GSMA Carrier ENUM/PathFinder                                                    Seminar                                   ...
Dan Warren                                                                                           Director Technology  ...
Today’s Objectives               Provide an overview of Carrier ENUM and industry benefits               Describe operator...
Agenda               Welcome and Introduction               –   Dan Warren, Director Technology, GSMA               Evolut...
Evolution of the GSMA Carrier ENUM Service                                                                                ...
Strategic Challenges – Routing of IP Services               MNOs                                                       ISP...
What is ENUM anyway?          Telephone Numbers remain the most universal personal identifier for          communications:...
How does it work?               Standard query interface               Translate phone numbers into routable addresses    ...
Why is the GSMA involved?               A global solution requires a collaborative approach               ENUM is DNS-base...
A brief history of GSMA ENUM               Technical Recommendations               –   GSMA members Selected Carrier ENUM ...
Introducing Carrier ENUM/PathFinder         Carrier ENUM           –     Allows the end destination associated with a phon...
Use Cases: Service Provider and/or Carrier Queries                Originator performs      ENUM                query      ...
The Pilot Programme               Pilot Programme successfully carried out in 2008 including:               –   Training f...
Status               GSMA Pathfinder service is now commercially available               –   We can start to build the Car...
GSMA Carrier ENUM - PathFinder Seminar Dan Warren GSMA
GSMA Carrier ENUM - PathFinder Seminar Dan Warren GSMA
GSMA Carrier ENUM - PathFinder Seminar Dan Warren GSMA
GSMA Carrier ENUM - PathFinder Seminar Dan Warren GSMA
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GSMA Carrier ENUM - PathFinder Seminar Dan Warren GSMA

  1. 1. GSMA Carrier ENUM/PathFinder Seminar GSMA Mobile World Congress 18th February 2009, BarcelonaRestricted - Confidential Information© GSMA 2009All GSMA meetings are conducted in full compliance with the GSMA’s anti-trust compliance policy
  2. 2. Dan Warren Director Technology GSM AssociationRestricted - Confidential Information© GSMA 2009All GSMA meetings are conducted in full compliance with the GSMA’s anti-trust compliance policy
  3. 3. Today’s Objectives Provide an overview of Carrier ENUM and industry benefits Describe operator service applications for Carrier ENUM Examine the impact of Carrier ENUM on IP Interconnect Understand how carrier ENUM helps global IP routing Describe GSMA PathFinder and how it facilitates Carrier ENUM Outline the PathFinder Partner Programme Provide answers to any questions you may haveConfidential 4
  4. 4. Agenda Welcome and Introduction – Dan Warren, Director Technology, GSMA Evolution of the GSMA Carrier ENUM Service – Dan Warren, Director Technology, GSMA Global Routing and the Role of Carrier ENUM – John Baldwin, Senior System Manager, Ericsson PathFinder Service Overview and Industry Value Proposition – Steve Granek, VP Business Development IP Services, NeuStar Inc Telekom Austria Case Study - Applications of Carrier ENUM to Voice Services – Wolfgang Brandstätter, Senior R&D Director, Telekom Austria – Martin Katzenbeisser, Senior Systems Architect , Telekom Austria Impact of Carrier ENUM on International Traffic Delivery – Mikael Schachne, Head of Data Products, Belgacom ICS Panel Session – All Presenters, moderated by Dan Warren, GSMA Close – Dan Warren, Director technology, GSMAConfidential 5
  5. 5. Evolution of the GSMA Carrier ENUM Service Dan Warren Director Technology, GSM AssociationRestricted - Confidential Information© GSMA 2009All GSMA meetings are conducted in full compliance with the GSMA’s anti-trust compliance policy
  6. 6. Strategic Challenges – Routing of IP Services MNOs ISPs IPX SPs ASPs FNOs Reach: A universal addressing scheme for IP services Simplicity: A single identifier for multiple services Interoperability: Accessible to and compatible with any service Portability: Able to support national number portability A global private ENUM system is the strategic solutionConfidential 7
  7. 7. What is ENUM anyway? Telephone Numbers remain the most universal personal identifier for communications: – They are globally unique – They can be associated with an individual – They can be used for multiple services (e.g. voice, SMS, MMS, video etc.) – More than 4.5 Billion people already have one The Electronic Number Mapping System (ENUM): – Developed by IETF – A simple method of harnessing the power of the telephone number… – … to address any number of services for the same individual – Based on the same DNS technology that enables the Web HEALTH WARNING: We are talking about private or carrier ENUM We are not, repeat not, talking about public ENUMConfidential 8
  8. 8. How does it work? Standard query interface Translate phone numbers into routable addresses Dial: +44 7700 900 123 Query: 3.2.1.0.0.9.0.0.7.7.4.4.e164enum.net Result: destination gateway address ENUM Data 1. Query 3.2.1.0.0.9.0.0.7.7.4.4.e164enum.net 2. Result id@gateway.serviceprovider.net Originator Destination 3. Route IP TrafficConfidential 9
  9. 9. Why is the GSMA involved? A global solution requires a collaborative approach ENUM is DNS-based, a hierarchical tree, a tree needs a “root” GSMA provides the Root DNS service for global roaming (GRX)… …and was ideally placed to provide the same service for ENUM ENUM addressing for IP-services is already being used for some services, and will be used for many more: – MMS already uses ENUM in Country Code 1 (Americas) – Evolution of SMS and integration of IM-like services – IMS based services (particularly packet voice evolution) – Both fixed and mobile Hence, GSMA operators took the decision to work on ENUM as an enabling technology for IP Interconnect within the IPX modelConfidential 10
  10. 10. A brief history of GSMA ENUM Technical Recommendations – GSMA members Selected Carrier ENUM in 2005 • Carrier ENUM places the operator in control of queries – the service is not visible to the end user – Implementation guidelines produced in 2006 – GSMA PRD IR.67, publicly available Testing – SIP Trials tested ENUM on IMS services – Connectivity tested via GRX internationally in 2005 Commercial Recommendations – GSMA IWG developed business model – Documented ENUM White Paper 2007 Implementation – Approved project to implement Carrier ENUM infrastructure in 2007 – GSMA selected NeuStar Inc. as the provider of the Managed Service in 2008 – Carrier ENUM Pilot Programme commenced in April 2008 – Pilot successfully completed and service now Commercially Available. – Launched vendor partner programme (Acme Packet, Telarix, certified)Confidential 11
  11. 11. Introducing Carrier ENUM/PathFinder Carrier ENUM – Allows the end destination associated with a phone number to be “looked up” – Common mechanism for Voice, SMS, MMS, etc – Private, trusted system for communications companies Tier 0 – Multi-lateral easy to adopt approach – Operators provision their data PathFinder – Implements the Root database Tier 1 Tier 1 Tier 1 • Links data on a global interoperable basis – Solves the “getting started” issue • May be used as a national database (Tier 1) Tier 2 Tier 2 Tier 2 Tier 2 • May be used as an operator database (Tier 2) Tier 2 Tier 2 Tier 2 Tier 2 • Allows operators to move at varying pace – Operated under a policy designed to assure data ENUM Cloud authority and security E164enum.net PathFinder addresses the issues of forming a trusted communityConfidential 12
  12. 12. Use Cases: Service Provider and/or Carrier Queries Originator performs ENUM query IPX Network A Network B Carrier NNI NNI ENUM Carrier performs query IPX Network A Network B Carrier NNI NNI Carrier ENUM enables all parties in the value chainConfidential 13
  13. 13. The Pilot Programme Pilot Programme successfully carried out in 2008 including: – Training from NeuStar on the Carrier ENUM platform – Establishing connectivity – Provisioning data into the system – Querying data provided by other operators – Exchanging live traffic exchange between operators for Voice and MMS PathFinder verifiedConfidential 14
  14. 14. Status GSMA Pathfinder service is now commercially available – We can start to build the Carrier ENUM community Facility offered as a Managed Service – Carrier Grade SLA – Capacity, performance and maintenance managed by GSMA/NeuStar PathFinder Provides the Carrier ENUM Root – Offered free to industry Tier 1 and Tier 2 functionality offered to help “get started” – Designed to be easy to adopt – Offered on a pay as you go basis - Per-query metering – No capital investment and setup fees – Benefits exceed expensesConfidential 15
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