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?
A look at the 4 types of Diameter Agent
Peer behind the magic curtain at how IMS networks route your VoLTE and VoNR calls, and how iFC (Initial Filter Criteria) achieve this.
Getting to know IPfilterRules and the Flow-Description AVP
New database time to support slicing and a migration path for existing users.
I’d been trying for some time to get Kamailio acting as a Diameter Routing Agent with mixed success, and eventually got it working, after a few changes to the codebase of the ims_diameter_server module. It is rather unstable, in that if it fails to dispatch to a Diameter peer, the whole thing comes crumbling down, […]
Using Wireshark to sniff communication between your computer and Smart Card / SIM Card
Sending commands/APDUs to a real life Smart Card.
A look at the Confidentiality Algorithms used in 3GPP Networks, MILENAGE, XOR & Comp128
A look at APDUs and Interacting with Cards
The basics of Smart Cards & their File System
Getting up close and personal with Smart Card / SIM Cards
I put together some laser cut case designs for the Osmocom SIMtrace, Quite happy with the results. If you want to cut your own, I’ve sent the DXF files to the mailing list, and will try and add to the project.