H.248 media gateways may support interfaces with packet-switched networks (via ephemeral terminations). Such types of bearer connections could be subject of traffic control mechanisms. Recommendation ITU-T H.248.53 provides three H.248 packages addressing traffic management, traffic policing and packet size control. This Recommendation focuses on the traffic policing function.

This revision contains an update to the traffic policing statistics package. The update adds new statistic elements and expands these package's procedures allowing the reporting of finer‑grained information regarding any violations of the policing parameters.