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Author Rufa, Gerhard

Title Developments in telecommunications : with a focus on SS7 network reliability / Gerhard Rufa
Published Berlin : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction and overview -- Development and fundamental conception of SS 7 -- On the specification of the MTP -- SS 7 over IP networks -- SS 7 over IP signalling transport protocol architectures -- SS7 over IP signalling network architectures -- SS7 over IP protocol description -- SS 7 network outages -- SS 7 flow control -- MTP restart procedeure -- Real SS 7 networks -- Potential problems in real SS 7 networks -- How to avoid SS 7 network outages -- Migration to an IP-based network
Summary This book summarizes important developments in telecommunications, including SS7 over IP, with a focus on SS7 network reliability. But why is SS7 network security and reliability so important? An SS7 network outage results in a breakdown of the signalling between the individual nodes of the network, so that the services of the telecommunication network are no longer available for customers. Apart from the tremendous financial damage to the network operator, the social consequences of such a network breakdown cannot be underestimated. It is shown that the problems can be avoided by suitable network planning, i.e., by assuring bidirectionality, loop-freeness, and sufficient node disjoint routes, or the introduction of new transmission and switching technologies based on ATM and IP networks. The book is written for non-SS7 experts and tries to provide more detailed background knowledge about the SS7 network protocols, the problems, and their solution during the specification work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and index
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In Springer eBooks
Subject Telecommunication -- Switching systems.
Signaling system 7.
Signaling system 7 -- Reliability
Telecommunication -- Switching systems.
Signaling system 7.
Signaling system 7 -- Reliability.
Signaling system 7
Telecommunication -- Switching systems
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783540749868