References.

Chapter 15 Signaling Connection Control Part.

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 SCCP Messages and Parameters.

15.3 Connectionless SCCP.

15.4 Connection-Oriented SCCP.

15.5 SCCP Management.

15.6 Acronyms.

15.7 References.

Chapter 16 Transaction Capabilities Application Part.

16.1 Introduction.

16.2 TCAP Formats and Coding.

16.3 Transaction and Invoke Identities.

16.4 U.S. National TCAP.


16.6 Acronyms.

16.7 References.

Chapter 17 Transactions in Intelligent Networks.

17.1 Introduction to Intelligent Networks.

17.2 Call Models and Triggers.

17.3 AIN Messages and Transactions.

17.4 AIN 0.1 Parameters.

17.5 Coding of Data Elements.

17.6 Messages and Parameters.

17.7 AIN Services.

17.8 Acronyms.

17.9 References.

Chapter 18 Intelligent Network Application Part.

18.1 Introduction.

18.2 Call Models and Triggers.

18.3 Capability Sets.

18.4 INAP Signaling.


18.6 Acronyms.

18.7 References.

Chapter 19 Mobile Application Part.

19.1 Introduction to IS-MAP.

19.2 Transactions for Registration and Authentication.

19.3 Calls to Mobile Stations.

19.4 Operations for Intersystem Handoff.

19.5 IS-MAP Formats and Codes.

19.6 Introduction to GSM-MAP.

19.7 Operations Related to Location Updating.

19.8 Operations for Calls Terminating at MS.

19.9 Operations and Procedures for Originating Calls.

19.10 Acronyms.

19.11 References.

Chapter 20 Introduction to Packet Networks and VoIP.

20.1 Packet-Based Communication.

20.2 The TCP/IP Protocol Suite.

20.3 Introduction to VoIP.

20.4 Lower Layer Protocols for VoIP.

20.5 Acronyms.

20.6 References.

Chapter 21 Signaling for VoIP.

21.1 Introduction.

21.2 The H.323 Protocol.

21.3 The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

21.4 The Gateway Control Protocol.

21.5 The Signaling Transport (SIGTRAN) Protocols.

21.6 The Bearer Independent Call-Control (BICC) Protocols.

21.7 Acronyms.

21.8 References.

Chapter 22 Signaling in ATM Networks.

22.1 Introduction to ATM Networks and Interfaces.

22.2 ATM Layers and Protocol Stack.

22.3 Lower Layers.

22.4 Introduction to ATM Signaling.

22.5 Signaling at the UNI Interface.

22.6 The PNNI Protocol.

22.7 The B-ISUP Signaling Protocol.

22.8 Other NNI Signaling Protocols.

22.9 ATM Addressing.

22.10 Acronyms.

22.11 References.

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