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Call Session Control Function - CSCF

SCP SIP AS

S-CSCF I-CSCF
HSS
P-CSCF
AGCF MGCF

IP Bearer

Legacy
MSAN SIP Phone
network
Functions of P-CSCF

NE P-CSCF: Proxy Call Session Control Function

1: The 1st contact point to the IMS network in the

Key visiting domain or home domain

Functions 2: Access network control

3: QoS control, NAT control and security control

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Functions of I-CSCF

NE I-CSCF: Interrogating Call Session Control


Function

Key 1: First entry to the IMS network of a carrier


Functions 2: S-CSCF assignment and session routing

3: Topology hiding

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Functions of S-CSCF

NE S-CSCF: Serving Call Session Control Function

1: User registration authentication

Key 2: Session route control (Normal, interworking,


Functions Emergency call)

3: Service trigger

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CSCF Type and Function

NE Register procedure Session procedure

Access point during the Caller network: work as the access


registration. P-CSCF stay point for the caller.
P-CSCF
at the visited network Callee network: P-CSCF transfers the
when subscriber roaming. message to the callee.

Selects S-CSCF during the Only work as the access point at


I-CSCF
registration Callee network.

User authentication, User


S-CSCF Call session control, service trigger.
data download.

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Simple Model for IMS Register Procedure

Visited Home HSS


network
network

Authentication
S-CSCF assignment set

P-CSCF I-CSCF
S-CSCF

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Simple Model for IMS Call Procedure
While 2 IMS users call each other, the P/I/S-CSCF can handle the
whole signaling routing procedure.

Caller part Callee part

S-CSCF I-CSCF S-CSCF

P-CSCF DNS/ENUM HSS P-CSCF

Media

signaling media

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Question

What is the function of S-CSCF?

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