Developments in Telecommunications

With a Focus on SS7 Network Reliability

Authors: Rufa, Gerhard

  • First coherent book on SS7

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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Signaling System Number 7 (SS7), an International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standard, is one of the most important protocols used in contemporary networks. … it is a protocol that must be well understood by each telephone networking practitioner. … for a telephone network specialist and an engineer working with it on a daily basis, it is a perfect reference for understanding the network and its configuration." (Piotr Cholda, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2008)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Rufa, Gerhard

    Pages 1-6

  • Development and Fundamental Conception of SS 7

    Rufa, Gerhard

    Pages 7-17

  • On the Specification of the MTP

    Rufa, Gerhard

    Pages 19-29

  • SS 7 over IP Networks

    Rufa, Gerhard

    Pages 31-34

  • SS 7 over IP Signalling Transport Protocol Architectures

    Rufa, Gerhard

    Pages 35-43

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-74986-8
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-74985-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09438-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developments in Telecommunications
Book Subtitle
With a Focus on SS7 Network Reliability
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74986-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74986-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74985-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09438-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
108 b/w illustrations
Topics