CAMEL Training Fundamentals

Duration: 3-4 days

Introduction

Customized Application for the Mobile network Enhanced Logic, or CAMEL for short, is an important standard for intelligent mobile communications networks. Now under deployment worldwide, CAMEL enables mobile network operators to offer value-added services quickly and efficiently.

In this course, you will undertake a comprehensive study of this key technology. You will begin by understanding what intelligent networks are and how they evolved. You will learn the essential concepts and principles that underlie this technology. You will also study, in depth, all of the pertinent standards and specifications. You will learn ot only how CAMEL works but also why it works the way it does. Throughout the course, you will receive practical guidance on how to design and deploy CAMEL networks. We will conclude with a discussion of the future of this technology. Whether you are a wireless or network design engineer, “service network” planner, or software/device designer, this course will help you master the powerful features of today’s advanced intelligent networks that are made possible by CAMEL.

CAMEL Training Fundamentals

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After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe what intelligent networks are and how they evolved.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of CAMEL.
  • Understand the key components of CAMEL as they relate to intelligent networks and how they fit together.
  • Describe the various phases and feature of CAMEL.
  • Identify and implement the applications of CAMEL based networks.
  • Design service logic using the CAMEL functionality.

Introduction to GSM Networks

  • Signaling in GSM
  • GSM Mobility and Mobile Station
  • Identifiers in the GSM Network
  • International Mobile Subscriber Identity
  • Mobile Station Integrated Services Digital Network Number (MSISDN)
  • International Mobile Equipment Identifier
  • Mobile Station Roaming Number
  • Basic Services
  • Supplementary Services

Introduction to Intelligent Networks

  • History of Intelligent Networks
  • Principles of Intelligent Networks
  • Service Switching Function
  • Service Control Function
  • Basic Call State Model
  • Evolution of the CAMEL Standard
  • Third-generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
  • CAMEL Standards and Specifications
  • Principles of CAMEL
  • Location Update Procedure
  • CAMEL Application Part
  • Signaling for CAMEL
  • Message Transfer Part
  • Signaling Connection Control Part
  • Transaction Capabilities
  • Dynamic Load Sharing
  • Using Signaling Point Code for Addressing in HPLMN

CAMEL Phase 1

  • Architecture for CAMEL Phase 1
  • Functional Entities and Information Flows
  • Feature Description (MO, MT, MF calls)
  • Subscription Data (O-CSI and T-CSI)
  • Basic Call State Model
  • CAMEL Application Part
  • Service Examples
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Prepaid Route
  • Short Number Dialing with CLI

CAMEL Phase 2

  • Introduction
  • Architecture for CAMEL Phase 2
  • Functional Entities and Information Flows
  • Feature Description
  • Online Charging Control
  • Notifications
  • Call Control
  • Conditional Triggering
  • USSD
  • Subscription Data (O-CSI, T-CSI and USSD-CSI etc)
  • Basic Call State Model
  • CAMEL Phase 2 Relationship
  • Interaction with GSM Supplementary Services:
  • Call Forwarding
  • Explicit Call Transfer
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Hold
  • Completion of Calls to Busy Subscribers
  • Multiparty
  • Closed User Group
  • Call Barring
  • Basic Optimal Routing
  • Immediate Service Termination
  • Operator-determined Barring
  • High-speed Circuit-switched Data
  • Multiple Subscriber Profile, etc.

CAMEL Phase 3

  • General Third-generation Networks
  • UMTS Network Architecture
  • 2G Cell Planning vs 3G Cell Planning
  • CAMEL Phase 3 Features
  • Call Control
  • CAMEL Control of GPRS
  • CAMEL Control of MO-SMS
  • Mobility Management
  • Active Location Retrieval
  • Subscription Data Control
  • Enhancement to USSD
  • Pre-paging

CAMEL Phase 4

  • General Introduction
  • Call Control
  • GPRS Control
  • SMS Control
  • Mobility Management
  • Any-time Interrogation
  • Subscription Data Control
  • Mobile Number Portability
  • Control of IP Multimedia Calls

Charging and Accounting

  • Architecture
  • Call Detail Records (CDR’ s)
  • Transfer Account Procedure Files (TAP)
  • Inter-operator Accounting of CAMEL Calls
  • Correlation of Call Detail Records
  • Global Call Reference
  • Call Party Handling CDR’ s

A Look Ahead: 3GPP and Beyond

  • General Introduction
  • Enhancements to 3GPP Release-6
  • Enhancements to 3GPP Release-7

Wrap-up

  • Course Recap
  • Q/A
  • Evaluations

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