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IMS Network Protocol Analyzer


Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem, popularly known as “IMS”, is built on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as the base to further support packaging of voice, video, data, fixed, and mobile services on a single platform to end users. It provides a unique convergence platform for different types of networks – whether it is mobile, satellite, broadband, cable, and fixed networks, with a goal of building an efficient interoperating networks.

GL’s IMS Protocol Analyzer within PacketScan™-All IP Protocol Analyzer is capable of capturing, decoding and analysing all SIP packets used to setup sessions as well as the Diameter signalling used for accessing subscriber data and charging data on IMS networks.

GL's IMS Protocol Analyzer is an optional module (PKV110) available with PacketScan™ analyzer (PKV100) or PacketScan™ HD analyser (PKV120/PKV122) upon additional licensing. With this additional license, the PacketScan™ permits continuous monitoring of communication over IMS network over S6a, S6d, S13, Cx/Dx, Gx, Rx, Sh, Gy/Ro interfaces. Other interfaces such as Rf, Dh, Gq, Zh, Zn, Wa, Wd, Wx, Wm, Wg, Pr will also be supported by the application in near future.

GL’s  PacketScan™ - an All-IP monitoring and analysis probe, along with NetSurveyorWeb™ allows centralized monitoring of entire LTE-IMS network.

Related Applications

Supported Protocols Standard / Specification Used

RFC 3261

SIP Extensions

RFC 3262 - Reliability of Provisional Responses in the SIP
RFC 3311 - The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) UPDATE Method
RFC 3455 - Private Header (P-Header) Extensions to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for the 3rd-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
RFC 3515 - Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Refer Method
RFC 3310 - HTTP/SIP Digest Authentication Using Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA)
RFC 3263 - Locating SIP Servers


RFC 3550


RFC 3525, RFC 3015

S6 , S13

3GPP TS 29.272 V12.6.0 (2014-09)


3GPP TS 29.329 V12.4.0 (2014-09)


3GPP TS 29.229 V12.3.0 (2014-09)


3GPP TS 29.229 V10.1.0


3GPP TS 29.212 V12.6.0 (2014-09)


3GPP TS 29.209 V6.7.0 (2007-06)


3GGP TS 32.225, 3GPP TS 32.299 & IETFRFC 4006), 3GPP TS 29.061 V10.3.0


3GPP TS 29.214 V14.1.0 (2016-09)


3GGP TS 32.225 , 3GPP TS 32.299 and IETFRFC 4006),3GPP TS 29.061 V10.3.0


3GGP TS 32.225 , 3GPP TS 32.299 and IETFRFC 4006),3GPP TS 29.061 V10.3.0


3GPP TS 29.109 V10.0.0 (2011-03) and 3GPP TS 33.220 V10.0.0 (2010-10)


3GPP TS 29.109 V10.0.0 (2011-03) and 3GPP TS 33.220 V10.0.0 (2010-10)


3GPP TS 29.329 V11.0.0


3GPP TS 29.234 V10.1.0 (2011-06)


3GPP TS 29.234 V10.1.0 (2011-06)


3GPP TS 29.234 V10.1.0 (2011-06)


3GPP TS 29.234 V10.1.0 (2011-06)


3GPP TS 29.234 V10.1.0 (2011-06)


3GPP TS 29.234 V10.1.0 (2011-06)


Diameter Protocol Analysis

Summary, Detail, Hexdump view - SIP

Summary, Detail, Hexdump view - Diameter

IMS Configuration Settings

Call Graph

Protocol Filters

CDR and Statistics View

Buyer's Guide

Please Note: The XX in the Item No. refers to the hardware platform, listed at the bottom of the Buyer's Guide, which the software will be running on. Therefore, XX can either be ETA or EEA (Octal/Quad Boards), PTA or PEA (tProbe Units), UTA or UEA (USB Units), HUT or HUE (Universal Cards), and HDT or HDE (HD cards) depending upon the hardware.

Item No. Item Description


IMS Protocol Decodes (Optional with PacketScan™)

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