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MTP3: Message Transfer Part level 3
Message Transfer Part level 3 (MTP3) is the signalling protocol at the network layer of SS7/C7 protocol suite. MTP3 provides routing functionality to transport signaling messages through the SS7 network to the requested endpoint. Each network element in the SS7 network has a unique address, the Signaling Point Code (SPC). Message routing is performed according to this address.