Interesting discussion. I am interested in how this relates to out of band signaling. For example, I have a incoming call rate into my center of 10,000 calls per (busy) hour. These are long duration calls, but I need to know about the setup time for these calls if they go through an SCP-like entity to determine routing.
Am I correct in calculating capacity for out-of-band signaling in the same way as I do for the normal traffic? That is:
10,000 Calls Per Hour
0.5 second hold time (just to read the dialed number and determine routing)
10,000 / (3600 / 0.5) = 1.4 simultaneous calls
Thanks in advance