Signaling System 7 (SS7) Basics, 3rd Edition

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This introductory book explains the operation of the signaling system 7 (SS7) and how it controls and interacts with public telephone networks and VoIP systems. SS7 is the standard communication system that is used to control public telephone networks. In addition to voice control, SS7 technology now offers advanced intelligent network features and it has recently been updated to include broadband control capabilities, local number portability, and mobile communication services. SS7 networks are now interconnecting with and operating on Internet data networks. This book will help the reader gain an understanding of SS7 technology, network equipment, and overall operation. It covers the reasons why SS7 exists and is necessary, as well as step-by-step procedures that describe the actions that occur in the network. SS7 Basics, 3rd Edition is for the technical and the non-technical reader alike. - SS7 network architecture including SSP, SCP, and STP operations. - Call processing control (ISUP) and broadband telephony applications (BISUP). - Mobile application part (MAP) for communication with wireless systems. - Transaction capabilities part (TCAP). - Operations, Maintenance and Administration (OMAP). - SS7 interaction with voice over data networks including SIP, MGCP, MEGACO and H.323. - Transporting SS7 messages over IP networks using SIGTRAN and SCTP. - Number portability including local portability (LNP), service portability, and geographic portability. - Intelligent Network (IN) and SS7. - International SS7 systems.

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LAWRENCE HARTE is the president of APDG, a provider of expert information to the telecommunications market.

Mr. Harte has over 23 years of experience in the electronics industry, including company leadership, product management, development, marketing, design, and testing of telecommunications (cellular), radar, and microwave systems. He has been issued patents relating to cellular technology. He has authored over 75 articles on related subjects and has been a speaker and panel moderator at industry trade events.

Mr. Harte earned an executive MBA at Wake Forest University and received his B.A. from the University of the State of New York. During the TDMA digital cellular standard development process, Mr. Harte served as an editor and voting company representative for the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA) TR45.3., digital cellular standards committee.

As of 2001, Mr. Harte has authored and co-authored over 20 books relating to telecommunications technology. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for leading companies including Ericsson, Siemens, VLSI, AMD, Casio, Samsung, Sony, ATT, Nokia, Hughes, and many others.

RICHARD LEVINE is the founder and principal engineer of Beta Scientific Laboratory and is also Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He is active as a technology consultant to many firms developing new cellular and PCS systems and products used in Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Korea, Mexico, and the United States.

Mr. Levine is a well-known teacher of cellular and PCS technology to people in the industry. He was formerly the chairman of several working groups in the North American digital cellular standards development.

Mr. Levine earned the Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Science degrees from M.I.T., is licensed as a Professional Engineer, and has earned both amateur and professional radio operator licenses. He has been issued several patents on telecommunications, computer systems, and related technologies.

ROMAN KITKA is the Director, Strategy and Business Crteation, Nokia Ventures Organization. He is a seasoned wireless communications industry veteran, innovator, and visionary.

During his 17 + years in wireless communications, he has held product planning and development, marketing, and market/business development positions with leading wireless manufacturers including Nokia Mobile Phones, Panasonic, GoldStar, and OKI Telecom. Mr. Kitka has influenced several cellular mobile, transportable, and portable phone model designs, features, and functionality. His efforts have resulted in the first cellular payphone, first cellular PBX adjunct "Business Link," voice recognition dialers, as well as the first PCS product launch in the U.S.

Mr. Kitka posssess exceptional foresight and understanding of global market needs, both from anthropological and psychological aspects, as well as the opportunities provided by existing and future wireless communications, Internet and related technologies, and business.

Mr. Kitka, a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, is a co-author of the books CDMA IS-95 FOR CELLULAR AND PCS: Technology, Economics & Services; DELIVERING xDSL; 3G CELLULAR AND PCS DEMYSTIFIED; and WAP DEMYSTIFIED. Mr. Kitka has been a speaker at several wireless communications and Internet conferences and events, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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