TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: SS7 VS TCP/IP


Robert Bonomi (
Sun, 13 Aug 2006 05:49:56 -0000

In article <>,
<> wrote:

> Hi,

> I am very new to the Telecom world. I have a basic doubt. Why people
> are using the SS7 protocol instead of TCP/IP Stack.

"Because, that way, it will work."

That is a sufficiently obscure reference that some expansion is required --

The characteristics of the two systems are radically different --
especially with regard to latency, 'jitter', and congestion handling.

"non-real-time" (data) communications have different reqirements from
"strict real-time" (voice) communications.

Different solutions for different needs.

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