SS7 Tutorial


Overview of Signaling System No. 7

Common Channel Signaling System No. 7 (i.e., SS7 or C7) is a global standard for telecommunications defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).

The standard defines the procedures and protocol by which network elements in the public switched telephone network (PSTN) exchange information over a digital signaling network to effect wireless (cellular) and wireline call setup, routing, and control.

This tutorial provides an overview of Signaling System No. 7 (SS7) network architecture and protocols.


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