SS7 (Signaling System 7) is a communications protocol that provides signaling control for various network services and capabilities. SS7 signaling is a form of packet switching. Unlike circuit switching, which use dedicated data “pipes” for transmission of information, packet switching dynamically assigns “routes” based on availability and “least cost” algorithms. It is a way to offload Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) data traffic congestion onto a separate physical channel. In other words, because the signaling network is separate, a voice circuit is not tied up until a connection is made between both parties. SS7 networks are private and logically self-contained which is critical for security and reliability.
From our location in Boise, Idaho, Syringa Networks is able to provide SS7 route signaling services that connect to regional gateways.