Direct signaling: a new access signaling architecture

Thomas F. La Porta, Malathi Veeraraghavan

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In telecommunication networks, subscribers request connections and services from providers using signaling protocols. Today, the transport of signaling messages is tightly coupled with the transport of user information. As a result, subscribers receive their signaling dependent services, such as call waiting and call forwarding, from their transport providers. In this paper we propose a new access signaling architecture, called Direct Signaling, which allows subscribers to signal directly to service providers of their choice. Therefore, a subscriber may choose to receive transport service and signaling dependent services from different providers. The direct contact with a service provider of its choice will give subscribers access to more services in a more timely fashion. We describe how Direct Signaling may be accomplished in a Broadband ISDN environment, and how it may be applied to cellular networks. Issues and proposed solutions for providing Direct Signaling service are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Communications. Part 1 (of 3) - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jun 18 1995Jun 22 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Communications. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySeattle, WA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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