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EPC IMS / VoLTE LTE Mobile Networks SDM Software

Diameter Routing Agents – Part 3 – Building a DRA with FreeDiameter

Using FreeDiameter as a DRA

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EPC IMS / VoLTE LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards SDM

Diameter Routing Agents (Why you need them, and how to build them) – Part 2 – Routing

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.

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EPC IMS / VoLTE LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards SDM

Diameter Routing Agents (Why you need them, and how to build them) – Part 1

An introduction to Diameter Routing Agents, covering what is a DRA is and why you need them in your life / network.

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5G SA EPC IMS / VoLTE LTE Mobile Networks VoIP

Filtering for 3GPP DNS in Wireshark

Filtering for 3gppnetwork.org domains in Wireshark to make your troubleshooting easier

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EPC IMS / VoLTE Mobile Networks SDM

FreeDiameter – Generating Certificates

Using OpenSSL to generate self-signed certs for use in FreeDiameter

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Mobile Networks SDM Software VoIP

Cisco ITP / SS7 STP – Viewing MTP3 traffic from TDM Links

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 […]

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Asterisk FreeSWITCH IMS / VoLTE Software VoIP

Sangoma Transcoding Cards Setup

Updated documentation for managing D150 transcoding cards

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CGrateS Mobile Networks SDM Software VoIP

CGrateS in Baby Steps – Part 4 – Rating Calls

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 […]

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IMS / VoLTE LTE Mobile Networks Software

Testing Mobile Networks with Remote Test Phones

Using Android’s development features to allow remote control of a UE in the field for testing the cellular network.

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CGrateS Mobile Networks SDM Software VoIP

CGrateS in Baby Steps – Part 3 – RatingProfiles & RatingPlans

Finally rating a call end-to-end with CGrates!

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CGrateS Mobile Networks SDM Software VoIP

CGrateS in Baby Steps – Part 2 – Adding Rates and Destinations through the API

CGRates in Baby Steps – Part 2 – Introduction to the CGrates API

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Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

MMS Deep Dive – MM1 – Mobile Terminated MMS

Second part in our MMS series, in this one we look at Mobile Terminated MMS.

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IMS / VoLTE Kamailio Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards VoIP

Kamailio I-CSCF – SRV Lookup Behaviour

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 […]

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GSM IMS / VoLTE Mobile Networks VoIP

Sending SMS with an alphanumeric String as the Source

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 […]

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FreeSWITCH IMS / VoLTE Mobile Networks VoIP

FreeSWITCH – Incompatible Destination

A quick look at a possible cause for “INCOMPATIBLE DESTINATION” errors in FreeSWITCH.

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IMS / VoLTE Kamailio Mobile Networks VoIP

Kamailio, IMS & DNS Headches

A quick post on a lesson that took me a while to learn with DNS, Kamailio and IMS.

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FreeSWITCH IMS / VoLTE Kamailio Mobile Networks VoIP

FreeSWITCH, Kamailio & IMS Extensions

Bad Extension is nothing to do with the Dialplan…

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CGrateS EPC IMS / VoLTE Mobile Networks Software VoIP

CGrates in Baby Steps – Part 1

Getting started with CGrateS to bill for calls in a Telecom environment.

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Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

MMS Deep Dive – MM1 – Mobile Originated MMS

A deep dive into Mobile Originated MMS via the MM1 Interface

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GSM Mobile Networks SDM Software

USSD Gateway with Osmocom

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, […]