SIGTRAN – Signalling Transfer using IP Networks

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SIGTRAN – Signalling Transfer using IP Networks

ELP 0307  ★★★★

Modern telecommunications networks tend to produce more and more SS7 signalling in order to support an increasing number of new information services, made available to a huge subscriber base. It therefore becomes essential for a network operator to provide speed and efficiency in transmission of signalling. Narrowband systems (such as traditional SS7 implementations, basing on TDM), are being successively replaced by broadband signalling, which uses speedy, bandwidth efficient transport networks such as ATM and IP.
SIGTRAN is a broadband implementation of the Signalling System No.7 in IP networks. It takes the advantage of high transmission bit rates and low latency, provided by IP transport mechanisms.

The course offers a complete description of the SIGTRAN protocol stack, with stress on functionality of Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), which replaces the traditional Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used in IP networks, and MTP3 User Adaptation (M3UA), which replaces Level 3 of the narrowband Message Transfer Part implementation.

The course is based on the ITU and IETF specifications and hence is vendor-independent.

Target Audience – Who should attend and benefit

The course is addressed to experienced network engineers and consultants who will work with SIGTRAN, as well as any technical staff requiring deeper understanding of SS7 signalling over IP.

Prerequisites – What you are supposed to know prior to the course

Ability to understand technical subjects. Basic knowledge of signalling and protocols is mandatory. Technical background in SS7 and IP will be an advantage.

Course content – What you sill learn

  • Introduction
    • Signalling in telecommunication networks
    • Overview of modern signalling transport systems
  • The SIGTRAN signalling model
    • SIGTRAN concepts
    • SIGTRAN protocol architecture
    • SIGTRAN adaptation protocols
  • Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
    • The need for SCTP
    • SCTP versus TCP
    • SCTP functions
    • SCTP packet structure
    • Establishment of an SCTP association
    • Transmission of user data
    • SCTP service primitives
    • Other SCTP mechanisms
  • MTP3 User Adaptation (M3UA)
    • M3UA concepts
    • M3UA message format
    • Establishment of M3UA connection
    • Transfer of User Data
    • Protocol Data Parameter
    • Other M3UA mechanisms
  • Traffic cases

Duration – How long it takes

2 days which is equivalent to 12 hours of lecture.