This course is aimed at providing the student with a detailed overview of the control (signalling) protocols emerging in Next Generation Network (NGN)architectures including interworking both within and outwith NGNs.
For over two decades telecommunication networks have been adopting Signalling System #7 (SS7/C7) for the exchange of control information (signalling) between network entities. The ubiquitous deployment of SS7/C7 will become something of the past as control protocols suited for NGN packet based telecommunications are rolled out eating into former SS7/C7 space.
NGNs introduce greater technical complexity including more protocols. Many of the protocols are complimentary in nature, whereas others are directory competitive. In terms of NGN signalling protocols, the protocols may be used in various complimentary configurations, but in other scenarios the protocols compete with each for dominance. The course aims at arming the student with the knowledge of what protocol may be used where, how and why, along with some protocol specifics.
It is critical that those involved with telecommunications understand the revolution taking place. For those involved in telecommunications on a deeper level it is critical to understand the emerging NGN protocols; their purpose, pros and cons, associated architectures, background, future deployment and interworking scenarios.
The course provides an overview of the packet based signalling protocols: SIGnaling TRANsport (SIGTRAN), H.323, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), and Bearer Independent Call Control protocol (BICC). The overviews are provided in an integrated way so that students should understand how the protocols relate to each other, how they may work together, protocols specifics, service possibilities andinterworking methods both between themselves, the current PSTN and their use within third generation (3G) cellular networks.
Duration: Two Days
Participants: Generally class of five on a public course
The course assumes that the delegates have familiarity with telecommunication and data communication concepts.
who should attend
Engineers, who are involved in design and testing of NGN products and services
Non-engineers requiring a technical appreciation of NGN protocols
Engineers who wish to cross-train to meet the challenges of the revolution taking place in telecommunications
Network architects, designers, planners, product managers, and operational support staff who require an understanding of next generation networks
Those interested in the telecommunication and datacommunications convergence