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This document provides a configuration guide for Sonus SBC 1000/2000 (Session Border Controller) when connecting to Alcatel IP Phones 40x8EE Series.
The configuration guide supports features outlined in the Alcatel-Lucent web page.
- For additional information on Alcatel IP Phones, please visit http://enterprise.alcatel-lucent.com/
- For additional information on Sonus SBC, please visit http://sonus.net.
The interoperability compliance testing focuses on verifying inbound and outbound call flows between Sonus SBC 1000/2000 and Alcatel IP Phones.
This is a technical document intended for telecommunications engineers with the purpose of configuring both the Sonus SBC and the third-party product. There will be steps that require navigating third-party as well as the Sonus SBC Command Line Interface (CLI). Understanding the basic concepts of TCP/UDP, IP/Routing, and SIP/RTP are also necessary to complete the configuration and for troubleshooting, if necessary.
This configuration guide is offered as a convenience to Sonus customers. The specifications and information regarding the product in this guide are subject to change without notice. All statements, information, and recommendations in this guide are believed to be accurate but are presented without warranty of any kind, express or implied, and are provided “AS IS”. Users must take full responsibility for the application of the specifications and information in this guide.
The following equipment and software were used for the sample configuration provided:
|V5.0.2 build 405|
Alcatel 4008, 4028 & 4068
NOE : 4.33.71 – SIP : 2.10.60
The following reference configuration shows connectivity between third-party and Sonus SBC 1000/2000.
For any questions regarding this document or the content herein, please contact your maintenance and support provider.
Third-Party Product Features
SIP Registrar Licenses are needed to have IP Phones registered with SBC 1000/2000.
Alcatel 40x8EE SIP-Touch Configuration
Follow the different steps below to configure the Alcatel IP Phones for the interconnection scenario. If you have DHCP and TFTP you can proceed with full automatic configuration. If you need to manually configure the phone, press the keys “i” then # during boot to access the phone configuration.
Make sure the TFTP server has the Alcatel configuration files, for each of the phones with the format as described below. Two files can be used: One for general/common configuration for all phones named “sipconfig.txt”. And a file per device where the name must be “sipconfig-<MACaddress>.txt” where all phone specific parameters will be specified.
SBC 1000 Configuration
The following configuration steps provide an example of how to configure the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 to interoperate with Alcatel IP Phones 40x8EE Series:
1. Local Registrar
SIP provides a registration function that allows users to upload their current locations for use by proxy servers. Registration creates bindings in a location service for a particular domain that associates an address-of-record URI with one or more contact addresses.
Registration entails sending a REGISTER request to a special type of UAS (User-Agent Server) known as a registrar. A registrar acts as the front end to the location service for a domain, reading and writing mappings based on the contents of REGISTER requests. This location service is then typically consulted by a proxy server that is responsible for routing requests for that domain.
Select Settings > SIP > Local Registrars to access the Local Registrars screen.
2. Signaling Group
Signaling Groups allow telephony channels to be grouped together for the purposes of routing and shared configuration. These groups are the entity to which calls are routed, as well as the location from which Call Routes are selected. These are also the location from which Tone Tables and Action Sets are selected. In the case of SIP, this will specify protocol settings and link to server, media and mapping tables.
Select Settings > Signaling Groups to access the Signaling Groups configuration screens.
3. Transformation Table
Transformation Tables facilitate the conversion of names, numbers and other fields when routing a call. For example, transformations can convert a public PSTN number into a private extension number, or into a SIP address (URI). Every entry in a Call Routing Table requires a Transformation Table, and are sequentially selected from there. In addition, Transformation tables will be configurable as a reusable pool that Action Sets can reference.
Select Settings > Transformation to access the Transformation configuration screen.
4. Call Routing Table
Call Routing allows calls to be carried between signaling groups, thus allowing calls to be carried between ports, and between protocols (like ISDN to SIP). Routes are defined by Call Routing Tables, which allow for flexible configuration of which calls will be carried, and also how the calls are translated. These tables are one of the central connection points of the system, linking Transformation Tables, Message translations, Cause Code Reroutes, Media Lists and the three types of Signaling Groups (ISDN, SIP and CAS).
Select Settings > Call Routing Table to access the Call Routing Table configuration screen.
5. Tone Table
Tone tables allow the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 Administrator to customize the tones a user hears when placing a call. You can modify the tone to match your local PSTN or PBX. The default tone table is configured for the values used in the United States for the following categories: Ringback, Dial, Busy, Congestion, Call Waiting, Disconnect, and Confirmation.
Select Tone Tables > Default Tone Table to access the Tone Table configuration screen.
Simple call Call from Alcatel phone 1 to phone 2. Calling number and/or name presented on phone depending of phone capacity. Audio both way. Hold/Retrieve call With Music file uploaded & configured on SBC Pass Forward call Forward call set on Alcatel phone 2 toward Alcatel phone 3. Call from Alcatel phone 1 rings directly phone 3. Displayed caller on phone 3 is phone 1 with no reference to forward condition. Pass Transfer call Call already established between Alcatel phone 1 and phone 2 can be transferred to an Alcatel phone 3 by pressing Transfer key on one of the Alcatel phone. Pass Conference call Establish a first call between Alcatel phone 1 and Alcatel phone 2. Then make a second call from phone 1 toward Alcatel phone 3. When established pressing Conference key on phone 2 brings to a 3 party conference, hosted by the Alcatel phone 2. Pass DTMF DTMF typed on Alcatel phones are passed to the other connected phones.
S.No Procedure Observation Result Comment 1 Pass 2 3 4 5 6 Pass
Call from Alcatel phone 1 to phone 2.
Calling number and/or name presented on phone depending of phone capacity.
Audio both way.
With Music file uploaded & configured on SBC
Forward call set on Alcatel phone 2 toward Alcatel phone 3. Call from Alcatel phone 1 rings directly phone 3. Displayed caller on phone 3 is phone 1 with no reference to forward condition.
Call already established between Alcatel phone 1 and phone 2 can be transferred to an Alcatel phone 3 by pressing Transfer key on one of the Alcatel phone.
Establish a first call between Alcatel phone 1 and Alcatel phone 2. Then make a second call from phone 1 toward Alcatel phone 3. When established pressing Conference key on phone 2 brings to a 3 party conference, hosted by the Alcatel phone 2.
DTMF typed on Alcatel phones are passed to the other connected phones.
These Application Notes describe the configuration steps required for Sonus SBC 1000/2000 to successfully interoperates with Alcatel IP Phones 40x8EE Series. All feature and serviceability test cases were completed and passed with the exceptions/observations noted in