Telecommunications and Internet Protocol Harmonization Over Networks (TIPHON) Release 3; Release PICS; Interoperability test

The scope of the WI is to define interoperability test specifications for the following scenarios: - PC to PC - PC to Phone - Phone to PC - Phone to Phone  This document is a revision of TS 101 335 Version 2.1.1

Harmonizacija telekomunikacij in internetnega protokola prek omrežij (TIPHON), 3. izdaja - Izdaja PICS - Preskus medobratovalnosti

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST-TS TS 101 335 V4.1.1:2004
01-april-2004

Harmonizacija telekomunikacij in internetnega protokola prek omrežij (TIPHON), 3.

izdaja - Izdaja PICS - Preskus medobratovalnosti
Telecommunications and Internet Protocol Harmonization Over Networks (TIPHON)
Release 3; Release PICS; Interoperability test
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: TS 101 335 Version 4.1.1
ICS:
33.020 Telekomunikacije na splošno Telecommunications in
general
SIST-TS TS 101 335 V4.1.1:2004 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST-TS TS 101 335 V4.1.1:2004
ETSI TS 101 335 V4.1.1 (2001-10)
Technical Specification
Telecommunications and Internet Protocol
Harmonization Over Networks (TIPHON) Release 3;
Release PICS;
Interoperability test
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SIST-TS TS 101 335 V4.1.1:2004
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Reference
RTS/TIPHON-06015
Keywords
IP, protocol, testing, VoIP
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights................................................................................................................................4

Foreword.............................................................................................................................................................4

Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................4

1 Scope........................................................................................................................................................5

2 References................................................................................................................................................5

3 Abbreviations...........................................................................................................................................6

4 Test Strategy.............................................................................................................................................6

5 Overview..................................................................................................................................................6

6 Prerequisites.............................................................................................................................................7

6.1 IP related............................................................................................................................................................7

6.2 SCN related........................................................................................................................................................7

7 Parameter for each test .............................................................................................................................8

7.1 Audio Codec.......................................................................................................................................................8

7.2 Number of intermediate Gatekeepers.................................................................................................................8

8 Configurations..........................................................................................................................................8

8.1 Terminal to Terminal..........................................................................................................................................8

8.1.1 Successful call from a H.323 Terminal to another H.323 Terminal .............................................................9

8.1.2 Unsuccessful call from H.323 Terminal to another H.323 Terminal............................................................9

8.1.3 Fast Connect Fallback to H.245 tunnelling.................................................................................................10

8.2 Terminal to Telephone .....................................................................................................................................10

8.2.1 Successful call from a H.323 Terminal to a Telephone ..............................................................................11

8.2.2 Successful call from a Telephone to a H.323 Terminal ..............................................................................12

8.2.3 Unsuccessful Call from a Terminal to an "unknown SCN Number"..........................................................12

8.2.4 Unsuccessful call with voice after DISCONNECT ....................................................................................13

8.2.5 Unsuccessful call with voice before connect ..............................................................................................14

8.2.6 Unsuccessful Call from a Telephone to an "unknown IP Number"............................................................14

8.2.7 Fast Connect Fallback to H.245 tunnelling.................................................................................................15

8.3 Telephone to Telephone using IP Network ......................................................................................................15

8.3.1 Successful call from a Telephone to a Telephone using IP Network..........................................................16

8.3.2 Unsuccessful call from a Telephone to a Telephone using IP Network......................................................17

8.3.3 Fast Connect Fallback to H.245 tunnelling.................................................................................................17

8.4 Terminal to Terminal using SCN Network ......................................................................................................17

8.4.1 Successful call from a H.323 Terminal to a H.323 Terminal using SCN Network ....................................18

8.4.2 Unsuccessful call from a H.323 Terminal to a H.323 Terminal using SCN Network ................................18

Annex A (informative): Bibliography ..............................................................................................................20

History ..............................................................................................................................................................21

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Intellectual Property Rights

IPRs essential or potentially essential to the present document may have been declared to ETSI. The information

pertaining to these essential IPRs, if any, is publicly available for ETSI members and non-members, and can be found

in ETSI SR 000 314: "Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs); Essential, or potentially Essential, IPRs notified to ETSI in

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Pursuant to the ETSI IPR Policy, no investigation, including IPR searches, has been carried out by ETSI. No guarantee

can be given as to the existence of other IPRs not referenced in ETSI SR 000 314 (or the updates on the ETSI Web

server) which are, or may be, or may become, essential to the present document.
Foreword

This Technical Specification (TS) has been produced by ETSI Project Telecommunications and Internet Protocol

Harmonization Over Networks (TIPHON).
Introduction

The present document describes interoperability and compatibility tests for ITU-T Recommendation H.323 [5] entities

concerning the different TIPHON scenarios. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive testing of all facets of

ITU-T Recommendation H.323 [5] and SCN operation. Specific configurations were chosen to provide coverage of the

more common commercial deployments.

The test cases specified in this test plan must be performed on many different platforms. Therefore, specific details on

how to perform each test are not included, only instructions on what information must be exchanged are included.

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1 Scope

The present document defines the interoperability test specifications for the following scenarios:

• PC to PC;
• PC to Phone;
• Phone to PC;
• Phone to Phone using IP;
• PC to PC using the SCN.
2 References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present

document.

• References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific.
• For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
• For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies.

[1] ETSI TS 101 319: "Telecommunications and Internet Protocol Harmonization Over Networks

(TIPHON); Signalling for basic calls from a H.323 terminal to a terminal in a Switched-Circuit

Network (SCN)".

[2] ETSI TS 101 804 (all parts): "Telecommunications and Internet protocol Harmonization Over

Networks (TIPHON) Release 3; Release PICS".

[3] ETSI TS 101 329-5: "Telecommunications and Internet protocol Harmonization Over Networks

(TIPHON) Release 3; Technology Compliance Specification; Part 5: Quality Of Service (QoS)

measurement methodologies".

[4] ETSI TS 101 890 (all parts): "Telecommunications and Internet protocol Harmonization Over

Networks (TIPHON) Release 3; Release PICS".

[5] ITU-T Recommendation H.323 (1999): "Packet-based multimedia communications systems" (See

note).

[6] ITU-T Recommendation H.225.0 (1999): "Call signalling protocols and media stream

packetization for packet-based multimedia communication systems".

[7] ITU-T Recommendation E.164: "The international public telecommunication numbering plan".

[8] ITU-T Recommendation G.711: "Pulse code modulation (PCM) of voice frequencies".

[9] ITU-T Recommendation G.723.1 (1996): "Dual rate speech coder for multimedia communications

transmitting at 5,3 and 6,3 kit/sec".

[10] ITU-T Recommendation G.729: "Coding of speech at 8 kbit/s using conjugate structure algebraic-

code-excited linear-prediction (CS-ACELP)".

[11] ITU-T Recommendation H.245 (1999): "Control protocol for multimedia communication" (See

note).

NOTE: The Interoperability Testing can be performed for any version of H.323, but this specification is

applicable for the versions defined in clause 6.1 of the present document.
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3 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
A Audio
ACF Admissions Confirm
ARJ Admissions Reject
ARQ Admissions Request
D Data
DRQ Disengage Request
GSM Global System for Mobile communications
IE Information Element
IP Internet Protocol
ISDN Intergrated Service Digital Networks
LCF Location Confirm
LRJ Location ReJect
LRQ Location Request
(P)NNI (Private) Network to Network Interface
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
QoS Quality of Service
SCN Switched Circuit Networks
UNI User-Network Interface
4 Test Strategy

The purpose of interoperability testing is to test compatibility with other products, which use the same TIPHON

specifications.

Interoperability testing should be performed after a vendor has completed product and system testing with its own test

procedures and/or using the TIPHON Conformance Test standards as defined in TS 101 804 (all parts) [2] and

TS 101 890 (all parts) [4].

When performing interoperability testing for Signalling, the vendor's test procedures should include those contained in

the present document.

Speech Quality Testing is considered to be a separate activity and is not a part of interoperability testing. TIPHON

Speech Quality Testing procedures are defined in TS 101 329-5 [3].
5 Overview

For set up of equipment, the present document uses a number of basic configurations. These are used to run a certain

number of tests.
The basic configurations are:
1) Terminal to Terminal;
2) Telephone to Terminal;
3) Telephone to Telephone using IP as a transit Network;
4) Terminal to Terminal using SCN as a transit Network.

Using these test configurations a number of different tests are performed. For example a call first from the Telephone to

the Terminal and then the other way around or using different codex.
These tests can include a variety of special features like FastConnect, or QoS.

The number of Gatekeepers involved in these configurations depends on the actual executed test.

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All the call flows shown in the tables are an example flows that should be followed if possible. In some cases not all the

described messages occur.
6 Prerequisites
6.1 IP related
The following prerequisites are taken from TIPHON specifications:

• ITU-T Recommendation H.323 [5] (version 3, 1999) and TS 101 319 [1] shall be used;

• ITU-T Recommendation H.225.0 [6] (version 3, 1999) Fast Connect shall be used for all calls;

• ITU-T Recommendation H.245 [11] (version 6, 1999) Tunnelling shall be used whenever H.245 messages are

exchanged;
• Gatekeeper Routed Signalling is mandatory;

• H.323 Terminals shall register to the Gatekeeper using an ITU-T Recommendation E.164 [7] alias only;

• Gateways shall register to the Gatekeeper using Prefixes only;

• Endpoints shall support the keep Alive procedure as specified in clauses 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 of

ITU-T Recommendation H.323 [5];

• When Fast Connect procedure is used, the SETUP Message shall include the fastStart Parameter, and the fast

parameter shall be returned in exactly one message up to and including the CONNECT Message.

6.2 SCN related

To identify the different types of SCN interfaces the following shall be considered:

• If the SCN interface is an UNI interface, the gateway can play either the "role" of the user or of the network side.

• If the SCN interface is an (P)NNI interface, the gateway (or two gateways connected by the IP) can offer two

types of services in principle:
- transparent transfer of SCN Signalling across IP connections;
- signalling interworking between SCN and IP "transit nodes".

• (P)NNIs are located between Originating, Transit and Terminating Network nodes.

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7 Parameter for each test
There are some extra parameters that can be selected for each test:
7.1 Audio Codec

As TIPHON is not only focussing on the call establishment but also on the Media stream, the audio Codec should be an

extra parameter that should vary from test to test:
Here is a list of all Codec that are defined in ETSI TIPHON:
• ITU-T Recommendation G.711 [8];
• ITU-T Recommendation G.723.1 [9];
• ITU-T Recommendation G.729 [10];
• GSM Full Rate;
• GSM Half Rate.
Which Codec is selected should be specified prior to the test.
7.2 Number of intermediate Gatekeepers

All tests can be executed with one or more Gatekeepers. The Number of Gatekeepers is just another parameter for these

tests.

The description has to be extended accordingly, if more than 2 Gatekeepers are involved.

If only one Gatekeeper is participating in a scenario, simply mark the not relevant lines of the table with n.a. in the

succeeded column and simply ignore them.
8 Configurations
8.1 Terminal to Terminal
(RTP/RTCP)
B1
A1
Gatekeeper B
Gatekeeper A
NOTE: Gatekeeper B is only present in specific test cases.
Figure 1: Terminal to Terminal
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All tests can be executed with one or more Gatekeepers. The Number of Gatekeepers is just another parameter for these

tests.
Table 1: Terminal to Terminal
Direction Description Test Flow Extra feature Comment
A1 →→→→ B1 Successful call 8.1.1 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 0
Successful call 8.1.1 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 0
B1 →→→→ A1
A1 →→→→ B1 Successful call 8.1.3 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 0
fallback
B1 →→ A1 Successful call 8.1.3 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 0
fallback
Basic unsuccessful call 8.1.2 TIPHON Scenario 0
A1 →→→→ D
Basic unsuccessful call
B1 →→→→ D 8.1.2 TIPHON Scenario 0
8.1.1 Successful call from a H.323 Terminal to another H.323 Terminal

This test verifies the TIPHON Scenario-0 service where the Originating Terminal and the Terminating Terminal are

registered with the same Gatekeeper or where the two Gatekeepers have a trusted relationship.

Table 2: Successful call from a H.323 Terminal to another H.323 Terminal
No. Action Succeeded

1 Both Terminal A1 and the Terminal B1 shall register with their respective Gatekeeper(s).

2 Terminal A1 initiates a call using an E.164 address.
3 Terminal A1 sends ARQ to Gatekeeper A.
4 Gatekeeper A issues LRQ (uni/multicast) to Gatekeeper B (see note).
5 Gatekeeper B returns LCF(see note).
6 Gatekeeper A returns ACF.
7 Terminal A1 sends SETUP its Gatekeeper (including fast connect options).
8 Gatekeeper A forwards SETUP to Gatekeeper B(see note).
9 Gatekeeper B forwards SETUP to Terminal B1.
10 Terminating Terminal B1 performs ARQ/ACF sequence.
11 Terminal B1 sends an ALERT Message back.

12 The User at Terminal A1 should be informed that the other Terminal is alerting.

13 After Terminal B1 has accepted the call, the CONNECT message should travel back to the

originating Terminal A1.
14 Media is exchanged and Media connection is evaluated.
15 Terminal A1 terminates the call and
sends a RELEASE_COMPLETE and a DRQ to its Gatekeeper.
16 The Gatekeeper(s) forward(s) the RELEASE_COMPLETE to the Terminal B1.

17 The User at Terminal B1 should be informed that the remote peer terminated the call.

18 The Terminal B1 should send the DRQ to its Gatekeeper.
NOTE: Only present if this test is run with two Gatekeepers.
8.1.2 Unsuccessful call from H.323 Terminal to another H.323 Terminal

This test verifies the TIPHON Scenario-0 service where the Originating Terminal and the Terminating Terminal should

be registered with the same Gatekeeper or where the two Gatekeepers have a trusted relationship, but the connection

fails as the Terminating Terminal is not registered.
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Table 3: Unsuccessful call from H.323 Terminal to another H.323 Terminal
No. Action Succeeded

1 Both Terminal A1 and the Terminal B1 should register with their respective Gatekeeper(s).

2 Terminal A1 initiates a call using a E.164 address.
3 Terminal A1 sends ARQ to Gatekeeper A.
4 Gatekeeper A issues LRQ (uni/multicast) to Gatekeeper B (see note).
5 Gatekeeper B returns LRJ (see note).
6 Gatekeeper A returns ARJ.
7 The user should be informed that the call failed indicating the cause.
NOTE: Only present if this test is run with two Gatekeepers.

If there are three Gatekeepers involved, the procedure should be extended accordingly.

8.1.3 Fast Connect Fallback to H.245 tunnelling
This test verifies the support of fallback for the Fast Connect Procedure.

The calling party shall include the fast Connect parameter in the setup message and set the H245 Tunnelling to TRUE.

The called party shall not include the fastStart IE in any message but set the H245Tunneling to TRUE. As a result, the

call has to be established using an H.225.0 tunnel for the H.245 connection.
The high-level call flow is described in clause 8.1.1.
8.2 Terminal to Telephone
SCN
(RTP/RTCP)
Gateway B1
Telephone
Terminal A1 IP
Gatekeeper A
Gatekeeper B
NOTE: Gatekeeper B is only present in specific test cases.
Figure 2: Terminal-to-Telephone

All tests can be executed with one or more Gatekeepers. The number of Gatekeepers is just another parameter for these

tests.
Table 4: Terminal to Telephone
Direction Description Test Flow Extra feature Comment
Successful call 8.2.1 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 1
A1 →→→→ Tel
Successful call 8.2.2 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 2
Tel →→→→ A1
A1 →→→→ Tel Successful call 8.2.7 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 1
fallback
Tel →→→→ A1 Successful call 8.2.7 Fast connect TIPHON Scenario 2
fallback
A1 →→ D Basic unsuccessful call 8.2.3 TIPHON Scenario
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