Issues in B-ISDN (Broadband-Integrated Services Digital Network) signaling are clarified and directions for solutions are discussed. Signaling is one of the key elements in the provision of services by modern telecommunication systems. Where the introduction of ISDN can still be regarded as a straightforward evolution from the world of telephony, B-ISDN, represents a radical departure. The scope of the services to be offered in the target B-ISDN is much wider, and the underlying technology, such as ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), is vastly different. This results in requirements for signaling which cannot be met by the present systems such as SS7 (common channel Signaling System) and DSS1 (Digital Subscriber Signaling). The new requirements are examined and some of the directions presently being investigated for supporting the target B-ISDN are analyzed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Americas Telecom 92, Technical Symposium|
|Place of Publication||Acapulco (Mexico)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|