Developing SMS-based Services in erlang

Klacke klacke@REDACTED
Thu Oct 31 23:10:58 CET 2002

On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 04:27:51PM +0100, Matthias Lang wrote:
> There was an effort at the Ericsson computer science laboratory to
> implement #7 in Erlang. I believe MTP-3, TCAP and SCCP were all "90%
> finished". The other 90% of the work was never completed, the main
> protagonists were sidetracked, first by inventing the binary syntax
> and then by the .com bubble.

You are so funny ..

> In any case, as far as I know, nobody has implemented a complete #7
> stack (e.g. everything up to GSM-MAP) in Erlang. It seems like quite a
> do-able project, albeit rather daunting for just one person.

To my knowledge the only #7 implementation Ericsson has is written
in PLEX and is about 20 years old by now.

However, actually implementing #7 is indeed doable although the
specs are almost unreadable. What really really did put me off while
attempting to do a full #7 stack was ISUP.


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