A strategy for the resolution of intelligent network (IN) and Signalling System No. 7 (SS7) congestion control conflicts

Brendan Jennings, Fiona Lodge, Thomas Curran

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Abstract

Signalling System No. 7 (SS7) networks are used to transport call control messages for both traditional telephony and advanced intelligent network (IN) based services. A large number of IN implementations have been successfully deployed, however a key factor in ensuring their ongoing commercial success will be that they continue to meet specified performance targets. Because network congestion may have a serious adverse effect on IN service performance, much research effort has been focused on IN congestion control. However, in general, this research has not taken into account operation of the standardised congestion controls operating at the SS7 plane of the network. This paper outlines an investigation that demonstrates that the interaction between SS7 and IN congestion controls is not always harmonious and can lead to serious performance degradation. A congestion control strategy, which resolves the problems identified, is presented and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 1998 - 1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationNew Century Communications, Conference Record; Affiliated with SUPERCOMM 1998
Pages1601-1606
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications: New Century Communications, ICC 1998 - Affiliated with SUPERCOMM 1998 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 07 Jun 199811 Jun 1998

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Communications - Proceedings
Volume3

Conference

Conference1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications: New Century Communications, ICC 1998 - Affiliated with SUPERCOMM 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period07/06/199811/06/1998

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