3G Mobile Switching Center
What is the 3G Mobile Switching Center?
The 3G Mobile Switching Center (3G MSC) integrates the functions of a Mobile Switching Center (MSC), Visitor Location Register (VLR) and Service Switching Point (SSP) into a single unit. The 3G MSC is responsible for all call handling and also interfaces to other switching elements, both in 3G, GPRS, and GSM networks. Beyond standard GSM interfaces, the 3G MSC also supports the ATM-based interface traffic between the MSC and RNC within the 3G radio network (UTRAN).
What products does PT provide for this application?
PT's IPnexus Application-Ready System is an ideal foundation for building a 3G Mobile Switching Center. This platform configuration includes:
Packet-based Platforms: Bundled with the industry's broadest line of 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet switches, comprehensive shelf management and high-density power supplies, these platforms give equipment manufacturers and system integrators the basis to go beyond five-nines availability while handling the high-performance computing requirements of next-generation, packet-based systems.
Single Board Computers: High-performance, standards-based application processors designed for carrier grade telecom and Internet applications requiring exceptional processing power and high availability.
T1/E1/J1 Adapters: Complete line of high-performance T1/E1/J1 products provides the ideal development platforms for today's communication and networking applications. Empowering these hardware platforms is a complete offering of enabling software and middleware solutions including PT's NexusWare Software Suite Linux distribution and WAN Protocol Software (Radar Receiver, X.25, Frame Relay, etc.). This combination of hardware and software from a single supplier was created to ease your integration efforts and allow you to concentrate on applications.
Embedded Ethernet Switches: PICMG 2.16-compliant, that provide increased bandwidth, performance and reliability in high availability applications such as defense, IP telephony and broadband. These switches have been designed to make system integration easier, while maximizing network performance and flexibility.
Signaling Gateway Blades: For companies building/developing 3G MSC nodes based on standard CompactPCI hardware, the Signaling Gateway Blade can be used to fulfill the SS7/IP interworking function.
Enabling Software: NexusWare Software Suite: PT's Carrier Grade Linux distribution software.