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.
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 […]
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 […]
Finally rating a call end-to-end with CGrates!
CGRates in Baby Steps – Part 2 – Introduction to the CGrates API
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, […]
A look at attack vectors the NRF opens up in #5G Core networks, and the mitigations recommended by 3GPP.
Looking for Love in the 5G Core?
Let’s look at our matchmaker – The Network Repository Function in 5G Core.
How to backup and restore Open5Gs config between servers
A look at Centralized vs DeCentralized Online Charging with the aid of sugar.
A look at the Equipment Identity Register in 5G Core
A glimpse into the complexities of prepaid billing (Online Charging) Diameter based networks.
A look at how the HSS can update the profile of an already in-use subscription using Insert Subscriber Data Request/Response.
How turning mobile data off, doesn’t, in LTE and 5G.
Using DNS to resolve E.164 phone numbers to routable SIP URIs
Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re trying to work out what Telephony Binary-Coded Decimal encoding is. I got you. Again I found myself staring at encoding trying to guess how it worked, reading references that looped into other references, in this case I was encoding MSISDN AVPs in Diameter. How to Encode a number […]
As the number of Private Networks built on LTE and 5G grow, how will PLMN allocation be managed?