The disruption and loss of SS7 signalling networks during the summer of 1991 in North America by the "brown outs" and the resultant loss of services, revenue and customers, has focused the minds of many Telcos to put management systems in place to ensure network robustness. Their primary purpose being to identify problem trends earlier and speed up restoration of failed signalling components. We consider the role of SS7 link monitors in the management of a common channel signalling (CCS) network. Several applications were prototyped as a proof of principle, demonstrating the suitability of the Inet GeoProbe System as a platform for service and network management applications.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of ICC'97 - International Conference on Communications
|Published - 12 Jun 1997