SMS & SS7

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7) is among others the protocol that performs number translation, local number portability and short message service (SMS). At Global Telco Consult, we help Telcos to understand the commercial and technical benefits of SS7, and we assist them to obtain a quantitative and qualitative cost-benefit analysis.

  • Present SS7 Protocol Stack including MAP, SCCP, and MTP.
  • Explain the benefits and risks of using direct SS7 SCCP signaling.
  • Describe the commercial and technical benefits of SS7 for SMS delivery and HLR Lookup services.
  • Obtain quantitative and qualitative cost-benefit analysis to launch SS7.
  • Create a business case based on SS7 specific variables.
  • Present different interconnection scenarios via SS7 and SIGTRAN.
  • Present concept and content of relevant operator resources as IR.21.
  • Explain the usage of Roaming Agreements for SMS and HLR Lookup services.
  • Training of internal resources such as sales, technical and product teams.
  • Illustrate the concept of SMS Firewall for Mobile Termination (MT) and Mobile Origination (MO).
  • Visualize main operator network components and functionalities in messaging including SMS-C, HLR, VLR, MSC and BST.
  • Explain SS7 MAP protocol commands and signal flow including Global Title (GT), Send Routing Information for Short Message (SRISM) and Forward Short Message (FSM).
  • Present different scenarios to integrate SS7 functionality in your legacy messaging platform.
  • Provide market transparency on available technology solutions and providers such as SMS-C vendors and signaling providers.
  • Define a project plan to setup SMS-C and integrate with legacy messaging platform.
  • Define customer and case-specific solution selection criteria.
  • Support process of vendor and solution selection.
  • Create multi-criteria evaluation models.
  • Plan, organize and manage RFP, RFI, RFQ.
  • Run selection decision workshop.
  • Support contract negotiations with technology providers.
  • Ensure compliance of the selection process with internal guidelines.
  • Support complete implementation and launch of service.
  • Run and document acceptance tests for new solutions.
  • Support productization of SS7 based messaging and Number Lookup including contracts, SLA, service order forms, service descriptions, marketing material, and pricing.
  • Describe SS7 testing procedures and differences to SMPP testing.

  • Understanding the costs and benefits of SS7 deployment for messaging and Number Lookup services.
  • Build long term messaging and product strategy leveraging SS7 technology.
  • Understand the productization potential of SS7 deployment.
  • Learn sophisticated sales and purchasing techniques related to SS7 deployment from GTC’s team.
  • Understand in detail the concept and variants of GT leasing.
  • Get acquainted with ITU numbering resources such as E.164 or E.212.
  • Gain quick and relevant market transparency on relevant SS7 market players and solutions.
  • Optimize your CAPEX and project costs.
  • Run the SS7 vendor or solution evaluation process by an external neutral entity.
  • Obtain transparent decision process documentation.
  • Ensure internal compliance on vendor and solution selection process.
  • Quick and professional integration of SS7 capabilities into existing legacy messaging infrastructure.
  • Minimize the risk of project failure.
  • Flexible contractual terms.

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