Howto:NL - Vodafone - Vodafone One Fixed SIP-Provider (2019)

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Summary

Tests for the Vodafone_One_Fixed SIP trunk product of the provider Vodafone were completed. Test results have been last updated on March 27th, 2019. Check the history of this article for the date of the first publication of the testreport.


NL-Vodafone-Vodafone_One_Fixed_SIP-Provider is a SIP trunk without registration and requires a dedicated connection from Vodafone.

Remarks

The provider doesn't offer the possibility to test the SIP-trunk regularly and automatically (e.g. before firmware releases). As a result, we do not know if it will still work or will work with different firmware than the one we tested with.

Tested Firmware: 12r2 Service Release 22 (12548)


List of Issues found in media-relay Configuration

HOLD RETRIEVE 
The provider does not support Hold/Retrieve of a call.
REVERSE MEDIA 
The provider does not support reverse media negotiation (a.k.a. late SDP)
SIP INFO 
The provider does not support conveying DTMF using the SIP-INFO method.
XFER CONS EXT 
The provider does not fully support external consultation call transfer scenarios.

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

Signalling protocol 
The provider supports only UDP as transport protocol. As a result, the SIP-communication is not encrypted(TLS). Moreover it 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. 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 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 
Currently we don't test the redundancy for SIP-trunks without registration.
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. This provider supports call redirection using the SIP 302 Redirect header. Rerouting can be enabled by setting the Reroute supported check-mark in the corresponding Trunk object configuration. Also, the Interworking check-mark must be set in the route used for calls from and to the SIP provider.
However, during our test other interop problems were discovered when the Interworking Flag is enabled. Therefore it is not recommended to use the call redirection via SIP 302 Redirect header.
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. However, all fax endpoints must be configured with exclusive codec "G711A".
Additionally transport of faxes to/from the PSTN using the T.38 protocol was tested successfully. However since the provider requires the MediaRelay and Exclusive-Coder setting, T.38 is not activated on the SIP-interface. The reason for this is the non-working fallback to AudioFax of the Fax-interface, in case that the SIP-interface is configured with above options. This limitation applies only to the Fax-interface. If you are not using it for fax calls, you can enable T.38 by using the "Expert Mode" at the SIP-profile.
Codecs 
supported to/from PSTN: G711A
supported onnet (VoIP to VoIP): G711A, G711U, G722 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 
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.
Dialing of Subscriber Numbers 
The provider does not support dialling numbers in subscriber number format. Make sure to configure the Dialing Location accordingly.
Call Transfer 
The provider does not handle externally transferred calls.


Configuration

Use profile NL-Vodafone-Vodafone_One_Fixed in Gateway/Interfaces/SIP to configure this SIP provider.

Please note the following configuration hints:

  • FAX requires exclusive G711A codec
  • Dialling of subscriber numbers not possible, 'Dialing Location' must be configured without 'Area Code'
  • This is a SIP account without registration. Depending on the provider a firewall rule is necessary.
A most recent v12r2 firmware or higher is required to use this SIP-profile. For hints regarding upgrade to v12r2, see Howto:Firmware Upgrade V12r1 V12r2

New profiles are added in the course of our V12R2 software Service Releases, see Support:DVL-Roadmap Firmware 12r2. 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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