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									Network Convergence Gateway (NCG)
For Wireline Operators

Network Convergence Gateway for Wireline Operators

CounterPath Network Convergence Gateway (NCG)
VoIP and Fixed Mobile Communication (FMC) applications for Wireline Service Operators

CounterPath delivers a broad range of end-to-end MobileVoIP applications and single identity
phone number services over mobile, cable, DSL and Wi-Fi networks. When service providers and
network operators deploy our NCG and VoIP applications to consumer and business users, they
improve cost, coverage, capacity and continuity of services across networks – while simultaneously
growing service revenue and promoting customer loyalty and retention.

Network Convergence Gateway (NCG)
The NCG is a carrier-based, core network, fixed mobile                           NCG Wireline Applications:
convergence (FMC) server that bridges broadband and mobile                       Wireline Messaging - SMS, Instant
networks– in both pre-IMS and IMS environments. The NCG is the                   Messaging and Presence
core enabling technology behind CounterPath’s suite of MobileVoIP
                                                                                 Provides VoIP users with the ability to send and receive text
applications. The NCG converges the personalization and mobility
                                                                                 messages to and from the mobile network. It also enables an IM
of mobile phone services with the flexibility, innovation and
                                                                                 service and presence capability, forging a community of users.
outstanding cost economics of the rapidly growing VoIP sector.

The NCG enables service providers to extend single-number
                                                                                 Wireline Call Continuity (WCC)
mobile voice, text, multimedia messaging and video services                      Enables users to move calls from their desktop or mobile
to residential, corporate and hotspot locations with broadband                   VoIP phone to another device, including their standard mobile
access. This is achieved via SIP on a service provider’s existing                phone or smartphone. This eliminates the inconvenience
network—while preparing them for the IMS (IP Multimedia                          with switching phones when in a conference call or asking
Subsystem) platform of the future.                                               someone in a direct conversation if you can ‘call them back
                                                                                 from the car’ or if you can ‘switch to your office phone.’
The NCG bridges SIP and SS7 Cellular Networks, acting as
a SIP registrar/proxy/server to broadband networks and either                    Wireline Mobility
a SIP Registrar, Presence Agent, B2BUA, and Proxy; a Serving                     CounterPath’s Wireline Mobility application enables messaging
Mobile Switching Center (S-MSC) / Visitor Location Register (VLR);               over any mobile phone and any mobile network. It also allows for
a Gateway Mobile Switching Center (G-MSC); a Service Control                     extended wireline voice and messaging services to smartphones
Point (SCP); or a Short Message Service Center (SMSC).                           and feature phones.

                                                             Text & Multimedia
                                            Voice                                           Video

                                        Network Convergence Gateway (NCG)

                                                        Single Identity
                                                      Seamless Services

                  Mobile Access                                                                       Broadband Access

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Wireline Messaging – SMS, Instant Messaging and Presence
Enables users to communicate with Short Message Service (SMS) and Instant Messaging (IM)
using the same identity they use for voice calls today.

The Power of Messaging
CounterPath’s Wireline Messaging is enabled by the
messaging engine embedded in the NCG for Wireline
Operators. VoIP operators and their subscribers can now
trade SMS messages with all mobile networks as a peer.
The NCG allows SMS capabilities for VoIP users for both
inbound and outbound messages, and stores and forwards
messages for offline VoIP users. For the first time, Wireline
Operators are able to offer competitive SMS services without
any formal relationship to the Mobile Operator. Even more,
wireline providers are able to leverage devices other than
mobile phones for SMS delivery including CounterPath’s Bria
softphone for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X.

Beyond SMS messages, the NCG enables Instant Message
(IM) and presence capability so that Wireline Operators may
design and deploy their own customized bundles with their
traditional wireline voice services. As with the SMS service, the
IM services include a store and forward function that enables
offline messages to be delivered when a user becomes
available. In addition, the NCG also includes an XCAP server
that manages buddy lists and policy for subscriptions to
presence or other types of events published via SIP.

                                                                    Benefits for Wireline Operators
                                                                    •	 No need to replace mobile networks’ SMS infrastructure
                                                                      - CounterPath’s solution allows wireline subscribers to
                                                                        communicate via SMS with the subscribers of any mobile
                                                                        phone operator; no direct relationship required.

                                                                    •	 Maintain wireline relevance
                                                                      - In an era of shrinking wireline subscription, wireline mobility
                                                                        service is the answer to maintaining service relevance.

                                                                    Benefits for Enterprises
                                                                    •	 Wireline SMS for businesses
                                                                      - Businesses can now use text messaging with their
                                                                        main telephone number, making them more accessible
                                                                        to customer – especially those in younger demographics
                                                                        – who prefer texting over emailing or calling.

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Wireline Call Continuity (WCC)
Enables users to move calls between VoIP clients on their computers, VoIP clients on their
smartphones, and POTS or standard Wireless phones.

Wireline Call Continuity (WCC)
Wireline Call Continuity (WCC) enables a Wireline Operator
to offer call handover services for their subscribers. With this
                                                                   Customer Use Case
service, users are able to move calls from their VoIP service
to other endpoints—including mobile devices. For example           Jane is a real estate agent. She has had a busy day
if a user starts a call on their work PC via Bria for Windows,     in the office and is getting ready to leave when she
they can move that call to another device, like their mobile       receives a call from an important client on her Bria
phone, without dropping the call.                                  desktop softphone.

In essence, voice services move without interrupting               She answers the call, hoping for a quick
the conversation.                                                  conversation, but the client has a lot of questions
                                                                   about an upcoming property.

                                                                   She moves the call seamlessly to her mobile phone
    Benefits for Wireline Operators                                and takes the call with her while she exits her office
    •	 Offer mobility services to your subscribers while           building and catches the commuter train home; all
       leveraging other Operators’ investments in mobile assets    while continuing her conversation.
    •	 Allow subscribers to choose and change their Mobile
       Operator without concern for losing their identity, which
       is tied safely to their telephone number from the
       Wireline Operator

    •	 Provide ‘stickiness’ through service extension across
       the mobile network; make wireline services mobile

    Benefits for Enterprises
    •	 Move calls from your desktop softphone to your mobile
       phone without call interruption

    •	 Your wireline number finds you no matter what
       network you are on

    •	 Enterprises more than ever want and need to control
       their communications. By providing employees with a
       mobility solution they can maintain employee mobility
       while controlling usage.

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Wireline Mobility
Extend wireline services to any mobile device, across any mobile network

Extend Your Services
While CounterPath offers ways for wireline providers to
extend wireline services with our Bria Desktop and Mobile
Smartphone clients, many end users are looking for something
                                                                    Customer Use Case
different. Some wireline users have basic mobile phones and         James is concerned with the cost of going over his
are not looking for a PC or Mac communications experience.          mobile phone’s calling plan minutes, but cannot
CounterPath’s Wireline Mobility application is the solution for     switch plans or carriers due to his contract.
these users.
                                                                    James subscribes to Wireline Mobility from his
Wireline Mobility users can utilize their basic mobile phone to     VoIP Operator or phone company. James now
communicate with voice and SMS using their wireline phone           uses this wireline telephone number for all of his
number. There is no mobile client to install and no smart           calling and messaging. When he is at home he can
phone required; users can simply start receiving, replying to,      take or place calls and texts on his normal landline
and sending calls and SMS messages using their basic mobile         telephone phone, or using Bria on his computer.
phone from any provider.                                            When he is away from home, he can place or
                                                                    receive calls and texts using Wi-Fi or 3G on the Bria
Simply put, the user brings their mobile device they already        application he installed on his smartphone. James
are under contract with and pairs their mobile number with the      only pays his mobile provider for calls or texts when
Wireline Mobility Services. Now anytime a voice call or IM/SMS      he uses his mobile phones native voice and text
message is sent to the wireline number, the user will receive it
on their mobile device as well.

Wireline Mobility Features
•	 Support on ANY mobile phone on ANY mobile carrier

•	 NO additional mobile phone client or software is
   required; but if you have Bria Mobile you can reduce
   mobile usage when your mobile is IP connected

•	 Voice calls and SMS messages to the wireline
   number are delivered to the users mobile phone
   (and their wireline and VoIP devices, if applicable)

  Benefits for Wireline Operators
  •	 Leverage third-party wireless networks for wireline services

  •	 Enable services to be agnostic to mobile protocols
     and devices
                                                                               For more information, please contact:
  Benefits for Consumers                                                       CounterPath Corporation
  •	 Significant cost-savings by reducing the use of calling                   Toll Free: 1.877.818.3777
     plan minutes and allocated SMS limits with your cellular
                                                                               Tel: (+1) 604.320.3344
     plan provider
                                                                               Fax: (+1) 801.640.0011
  •	 Use the identity that best suits your communications needs                Email:
     (wireline for home/business calls; mobile for select calls)

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SIGTRAN                                                                                              SIP
•	 Signaling System 7 Message Transfer Part 3 (MTP3)                                                 •	 Session Initiation Protocol (IETF RFC 3261)
   – User Adoption Layer (M3UA) (IETF RFC 3332)                                                      •	 Reliability of Provisional Responses in SIP (RFC 3262)
•	 Stream Control Transmission Protocol (IETF RFC 2960)                                              •	 Offer/Answer Model with SDP (IETF RFC 3264)
•	 GSM/IS-4I CDMA MAP over SIGTRAN                                                                   •	 SIP Specific Event Notification (RFC 3265)
SMPP                                                                                                 •	 Session Description Protocol (SDP) (IETF RFC 2327)
•	 SMPP v3.3, v3.4, and v5.0 support                                                                 •	 REFER Method (RFC 3515)
•	 SMPP link redundancy                                                                              •	 Message Waiting Indicator (RFC 3842 and RFC 3265)
•	 Trunking between SMPP and SIP SMS links                                                           •	 Session Initiation Protocol for Instant Messaging and
                                                                                                        Presence Leveraging Extensions (SIMPLE) to
GSM                                                                                                     SMS (RFC 3428)
•	 3GPP 29.002 Release 4                                                                             •	 SIP-Aware Load Balancing using Open Shortest Path
                                                                                                        First (RFC 2328)
•	 TCAP ITU White Book
                                                                                                     •	 Basic Network Media Services (RFC 4240) for Tones
•	 SCCP ANSI T1-112 1988                                                                                and Announcements
•	 SCCP ITU Blue Book                                                                                •	 HTTP Digest Authentications Using AKA (RFC 3310)
•	 “C” Interface to HLR
                                                                                                     Hardware (Scalable Configuration)
•	 “E” Interface to MSC
                                                                                                     •	 IBM Blade Server T
•	 “E” Interface to SMS-C and 3GPP 23.038
   Extended Character Set                                                                                - 4 Power Supplies/Chassis
                                                                                                         - 1 Management Modules/chassis
•	 3GPP TS 24.228 Client / SIM Authentication                                                            - 4 1 Gigabit Ethernet Switch/chassis
•	 3GPP TS 23.140 MMS MM1 Client Server Interface                                                        - NEBS 3 and ETSI certified
                                                                                                         - 8U height by 19” rack width chassis
Intelligent Networking                                                                                   - Either AC or DC power
•	 CDMA WIN Origination and Termination Triggers to support                                              - No single point of failure
   the services control function                                                                         - Hold up to eight (8) blades
•	 3GPP 23.078, 29.078 CAMEL Phase 2, 3, & 4 Origination                                             •	 IBM Blade Server HS22
   and Termination Triggers to support the Services Control                                              - 2.66 6C GHz CPU
   Function (SCF)                                                                                        - 12G RAM
•	 SIP SIMPLE (RFC 3248)                                                                                 - 73G Hard Disk: Two 73G 15K SAS RAID configuration

•	 Extensible Markup Language (XML) Configuration Access                                             Hardware (Small Configuration)
   Protocol (XCAP) (RFC 4825)
                                                                                                    •	 IBM xServer x3550
OSS/BSS                                                                                                 - 2.66 6C GHz CPU
                                                                                                        - 12G RAM
•	 Subscriber Provisioning via REST XML API, CLI, or batch
                                                                                                        - 73G Hard Disk: Two 73G 15K SAS RAID configuration
•	 CDR Generation via FTP or RADIUS
                                                                                                     Operating System
    - RADIUS Accounting/CDR Generation (RFC 2866)
    - RADIUS Authentication Client (RFC 2865)                                                        •	 Redhat Linux Redhat Enterprise Linux Release 5.5

•	 OS Resource Monitoring / High Availability                                                        System Performance
•	 SNMP v 2C Alarm Monitoring, Statistical Gathering                                                 •	 100,000 BH simultaneous registrations per CSG blade
•	 MIB II (RFC 1213)                                                                                 •	 100,000 BH Voice, SMS, or MMS call/transmission
•	 Subscriber Trace                                                                                     attempts per CSG blade

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