Softswitch: Applications, Protocols, and Platforms

Paperback | December 10, 2002

byFrank D. Ohrtman

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Bypassing the old circuit-switched hardware, softswitches streamline message traffic and provide a much more efficient service development environment. Along with SIP, this technology leverages Internet technologies to replace plain-old-telephone service. Developers who are freed up by softswitch technology to build cost-effective 3G serives will learn how it works and what applications it can support. Network managers making hard decisions about whether to deploy VoIP will learn pros and cons, costs and benefits, and most importantly how to separate myth from reality.

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Bypassing the old circuit-switched hardware, softswitches streamline message traffic and provide a much more efficient service development environment. Along with SIP, this technology leverages Internet technologies to replace plain-old-telephone service. Developers who are freed up by softswitch technology to build cost-effective 3G s...

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SOFTSWITCH DISSECTED SOFT OR HARD? Hardware switches can cost tens of millions and occupy a city block in real estate. Softswitches are a fraction of the cost and the size of a refrigerator. Bypassing big iron can also make for a more efficient development environment, potentially offering more revenue-generating features than a Class ...

Frank Ohrtman has many years experience in sales of VoIP and softswitch platforms. His career in VoIP began with selling VoIP gateway switches for Netrix Corporation to long distance bypass carriers. He went on to promote softswitch solutions for Lucent Technologies (Qwest Account Manager) and Vsys (Western Region Sales Manager). The g...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:December 10, 2002Publisher:Mcgraw HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071409777

ISBN - 13:9780071409773

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)

Chapter 3: Softswitch Architecture or "It's the Architecture, Stupid!"

Chapter 4: Voice over Internet Protocol

Chapter 5: SIP: Alternative Softswitch Architecture?

Chapter 6: Softswitch: More Scalable Than CLASS 4 or 5

Chapter 7: Softswitch Is Just as Reliable as Class 4/5 Switches

Chapter 8: Quality of Service (QoS)

Chapter 9: SS7 and Softswitch

Chapter 10: Features and Applications: "It's the Infrastructure, Stupid!"

Chapter 11: Softswitch Economics

Chapter 12: Is Softswitch Deconstructive, Disruptive, or Both?

Chapter 13: Softswitch and Broadband

Chapter 14: Past, Present, and Future of Softswitch

Chapter 15: Conclusion and Prognostications

Acronyms List

Index