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Gsm roaming brokerage allows integration of carribean s fragmented mobile markets

GSM roaming brokerage allows integration of Carribean’s fragmented mobile markets

CANTO Congress

St. Kitts & Nevis, 21.06.2005

17/08/2014

2


Roaming traffic scenario voice

Bilateral Roaming Agreement (IRA)

HLR

VLR

MSC

MSC

SMSC

GW MSC

GW MSC

SMSC

Roaming traffic scenario (voice)

SS7

(MAP)

STP

STP

HPMN

VPMN

Voice

(ISUP)

Switch

Switch


Layers of the roaming business

PMN

PMN

Buying / Selling

Contracting, activation & administration

Roaming Coordination

Roaming Coordination

SS7 (MAP)

Signalling

Signalling

TAP / RAP

Clearing

(DC/FC)

Clearing

(DC/FC)

Invoicing/Settlement

ISUP

Voice

Voice

IP

GRX

GRX

Layers of the roaming business

Commercial

Enabling

Transport


List of activities

List of activities

Establish SS7 Links

Produce IO invoice

Perform incoming TAP

Control SS7 Links

Fraud Control

Perform IREG Tests

Sending Test SIM‘s

Validation incoming TAP

RAP File

Generate TAP Testfile

Check out-going TAP

Register VPLMN SIM

IREG completion certificate

Data in Test MSC

Data in Billing system


Spaghetti roaming

Costs

Spaghetti roaming

PMN A

PMN B

PMN C

Clearing

Signalling

Roaming

Coordination


Roaming efforts costs increasing in two dimensions

Roaming efforts & costs increasing in two dimensions

Roaming

Service Features

3G roaming/ IW

MMS roaming/ IW

SMS Interworking

GPRS roaming

Prepaid Roaming

SMS Roaming

Voice Roaming

Early

90ties

20-40

Mid

90ties

50-100

End

90ties

100-200

Around2000

~300

2002

~400

Today

~500

Tomorrow

~700-1000

Number of

GSM Networks

The actual GSM Roaming framework is elaborated by dominant operators, based on high traffic projections. Small networks and GSM-newcomers must be selective, or find innovative solutions.


Key2roam

Key2roam

The goals of the GSMA RB TF (Roaming Broker Task Force)


Gsma roaming broker task force guidelines

GSMA Roaming Broker Task Force – guidelines

  • “Roaming broker guidelines “ issued August 2001

  • “Definition: A ‘Roaming Broker’ is an entity, which enables a mobile network operators subscribers to roam on one or more mobile networks where the mobile network operators have no direct contractual.”

  • “Obligations of a Roaming Broker:The following guidelines describe the obligations of a ‘Roaming Broker’ in different fields of operation towards the standard GSM operators.”


The concept of the automatic signalling testing

The concept of the automatic signalling testing

Customers

Network

SIM-Cards of Community

Members

SIM-Card Server

Comfone

Internet

GSM850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900


Signalling flow scheme of key2roam general layout

Broker agreement

Broker agreement

Comfone

Key2roam

MCC MNC

MGT

PMN Code

MCC MNC

MGT

PMN Code

123 02

72 76

ABCK9

321 01

52 44

XYZK9

Signalling

Signalling

MGT

PMN Code

ISPC

41 799

CHERB

2-061-6

2-061-7

MSC

MSC

GT routing table

configuration:

321 01  41 799

DPC 2-061-6

GT routing table

configuration:

123 02  41 799

DPC 2-061-6

Signalling Flow scheme of Key2roam – General Layout

PMN

PMN


Tap flow scheme of key2roam general layout

VPMN

Atheer, Irak

HPMN

Orange Liechtenstein

PMN code: IRQAT

Broker code: IRQK9

PMN code: LIEVE

Broker code: LIEK9

H’PMN

LIEK9

V’PMN

IRQK9

DCH

DCH

Recipient

Recipient

DCH

DCH

TDIRQATLIEK900001

TDIRQK9LIEVE00001

Sender

Sender

Inc.

TAP

Files

Outg.

TAP

Files

Conv.

& Clearing

Process

TAP Flow scheme of Key2roam – General Layout

Comfone

Key2roam


Roaming broker invoicing example

A

A B C

IOT

IOT

IOT =170

Comfone IOT = 300

A

B

B

IOT

IOT

IOT

Comfone IOT = 80

IOT =230

C

C

IOT

IOT

IOT =45

Comfone IOT = 65

Roaming Broker Invoicing Example

Z

C

Comfone

Key2roam

Y

B

PMN X

PMN A

Inter PMN invoice -

grouped

Inter PMN invoice -

grouped or ungrouped

A 100

B 50

C 20

PMN A

PMN X

Clearing

A 200

B 30

Clearing

PMN Y

PMN B

C 45

PMN Z

PMN C

Clearing


Standard lead time for activation of key2roam relations

Week

ID

Task Name

Duration

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

Decision to establish Key2roam

0d

2

Execution of the Key2roam Service Agreement and its Annexes

20d

3

Key2roam Service Agreement and its Annexes signed

0d

4

Signalling, DC and FC operational

0d

5

Set up Network and Billing System

10d

6

One-time IREG- and TADIG Tests

5d

7

Key2roam enabled

0d

8

Key2roam Test Unit operational

0d

9

Activation of Key2roam Relations

10d

10

Key2roam Relations operational

0d

Standard lead time for activation of Key2roam relations


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention !

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