Howto:DE - Purtel - SIP Trunk SIP-Provider (2020)

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Summary

Tests for the SIP_Trunk SIP trunk product of the provider Purtel were completed. Test results have been last updated on April 9th, 2020. Check the history of this article for the date of the first publication of the testreport.


List of Issues found in media-relay Configuration

EARLY MEDIA INBOUND 
The provider does not support early-media (i.e. establish RTP-stream before 200 OK/connect) for calls to the PSTN.
FAX T38 ONNET 
The provider does not support T.38 fax for onnet calls.
FAX T38 
The provider does not fully support T.38 fax
FAX T38ANDAUDIO 
The provider does not support fallback to audio-fax if T.38 fails.
REDIR 302 
The provider does not support external call redirection using the SIP 302 Redirect response
REVERSE MEDIA 
The provider does not support reverse media negotiation (a.k.a. late SDP)
SDP ICE 
The provider does not support receiving ICE candidates in the SDP-part of a SIP message.
SDP VIDEO 
The provider does not support receiving video media capabilities in the SDP-part of a SIP message.

Here is the list of test-cases that have been performed for this provider: 180_RINGING, BASIC_CALL, CLIR, CLNS_ONNET, CLNS, CONN_NR_DIFF, CONN_NR_INCOMING, CONN_NR, DTMF, EARLY_MEDIA_INBOUND, FAX_AUDIO, FAX_T38_ONNET, FAX_T38, FAX_T38ANDAUDIO, G711A_ONNET, G711A, G711U_ONNET, G711U, G722_ONNET, G722, G729_ONNET, G729, HOLD_RETRIEVE, IP_FRAGMENTATION, LARGE_SIP_MESSAGES, MOBILITY, OPUS_NB, OPUS_WB, RALERT_DISC, REDIR_302, REDIR_DIVHDR, REDIR_HISTHDR, REVERSE_MEDIA, SDP_ICE, SDP_RTCP_MUX, SDP_VIDEO, 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 UDP and TCP as transport protocol. The tests were completed using TCP, since UDP is an unreliable protocol and requires all involved network elements to support IP-fragmentation.
NAT Traversal 
The provider detects clients behind NAT and can handle calls to them without requiring the clients to use NAT-traversal methods like STUN.
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 successful. This means that either no session expiry is used or that it is used and works. It does not imply that session expiry actually is used.
Redundancy 
Registration of two SIP-interfaces on the same SIP-account is supported by the provider. The provider has a 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 a certain duration (i.e default SIP-registration interval) incoming and outgoing calls might be rejected/fail.|timeout=2 minutes}}
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 does not support early (that is, before connect) media for outbound calls to the PSTN (hence no inbound early media). This may be an issue in cases where such media is played to the caller (e.g. when calling an unavailable mobile phone).
Fax 
Transport of faxes to/from the PSTN via G.711 codec was tested successfully. However, all fax endpoints must be configured with exclusive codec "G711A".
Transport of faxes using T.38 failed to PSTN and onnet destinations. Moreover fallback to audio-fax failed also.
As a result, T.38 is disabled on the SIP-interface and the use of audio-fax is necessary.
Codecs 
supported to/from PSTN: G711A, G711U and G729
supported onnet (VoIP to VoIP): G711A, G711U and G729
IP-Fragmentation 
OK
Large SIP messages 
OK
Reverse Media Negotiation 
Reverse-media negotiation is not supported. Therefore, a media-relay with exclusive coder configuration will be activated on the SIP-interface.
Mobility Calls 
OK
SRTP 
The provider does not support audio encryption using SRTP.
Dialing of Subscriber Numbers 
OK
Call Transfer 
OK


Configuration

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

Please note the following configuration hints:

  • FAX requires exclusive G711A codec
A most recent v13r2 firmware is required to use this SIP-profile. For hints regarding upgrade to v13r2, see Howto:Firmware Upgrade V13r1 V13r2

New profiles are added in the course of our V13R2 software Service Releases, see Reference13r2:Release Notes Firmware. Here is an up to date list of tested SIP providers.

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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