2.5G

2G continues to be an important communication technology especially in emerging economies that haven’t yet upgraded to other technologies. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) can be leveraged to facilitate data services in the 2G networks and elevate it to 2.5G, while the GB stack provides an interface between Base Station Subsystem (BSS) and the Serving GPRS support node (SGSN).

GPRS Gb Interface Stack

The GPRS Gb Interface Stack from Aricent has been developed for both the SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) and BSS/PCU (Packet Control Unit) nodes. The BSS-Gb protocol stack can be used to upgrade existing GSM BSS equipment and provide GPRS-based packet data services. On the other hand, SGSN vendors can use the SGSN-Gb protocol stack to build their equipment. This support will help GSM networks provide packet-data based services and applications like mobile Internet, mobile Email access and wireless VPNs. Both the stacks are equally attractive for use by test and measurement tool vendors.

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2.5G

2G continues to be an important communication technology especially in emerging economies that haven’t yet upgraded to other technologies. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) can be leveraged to facilitate data services in the 2G networks and elevate it to 2.5G, while the GB stack provides an interface between Base Station Subsystem (BSS) and the Serving GPRS support node (SGSN).

GPRS Gb Interface Stack

The GPRS Gb Interface Stack from Aricent has been developed for both the SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) and BSS/PCU (Packet Control Unit) nodes. The BSS-Gb protocol stack can be used to upgrade existing GSM BSS equipment and provide GPRS-based packet data services. On the other hand, SGSN vendors can use the SGSN-Gb protocol stack to build their equipment. This support will help GSM networks provide packet-data based services and applications like mobile Internet, mobile Email access and wireless VPNs. Both the stacks are equally attractive for use by test and measurement tool vendors.

Operation and Management Support

The GPRS Gb interface stack provides extensive operation and management support as well as debugging assistance through:

  • Run-time control of capacity and configuration parameters
  • Extensive statistics collection (API protocol, internal events and error statistics)
  • Error and alarm reporting
  • Multi-level tracing supports (detailed and brief traces)

Features

  • Validated against test suites
  • Flexible packaging options: Gb on BSS/PCU, Gb on SGSN, Gb on SGSN and BSS/PCU
  • Available over standard Frame Relay
  • Support for SIGTRAN SCTP/TCP/UDP
  • Portable onto a wide range of operating environments (generic and proprietary)
  • Modular and easy to customize
  • Well-defined and documented interfaces (APIs) to the stack components

Benefits

  • Multi-Scenario Deployment – Support for Static/ Nomadic/ Mobile subscribers ranging from 10 to 50,000 in number.
  • Optimized CapEx – Complete 2.5G/3G core network in a single box with flexibility to run on SGSN/GGSN components on separate hardware too.
  • Platform Independent – Can run on any COTS (RMS, ATCA, microTCA) platform (running Linux OS) thus providing a low-cost solution.
  • Easy Interoperability – Exposes open standard interfaces enabling quick interoperability with standards based peer vendor nodes. Already inter-operated with leading vendor’s GPRS-mobiles & Infrastructure equipment.
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