The present document specifies minimum performance requirements for the transmission planning aspects of 3G speech and multi-media services.
The objective is to reach a quality as close as possible to ITU T standards for PSTN circuits. However, due to technical and economic factors, there cannot be full compliance with the general characteristics of international telephone connections and circuits recommended by the ITU T.
The performance requirements are specified the main body of the text; the test methods and considerations are described in [tbd].
The present document specifies minimum performance requirements for the gateway echo control of 3G speech and multi-media services. The present document is applicable to any narrow band speech telephony or multimedia service.
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 ITU T Recommendation G.114 (2000): "One-way transmission time".
 ITU-T Recommendation G.168 (2000): "Digital network echo cancellers".
 ITU-T Recommendation G.131 (1996): "Control of talker echo".
 ITU-T Recommendation G.703 (1998): "Physical/electrical characteristics of hierarchical digital interfaces".
 ITU-T Recommendation G.711 (1988): "Pulse code modulation (PCM) of voice frequencies".
The POI with the public switched telephone network (PSTN) will generally be at the 2 048 kbits/ level at an interface in accordance with ITU T Recommendation G.703 /G.704 or STM1 155Mbit/s. At this point, which is considered to have a relative level of 0 dBr, the analogue signals will be represented by 8 bit A law or μ-law according to ITU T Recommendation G.711 . Analogue measurements may be made at this point using a standard send and receive side, as defined in ITU T Recommendations.
Narrow band speech calls from the 3G mobile system to the public GSTN are terminated on local switch line cards where two to four wire conversion takes place. The hybrid used to carry out this function is never perfect and echo is generated which degrades the speech call quality for the 3G mobile user. To overcome this situation an echo cancellation device should be used at the gateway from the 3G mobile network to the GSTN. This echo control device shall conform to ITU-T G.168 .