ANSI/SCTE 165-18 2016 (R2021)

IPCablecom 1.5 Part 18: CMS to CMS Signaling

This specification describes the IPCablecom Call Management Server (CMS) to CMS Signaling protocol intended for use by a CMS to communicate with another CMS in order to support packet-based voice and other real-time multimedia applications. The protocol exchanges between a CMS and a Media Gateway Controller (MGC) are identical to those between CMSs, and so for purposes of this specification the MGC is considered identical to a CMS. CMSs currently support multimedia endpoints (within the IPCablecom infrastructure) that use the Network-based Call Signaling (NCS) protocol and the PSTN Gateway Call Signaling Protocol (TGCP) for communicating signaling information between the endpoint and the CMS. In the future, other protocols may be supported as well, and the CMS to CMS protocol is intended to be sufficiently general to accommodate such protocols without change.