9780071455053

Roaming in Wireless Networks

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-10-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Roaming charges may constitute as much as 30% of a service provider's operating profit and are a growing component of wireless revenue. This is the first book to provide communications engineers with the technological know-how to design and manage roaming services.

Author Biography

Shahid K. Siddiqui (Selangor, Malaysia) is a Principal Consultant for Agilent Technologies, Inc. in Malaysia. He has served as a Solutions Consultant for Hewlett-Packard Malaysia and Hewlett Packard India, and has been an R&D Enginneer for C-DOT Telematics, India. In each of these roles he has developed and taught technical training courses on digital switching, ATM, SDH, and wireless communications.

Table of Contents

Preface x
Acknowledgments xii
Chapter 1. Roaming and Wireless Networks 1(6)
1.1 National and International Roaming
2(1)
1.2 Interstandard Roaming
2(1)
1.3 Prepaid and Postpaid Subscriber Roaming
3(1)
1.4 Basic Structure of Roaming
4(2)
1.5 Roaming Services
6(1)
Chapter 2. CCS7 in Wireless Networks 7(24)
2.1 Signaling—An Introduction
7(1)
2.2 CCS7 Network Architecture
8(2)
2.3 Message Transfer Part
10(5)
2.3.1 MTP Level 1
10(1)
2.3.2 MTP Level 2
10(2)
2.3.3 MTP Level 3
12(3)
2.4 ISDN User Part
15(5)
2.5 Signaling Connection and Control Part
20(6)
2.5.1 Connectionless signaling
21(1)
2.5.2 Connection-oriented signaling
22(1)
2.5.3 SCCP message format
23(1)
2.5.4 SCCP routing control
24(1)
2.5.5 SCCP management
25(1)
2.6 Transaction Capabilities Application Part
26(4)
2.6.1 Structure of TCAP
27(3)
Bibliography
30(1)
Chapter 3. Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) 31(52)
3.1 Brief History of Early Cellular Networks
31(1)
3.1.1 Limitations of early cellular technologies
32(1)
3.1.2 Roaming and early cellular networks
32(1)
3.2 GSM Overview
32(1)
3.3 GSM Offered Services
33(1)
3.3.1 Bearer service
34(1)
3.3.2 Teleservices
34(1)
3.3.3 Supplementary services
34(1)
3.4 System Architecture
34(12)
3.4.1 Mobile station
35(5)
3.4.2 Base station subsystem
40(2)
3.4.3 Network switching system
42(4)
3.5 GSM Interfaces and Protocols
46(21)
3.5.1 Air interface
46(7)
3.5.2 Abis interface
53(6)
3.5.3 A interface
59(3)
3.5.4 Inter-MSC signaling
62(5)
3.6 Scenarios
67(15)
3.6.1 Mobility management
67(7)
3.6.2 Call establishment
74(8)
Bibliography
82(1)
Chapter 4. General Packet Radio Service 83(32)
4.1 GPRS Overview
83(1)
4.2 GPRS Services
84(1)
4.2.1 Horizontal applications
84(1)
4.2.2 Vertical applications
84(1)
4.3 GPRS Network Architecture
84(7)
4.3.1 GPRS terminals
86(1)
4.3.2 GPRS BSS—Packet control unit
86(1)
4.3.3 GPRS support nodes
87(4)
4.4 Interfaces and Protocols
91(6)
4.4.1 User plane
91(4)
4.4.2 Signaling plane
95(2)
4.5 GPRS Identities
97(2)
4.5.1 P-TMSI
98(1)
4.5.2 TLLI
98(1)
4.5.3 NSAPI
98(1)
4.5.4 TEID
99(1)
4.6 GPRS Procedures
99(14)
4.6.1 Mobility management
99(7)
4.6.2 Session management
106(5)
4.6.3 Security function
111(2)
Bibliography
113(2)
Chapter 5. Third Generation Networks 115(22)
5.1 3G Specifications
115(1)
5.2 UMTS Network Architecture
116(4)
5.2.1 3GPP Release 99
117(1)
5.2.2 Release 4 architecture
118(1)
5.2.3 Release 5 architecture
119(1)
5.3 UMTS Interfaces and Protocols
120(8)
5.3.1 UTRAN interfaces and protocol structure
120(5)
5.3.2 System network protocols
125(3)
5.4 Example UMTS Procedures
128(7)
5.4.1 Mobile-originated circuit-switched calls
128(5)
5.4.2 Mobile-originated packet-switched calls
133(2)
Bibliography
135(2)
Chapter 6. Roaming in a GSM Network 137(34)
6.1 Inter-PLMN Signaling Network
137(6)
6.1.1 Inter-PLMN addressing
139(1)
6.1.2 Address format
139(4)
6.2 Communication Between a VPLMN VLR and an HPLMN HLR
143(2)
6.3 Roaming Procedures
145(16)
6.3.1 Location update in a visited network
145(5)
6.3.2 Roamer authentication in visited network
150(2)
6.3.3 Provide roaming number
152(6)
6.3.4 Cancel location
158(1)
6.3.5 Purge MS
158(1)
6.3.6 Restore data
158(3)
6.4 Roaming Call Scenarios
161(3)
6.4.1 Roamer-originated call
161(1)
6.4.2 Roamer-terminated call
161(3)
6.5 Short Message Service (SMS)
164(6)
6.5.1 Roamer-originated SM
164(3)
6.5.2 Roamer-terminated SM
167(3)
6.5.3 MAP v2 procedures
170(1)
Bibliography
170(1)
Chapter 7. Roaming in GPRS and 3G Networks 171(18)
7.1 Inter-PLMN Connectivity
171(6)
7.1.1 Inter-PLMN backbone network
172(2)
7.1.2 Inter-PLMN data connectivity alternatives
174(1)
7.1.3 GPRS roaming eXchange
175(1)
7.1.4 Border gateway protocol version 4
176(1)
7.2 Access Point Name
177(2)
7.2.1 APN network identifier
178(1)
7.2.2 APN operator identifier
178(1)
7.2.3 Wild card APN
179(1)
7.3 APN Resolution
179(3)
7.3.1 GPRS and DNS
179(1)
7.3.2 APN resolution using DNS in the HPLMN
180(1)
7.3.3 APN resolution using DNS in the VPLMN
181(1)
7.4 Roaming Scenarios
182(6)
7.4.1 GPRS attach in a visited network
182(2)
7.4.2 PLMN and ISP roaming
184(1)
7.4.3 PDP context activation using HGGSN
184(3)
7.4.4 PDP context activation using VGGSN
187(1)
Bibliography
188(1)
Chapter 8. Roaming Implementation for Prepaid 189(46)
8.1 Prepaid Roaming Using USSD Callback
190(15)
8.1.1 USSD string coding
192(1)
8.1.2 USSD request handling—general concept
192(1)
8.1.3 Roamer initiated USSD operation
193(4)
8.1.4 Network initiated USSD operations
197(6)
8.1.5 Prepaid roaming—USSD callback scenario
203(2)
8.2 Prepaid Roaming Using CAMEL
205(29)
8.2.1 CAMEL architecture
206(6)
8.2.2 Points in call and detection points
212(1)
8.2.3 CAMEL subscriber information
213(6)
8.2.4 Basic call state model
219(4)
8.2.5 CAMEL information flow
223(5)
8.2.6 Prepaid roaming-CAMEL call scenario
228(6)
Bibliography
234(1)
Chapter 9. Inter-PLMN Roaming Testing 235(24)
9.1 Overview of IREG Testing
235(3)
9.1.1 Internetwork connectivity
236(1)
9.1.2 End-to-end functional testing
237(1)
9.2 IREG Testing—Test Setup
238(3)
9.2.1 GSM roaming test setup
238(1)
9.2.2 GPRS roaming test setup
239(2)
9.3 IREG Tests
241(14)
9.3.1 GSM basic service tests
241(5)
9.3.2 GSM supplementary services tests
246(2)
9.3.3 GSM SMS tests
248(1)
9.3.4 GSM SS and ODB tests
249(2)
9.3.5 GPRS attach
251(1)
9.3.6 GPRS PDP context tests
251(3)
9.3.7 GPRS SMS tests
254(1)
9.3.8 GPRS operator control of service
254(1)
9.3.9 Other tests
255(1)
9.4 IREG Tester
255(1)
Bibliography
256(3)
Chapter 10. Roaming Service Management and Troubleshooting Faults 259(30)
10.1 Quality of Service—General Concepts
260(7)
10.1.1 Service-independent quality indicators
260(1)
10.1.2 Service-dependent quality indicators
261(1)
10.1.3 Quality indicators by services
262(5)
10.2 Roaming Service Quality
267(1)
10.3 Proactive Service Monitoring
267(6)
10.3.1 Roaming service monitoring using active probes
269(3)
10.3.2 Roaming service monitoring using passive probes
272(1)
10.4 Troubleshooting Roaming Faults
273(15)
10.4.1 Common network problems
273(1)
10.4.2 Information gathering on symptoms
274(1)
10.4.3 Diagnostic tools
275(1)
10.4.4 Understanding protocol errors
276(12)
Bibliography
288(1)
Chapter 11. Billing and Settlement 289(10)
11.1 Roaming Billing Standards
289(1)
11.2 Transferred Account Procedures
290(5)
11.2.1 TAP3 and earlier versions
291(1)
11.2.2 TAP-in and TAP-out processes
292(1)
11.2.3 Reject and return process
292(3)
11.3 Role of Clearinghouses
295(2)
Bibliography
297(2)
Chapter 12. Roaming Value-Added Services 299(14)
12.1 Optimal Routing
300(6)
12.1.1 Implementation
300(6)
12.2 Welcome and Other Information SMS
306(2)
12.2.1 Implementation
306(2)
12.3 Short Dial Codes
308(1)
12.3.1 Implementation
308(1)
12.4 Missed-Call Information While Roaming
308(4)
12.4.1 Implementation
310(2)
12.5 Other Services
312(1)
Chapter 13. Roaming—Current and Future Enhancements 313(8)
13.1 WLAN Overview
313(2)
13.2 PLMN-WLAN Roaming
315(1)
13.3 WLAN-PLMN Interworking
316(2)
13.3.1 WLAN UE
316(1)
13.3.2 AAA server
317(1)
13.3.3 Packet data gateway
317(1)
13.4 Roaming Scenarios
318(1)
Bibliography
319(2)
Index 321

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