Price: $1,699.00

Course Number: 103
Length: 2 Days
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SS7 training provides a thorough introduction to SS7 training. Signaling System #7 training is the hands-down choice for engineers, network managers and other professionals everywhere. It gives you a bedrock understanding of the signaling network, its architecture, and the protocols used to communicate through it and its evolution to next generation networks. Topics such as SIGTRAN, IMS and SIP are also covered.

SS7 or Common Channel Signaling System No. 7 (i.e., SS7 or C7) is a global signaling standard for telecommunications defined by ITU-T specifying the procedures and mechanisms to call setup, routing and control over PSTN and Mobile networks. Example of applications using SS7 are: PSTN and cellular networks (i.e. GSM, CDMA) call setup, management, and tear down, LNP, toll-free calls, wireless roaming, IN/AIN and CAMEL.

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SS7 Signaling Points:

  • SSP (Service Switching Point)
  • STP (Signal Transfer Point)
  • SCP (Service Control Point)

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide an overview of SS7 for communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, networking professionals, marketing and sales professionals, information systems engineers, and other telecommunications/data communications individuals who plan on using or evaluating SS7 and related products, applications and services.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will understand:

  • Basic concepts behind SS7 (Signaling System 7) Protocols and Network Architecture
  • Signaling Network Elements: SSPs, STPs, SCPs, and SDP
  • Signaling Network Structures
  • SS7 Signal Units
  • Signaling Links
  • SS7 Protocols
  • Message Transfer Part (MTP) Level 1-3
  • MAP, CAMEL and CAP
  • SS7 in Next-Generation Networks
  • SS7 and VoIP
  • SS7 Enabling Products
  • SS7 Troubleshooting, Configuration and Testing Scenarios


Executive Summary

Introduction and overview

  • The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
  • Switching Evolution
  • Switching Hierarchy (Class 1 - 5)
  • The Role of Signaling and SS7
  • Intelligent Network (AIN/IN)The Evolution of Signaling
  • What is Signaling?
  • What is Out-of-Band Signaling?
  • Signaling Network Architecture
  • Network Signaling Evolution
  • The North American Signaling Architecture
  • SS7, CC#7 or Signaling System No 7
  • S7 Protocols
  • Lower Layers
  • ISUP (Call Control)
  • TCAP (Transactions)
  • MAP (Mobile)
  • INAP (AIN)
  • SS7, IN, and AIN
  • MAP and CAMEL
  • CAMEL (Prepaid Roaming)
  • SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP Transport)

Introductions to SS7

  • SS7 Network Architecture and Protocols Introduction
  • Protocols Found in the Traditional SS7/C7 Stack
  • Message Transfer Part 2 (MTP2)
  • Message Transfer Part 3 (MTP3)
  • Signaling Point Codes
  • Message Format
  • Signaling Message Handling
  • Signaling Network Management
  • ISDN User Part (ISUP)
  • Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
  • Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)
  • Intelligent Networks (IN)
  • GSM and ANSI-41 Mobile Application Part (MAP)
  • SS7/C7 Over IP
  • SS7 in the Converged World


SS7 Call Flows and Applications

  • Basic Call Setup Example
  • Database Query Example
  • Layers of the SS7 Protocol
  • What Goes Over the Signaling Link?
  • Addressing in the SS7 Network
  • Signal Unit Structure
  • What are the Functions of the Different Signaling Units?
  • Message Signal Unit Structure
  • Intelligent Networks (IN) and Advanced Intelligent Networks (AIN)
  • LSS7 and Database Connection
  • ocal Number Portability (LNP)
  • Wireless Applications
  • OSS Interconnection: E911/911, LIDB, OS/DA, LNP
  • HLR, VLR and EIR

SS7 Network Architecture

  • Signal Switching Points (SSPs)
  • Signal Transfer Points (STPs
  • Signal Control Points (SCPs)
  • Intelligent Peripherals (IPs)
  • Service Nodes (SNs)
  • Service Management and Creation
  • SS7 Signal Data Links


  • Overview of the OSI Model
  • Physical Layer
  • Message Transfer Part (MTP) - Level 2
  • Message Transfer Part (MTP) - Level 3
  • Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
  • ISDN User Part (ISUP)
  • Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)
  • Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Part (OMA&P)
  • Customized Enhance for Mobile Application Logic (CAMEL)
  • Mobile Application Part (MAP)

Network Service Part (NSP) of SS7

  • Message transfer part (MTP)
  • Signaling data link level signaling link function level
  • SS7 signaling units
  • Signaling network function level
  • Signaling information
  • SS7 signaling message types
  • SS7 network node identification
  • SS7 network management message types
  • Link and route management
  • Traffic management
  • Signaling connection control part (SCCP)
  • Routing and discrimination
  • Global title routing
  • Subsystem management

User Part of SS7

  • Transaction capabilities application part (TCAP)
  • Operation, maintenance, and administration part (OMAP)
  • Application services part (ASP)
  • ISDN user part (ISUP)
  • PRA and ISU

Message Transfer Part (MTP)

  • MTP Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Message Routing
  • MTP Level One
  • Structure of MTP Level Two
  • Basic Error Control Method
  • CRC
  • LSSU
  • Signal Unit Alignment Procedure
  • Structure of MTP Level Three
  • Message Handling
  • Normal routing Procedure
  • Signaling Network Management
  • Network Maintenance
  • Network and Link Management

ISDN User Part (ISUP)

  • ISUP Services
  • Call Setup and Teardown
  • Connection Control
  • Messages and Formats
  • Interworking with ISDN Q.931

Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)

  • Enhancements to MTP Routing
  • Flow Control
  • Connection-Oriented and Connectionless Services
  • Global Title Translation
  • SCCP Management
  • SCCP Management Structure
  • Message Types
  • Task of SCCP Messages
  • Parameters of SCCP Messages
  • The Principle of a SCCP Connection

Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP)

  • Component and Transaction Portions
  • ASP Services
  • TCAP Message Structure
  • Connectionless TCAP
  • TCAP Parameters

ITU-T International and National Point Codes

  • Zone
  • Area/Network
  • Signaling Point

ANSI National Point Codes

  • Network
  • Cluster
  • Member

SS7 Links

  • Links and SP Interconnection
  • Type A: Access Links
  • Type B: Bridge Links
  • Type C: Cross Links
  • Type D: Diagonal Links
  • Type E: Extended Links
  • Type F: Fully Associated Links

SS7 Messages

  • MTP Messages (ANSI/ETSI/ITU)
  • ISUP Messages (ANSI/UK/ETSI/ITU-T)
  • SCCP Messages (ANSI/ETSI/ITU-T)
  • TCAP Messages and Components
  • ITU-T Q.931 Messages
  • GSM and ANSI MAP Operations
  • MTP Timers in ITU-T/ETSI/ANSI Applications
  • ISUP Timers for ANSI/ETSI/ITU-T Applications
  • ITU and ANSI Protocol Comparison
  • ISUP Messages
    • IAM Initial Address Message
    • ACM Address Complete Message
    • ANM ANswer Message
    • REL RElease Message
    • RLC Release Complete Message
  • Global Title Translation (GTT)
  • SS7 Operational Scenarios
  • Call flow examples (ISUP/TCAP/MAP/CAMEL)

SS7 in Wireless Networks

  • Elements and Protocols in a Mobile Network
  • Mobile Switching Center (MSC)
  • Base Station Controller (BSC)
  • Base Transceiver Station (BTS)
  • Home Location Register (HLR)
  • Visitor Location Register (VLR)
  • Short Message Service Center (SMSC)
  • ANSI-41 and Mobile Application Part (MAP)
  • SS7 in 2G, 2.5G & 3G Mobile Networks
  • SIGTRAN in future Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • MAP Signaling Scenarios
  • MAP Traffic Case
  • GSM location update
  • ANSI-41 Initial Registration
  • SS7 and Mobile Intelligent Networks
  • INAP and CAP
  • Basic IN call handling scenario in CAMEL
  • Base Station Subsystem Application Part (BSSAP)
  • Radio Access Network Application Part (RANAP)
  • Bearer Independent Call Control Protocol (BICC)

SS7 and VoIP

  • VoIP Call Control Protocol Overview
  • SS7 Interworking with H.323, SIP, SIGTRAN, and Media Gateway Control (MEGACO)
  • SS7-IP Interowrking
  • SS7 and SIP Interworking
  • SS7 and IP Transport
  • What is SIGTRAN?

overview of sigtran protocol

  • SIGTRAN Architecture
  • Functionality
  • SIGTRAN Stack
  • Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
  • M2PA
  • M2UA
  • M3UA
  • SUA
  • SIGTRAN Operational Scenarios


SS7 Enabling Products

  • SS7 Enabling Products
  • Source Code
  • Binary Stacks
  • SS7 Boards
  • SS7 Platforms
  • VoIP Gateways
  • Service Switching Points (SSP) And MSC
  • SS7 Connectivity Software
  • Signaling Transfer Points (STP)
  • Service Control Points (SCP)/Adjunct Processors (AP)
  • Intelligent Peripherals (IP)/Service Nodes (SN)
  • Home Location Registers (HLR)/Visitor Location Registers (VLR)
  • Short Message Service Centers (SMSC)
  • VoIP Gateways

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