Product News: Software
Telecom Software analyzes SS7 signaling and traffic.
Press Release Summary:
July 10, 2014 - Supporting SS7 and tens of T1 E1 traffic trunks as well as many SS7 signaling links, Call Capture & Analysis of SS7 Signaling and Traffic can help users understand traffic patterns and optimize network architecture, avoiding congestion and troubleshooting complex routing and protocol issues. When used in conjunction with Voice Band Analyzer, captured signaling and voice can be used to troubleshoot customer complaints of voice call quality, fax quality, and tones/dual tone transmission issues.
Original Press Release
GL Announces Call Capture and Analysis of SS7 Signaling and Bearer Traffic
Press release date: July 4, 2014
Speaking to the press, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni CEO of the company said, “SS7 signaling / traffic is the backbone of modern telecom networks – providing rapid and intelligent signaling for PSTN, VoIP, and Wireless networks. Primarily used for voice calls, connections are setup quickly and reliably. Higher layers of the SS7 protocol provide intelligent services such as caller ID, number translation (for 800), local number portability, prepaid billing, short message service (SMS), and more.
Analysis and capture of SS7 signaling and traffic can be extremely valuable in: Understanding traffic patterns and optimizing network architecture, e.g. avoid traffic congestion, troubleshooting complex routing and protocol issues that are inherent in feature rich SS7 protocols, analysis of network reliability, availability, and robustness to disasters, Billing, security, and administration, and assessing and diagnosing voice quality issues.”
He added, “TDM networks carry signaling and traffic in separate dedicated networks (as shown above in the picture). Signaling may occur on one or many trunks (primary, secondary, and redundant links) with the associated traffic on completely different trunks. Also, bearer trunks are likely to be high density spanning many trunks. Any capture and analysis solution must be of sufficient capacity – perhaps tens of T1 E1 trunks or more.”
Mr.Kulkarni further added, “GL’s Call Capture & Analysis (CCA) has been enhanced to support SS7 and tens of T1 E1 traffic trunks and many SS7 signaling links. CCA can also handle ISDN and CAS. When used in conjunction with Voice Band Analyzer, captured signaling and voice can be used to trouble-shoot customer complaints of voice call quality, voiceband data, fax quality, and tones and dual tone transmission issues.”
About GL Communications Inc.
Founded in 1986, GL Communications Inc. is a leading supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks. Unlike conventional test equipment, GL's test platforms provide visualization, capture, storage, and convenient features like portability, remotability, and scripting.
GL Communications has over the years worked with major telecom equipment vendors (EVs) and system integrators to meet the testing requirements arising at various stages of telecommunications product development life cycle. With its proven expertise of over 25 years, GL has a comprehensive suite of telecom testing solutions to verify and ensure 'quality and reliability' of variety of telecom networks including Wireless, and high-speed fiber optic lines.
GL's test tools range from simple PC-based software test tool to all-encompassing hardware units with futuristic expansion capabilities. GL's test solutions cover wide array of networks – 4G (LTE), 3G, IP, Ethernet, T1, T3, E1, E3, OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, and traditional PSTN networks.
GL's tools are widely used by the telecommunication industry for conformance testing, automated stress/load testing, performance testing, remote accessibility, centralized web-based control and analysis, fault testing and analysis, and customized testing.
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