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H.248 and Softswitching Architecture and Protocols

Key Information

  • Level: Advanced (Level 3)
  • Duration: 2 Day Course
  • Delivery: Instructor-led with demos
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Some familiarity with the protocols used in VoIP networks is assumed, such as is provided by our course Introduction to VoIP and IMS

Outline and Objectives:

H.248 is the key interworking protocol used in Next Generation Networks for interworking with legacy networks and services. This course covers the principles, architecture and main uses of H.248 in fixed and mobile networks.

Who Should Attend:

This course is suitable for anyone working with new VoIP services in fixed or mobile networks, for staff involved in core network development and implementation, and staff involved in interconnect planning and management.

Course Contents:

  • The Softswitch Architecture
  • The Need for Interworking Using H.248
  • The Development of H.248 family protocols
  • H.248 Protocol Operation
  • H.248 Packages
  • Deployment in 3GPP Core Networks: MGCF, MGWF, BCF and IMS
  • Deployment in TISPAN Networks
  • Deployment in Access Networks: MSANs, Service Support
  • Integration with Other VoIP Protocols: SIP, SIP-T, SIP-I, SIGTRAN
  • H.248 Security: Key Management, SRTP and IPSec

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