This chapter is intended to provide a sound introduction to the world of telecommunications signaling. It is particularly written for those readers who have little or no signaling knowledge. It provides a solid foundation to help you grasp signaling ideas, concepts, terminology, and methods. A strong foundation will provide the novice reader with a better understanding of the book's main topic: Signaling System No. 7. Today, Signaling System No. 7 is the most advanced and widely used signaling system for both cellular and fixed-line telecommunications networks.
This chapter covers the following topics:
What signaling is and why it is relevant
Overview of subscriber and network signaling
The history of signaling ...