Price: $1,699.00

Course Number: 110
Length: 2 Days
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The 2-day training course: Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) Fundamentals provides in-depth coverage of VoIP and MGCP.

Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) is a protocol used for controlling Voice over IP (VoIP) Gateways from external call control elements. MGCP is the emerging protocol that is receiving wide interest from both the voice and data industries.

MGCP and Megaco / H.248 are control protocols designed to be used between a Media Gateway Controller (MGC) or call agent and a media gateway (MG).


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of MGCP
  • Review of Session Description Protocol (SDP)
  • Explore MGCP Commands
  • Explore MGCP Messages and Parameters
  • Understand differences and similarities between MGCP and Megaco/H.248


Introduction to VoIP

  • Carrier Grade VoIP Network Architecture
  • VoIP Protocols
  • VoIP Protocol Stack
  • H.323
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)
  • Megaco/H.248
  • Session Description Protocol (SDP)

What is MGCP?

  • Connections between endpoints
  • Central Office Switches, Gateways, Network Access Servers, Cable Modems, PBXs
  • Media Gateways (MGs)
  • Media Gateway Controllers (MGCs)
  • MGCP vs. SIP and Megaco/H.248
  • MGCP and Convergence
  • Residential gateways
  • Trunking gateways
  • Other media gateway devices
  • Call Agents or SoftSwitches
  • Eenhanced service platforms (such as IVR announcement servers)

Media Gateway Control Interface

  • Model and naming conventions
  • Endpoint identifiers
  • Calls and connections
  • Names of Call Agents and other entities
  • Digit maps
  • Names of events
  • Usage of SDP
  • Gateway Control Commands
  • Return codes and error codes
  • Reason Codes

MGCP Commands

    • AUCX (AuditConnection)
    • AUEP (AuditEndpoint)
    • CRCX (CreateConnection)
    • DLCX (DeleteConnection)
    • EPCF (EndpointConfiguration)
    • MDCX (ModifyConnection)
    • RQNT (NotificationRequest)
    • NTFY (Notify)
    • RSIP (RestartInProgress)

MGCP Parameters

  • Response Acknowledgement
  • Local connection options
  • CallID
  • Capabilities
  • ConnectionID
  • ConnectionMode)
  • Connection
  • DetectEvent
  • DigitMap
  • EventStates
  • LocalConnectionOptions
  • ObservedEvents
  • PackageList
  • QuarantineHandling
  • ReasonCode
  • RequestedEvents
  • RequestedInfo
  • RequestIdentifier
  • RestartDelay
  • RestartMethod
  • SignalRequest
  • Bearer Information

Event packages and end point types

  • Basic packages
  • Generic Media Package
  • DTMF package
  • MF Package
  • Trunk Package
  • Line Package
  • Handset emulation package
  • RTP Package
  • Network Access Server Package
  • Announcement Server Package
  • Script Package
  • Line Package
  • Supplementary Service Package
  • DigitMap Extension Package
  • Signal List Package
  • Media Format Package
  • Resource Reservation Package
  • Fax Package
  • SDP Simple Capability Declaration
  • Fax Package Protocol Flow
  • Extended Analog Line Supervision Package
  • MGCG Bulk Audits, Redirect and Reset
  • Redirect and Reset Package
  • NAS Packages for MGCP
  • Basic NAS Package
  • NAS Data Out Package
  • PacketCable package
  • Line
  • ISUP Trunk
  • MF Termination
  • MF FGD Operator Services
  • Other standard packages currently supported Basic PBX
  • MF Feature Group D
  • Mailbox
  • MF Single Stage Dialing Trunk
  • Voice Mail
  • ATM AAL2

PacketCable Specifications

  • Network-Based Call Signaling Protocol Specification (NCS)
  • PSTN Gateway Call Signaling Protocol Specification (TGCP)
  • NCS Signaling MIB Specification
  • Basic Packages
  • Audio Server Package
  • Line Control Signaling System Architecture (GR-303 Package)

ITU Specifications

  • J.162 Network call signalling protocol for the delivery of time-critical services over cable television networks using cable modems
  • J.169 IPCablecom network call signalling (NCS) MIB requirements
  • J.171 IPcablecom trunking gateway control protocol (TGCP)
  • J.175 Audio server protocol

SCTE/ANSI Standards

  • SCTE 24-3 Network Call Signaling Protocol for the Delivery of Time-Critical Services over Cable Television Using Data Modems
  • SCTE 24-8 IPCablecom Part 8: Network Call Signaling Management Information Base (MIB) Requirements
  • SCTE 24-12 IPCablecom Part 12: Trunking Gateway Control Protocol (TGCP)

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