A simple model for calculating SIP signalling flows in 3GPP IP multimedia subsystems

Kist, Alexander A. and Harris, Richard J. (2002) A simple model for calculating SIP signalling flows in 3GPP IP multimedia subsystems. In: 2nd International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference, 19-24 May 2002, Pisa, Italy.

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Abstract

[Abstract]: The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) uses the IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as a signalling protocol in the IP Multimedia Subsystem for 3rd generation UMTS networks. Signalling Messages sent using the SIP protocol pass through intermediate SIP nodes in such a way that the message size grows as a result of additional data being added to the message. Modelling of network flows in this case requires careful attention. A simple flow model is presented to get an appreciation for the size of the expected signalling flows. This is particularly important for developing dimensioning models for SIP in 3GPP networks and for the further investigation of Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms to provide resources needed for signalling. A methodology is presented which defines the minimum requirements for the bit error rate on links used by signalling traffic.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright 2002 Springer. This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the publisher for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted. The item is also available in Lecture Notes in Computer Science v. 2345 at http://www.springerlink.com
Depositing User: Dr Alexander Kist
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 16 May 2008 00:48
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 03:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: session initiation protocol, performance model
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2818

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