Using FreeDiameter as a DRA
Diving back into the world of Diameter Routing Agents with a look at the logic that defines how a DRA routes traffic from one place to another.
An introduction to Diameter Routing Agents, covering what is a DRA is and why you need them in your life / network.
Filtering for 3gppnetwork.org domains in Wireshark to make your troubleshooting easier
Using OpenSSL to generate self-signed certs for use in FreeDiameter
Okay, so a little late to the party on this one… The other day I had to setup a TDM (E1) based SS7 link (oh yes my friend – they still exist) to interconnect with another operator. I’m using Cisco’s ITP product as the STP / Signaling Gateway, and my trusty port mirror for what’s […]
Updated documentation for managing D150 transcoding cards
In our last few posts we got CGrateS setup in order to have rates and tariffs in the system, so we can price a call. Where we ended we were able to use the APIerSv1.GetCost method to get the cost of a call, and today, we’re going to actually create some rated CDRs. So again […]
Using Android’s development features to allow remote control of a UE in the field for testing the cellular network.
Finally rating a call end-to-end with CGrates!
CGRates in Baby Steps – Part 2 – Introduction to the CGrates API
Recently I had a strange issue I thought I’d share. Using Kamailio as an Interrogating-CSCF, Kamailio was getting the S-CSCF details from the User-Authorization-Answer’s “Server-Name” (602) AVP. The value was set to: sip:scscf.mnc001.mcc001.3gppnetwork.org:5060 But the I-CSCF was only looking up A-Records for scscf.mnc001.mcc001.3gppnetwork.org, not using DNS-SRV. The problem? The Server-Name I had configured as a […]
If you’ve ever received an SMS from your operator, and the sender was the Operator name for example, you may be left wondering how it’s done. In IMS you’d think this could be quite simple – You’d set the From header to be the name rather than the MSISDN, but for most SMSoIP deployments, the […]
A quick look at a possible cause for “INCOMPATIBLE DESTINATION” errors in FreeSWITCH.
A quick post on a lesson that took me a while to learn with DNS, Kamailio and IMS.
Bad Extension is nothing to do with the Dialplan…
Getting started with CGrateS to bill for calls in a Telecom environment.
A deep dive into Mobile Originated MMS via the MM1 Interface
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data or “USSD” is the stack used in Cellular Networks to offer interactive text based menus and systems to Subscribers. If you remember topping up your mobile phone credit via a text menu on your flip phone, there’s a good chance that was USSD*. For a period, USSD Services provided Sporting Scores, […]