Howto:DE - Magdeburg City Com - Voice Connect SIP-Provider (2017)

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Summary

PRELIMINARY REPORT -- Tests for this product are still ongoing (last updated August 1st, 2017) and may (and probably will) change.


List of Issues found in media-relay Configuration

REDIR 302 
The provider does not support external call redirection using the SIP 302 Redirect response
SIP INFO 
The provider does not support conveying DTMF using the SIP-INFO method.

Here is the list of test-cases that have been performed for this provider: 180_RINGING, BASIC_CALL, CLIR, CLNS, CLNS_ONNET, CONN_NR_DIFF, CONN_NR, CONN_NR_INCOMING, DTMF, EARLY_MEDIA_INBOUND, FAX_AUDIO, FAX_T38ANDAUDIO, FAX_T38, FAX_T38_ONNET, G711A, G711A_ONNET, G711U, G711U_ONNET, G722, G722_ONNET, G729, G729_ONNET, HOLD_RETRIEVE, IP_FRAGMENTATION, LARGE_SIP_MESSAGES, MOBILITY, OPUS_NB, OPUS_WB, RALERT_DISC, REDIR_302, REDIR_DIVHDR, REDIR_HISTHDR, REVERSE_MEDIA, SIP_INFO, SRTP_INCOMING, SRTP_INTERNAL, SRTP_OUTGOING, SUBSCRIBER_NR, XFER_BLIND, XFER_CONS_ALERT, XFER_CONS_EXT, XFER_CONS


Test Results

This SIP provider requires a media-relay configuration. That is, all media traffic between the SIP provider and all endpoints must flow through the SBC. For this reason, a configuration without media-relay has not been tested and hence no test results for this configuration are listed.

Configuration with media-relay

Registration 
The provider supports only UDP as transport protocol. As a result, the SIP-communication is not encrypted. Moreover it requires all involved network elements to support IP-fragmentation.
NAT Traversal 
The provider cannot handle calls to clients behind NAT. Clients are required to use NAT-traversal methods like STUN. Drawback of this solution is that STUN doesn't work for all NAT routers (i.e. routers doing symmetric NAT). Because of this limitation, it depends on the customer network equipment whether the SIP-trunk is usable or not. However MediaRelay is required, since the provider does not support a change of the remote RTP-endpoint during a call.
DTMF (RFC2833) 
The provider can convey DTMF digits using the RTP payload method as per RFC2833.
Session Timer 
The tests regarding the SIP-session timer were not successful. This will result in unwanted call termination on calls exceeding a certain time (default 30 minutes). Because of this, further tests were aborted.
Redundancy 
Registration of two SIP-interfaces on the same SIP-account is supported by the provider. However, the provider has no failover mechanism if one device is down. As a result, you can use both SIP-interfaces for load-balancing purposes. If one device is down, for 2 minutes incoming and outgoing calls might be rejected/fail.
Correct signalling of Ringing-state 
OK
CLIR 
OK
Clip No Screening (CLNS) 
Straight clip no screening (i.e. sending a foreign number as calling line id) works fine. As this works anyway, it does not matter, if the provider supports the interpretation of History-Info: or Diversion: SIP headers for providing the correct calling line id for diverted calls.
COLP 
Outbound and inbound calls to/from the PSTN show the correct connected number.
For outbound calls to the PSTN, an update of the connected number is not signalled to the caller.
Early-Media 
The provider supports early-media for outbound calls (hence inbound early media) to the PSTN.
Fax 
Transport of faxes to/from the PSTN via G.711 codec was tested successfully.
Additionally transport of faxes to/from the PSTN using the T.38 protocol was tested successfully. This is important for the innovaphone Fax-server. Even if the provider supports T.38, it is not guaranteed that all Fax-calls use T.38. However each call using T.38 will save you 2 DSP-licenses on the gateway hosting the Fax-interface.
Codecs 
supported to/from PSTN: G711A and G711U
supported onnet (VoIP to VoIP): G711A and G711U
IP-Fragmentation 
OK
Large SIP messages 
OK
Reverse Media Negotiation 
OK
Mobility Calls 
Transmitting DTMF-tones as SIP-INFO messages is not supported, however mobility calls are still possible as in the media-relay configuration, the SBC will convey DTMF signalling to the PBX.
SRTP 
The provider does not support audio encryption using SRTP.
Provider supports dialling subscriber numbers 
OK
Call Transfer 
OK


Configuration

Use profile DE-MDCC-SIP_Trunk in Gateway/Interfaces/SIP to configure this SIP provider.

  • Profiles are added in the course of our V12R2 software Service Releases, see Support:DVL-Roadmap Firmware 12r2. Note: You can search in the article page using the key words "SIP-Provider Profile"

Disclaimer

These tests look at a number of interoperability scenarios between innovaphone SIP devices and a given SIP trunk product. As we are enhancing our testing procedures, nature and number of these tests will vary.

All test results document the fact how the tested combination performs in the tested scenario. It explicitly does not comment on the question what the reason is for the behaviour nor if and how it could be changed. It thus does not imply that either the SIP trunk provider or the innovaphone device fails in any way. It merely says that the combination does not perform as defined by the test.

If not mentioned otherwise, all tests are repeated on a weekly basis (a.k.a. nightly tests) using the then-current innovaphone firmware. If a tested combination keeps performing differently from the state documented here during nightly tests, we reserve the right to update this article accordingly.

Some tests do not have consistent results. This may occur for various reasons. If so, we document the tests result as being unstable.

Some of the tested SIP trunk products are not available for nightly tests. In this case, the fact will be noted in the Summary section.

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