BICC (Bearer Independent Call Control protocol) is a call control protocol based on ISUP and is used between the serving nodes to support ISDN services independent of the bearer and signaling transport technology.
GL’s MAPS™ (Message Automation & Protocol Simulation) is an advanced and versatile protocol simulator/tester that can simulate a variety of protocols encountered in the telecom space, including SIP, MGCP, UMTS, GSM, MLPPP, MEGACO, ISDN, CAS, SS7, and many more. Now, MAPS™ BICC IP product line bearing the same acronym is used to emulate all the BICC interfaces over both TDM and IP. It is designed to specifically simulate BICC call control signaling as defined by ITU-T standards between Mobile Switching Centre (MSC) and Gateway MSC (GMSC) server nodes. In addition, it also supports error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, load testing, and call generation. It can run pre-defined test scenarios against test objects in a controlled & deterministic manner.
MAPS™ BICC IP Emulator supports powerful utilities like Message Editor, Script Editor, and Profile Editor which allow new scenarios to be created or existing scenarios to be modified using BICC IP call control messages and parameters.
GL’s MAPS™ BICC IP currently supports the following procedures emulating MSC (VLR), and GMSC entities in the network-
- Successful Basic Call procedure with enBloc and Overlap operation
- Setup procedures
- Mid Call Procedures
- Normal Call Release Procedures
- Unsuccessful call Setup
- Codec modification/mid-call Codec negotiation procedures
With the purchase of RTP Core license (PKS102), MAPS™ BICC IP supports transmission and detection of various RTP traffic such as, digits, voice file, single tone, dual tones, IVR, FAX*, and Video*. With regular RTP traffic, the maximum Simultaneous Calls up to 2500, and Calls per Second up to 250 is achievable. Almost all industry standard voice codec supported.
GL’s MAPS™ BICC IP is also available in High Density version (requires a special purpose network appliance and PKS109 RTP HD licenses). This is capable of high call intensity (hundreds of calls/sec) and high volume of sustained calls (tens of thousands of simultaneous calls/platform).
** Some of these traffic types requires additional licenses – contact GL for more information
GL also provides various set of protocol analyzer for on-line capture and decode of the signaling in real-time both during tests and as a stand-alone tracer for live systems. Please visit Protocol Analysis page for more details.