GSM Network Connection to SS7 Networks

The MSC is the Central Switching function of the GSM network. The MSC is connected to a SS7 network for the purpose of signaling and performing database queries. The SS7 network uses a network node called the STP, which is a packet switching node (can be SS7, IP, or X.25). Using a 64 Kbps channel connection between STPs, the network can process its signaling information. Next in a SS7 network is the use of the SCP, which houses the databases congruent to the network. In many cases these...