IP Phones Connected to the eSpace U1930 and New Rock's SBC Fail to Make Calls

Publication Date:  2015-07-24 Views:  232 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
When the eSpace U1930, Huawei's IP phone, and New Rock's session border controller (SBC) are deployed in a network, there is a possibility that users under the eSpace U1930 fail to make intra-office calls. When this occurs, the IP phone of the called party does not ring, and the calling party cannot hear any ringback tones.
Handling Process
Step 1 Capture network data packets on the SBC to analysis the call process.

Based on the analysis of the data packets for failed calls, the SBC did forward the invite message sent from the U1930 to the destination phone, as shown in .

Figure 1-1 Capturing network data packets on the SBC



Step 2 Analyze the data packets for the cause of failing to transfer the invite message.

The failure cause is that the SBC considers the destination port to be unreachable, as shown in #EN-US_TOPIC_0005932929/fig33311959222532.

Figure 1-2 Analyzing the data packets




Step 3 Send the data packets to New Rock's SBC engineers for further analysis.  The failure cause may be that the SBC port connected to the phone has been updated. The timeout period for a phone to register with the SBC is 1800s. If the phone does not have any calls or send any registration messages to the SBC within 1800s, the port connected to the phone will be updated on the SBC.

Step 4 Check the registration timeout period for the phone.  The period is defaulted to 3600s, which exceeds the registration timeout period configured on the SBC.

Step 5 Change the registration timeout period to 1800s.
After the change, the fault does not occur any more.

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Root Cause
1.  The IP network is unstable, resulting in packet loss.

2.  The SBC is incorrectly configured.

3.  The U1930 and IP phone are incorrectly configured.
Suggestions
The registration timeout period configured on the phone must be the same as that configured on the SBC.

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