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Architecting the Telecommunication Evolution

Toward Converged Network Services, 1st Edition

By Vijay K. Gurbani, Xian-He Sun

Auerbach Publications

284 pages | 81 B/W Illus.

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Service-oriented architecture (SOA) uses services as the baseline for developing new architectures and applications, as networks are built specifically to satisfy service requirements. Most services are currently handled over different networks, but newer services will soon require cross-network support. Architecting the Telecommunication Evolution: Toward Converged Network Services outlines the challenges of providing crossover services and the new architectures and protocols that will enable convergence between circuit- and packet-switched networks.

Taking a standards-based approach to converged services, this book lays a foundation for SOA in telecommunications. The authors begin by outlining the development of Internet telephony, focusing on how to use the respective benefits of the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) and the Internet to create and implement more value-added services. These two eminent specialists first examine services that originate in the Internet and take advantage of PSTN services, and then explore how discrete events on the PSTN can be used as an impetus to creating services on the Internet. They conclude with a discussion on how this convergence creates smart spaces in the telecoms domain.

Including eight valuable appendices that will aid in the implementation of converged services, Architecting the Telecommunication Evolution is the first book of its kind to offer a survey as well as a practical roadmap to integrating modern networks to achieve better performance and new functionality.

Reviews

"Evolving from the current PSTN to Internet Telephony is not an easy task. … The two authors [of this book] are uniquely qualified to explain how this evolution can be architected. … Both authors have used their unique expertise to produce this very first book on the topic."

-From the Foreword by Roch Glitho, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2003-2005

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Evolution of Internet Telephony

Problem Statement

Solutions

INTERNET TELEPHONY: THE EVOLUTION OF A SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE

Introduction

Service Architecture for Traditional Telephone Network

Internet Services Architecture

Requirements of a Telecommunications SOA

Conclusion

BACKGROUND: PROVIDING TELEPHONY SERVICE

Service Architecture for the Wireline Public Switched Telephone Network

Service Architecture for the Cellular Public Switched Telephone Network

Service Architecture for Internet Telephony

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SIGNALING PROTOCOLS

Desirable Properties of a Candidate Protocol

Protocols Evaluated

Comparative Analysis

The Novel SIP-Based Approach

CROSSOVER SERVICES ORIGINATION ON THE INTERNET

Introduction

Motivation

Call Model Mapping with State Sharing (CMM/SS)

Implementing CMM/SS

Results from CMM/SS

Performance of CMM/SS

CMM/SS: A General Solution

Limitations of CMM/SS

Related Work

Conclusion

CROSSOVER SERVICES ORIGINATING ON THE PUBLIC SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORK

Introduction

Architecture for PSTN-Originated Crossover Services

Research Challenges

An XML Schema to Represent Events in the PSTN

Proposed Extensions to SIP

Examples

A Taxonomy of PSTN-Originated Crossover Services

SIP: The Distributed Middleware

Related Work

Conclusion

SMART SPACES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DOMAIN

Introduction

Research Thrusts of Pervasive Computing

Implementing a Telecommunications Smart Space

Design and Implementation of the Event Manager

Performance Analysis of the Event Manager

Related Work

Conclusion

CONCLUSIONS

APPENDICES

Appendix A: The SPIRITS (Services in PSTN Requesting Internet Services) Protocol

Appendix B: Interworking SIP and Intelligent Network (IN) Applications

Appendix C: XML Schema for PSTN Events

Appendix D: XML Schema for SMS to IM

Appendix E: Raw Data for Event Manager Performance Analysis

Appendix F: Bibliography

INDEX

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COM051230
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications