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2020-11-11

Bearer Loss Events

How to efficiently deal with dropped calls

For customers, there is little that is more dissatisfied than call drops. But the equation is simple: more mobility (i.e. more handovers) and more traffic load lead to more dropped calls. Extremely helpful in understanding them are SIP reason headers (RFC 3326). They indicate why a SIP request was issued. Specifically, when a call is dropped for technical reasons, the final BYE message includes a reason header specifying the actual drop cause. Qrystal’s statistical analysis of these reason headers is thus key to identifying and solving dropped calls in VoLTE services. A recent customer case solved using Qrystal impacted millions of customers – and demonstrated that the network is not kidding when it reports “Dedicated Bearer Lost”.