[asterisk-ss7] ss7 for CLEC

Kurt Greener plainkurt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 11:23:16 CDT 2009

Thanks for the info. My idea was to have two ss7 instances of asterisk as
trunking systems to the Verizon tandem. Then use other asterisk systems
connected to the asterisk trunking systems via IAX for SIP based handsets,
and other VOIP traffic, authentication and such. Reasonable idea?

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Matthew Fredrickson <creslin at digium.com>wrote:

> Kurt Greener wrote:
> > Is the Asterisk ss7 product stable enough for a small CLEC to use in
> > production? Would you, and do you use it for your central softswitch?
> As far as stability goes, I know of at least one person using it on this
> list that had an uptime of greater than 6 months last time I checked
> (and it's probably been 3 or 4 months since I've checked it) handling
> ~110,000 calls setups per day.
> This was doing SS7<->IAX bridging for voicemail termination, so from a
> stability perspective, that was a stable application.
> I think a lot of instability that people can run into with Asterisk is
> caused by use of non-call-switching related features (queues, agents,
> funny applications, etc).  As long as you stick to using it as a call
> switching platform, I have rarely seen huge, unnoticed, stability
> related regressions in that area, and those that do occur are found very
> quickly since the dial plan is probably one of the most tested parts of
> Asterisk :-)
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> Matthew Fredrickson
> Digium, Inc.
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