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Standard ECMA-176
Private Integrated Services Network (PISN) - Inter-Exchange Signalling Protocol - Path Replacement Additional Network Feature (QSIG-PR)

4th edition (December 2001)

This Standard specifies the signalling protocol for the support of the Path Replacement additional network feature (ANF-PR) at the Q reference point between Private Integrated services Network eXchanges (PINXs) connected together within a Private Integrated Services Network (PISN).

ANF-PR is a feature which applies to an established call, allowing that call's connection between PINXs to be replaced by a new connection.

The Q reference point is defined in ECMA-133.

Service specifications are produced in three stages and according to the method specified in ETS 300 387. This Standard contains the stage 3 specification for the Q reference point and satisfies the requirements identified by the stage 1 and stage 2 specifications in ECMA-175.

The signalling protocol for ANF-PR operates on top of the signalling protocol for basic circuit switched call control, as specified in ECMA-143, and uses certain aspects of the generic procedures for the control of supplementary services specified in ECMA-165.

This Standard also specifies additional signalling protocol requirements for the support of interactions at the Q reference point between ANF-PR and other supplementary services and ANFs.

This Standard is applicable to PINXs which can interconnect to form a PISN.

The protocol defined in this Standard forms part of the PSS1 protocol (informally known as QSIG).

The following file can be freely downloaded:

File name Size (Bytes) Content
ECMA-176.pdf 214 089    Acrobat (r) PDF file

This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 13874.

The previous replaced "historical" editions of this Ecma Standard are available here.

 

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