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1 1 CAMEL in GPRS prepaid service

2 2 Outline Evolution of IN GPRS overview CAMEL in GPRS Discussion

3 3 Plain Old Telephone Service Service logic were hardwired in switching systems. Network operators discuss services customers required with switch vendors. (no standard) Once services were implemented, they were not easily modified. service logic hardwired

4 4 Stored Program Control In the mid-1960s, stored program control (SPC) switching systems were introduced. As a result, it was easier to introduce new services. Service logic was not modular. service logic programmable

5 5 Common Channel Signaling In the mid-1970s, common channel signaling network (CCSN) was introduced. Signaling system number 7 (SS7) is the protocol that runs over the CCSN. SS7 network separates the call setup information and talk path from the common trunk that runs between switching systems.

6 6 SS7 network components signal switching points (SSPs) — SSPs are telephone switches equipped with SS7-capable software and terminating signaling links. They generally originate, terminate, or switch calls. signal transfer points (STPs) — STPs are the packet switches of the SS7 network. They receive and route incoming signaling messages to destination. signal control points (SCPs) — SCPs are databases providing information necessary for advanced call- processing capabilities

7 7 SS7 network

8 8 The Introduction of IN During the mid-1980s, Telcordia Technologies responded to RBOCs ’ s request and developed the concept of Intelligent Network 1 (IN/1). Service logic splits from switching system, now resides in service control points (SCP). service logic now here

9 9 Call Model PICs represent switching system states that a call goes through from origination to termination. SSPs check TDPs to see if there are any active triggers. If an active trigger is detected, normal switching system call processing is suspended until the SSP and SCP complete communications. SSP suspended,and ask SCP what to do in next step

10 10 GPRS logical architecture

11 11 Transmission plane in 2.5G Frame relay Radio dep Radio indep Multiplexing layer

12 12 Signaling plane in 2.5G

13 13 Multiplexing of network protocols IP/X.25 Transmission plane Signaling plane

14 14 User plane in 3G ATM

15 15 Control plane in 3G

16 16 CAMEL architecture

17 17 MAP/CAP protocol stack CAP has the same underlying protocol stack as MAP. Ge interface is first defined in 3G, but didn ’ t appear in 2.5G.

18 18 Overall CAMEL Architecture

19 19 Detection Points (DPs) GPRS events maybe made visible to gsmSCF. DPs are points at which these events are detected. DPs can be armed to notify gsmSCF GPRS event was encountered, and to allow gsmSCF to influence subsequent handling of GPRS session/PDP Context. If DP isn ’ t armed, processing entity continues processing without gsmSCF involvement at the DP.

20 20 Detection Points (DPs) 3 different types of DP: Trigger Detection Point-Request (TDP-R) Event Detection Point-Request (EDP-R) Event Detection Point-Notification (EDP-N)

21 21 Detection Points (DPs) TDP-R Statically armed, initiate a CAMEL control relationship When GPRS event is encountered, processing is suspended EDP-R Dynamically armed within CAMEL control relationship When GPRS event is encountered, processing is suspended and gprsSSF waits for inst from gsmSCF EDP-N Dynamically armed within CAMEL control relationship When GPRS event is encountered, processing is not suspended.

22 22 GPRS Attach/Detach State Model 3 DPs are defined: DP Attach DP Change of Position GPRS session DP Detach

23 23 GPRS PDP Context State Model 4 DPs are defined: DP PDP Context Establishment DP PDP Context Establishment Ack DP PDP Context Disconnection DP Change of Position Context

24 24 GPRS CAMEL Scenarios 2 scenarios for CAMEL control of GPRS Scenario 1 Allows CAMEL control of GPRS session and of multiple PDP contexts within 1 GPRS dialogue Scenario 2 Allows CAMEL control of a single PDP contexts Multiple PDP contexts are controlled via multiple GPRS dialogues. Scenario 1 and scenario 2 are mutually exclusive.

25 25 GPRS CAMEL Scenario 1 Involves Attach/Detach state model Uses less resource (tcap dialogue) More complicated when implementation

26 26 GPRS CAMEL Scenario 2 Doesn ’ t involves Attach/Detach state model Uses more resource (tcap dialogue) Simpler when implementation

27 27 GPRS Attach The message sequence chart is too large to fit in this slide. Please see the supplementary document from 3GPP 23060 spec. Notice the “Insert subscriber data” procedure, GPRS- CSI (CAMEL Subscription Information) is sent from HLR to SGSN. 2.5G HLR does not keep GPRS-CSI, nor does it send GPRS-CSI to SGSN. 3G HLR could keep GPRS-CSI, also it sends GPRS-CSI when doing “Insert subscriber data” procedure.

28 28 GPRS-CSI GPRS-CSI contains following information gsmSCF Address Service Key Default GPRS Handling TDP List CAMEL Capability Handling CSI state Notification flag gsmSCF address list for CSI

29 29 PDP Context Activation in 2.5G C1 :DP for CAMEL_GPRS_PDP_Context_Establishment C2 :DP for CAMEL_GPRS_PDP_Context_Establishment_Acknowledgement

30 30 PDP Context Activation in 3G C1 :DP for CAMEL_GPRS_PDP_Context_Establishment. C2 :DP for CAMEL_GPRS_PDP_Context_Establishment_Acknowledgement

31 31 CAMEL procedures for charging activities Proceduressf -> scfscf ->ssf ApplyChargingGPRS- ApplyChargingReportGPRS- InitialDPGPRS- ContinueGPRS- EventReportGPRS- RequestReportGPRSEvent-

32 32 Discussion

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