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1 MTS Specifications of IP phones 1. The specification calls for SIP URI dialing support under yes please
“Dialing “. Please confirm if SIP URI dialing is also required
from web interface of phone.
2 Specifications of IP phones 2 . Are diagnostic features like logging , Sip tracing and yes please
SYLOG support on the Phone required.
3 Specifications of IP phones 3.      Please confirm if the “other proposed features “are  yes please
mandatory.

4 Specifications of IP phones 4.     The specs call for authentication. Please confirm if it is  Digest Authentication


Basic/Digest authentication.
5 Specifications of IP phones 5.The Specs calls for multiple SIP server support. Is this for Yes please, it should comply to RFC
redundant Server also and if so does it need to comply to 3263 DNS SRV
RFC 3262 DNS SRV.
6 Special SECTION IV Clause 2.23 Reliability and Stability Tests shall commence with a Reliability and stability test for a period of 3 months is quite Reliability and Stability Tests may
conditions of minimum of 50% loading and will continue for a further long and we request BSNL to shorten this period to 1 be read as Field trials please
contract period of three months. A validation team specially week.
constituted by the purchaser for the purpose shall be
involved when the system i
7 Special SECTION IV 2.10 Payment Terms Payment after 2 years of validation testing and No change in requirement
conditions of commissioning is a very long period .
contract We request BSNL to allow the same payment terms as
was mentioned in the tender previously.

8 Special SECTION IV Clause 2.28 (f) Wherever upgrades as per ITU-T requirement are made By this we understand that updates and upgrades to fix In addition to fixing of
conditions of available subsequently they shall be supplied free of cost problems for the tendered equipment will be provided while bugs/problems, necessary software
contract newly developed functionalities and features are out of the for any new feature/ facility shall be
scope.Please clarify provided by the bidder under AMC.
Hardware, if required , shall be
purchased by BSNL.

9 Special ANNEXURE 2.13 The supplied solution shall be under warranty for a We understand that date of commissioning will be The date of commisioning of each
conditions of –III period of two years from the date of commissioning of according to Circles. node shall be the date from which
contract the project. The successful lead bidder will be required to commercial traffic starts flowing from
enter into Annual Maintenance Contract with the Kindly explain which date will be taken as the date of the node after completion of A/T.
purchaser for a period of five years as p commissioning.
10 Special ANNEXURE 6 The SUPPLIER shall provide all global releases of This software upgrade mentioned is only for system bugs The clause is self explanatory
conditions of –III software / upgrades to BSNL free of cost as a part of the or for any new feature or functionality?? Kindly specify..
contract AMC as well the maintenance of these upgrades.

11 Special ANNEXURE 12.8 The SUPPLIER shall ensure a minimum stock of 2% of Technical Support Centre mentioned in this clause is Kindly refer the clause 12.2,
conditions of –III essential interface cards, working in the coverage area customer's warehouse or supplier's warehouse as we Annexure III, AMC under SCC
contract of the Technical Support Centre, as spare stock, at the suggest BSNL to maintain some spares stock in their own
Technical Support Centre/repair center. warehouse to avoid any downtime and later faulty card can
be repaired or replaced from vendors

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12 Special ANNEXURE 13.7 History sheet proforma shall be designed by the supplier kindly explain the meaning of history sheet proforma. Kindly refer the clause 11.9.2,
conditions of –III for acceptance by BSNL before the start of AMC. Annexure III, AMC under SCC
contract BSNL reserves the right to make changes in the
proforma proposed by the SUPPLIER. These proformas
shall become part of the AMC agreement at the

13 Special SECTION IV 1.2 NMS This requirement of NMS was deleted in previous No change in requirement
conditions of PART II clarifications.
contract We suggest BSNL to reuse existing NMS which will help
BSNL to save CAPX and OPEX as well as provide
combined integrated NMS for whole C4 and C5 network.

14 Special SECTION IV 1.2 EMS We understand that two EMS servers viz. at Delhi & There is a requirement of 4 EMS,
conditions of PART II Chennai needs to be configured in DR solution. In the SOR which shall work in main and
contract it is showing 4 different sites. Please clarify. disaster mode (2+2)

15 Technical 17.6 (xv) Average Holding Time for SIP calls is 180 Secs What is average holding time for POTS calls ? Pl refer clause 3.1.9 , MTS
Specifications

16 Technical 17.10 (x) Specifications of ENUM SIP and TCAP are not applicale for ENUM Server as requirement of TCAP support is
Specifications The solution shall support the following signaling ENUM Server interconnects on DNS/ENUM Protocol. deleted
interfaces: SIP, TCAP So we request BSNL to delete this requirement

17 Technical 17.10 (xxvi) Given a database of this size, whether organized in a 20,000 queries/sec means 72M BHCA for ENUM server The ENUM server shall support
Specifications single zone or spread over up to 1,000 zones, the ENUM which is not reasonable, and latency 0.25 ms is very low. 10000 queries /sec.
server must simultaneously support 20,000 queries/sec, We suggest BSNL to change the clauses as follow:
with average latency no greater than 0.25ms per query. 2,000 queries/sec and latency of 50ms per query

18 Technical 12.1.2 12.1.2. Tools, testers, simulators, instruments etc shall As 96 Port traffic generator is sufficient for load testing yes please
Specifications include four NTs as per TEC Spec. No. G/NT.1-01/02 perspective we request BSNL to allow to quote all 96 port
APR’ 99 with addendum 1, four digital telephones & four traffic generators instaed of 128 port traffic generator.
terminal adapters with one analogue port and one data
port as per TEC Spec. No.I/CPE-02/0

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19 Technical Annex IV 1.2.6 IN Services We understand that SSP functionality is to be provided at yes please
Specifications Services for softswitch while all mentioned IN Services will be provided
NGN (i ) Account Card Calling service (ACC) by BSNL's existing SCP.Please clarify
Subscribers (ii) Free Phone Service
(iii) Number Portability
(iv) Premium Rate Number
(v) Pre-paid service
(vi) Tele-Voting
(vii) Universal Access Number (UAN)
(viii) Universal Personnel

20 Technical 17.6 (xv) The Softswitch shall be able to handle 6 million BHCA We understand as follow: yes please. Also pl refer reply at
Specifications with overload capacity of 9 million BHCA .Design Values 1. Total capacity of one SoftSwitch is 700K S.N. 103
for each Softswitch will be as follows: subscriber(400K POTS + 300K subscriber)

21 technical 7 7.2 7.2. Any software modification and up-gradation for By this we understand that all software upgrades for fixing The bidder has to solve all the
specification MTP, ISUP, SCCP, TCAP, INAP, STP and PHI as per interworking problems have to be provided free of cost interworking issues with existing
National Standards and to solve inter-working problems while upgrades with new functions are out of the scope networks without any additional cost
with equipment of the other vendors of PSTN, ISDN, .Please clarify
PSPDN, IN, AN, CMTS, DLC and WLL shall be impleme

22 technical 7 7.3 7.3. The bidder will be required to solve all interworking By this we understand that we will solve interworking The clause is very clear
specification problems with the existing BSNL network. The offered problems arising due to our own equipment while other
solution shall interoperate with existing softswitch in vendors have to solve at their end.Kindly clarify
BSNL C4 IP TAX network alongwith SSTP/SGs
installed in the network.

23 Technical Annexure-4, 1.3.8 (v) v. Combinational services: It should be possible to Kindly specify the complete list of Combinational services It should be possible to combine any
Specifications combine different services into one service e.g., instant that is expected ? two services at a time
messaging and voice

24 Technical Annexure-4, 1.2.5 Do Not Call Service (DNC) Kindly provide traffic projections for DNC Service(Number The details of telemarketers is listed
Specifications of TeleMarketers & BHCA) for system dimensioning at DOT site.
purposes ?

25 Technical Annexure-4, 1 Services for NGN Subscribers We understand that BSNL does not require all the Services yes please
Specifications The offered solution/services shall be provided as per as mentioned in the GR No. TEC/SR/NSF-SU2/01/JAN-09
latest TEC specification on “Services for NGN and only Services mentioned in the tender document is
Subscribers”, No. TEC/SR/NSF-SU2/01/JAN-09. The required by BSNL as per service description mentioned in
activation codes for different services shall be provided GR No. TEC/SR/NSF-SU2/01/JAN-09.Kindly confirm
to the bidder/supplier at the time of project
implementation

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26 Technical Annexure-4, 1.2.3 The following services shall be provided to both PSTN Kindly provide more details about Multimedia Conferencing The requirement is deleted
Specifications as well as SIP subscribers for 100 % subscribers: Audio service including max number of participants in one
Multimedia conference? For SIP Subscribers conferencing
Conferencing Audio requirements are already covered in Sections 1.3.2.(iv) and
1.3.6.
27 technical 17.9 xvi) h. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-Specific Event LMG would be mainly controlled by Softswitch No change in requirement
specification Notification as per IETF RFC 3265 through H.248/MGCP Protocols.SIP subscribers
i. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Basic Call Flow would be transparent to LMG and hence it is not
Examples as per IETF RFC 3665 required to support SIP protocol at LMG. Request
j. Best Current Practices for Third Party Call you to delete the SIP requirement at LMG.
Control (3pcc) in the Session Initiation Protocol
(SIP) as per IETF RFC 3725
k. RFC 3515 - The Session Initiation Protocol
(SIP) Refer Method
m. RFC 3261 - SIP: Session Initiation Protocol
28 special sec-IV, part=II
1,2 (i) Setting up of Soft switches to provide we understand that sip protocol is required for The clause is clear
n. Draft-IETF-sipping-service-examples-09 -
condition of Class 5 NGN services for BSNL The protocol interconnection in between Softswitch only and
Session Initiation Protocol Service Examples
contract between two Soft Switches will be SIP. h.248 V2 required for interconnection of softswitch
(ii) Providing Line Media Gateways (LMGs) in and LMG only.
telecom circles of BSNL with H.248 ver 2 as the
underlying protocol between LMGs and Soft
Switches.

29 technical 17.9 xvi)g V5UA (V 5.2 User adaptation Layer Protocol) as In the terminations of LMG, there is no requirement yes please
specification per IETF RFC 3807 (Applicable only in case V5.2 of V5.2 interfaces, V5UA is not necessary for LMG.
interface provided) Please kindly clarify. And as per last discussion and
clarification with BSNL, it is clear that V5UA is not
required.
30 technical 17.9 xvi) The Migrated Access Gateway shall be provided The line media gateway will support subscriber No change in requirement
specification with E1 interfaces as per G.703, 120 Ohms, lines on one side and convert into VOIP as it is sent
Balanced and Channelised STM-1 interfaces as out of the LMG (from one LMG to another LMG or
per G.707 and physical interface as per G.957 IPTAX). Section xiv below also describes the
(1310 nm). BSNL reserves the right to change capability required to carry voice over RTP.
the combination of Physical interfaces Therefore we request you to kindly delete the
requirement of E1 or STM-1 from the requirement.
As per last
discussion and clarification with BSNL , it is clear
that E1/STM-1 is not required.

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31 technical 17.9 xiv) The LMG will have universal slots. It will be Universal slot shall be applicable only for service yes please
specification possible to insert any type of subscriber slots. It should not include controller cards. As
termination card (relating to POTS, ADSL2+, mentioned in latest tec Gr chapter -9, clause-9.1.2,
VDSL2, or CCB) in any slot in the LMG. universal slot design is only for services slots for
service interfaces.

32 Special IV 2.33 Benefit in custom duty if any on account of Existing benefits etc are already defined in view of Please refer clause 2.33 of Amended 
Conditions infrastructure project import announced by High Seas model. Goods shall be sold on High Seas Special condition of Section-IV Part-II 
of Contract Government of India shall be passed on to the Sales wherein the the Bill of Entry will be filed and issued on 10.02.2009.
purchaser. The bidder shall take action for Custom Duty would be paid in the name of
arranging infrastructure benefit for Telecom Purchaser. The Custom Duty would be payable at
equipment. It will be the responsibility of the the applicable rate and currently most of the IT
bidders to avail reduced rates of custom duty as products have a concessional rate of Duty.Where
applicable and quote accordingly in their bid any additional benefits afe sought the purchaser
offer. can inform and supplier shall coordinate
accordingly.

33 Special 2D 2.11 (e) The equipment required for carrying out capacity test of Will the overload test be for 6M and 9M BHCA using 400K The clause is self explanatory.
Conditions of 6 million BHCA including overload test of 9 million lines on each softswitch, or 700K lines including SIP?
Contract.doc BHCA shall have to be brought by the bidders. The
additional equipment can be taken back after
Technology Evaluation.

34 technical 16. 16.3.1 16.3.1      As per TRAI directives for carrier Does this mean that ALL the calls have to be routed to a The requirement is deleted
specification.d Miscellaneo selection implementation, it will be mandatory pre-call announcement? This would add a huge
oc us for BSOs to route all de-fault calls to pre-recorded requirement on announcement ports, and also necessitate
announcement. Therefore provision shall be made the media Server to be in call path before establishment of
for 100 % subscribers for default calls at 0.01 Erl a call.
traffic/line
35 technical 16. 16.3.1 As per TRAI directives for carrier selection The requirement is deleted
specification.d Miscellaneo implementation, it will be mandatory for BSOs to route all
oc us de-fault calls to pre-recorded announcement. Therefore 0.01 erlang corresponds to 36 seconds. Should it not be
provision shall be made for 100 % subscribers for default reduced to be in the range of 10 to 15 seconds
calls at 0.01 Erl traffic /line.

36 technical Chapter 1. 1.2 1.2. The model configurations for the purpose of tender This contradicts with the requirement in section 17.6 (Class Kindly note that in case of conflict,
specification.d General evaluation are as follows: 5 Special Conditions section in the same doc) - where the clauses mentioned in Section IV
oc design values for each softswitch are 400K subs, 300K SIP shall be applicable
Softwitch 4 Support of 1000000 lines from LMG terminations. Please confirm which value to use for
dimensioning the softswitches and pricing.

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37 technical Chapter 17. 17.6 Soft switch Dimensioning Table Subscriber Capacity = 400K. SIP terminations = 300K. The total sub capacity per softswitch
specification.d Class 5 is 700K (400 K + 300 K SIP)
oc Special Please confirm which option is true - whether:
conditions a) the total subscriber capacity including SIP should be
400K, and out of that, the SIP terminations should be upto
300K, OR
b) the subscriber capacity number should be reworded to
say 400K H248 and 300K subs.

38 technical Chapter 17. 17.6 Soft switch Dimensioning Table In the case of separate switches for SIP and H248 please Please refer reply for query at S. No.
specification.d Class 5 confirm that the total BHCA should be 6M (9M) overload. 103
oc Special
conditions

39 technical ANNEXURE- 1.3.3.1 Web Portal : Subscribers shall be able to control their Please confirm that web portal is required for only SIP It is clarified that Web Self Care
specification.d IV subscribed services e.g. activation and deactivation of subscribers - ie 1.2M subs. portal for all the wired line customer
oc supplementary services through Web Portal. All levels of is being implemented through
users (End Users, Group Administrator, System BSNL's CDR project. The bidder has
Administrators) should have web privileges, based on to integrate their system with this for
their access level – end users should not have access to invoking various features mentioned
Group Admin data, etc. The web portal is required for all in the referred clause. The Web Self
SIP subscribers and Broadband subscribe. All Care appliction software are Siebel
subscribers need to be provisioned on Web Portal. and MySAP in South East and North
West Zone respectively.The
necessary client end software and
other switch related client software
for the Web portal shall be provided
by the bidder.

40 Chapter 7. 7.5 The bidder will be required to solve all interworking Please confirm that SSTP is the same as STP, with a yes please
Software problems with the existing BSNL network. The offered Signaling Gateway functionality to convert SIGTRAN from
solution shall interoperate with existing softswitch in the SSPs (softswitches) to SS7.
BSNL C4 IP TAX network alongwith SSTP/SGs
installed in the network

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41 technical  11 11.3.1 Besides system specific spares, sufficient number Printing paper, soft cotton etc material are difficult to Printing paper from Consumables is
specification.do of consumables like Media Cleaning Solution, estimate what would be required for period of 2 years. removed.
c Printing Paper, CD/DVD, Alcohol Isopropyl, Soft Request to relax same and applicable till the period of
Cotton, Soft Brushes, Solder Wire, Adhesive Tape, comissioning of equipment and material at site. Or give
Various sizes of Fuses/ Connectors, Covers, Hand quantity material what needs to be supplied
Gloves, MCBs, Fuses for batteries, Spare Fuses for
DC Distribution Cabinet, Spares for Control Panel
of SMPS Power Plant etc.,) are also to be supplied
to cater the need for two years for the
maintenance of the exchanges supplied under
this project. Any other materials and
consumables, which are technology dependent
and required for maintenance, but not quoted
shall also be supplied free of cost

42 technical  12 12.1.4 The exchange shall support in-built tracer for As part of requirement there are no MF-R2 related item on No please, instead the system
specification.do taking trace of MF-R2 signals and CCS7 (ISUP, and no CCS7 is requrest. For interconnect SIP is should be able to support in - built
c MTP, SCCP, TCAP and INAP) signals on the acceptable as per clause 16.1. Do we still need to provide tracer for signalling interfaces as
specified time slot of specified PCM system. MF R2/CS 7 tester defined in clause 16.1. Systems not
System not supporting this facility may provide supporting this facility may provide
separate tester separate testers.

43 technical  17 17.2.4 The bidder shall be required to integrate  the provisioning  Request you to specify which open interfaces are All the interfaces DB, XML and
specification.do system with the CRM system of CDR project supported by CRM system to provisionin interfaces (DB, SOAP are to be supported.
c XML, or SOAP)

44 technical  17.2.5 Necessary support for integration of NGN system with  Request you to specify which open interfaces are All the interfaces DB, XML and
specification.do Revenue Assurance system and Fraud        Management  supported by Revenue Assurance system to provisionin SOAP are to be supported.
c systems of  BSNL’s CDR project shall  also be provided interfaces (DB, XML, or SOAP)

45 Schedule of   table Table LMG configuration of 2000,1000,256 As there are multiple site where in LMG model of Details of sites shall be provided
requirement.do 2000,1000,256 lines are going to be install. Request you to before awarding the work
c furnish details on list of site names (or number of cities)
where they are going to be deployed. This is required to
estimate required Installation and commisioning costs.

46 technical  17 17.8(xv) Rate of re-registration 1000 /sec This number is not linked to subscriber count - please Yes please
specification.do confirm if this means 1000 registrations per sec total
c covering all subs . Typically registration rates are given on
a per sub per hr basis.

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47 technical  17 17.8(xv) table item 13 =Interface with existing CDR convergent Is SBC capability of CDR generation required Yes please
specification.do billing platform
c
48 technical  17 17.9(Xvi)   Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-Specific Event LMG is transparent to these protocols from subscriber to Yes please
specification.do Notification as per IETF RFC 3265 Softswitch. Please clarify if such protocol interface support
c is requested at LMG interface

49 technical  h  Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Basic Call Flow LMG is transparent to these protocols from subscriber to Yes please
specification.do Examples as per IETF RFC 3665 Softswitch. Please clarify if such protocol interface support
c is requested at LMG interface

50 technical  i Best Current Practices for Third Party Call Control LMG is transparent to these protocols from subscriber to Yes please
specification.do (3pcc) in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as Softswitch. Please clarify if such protocol interface support
c per IETF RFC 3725 is requested at LMG interface

51 technical  j  RFC 3515 - The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) LMG is transparent to these protocols from subscriber to Yes please
specification.do Refer Method Softswitch. Please clarify if such protocol interface support
c is requested at LMG interface

52 List of TEC  table 1 SOFTSWITCH FOR LOCAL AND TRANSIT WIRE- In list of published GRs as of 16 Feb 2009 this GR is not yes please
Specification  LINE APPLICATIONS listed on TEC website as a published GR. Please confirm
TEC/GR/SW/NGN-LTS/01.JAN -09 GR number given as such is correct

53 List of TEC  LINE MEDIA GATEWAY In list of published GRs as of 16 Feb 2009 this GR is not yes please
Specification  TEC/GR/SW/LMG-01/01.JAN-09 listed on TEC website as a published GR. Please confirm
GR number given as such is correct
54 Annexure III Proposed feature --         Indian languages / Is bilingual display for indian language a mandatory yes please
Bilingual display requirement

55 List of TEC  Annexure Iv 1 Tec specification for Services to NGN subsricber In list of published GRs as of 16 Feb 2009 this GR is not yes please
Specification  TEC/SR/NSF-SU2/01/JAN-09 listed on TEC website as a published GR. Please confirm
GR number given as such is correct

56 Amendments High Level 13 LAN Switch (1+1) The quantity of LAN Switch for 10000 lines site is 0.2. We yes please, it is a typographical
Issued on Bill of guess this is by mistaken. It’s 2 instead of 0.2. Please error, please refer revised High
10.02.2009 Material kindly confirm. Level BOM (FEB 2009)

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57 Amendments Special In BSNL original bidding document “bid361.doc”, there is The bidder has to give compliance
Issued on Conditions of also such a part. Now that BSNL issued this part as the for all the sections mentioned in the
10.02.2009 the amendments, does it mean that we need only to make bid document,except for the
Contract/Sch SOC to the new amendments and no need to make SOC sections IV, V, VI, VII , XI and
edule of to the part in the original bidding document? detailed MTS. The compliance to
Requirements these sections shall be given as per
/List of Ammendments issued on dated
Specifications 10.02.2009.
/High Level
Bill of
Material/Detai
led Model
Technical
Specification

58 Amendments Technical 4 The dimensioning, provision and supply of Main and In the “List of Specifications” of the Amendments Issued on Yes please.
Issued on Specification auxiliary equipment has to be done by supplier as per 10.02.2009, the “General Technical Specification No.
10.02.2009 General Technical Specification No. GR/LTS-01/01 SEP. GR/LTS-01/01 SEP. 2007” has been replaced by
2007 and as per traffic and circuit details given in para 3 “TEC/GR/SW/NGN-LTS/01.JAN -09”. So, shall we think
above. that here is also “TEC/GR/SW/NGN-LTS/01.JAN -09””
instead of “GR/LTS-01/01 SEP. 2007” ?

59 Amendments Special 1.1 (iii) Setting up of NMS/EMS complete with FCAPS (Fault, Since BSNL has a NMS deployed in C4 IPTAX project, we No change in requirement
Issued on condition of Configuration, Performance, Accounting and Security) suggest BSNL to remove the requirement of NMS from this
10.02.2009 contract and service provisioning capabilities at designated RFP, as the C4 IPTAX NMS can be used to manage the
location with disaster recovery site. EMS required in the C5 solution.

60 Amendments Technical 8.1 Each LMG site of 5000 lines or less shall have two In the “Bill of material”, the number of PC and Printer for Kindly refer revised High level BOM
Issued on Specification PCs and one Printer as per configuration placed at this purpose is not listed. So, please kindly confirm: (FEB 2009)
10.02.2009 Annexure-I and Annex II for line testing , administrative
functions, alarms , documentation and other (1)     The two PCs and one printer are required for each
miscellaneous functions. The LMG sites of higher LMG site?
capacity shall have the terminals accordingly.
(2)     What’s the quantity of PC and printer required for line
testing etc. for the LMG site of more than 5000 lines?

61 Amendments Technical 12.1.2 Tools, testers, simulators, instruments etc shall include In this project, no ISDN subscriber lines are required to be no please
Issued on Specification four NTs as per TEC Spec. No. G/NT.1-01/02 APR’ 99 configured. So, is it necessary to configure the test
10.02.2009 with addendum 1, four digital telephones & four terminal equipments like NTs etc.?
adapters with one analogue port and one data port as
per TEC Spec. No.I/CPE-02/02 AUG 98 with amendment Shall we just configure the below test tools listed in “Bill of yes please
1 dated 1.3.2000 (refer clause 1.2.5.3) and following Material”?
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Issued on Specification four NTs as per TEC Spec. No. G/NT.1-01/02 APR’ 99
10.02.2009 with addendum 1, four digital telephones & four terminal
Sr Name of Section No. / adapters withDescription
one analogue
Clause No. of port and(in
Clause onefull)
data port as Query Reply
No Document Chapter No. per TEC Spec. No.I/CPE-02/02 AUG 98 with amendment
1 dated 1.3.2000 (refer clause 1.2.5.3) and following
Traffic Generators as per TEC specification No. G/TCS- 17. Tools & Testers
01/04 FEB.2003 for configurations A & B only.
1.VOIP Performance Analyzer
2.VOIP Protocol Analyzer
3.Voice Quality Analyzer

62 Amendments DETAILED 17.8(ix) Trans coding , an internal SBC function is required for According to the bidding document, we can’t find any call SBC shall be required in case of
Issued on MODEL 50% calls scenarios which need the SBC transcoding function. interfacing with other networks,
10.02.2009 TECHNICAL Please kindly clarify the call scenarios and which protocols and shall be applicable to any set of
SPECIFICATI will be transcoded by the transcoding function. Please also protocols.
ON (MTS) provide the application models of transcoding function.

63 Amendments High Level 5 ENUM server As we know there isn’t any Tier0 and Tier1 ENUM server ENUM server shall be used by
Issued on Bill of installed in India yet, so we want to make sure that the BSNL as Tier 2 operator or for
10.02.2009 Material ENUM server required is an isolated island. private ENUM application.

And further more, as some vendors’ NGN system is of No change in requirement


built-in ENUM server function and can provide the services
as by stand-alone ENUM server, we suggest put separate
ENUM server as an optional item. For those who can
provide build-in ENUM server to fulfill customer’s
application services and call scenarios, only the services
should be tested; for those who provide stand-alone ENUM
server, the technical specification of ENUM server should
be strict follow.

Please kindly confirm.


64 Amendments Technical Specification
17.6 xi) For implementation of the solution different Softswitch According to this item, the required 4 softswitches will be in
The clause is modified as : " For
Issued on domains will be required to be set up. Each domain will 2 domains and each domain has 2 softswitches. The two implementation of the solution,
10.02.2009 have two Soft Switches. It shall be possible for a Soft softswitches in the same domain will work in load sharing different Softswitch domains will be
switch to act as primary Soft switch and secondary Soft mode, but Geo-redundancy is not required. required to be set up. Each domain
switch. The two Softswitches will work in load sharing will have two Soft Switches. It shall
mode. Office data should be loaded in both primary and be possible for a Soft switch to act in
secondary Softswitch, and the secondary Soft switch Active/ Standby mode. The
should be able to control all the MGWs originally Geographical redundancy is
controlled by the prim. Geo redundancy is not required. required". The bidders are
Softswitch: Does it mean that the two softswitches in the same domain required to design the solution as
will be put in the same site? Or does it mean that you just per redundancy clauses mentioned
want to confirm that the two softswitches have the in TEC GR for Softswitch
capability to work in load sharing mode, but in fact they (GR/SW/NGN-LTS/01.JAN-09)
have no relationship in the configuration in the project? (Chapter 5 and chapter 10)

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65 Amendments Technical Network Support TSL, SIPS and SRTP for Secure communication This requires system side to support with complicated No change in requirement
Issued on Specification scenario, we can not find relative protocols proposed in the
10.02.2009 ANNEXURE- GR of softswitch on this subject, and it makes no sense to
III/ achieve this function only on the terminal. We provide
special protocols to prevent from wiretapping in the access
layer and system side, and we do not see any applications
SPECIFICATI in current market, so we suggest deleting it.
ONS OF SIP

TELEPHONE
S/TERMINAL
S

66 Amendments Technical Ports/ Connectors Handset (RJ-45) & Headset (Stereo Jack) Kindly conform the interface for handset is RJ-9, and the yes please
Issued on Specification interface for headset is 3.5mm jack..
10.02.2009 ANNEXURE-
III/

SPECIFICATI
ONS OF SIP

TELEPHONE
S/TERMINAL
S

67 Amendments Technical Other Proposed Personalized Ring Tones. The feature shall be Softswitch supports to deliver different ring tones to The clause is clear, no change in
Issued on Specification Features supported both from SIP Phones and from Softswitch different callers. It's not necessary to support personalized requirement
10.02.2009 Technical ring tones on the sip phone terminals according to different
Specification callers.
ANNEXURE-
III/

SPECIFICATI
ONS OF SIP

TELEPHONE
S/TERMINAL
S
68 Amendments Technical Other Proposed Presence indication First, this feature usually is common for soft terminals, not The clause is clear, no change in
Issued on Specification Features suitable for handset like SIP Phone; Second, generally, on- requirement
10.02.2009 ANNEXURE- line rate of SIP Phone is very high, no need to present the
III/ status of users; Third, even that, it will take a long time for
user to check the presence status considering the
intercommunication with SS.

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Issued on suitable for handset like SIP Phone; Second, generally, on- requirement
Sr 10.02.2009
Name of Section No. / line rate of SIP Phone is very high, no need to present the
Clause No. Description of Clause (in full) status of users; Third, evenQuery
that, it will take a long time for Reply
No Document Chapter No.
user to check the presence status considering the
intercommunication with SS.
SPECIFICATI
ONS OF SIP

TELEPHONE
S/TERMINAL
S
69 Amendments Technical Other Proposed Indian languages/ Bilingual display Kindly confirm that the Indian language is just for display. The terminal should be able to edit
Issued on Specification Features the displayed text.
10.02.2009 ANNEXURE-
III/

SPECIFICATI
ONS OF SIP

TELEPHONE
S/TERMINAL
S

70 Amendments Technical 16.2.1 IN services shall be provided as per TEC Spec. No. 1) Inter-working, means existed SCP supports NGN The clause is very clear
Issued on Specification G/LLT-01/05 Mar.03 and S/INP-01/01 Jul 97 & G/INS- platform, please kindly share more details on this clause.
10.02.2009 01/03 JUNE.2001 with amendment 1. INAP as per
National Standards (TEC specification No. S/ INP-01/01 2) Regarding IN, when PSTN user migrate from
JUL 97) shall be provided. Inter-working problems with PSTN switch to NGN, the IN service will trigger to the old
SCPs installed / to be installed, have to be solved free of PSTN IN (through INAP) or to a new broadband IN(through
cost. Switch will have ‘CS2’ capability for SIP), please share more information to vendors. If BSNL
implementation of CS2 services at a later date. have plan to build a new all SIP based broadband IN to all
the subscribers. and if it's true, then provide the
subscribers & traffic model for support PSTN numbers.

16.2 (IN 3) according to the tender, BSNL only want to setup a


functionality) platform to service for the NGN subscribers, So, INAP
support is suggested to be removed, kindly please confirm

71 Amendments Technical 16.2.4 ‘IN’ Platform such as SCP, SMP need not be provided. It 1) “The offered solution will provide all services mentioned The clause is self explanatory
Issued on Specification shall be possible for Soft switch to inter-work with SCP in TEC document
10.02.2009 through SSTP. The bidder is required to resolve the SR/NSF/01-JAN 09. ” in this GR, IN
Interworking problems/ issues. Service requirement is there including ACC VPN tele
Voting etc, for run these service, necessary SCP, SMP is
needed, please confirm IN equipment(including
SCP&SMP...) will be provided in this tender?

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71 Amendments BSNL Class-5 NGN
Technical TENDER FOR PROCUREMENT
16.2.4 OF 1as
‘IN’ Platform such MILLION
SCP, SMP CLASS
need5notNGN TENDER ItNO. MM/CN(TAX)/092008/000361 ISSUED ON 09.09.2008 The
be provided. - clause
ANNEXURE-I
is self explanatory
Issued on Specification shall be possible for Soft switch to inter-work with SCP
10.02.2009 through SSTP. The bidder is required to resolve the
Interworking problems/ issues.
Sr Name of Section No. /
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No Document Chapter No.

2) Please give more details about Inter-working


functionality ( soft switch inter- work with SCP through
SSTP, the interface standard between SSTP & Soft switch,
and the interface standard between SSTP & SCP)

72 Amendments Technical 16.2.5 The required simulators/testers shall be provided for Can BSNL give more detail explanations on this The clause is self explanatory
Issued on Specification testing purposes. Simulators/testers requirement?
10.02.2009
73 Amendments Technical 1.2 SIP Application Server quantity is 4 1) SIP Application server will serve for POTS, ISDN, CCB, The clause is self explanatory
Issued on Specification SIP terminal, Soft phone, please confirm.
10.02.2009 2) Regarding the each site capacity, can we simply yes please
calculate it by total capacity of 1.2M and divided by 4?
Please confirm
3) In SoR only SIP Application Server is listed 4, it means yes please
all the value added service required in the GR & tender
will be implement in SIP application server platform?

74 Amendments Technical 1.2 SIP Subscriber services , SIP Phones 50000 SIP Please clarify the type of SIP subscribers; it will include yes please
Issued on Specification Phones/terminals both SIP terminals (hardware) & soft phone?
10.02.2009

75 Amendments Technical 17.7 (vi) The SAS will work with -40V to -57 V D.C. input from the For SAS, generally in industrial area, AC input is widely No change in requirement
Issued on Specification power supply as specified in Option-1 of TEC GR/SAS- used, please kindly confirmed AC input SAS solution can
10.02.2009 01. DC Power is mandatory. be used in this solution.

76 Amendments Technical 17.7 (vii) vii) The SAS shall have resources to service 1.2 million Please kindly confirm 1.2 Million subscribers included SIP yes please
Issued on Specification subscribers of various types provided through LMG. terminals, SoftPhone and VOIP users.
10.02.2009

77 Amendments Technical Other Proposed features, Here some features are not given any specification. Means The proposed features like Caller
Issued on Specification need to support for SIP terminal / Softphone or both. On-line Help, Web interface,
10.02.2009 Annexure III Please give more details. Presence Indication, Multiple Sip
server support shall be supported by
both SIP terminals and Softphones.
Rest are to be supported from SIP
terminals

78 Amendments Technical 1.2.8 Voice Mail Box Since Voice mail box does not list in SoR, so the VMS yes please
Issued on Specification platform will be included in the SoR SIP application server
10.02.2009 ANNEXURE- item, please confirm?
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79 Amendments Technical 1.3.4 Video Mail : Please confirm Video mail required SIP a sub means it will Yes please
Issued on Specification include soft phone subs also.
10.02.2009 ANNEXURE- This application should allow users to leave and retrieve
IV Video Mails in the same way as is specified for voice
mail. Subscribers of this service should be able to record
a Video Message to welcome other users in their Video
Mail Box and later receive recorded Video Mails they
have received. Video Mail is required for 10% of total
SIP subs. Average duration of Video mail per subscriber
will be 2 minutes.

80 Normal Technical About BSNL NGN C5 network build plan To propose a more fit and optimized solution for BSNL, it’s The query is too generic
Specification better BSNL share more network details to vendors, such
as existing PSTN service platforms introduction, please
give the more detail about running services, it would be
helpful for future construction plan etc.

81 Amendments Technical 4.1 (xix) DNC (Do Not Call) Service 1) Please confirm this Do Not Call service requirement is Yes please. It is clarified that
Issued on Specification following TRAI DNC regulation. provisions for 10% subscribers
10.02.2009 registering for the facility alongwith
resources for 1% telemarketers may
2) Traffic model need to be given, how many be taken for dimensioning purposes.
telemarketers, how many outgoing calls in busy hour each
telemarketer make.

82 Amendments Technical 4.1 (xviii) Express Messaging Please confirm this required only for VoIP subscribers. Kindly refer the services/features
Issued on Specification asked in Annexure III, MTS in
10.02.2009 Ammendments issued on 10.2.09

83 Amendments Technical 4.1 (xxv) Fixed Line SMS as per TEC GR No. Please confirm that BSNL fix line users can Kindly refer the services/features
Issued on Specification GR/SMS-01 keep using the existing Fix line SMSC, so in this Project, asked in Annexure III, MTS in
10.02.2009 Fix line SMSC is not in plan. Ammendments issued on 10.2.09

84 Amendments Technical 4.2.5 Messaging services (SMS and MMS) Because of terminal limitation, MMS and EMS kind of Kindly refer the services/features
Issued on Specification iii) Picture Messaging message are not possible for fix line terminals, please asked in Annexure III, MTS in
10.02.2009 iv) Enhanced messaging (EMS) Confirm. Ammendments issued on 10.2.09

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85 Amendments Technical 4.2.7 – 4.2.19 e-commerce/m-commerce As GR stated, these service are chosen by Kindly refer the services/features
Issued on Specification point to point multimedia communication purchaser at the time of tendering, so need asked in Annexure III, MTS in
10.02.2009 e-learning BSNL confirm the listing services. Ammendments issued on 10.2.09
Gaming content delivery service Which is in BSNL plan, which are not. If needed, please
provide the dimension rules.
Presence and notification services
Business trunking
Call Manger services
Multimedia Conferencing and conference bridging
Call Notification
Location-based services
Availability & Presence services
Radio Streaming/ Music on Demand (MoD)
TV Broadcast
Video Streaming / Video on demand (VoD)
86 SOFTSWITC Section C, x.x All the contents in Section C, Section D this GR gives guideline on both application of Local and Section B and Section C
H FOR SectionD/Cha Transit network which cover C4, C5 and gateway switch,
LOCAL AND pter 3 does this C5 project want bidder support/answer all that
TRANSIT GR specify or just Parts that applied to C5 ?
WIRELINE
APPLICATIO
NS.pdf

87 SOFTSWITC 3.1.7.2/chapter3.1.7.2
3 the tones that table in clause 3.1.7.2 can be provided by tones can be provided by softswitch system, softswitch can Softswitch/Softswitch system
H FOR softswitch. provide it through embeded media storage or media
LOCAL AND server/media gateway. The GR express: the tones as
TRANSIT specified below shall be provided by softswitch. Here
WIRELINE 'softswitch' may refer to 'softswitch system', we want BSNL
APPLICATIO confirm it.
NS.pdf

88 SOFTSWITC 3.1.11/chapter 3.1.11.5


3 the SDR shall have the following information according e) the domain id is numeric values or text description? It can be alfa numeric
H FOR …:
LOCAL AND e) domain ID v) what is the additional information for iGW? Does it Some field should be reserved for
TRANSIT mean that vendor should give some fields reserved for the functionality
WIRELINE future use, or such information can be provided by vendor
APPLICATIO according their solution?
NS.pdf
v) additional information required for international
gateway functionality

89 No。TEC/GR/ 1.7/chapter1 1.7 LMG shall be allotted following types as per up-link and We suggest you delete TYPA II A、TYPE II B and Please refer MTS for
SW/LMG- down link protocol supported. Applicant may seek requirements/details of LMG
001/01.JAN.0 approval for any type of LMG….. TYPE II C as there are no PRI&V5.2 content in SIP
9 standard now.

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90 No。TEC/GR/ 2.1/chapter2 2.1 Various types of subscriber/network interfaces are SHDSL should be included in this clause. Please refer MTS for
SW/LMG- shown in Fig.2 below. The system may have user requirements/details of LMG
001/01.JAN.0 interfaces namely POTS, ISDN, V5.2, ADSL2+, VDSL2,
9 BRI/PRI and SIP.

91 No。TEC/GR/ 3.3.1/chapter33.3 The system shall support G.711, G729, and T.38 codec 1)       G.726 should be supported by LMG and not only Please refer MTS for
SW/LMG- as per ITU-T recommendations. Codec G.726, G.726.34, be handled transparently by LMG. requirements/details of LMG
001/01.JAN.0 H.261 & H.623 shall be handled transparently by LMG. 2)       We believe G.726.34 is a type error, please
9 confirm it.

92 No。TEC/GR/ 5.1.7/chapter55.1.7 The system shall support Priority mapping based on We believe that DHCP is disrelated with Priority mapping, Please refer MTS for
SW/LMG- following parameters: please confirm it. requirements/details of LMG
001/01.JAN.0 a)       IEEE 802.1p bits (upstream/downstream)
9
b)      DHCP (upstream)

93 Amendments Technical 17.12 The LAN switch shall have no Single point of failure and As in the BOM. The quantity of LAN Switch on Secondary No please
Issued on Specificatio in case of switchover, the in progress call shall not get Node site is 1. So it can’t achieve “no single point of
10.02.2009 n disconnected failure”. So we suggest to config 2 LAN Switch on
Secondary Node site.

94 MTS ANNEXURE-IV1.2 1) What's the numbers of 100% subscribers? Our understanding  1) Yes please


The following services shall be provided to both PSTN as well as SIP subscribers for 100 % subscribers
is total 4 SAS can serve for 1.2 million subscribers. The 1.2 
millioin is 100% subscribers. Please confirm

2)from our expericence, all the mentioned services can't be 100%  2.a)For various services, bidders


used by the existing subscribers. So each of the service  are are required to dimension as
dimension subscriber percentage is suggested as following,  follows: Parallel Ringing, PRBT
please confirm: services -- 100 %, VPN (Voice
Based), DNC ---- 10 %, IN services
for 50 % subscribers. 2.b) It is
1.2.1   Parallel Ringing 10%     clarified that for PRBT services, the
1.2.2   PRBT 10% offered system should be able to
1.2.3   Multimedia Conferencing Audio 2% integrate with content provider's
1.2.4   VPN (Voice based) 5% systems.
1.2.5   Do Not Call Service (DNC) 2%
1.2.6 IN Services
(i )     Account Card Calling service (ACC) 10%
(ii)     Free Phone Service 10%
(iii)    Number Portability 5%
(iv)    Premium Rate Number 1%
(v)      Pre-paid service 80%
(vi)    Tele-Voting 2%

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services -- 100 %, VPN (Voice
Based), DNC ---- 10 %, IN services
for 50 % subscribers. 2.b) It is
clarified that for PRBT services, the
offered system should be able to
integrate with content provider's
systems.

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(vii)   Universal Access Number (UAN)  1%
(viii)    Universal Personnel Number (UPN) 10%
1.2.7    IP CENTREX FACILITY:  5% 
95 TENDER NO.  17.9) Line  17.9) vi) The Line Media Gateway shall be provided with E1 1. Request to add the funtionlity of termination of V5.2 in No change in requirement
MM/CN(TAX)/ Media  interfaces as per G.703, 120 Ohms, Balanced and the LMG so that LMG may be used in conjuction with class
092008/000361 Gateway Channelised STM-1 interfaces as per G.707 and 5 TDM ( existing class 5 Switches with V5.2 interface ) to
physical interface as per G.957 (single mode 1550 nm). provide TDM POTS/ ISDN services. With this funtionlity
BSNL reserves the right to change the combination of BSNL shall have the option of providing voice service
Physical interfaces. through V5,2 or through VOIP.
2. The LMG should have the V5 grooming feature -
multiple V5 interacfes from small capacity LMG can be
uplinked throhugh a single parent V5.2 towards LE ( Class
5 -TDM ) switch .

96 DETAILED  17.9 Line  d) Packet Interface Redundancy shall be provided using The clauses are applicable in the product in which The clause is sef explanatory
MODEL  Media  different module/card. Both the module/card shall be controller subsystem and switching subsystem are
TECHNICAL  Gateway  accessible by both the control subsystems. Failure of an separate card / module. Request BSNL to amend the
SPECIFICATI i)-d) interface module/card shall not lead to switch over of clause as NOT appliacable for a single card/module
ON (MTS)  control subsystems. solution which can act as controller and switching
FOR 1,000,000  Switching subsystem shall be fully subsystem as well.
LINES (Local)  redundant. Both the Switching subsystem shall be
TENDER  accessible from both the control subsystem. Failure of
(2008-2009)  one Switching subsystem shall not lead to switching of
FOR NGN  the control subsystem
CLASS 5 
PROJECT

GR/DCS-13 Chapter1 1.2.3.L.xi G.bond support as per ITU-T G.998.1 for aggregation of Channel bonding is a very expensive solution and CPEs Yes please
user ports. Minimum 6 user port bonding shall be for Channel bonding are very expensive and not readily
supported. available. We propose BSNL to opt for VDSL solution for
getting equivalent throughput (around 50 MBPS). With
VDSL there is additional advantage of using single copper
pair while with G.bond there is a need of multiple copper
pairs.We request BSNL to remove this clause as BSNL
has already included VDSL under the scope of this RFP

97 GR/DCS-13 Chapter1 1.2.3.L.x 802.1x (port / MAC address based authentication) and 802.1x standard is suitable for home/CPE equipment or yes please
RADIUS proxy one with wirless interface capabilties; this is not relevent for
CO based LMG equipent. Hence this requirement of
802.1x may be deleted.
98 TENDER NO.  3.1 3.1.1 Break up of exchange lines for Line Media Gateways (LMGs)  Pls allow to use Extra VDSL port ( as VDSL supports fall yes please
MM/CN(TAX)/ will be as follows: - back to ADSL2+ ) as ADSL ports to accommodate the
092008/000361 LMG (5000 Lines)--LMG (2000 Lines)--LMG (1000 Lines)-- ADSL ports requirement.
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Clause No. Description of Clause (in full) Query Reply
No MM/CN(TAX)/
Document Chapter No. back to ADSL2+ ) as ADSL ports to accommodate the
092008/000361 LMG (5000 Lines)--LMG (2000 Lines)--LMG (1000 Lines)-- ADSL ports requirement.
LMG (256 Lines)
99 TENDER NO.  9(MDF) 9.2.1 The supplier shall provide all the cabling from the In Clause 9.2.1 cable length given is 30M and in Clause 30 M
MM/CN(TAX)/ exchange side of MDF. Minimum of 30 M per 14) 4) cable length given is 60M. Pls specify the exact
092008/000361 length of 128 pair cable between switch room and length to be quoted
MDF shall be provided for each site. The bidders
can quote 100 pair cables also. All items required for
installation at each site have to be provided
14 The length of different cables to be provided shall be as follows :
1. Power Cables from ACDB to Power Plant -- 50 M
2. Power Cables from Power Plant to DCDB—50 M
3. Patch cords from LAN switch to Router—60 M
4. Subscriber Cables from LMG to MDF ----60 M
5 patch cords of 30m length to be provided which
can be used to connect equipment and
BSNL's existing FDF/Routers/Switches

100 TENDER NO. 17.9(Line  17.9) xiii) For Data traffic, inbuilt ADSL2+/ VDSL2 is BSNL provides Voice as bundled with ADSL/ VDSL data Yes please
MM/CN(TAX)/ Media  required in the LMG. The VDSL2 cards will have service. As per tender splitters( rack mounted ) are to be
092008/00036 Gateway) an option to fallback to ADSL2+ working also. mounted in the same cabinet with LMG-. Can we use a
1 Inbuilt (within rack) splitter modules are required single pair cable to carry data + voice from LMG chassis to
to be quoted. the MDF room (instead of carrying voice and data through
separate pairs to MDF room ) ? This would reduce user
cable requirment from LMG to MDF room.

101 MTS 17.6-II.a Control Module subsystem shall be fully redundantRequest you to clarify that "FULLY REDUNDANT" here means  It is clarified that Fully redundant
controle sub suystem should be 1+1 Hot standby. Please  system means 1+1 Hotstandby or
elaborate. 1+1 load sharing or in case of
pool/cluster config., if the total no.
(2N = N+N) of equipped
cards/servers, become half i.e. (N),
in that case, that half i.e. N
cards/servers shall be able to take
full load.

102 MTS Annex.4 NGN  The following services shall be provided to both Kindly Confirm whether the bidder needs to provide only support The bidder is required to give the
Services,Claus PSTN as well as SIP subscribers for 100 % … in softswitch for providing these services or bidder needs to  complete solution ( both Hardware
e 1.2 provide the hardware also for running these services. and software) for running these
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103 MTS Soft switch The number of subscribers to be supported on the soft switch is  It is clarified that traffic carried per


400K and SIP is going to be 300K  . As per section 3.1.9 , the  sub shall be 0.10 Erlang. The call
call hold time is 60 sec.                                                                If  hold time shall be 60 sec for POTs
we try to extrapolate from the BHCA=6M, Erlang per sub =0.25 , and 180 Sec for SIP subs. The
Call Hold time =60 sec, we get                                          softswitch shall be able to handle
400K*0.25*3600/60=6 M BHCA.                                                3M BHCA with overload capacity of
Hence we think that 400K is the total capacity requirement on the  4.5 M BHCA. (400 K POTs and 300
soft switch, including SIP (max for SIP=300K) K SIP subscribers). The softswitch
shall be scalable to handle the
ultimate BHCA of 6 M with overload
of 9 M BHCA as per TEC GR.

104 MTS 10.1.2, Upgradation of soft switch for local functions in IMS scenario. Suo-Moto Clarification-                                                                                                                                     


Chapter 10                          The Soft Switch should be upgradable to have AGCF for local application and the data 
-TEC GR for base should be available in a separate server which shall be upgradable to HSS in IMS environment  in 
Soft Switch future. These functionality shall be available by upgrading the software and shall not require any hardware 
upgrade.

105 Technical  17.9 (xxi) Design Values for LMG will be as follows: Same BHCA has been asked for all Models, however BHCA  It is clarified that BHCA for each type 


Specification requirement for different Models (as per provided design values)  of LMG  can be calculated based on 
are as follows: average traffic/subscriber (0.15 Erlang) 
256 Lines LMG: 2300 and average call holding time (60 Sec ) 
1000 Lines LMG: 9000 for different  LMG models/capacities.
2000 Lines LMG: 18000
5000 Lines LMG:45000.
Please confirm that BHCA should be as per Subsciber capacity, 
traffic requirement and mean holding time for the LMG models.

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106 Technical  17.9 (iii)  In case of failure of UPLINK to the softswitch -  The LMG  LI conectivity is defined for SSW only. In case of local switching Yes please


Specification should be able to do local switching ( calls within the same  functionallity is required in LMG, parrallel connectivities of LI 
LMG would be possible ) system to all LMG system would also be required, which is not 
asked in the tender nor defined any GR related to LMG. We 
understand that local switching functionallity would not be 
required in LMG. Please confirm.

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