Definition - What does Q.931 mean?
Q.931 is an Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) signal connection control protocol that is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-T Recommendation.
Techopedia explains Q.931
Q.931 and TCP/IP work at different layers and share few features. Q.931 has reliable layers but does not provide retransmission or flow control. Q.931 frame elements are as follows:
- Protocol discriminator (PD): Specifies connection signaling protocol.
- Call reference value (CR): Addresses concurrent connections.
- Message type (MT): Specifies three-message layer type (i.e., call setup, release and feature control) from Q.931 call control message set.
- Information elements (IE): Specifies additional message details, that is, name, length and variable content field.
- Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
- Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
- Internet Protocol (IP)
- International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- IEEE 802.11
- Registration Admission Status (RAS)
- Q Signaling (QSIG)
- Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
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