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SCTP: Stream Control Transmission Protocol
Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), a part of the Signalling Transport (SIGTRAN) protocol family, was designed to transport PSTN signaling messages (SS7/C7) over IP networks but is capable of broader applications. SCTP is a reliable transport protocol operating on top of a connectionless packet network such as IP. SCTP is designed to address the limitations and complexity of TCP while transporting real time signaling and data such as SS7/C7 over an IP network. SCTP can also run on top of the UDP layer.