Signal Transfer Point(STP)

A Signal Transfer Point(STP) is used in an SS7 or CC7 network. The STPs transfer SS7 messages between interconnected nodes (signaling endpoints) based on information contained in the SS7 address fields. Typical SEPs include service switching points (SSPs) and service control points (SCPs). The STP is connected to adjacent SEPs and STPs via signaling links.

STP supports any-to-any signaling connectivity between SS7 via IP SIGTRAN interfaces for maximum network integration flexibility. The STP offers all the standard features and functionality expected of an STP solution, including Gateway Screening and Global Title Translation, while also offering extended capabilities and features such as Signaling Gateway and Point Code Emulation.
Signal Transfer Point(STP)
Key Benefits
Flexible Pricing Deployment scale and future growth
Flexible Pricing
Deployment scale and future growth
Scalability Support Multiple Point Codes, Capability Point Codes​
Scalability
Support Multiple Point Codes, Capability Point Codes​
Redundancy 1+1 Redundancy Mated Pair 1+1 & Mated Pair
Redundancy
1+1 Redundancy Mated Pair
1+1 & Mated Pair
Gateway Screening MTP, SCCP, Called/Calling Party Enables first line firewall capability
Gateway Screening
MTP, SCCP, Called/Calling Party Enables first line firewall capability
Cloud Deployment Delivered as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) in Cloud
Cloud Deployment
Delivered as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) in Cloud
Migration Enablement Enabling rapid migration from standard STP platforms
Migration Enablement
Enabling rapid migration from standard STP platforms
IPLOOK's STP
Multi-Layer Routing Support 
IPLOOK STP/DRA products follow RFC, 3GPP, IFC and relevant protocol specifications, which could deliver all the standard features and functionality expected of STP/DRA solution while also offering extended capability and features.
Our STP is a comprehensive solution for intelligent routing of SS7 signaling traffic in 2G and 3G networks. It is part of IPLOOK’s integrated solution portfolio for converged, multi-protocol signaling across 2G/3G, 4G and 5G (SS7, Diameter, HTTP, SIP and more). The STP offers a future-proof choice, with major benefits compared to traditional STP products.
The IPLOOK STP offers a scalable architecture with flexible pricing designed to meet budget expectations, deployment scale and future growth.
Mobile Signal Transfer Point(STP)
Features
 
SCCP:
»  Routing on incoming SCCP label
»  Called and Calling 
»  GT, PC, SSN
»  NOA, etc.
»  Variant Translation ETSI to ANSI
»  Outgoing SCCP label manipulation
»  Translate routing variant (GT > PC+SN, etc.)
Redundancy: 
»  Standby Redundancy – Passive Standby Software instance
»  Mated Pair Redundancy – 2 Independent STP' s configured with a C Link
»  Mated Pair and Standby redundancy – Combination of the above
»  Architecture is designed around client requirements and overall dimensioning
Routing Management 
Routing rules based on:
»  Peer Role
»  Contents of AVP
»  Application ID
Support RFC 6733 Standard Routing
Support for SIGTRAN standards M3UA
»  MTP3/SCCP/TCAP
MTP, SCCP, MAP routing
Highly flexible and high throughput routing engine for MTP, SCCP and MAP routing
Operation and Management
»  Web Client
»  Command Line Interface
Related Products
GPRS Tunneling Protocol Router(GTP-Router)
GPRS Tunneling Protocol Router(GTP-Router)
GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) is a set of IP-based communication protocols used to carry GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) in GSM, UMTS and LTE networks. It enables an endpoint on a GSM or UMTS network to move its position within the network, while being continuously connected to the Internet via the same GGSN. In order to achieve this, the GTP protocol always transmits user-plane data from the SGSN to which the user's location belongs to the GGSN on which it is based.

The GPRS core network uses these three GTP protocols:
▫  GTP-U is used to provide one or more tunnels for each PDP context to transmit user data
▫  GTP-C is used for control purposes
▫  GTP is used to transfer billing data from each GGSN to the Charging Gateway Function (CGF)
Learn More
Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)
Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)
A Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) is a functional element in a 3G or 4G (such as LTE) network which provides real-time routing capabilities to ensure that messages are routed among the correct elements in a network. The DRA was introduced by the 3GPP to address the increased Diameter signaling traffic and growing complexity of 4G LTE networks.

Networks with complex architectures and multiple Diameter nodes require an advanced Diameter contextual routing engine. Choosing a DRA that' s capable of advanced contextual routing is essential to managing network complexity and capitalizing on all that 4G LTE has to offer.
Learn More
Mobile Signaling
Mobile Signaling
In Mobile Telecommunication, Signaling is the use of messages for controlling communications between the different elements within the Mobile Network. This may constitute an information exchange concerning the establishment and control of a telecommunication voice call, SMS, or data session.

Across all available Mobile Technologies different protocols are being used and require specific routing and security capabilities per domain which are listed below:
▫ 2G/3G network: SS7 Signaling MAP/CAP
▫ 4G/LTE network: Diameter Signaling
▫ 5G network: HTTP/2 Signaling
Learn More
GPRS Tunneling Protocol Router(GTP-Router)
GPRS Tunneling Protocol Router(GTP-Router)
GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) is a set of IP-based communication protocols used to carry GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) in GSM, UMTS and LTE networks. It enables an endpoint on a GSM or UMTS network to move its position within the network, while being continuously connected to the Internet via the same GGSN. In order to achieve this, the GTP protocol always transmits user-plane data from the SGSN to which the user's location belongs to the GGSN on which it is based.

The GPRS core network uses these three GTP protocols:
▫  GTP-U is used to provide one or more tunnels for each PDP context to transmit user data
▫  GTP-C is used for control purposes
▫  GTP is used to transfer billing data from each GGSN to the Charging Gateway Function (CGF)
Learn More
Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)
Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)
A Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) is a functional element in a 3G or 4G (such as LTE) network which provides real-time routing capabilities to ensure that messages are routed among the correct elements in a network. The DRA was introduced by the 3GPP to address the increased Diameter signaling traffic and growing complexity of 4G LTE networks.

Networks with complex architectures and multiple Diameter nodes require an advanced Diameter contextual routing engine. Choosing a DRA that' s capable of advanced contextual routing is essential to managing network complexity and capitalizing on all that 4G LTE has to offer.
Learn More
Mobile Signaling
Mobile Signaling
In Mobile Telecommunication, Signaling is the use of messages for controlling communications between the different elements within the Mobile Network. This may constitute an information exchange concerning the establishment and control of a telecommunication voice call, SMS, or data session.

Across all available Mobile Technologies different protocols are being used and require specific routing and security capabilities per domain which are listed below:
▫ 2G/3G network: SS7 Signaling MAP/CAP
▫ 4G/LTE network: Diameter Signaling
▫ 5G network: HTTP/2 Signaling
Learn More
Contact Us
Send us a message with the form below. We will contact you as soon as possible.
*
*
*
*
GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR ENGINEERS
GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR ENGINEERS
Test us and our team with no commitment.
Leave your contact details to set up a consultation session.
Book a free consultation
GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR ENGINEERS
GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR ENGINEERS
Test us and our team with no commitment.
Leave your contact details to set up a consultation session.
Book a free consultation