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A quantity of service units (seconds, SMS, kB or cents) included in a product.
The current remaining quantity of service units (seconds, SMS, kB or cents) of a subscription.
The bill cycle corresponds to the period of time taken into account for invoice calculation. (Usually from 1st to the last day of the month)
A catalog holds list of products available for a particular COS (group of subscribers).
A Class Of Service regroups subscribers sharing a common set of parameters on the OCS for example, product catalog, rate card, notifications scheme, etc...
Prepaid credit is stored in subscriber’s wallet and can be used to buy a product or to call out-of-bundle destinations (ex: premium, international, roaming).
The Cancel-Location-Request (CLR) command is sent from HSS to MME or SGSN.
The EU's 2009 Roaming Regulation (N° 544/2009) required mobile operators to offer their customers, as of March 2010 (IP/10/215), the possibility to set their own monthly cut-off price limit for data roaming via mobile phone or a computer.
From 1st July 2010, if customers have not chosen a different cut-off level, operators will have to impose a monthly default cut-off for data roaming of €50 excluding VAT.
An eSIM (embedded-SIM) is a form of programmable SIM card that is embedded directly into a device. Wikipedia
The Home Subscriber Server, is a master user database that supports the IMS network entities that actually handle calls. It contains the subscription-related information (subscriber profiles), performs authentication and authorization of the user, and can provide information about the subscriber's location and IP information. It is similar to the GSM home location register (HLR) and Authentication centre (AuC). Wikipedia
Integrated Circuit Card Identifier (ICCID) is a unique serial number of your SIM card.
The ICCID is defined by the ITU-T recommendation E.118 as the Primary Account Number. A full ICCID is 19 or 20 characters.
The Internet of Things describes the network of physical objects—“things”—that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet. Wikipedia
Machine to machine refers to direct communication between devices using any wired or wireless communication channels. Wikipedia
Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) is a unique identifier of a subscriber in a mobile network. Simply put, it is the telephone number to the SIM card in a device.
A Mobile Virtual Network Operator is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure. Wikipedia
Unique label provided by Transatel identifying your account in our system.
Mobile Workplace Connect is a Transatel offer to connect nomadic employees with a multi-operator SIM: https://www.transatel.com/solutions/connected-workplace/nomadic-employees/
The network attach is the procedure in which the mobile device registers to the network. This is one of the first procedure executed by the device after being switched ON and includes a
The network detach is an HSS-Initiated procedure. The HSS uses this procedure for operator-determined purposes to request the removal of a subscriber’s MM and EPS bearer at the MME and also at the SGSN if both an MME and an SGSN are registered in the HSS. It means a
cancel location request is sent from the Transatel HSS to the Radio Access Network (RAN). Please note, it does not always force the UE to launch a new attach procedure because it depends on device context and behavior.
In order to make a mobile terminated call, the network must know the location of the UE (user equipment) despite its movement. For this purpose, the UE periodically reports its location to the network using the
location update procedure.
Online Charging System is the telecom industry appellation to refer to a real-time platform which charge the subscribers based on their service usage.
Over-the-air is any method of making data transfers or transactions wirelessly using the cellular network instead of a cable or other local connection.
This technology is used to communicate with SIM cards and change their data wirelessly.
Defines how products are paid. Depending on the type of service offered, and the contract signed with Transatel, the list of available payment providers may vary.
A Personal Identification Number or PIN code, is a passcode used in unlocking a cellphone's SIM card. Wikipedia
A Personal Unblocking Key, sometimes called personal unblocking code (PUC), is used in SIM cards to reset a PIN that has been lost or forgotten. Wikipedia
You can see a product as a type of service plan Transatel real-time platform (OCS) can offer. There are several product categories such as recurring plan, one-off plan or add-on. Please refer to your product portfolio documentation for more details.
Also known as bolt-on, allows to boost the current allowance of an active recurring product to extend service usage.
A product that gives a one-time amount of service units (allowance) valid for a limited amount of time.
A product which renews itself every configured period of time. It can have an expiration date (fixed number of renewals) or be unlimited in time.
Rate plan defines the way charges are calculated for a particular service (Currency, price per zone, call types, ...).
Stands for Real-time Controlled Postpaid, commercial option to make use of Transatel OCS to meter and cap service usage when the subscriber plan is exhausted or expired.
Subscriber Identity Module card is an integrated circuit (IC) inserted into a device (such as a cell phone) and that is used to identify a subscriber on a communications network. Wikipedia
SIM management portal
Transatel provides a web application in order to manage efficiently your SIM fleet.
Short Message Service is a text messaging service component of most telephone, Internet, and mobile device systems. It uses standardized communication protocols that let mobile devices exchange short text messages. Wikipedia
A2P or application-to-person messaging is the term used to define SMS messages sent to a subscriber by an application. Typical usages are one-time-passwords (OTPS), notifications, assistants, reminders or marketing campaign messages.
P2P or person-to-person messaging is the term used to define SMS messages sent to a subscriber from another subscriber.
Refers to traffic (here SMS messaging) towards your own fleet of subscribers.
Refers to traffic (here SMS messaging) towards any subscribers outside your own fleet of subscribers.
The entity which represents the user (person or device) of a mobile connectivity service, it is charged for all fees related to the activation or usage of this service.
When a product is subscribed and assigned to one subscriber, it becomes a subscription. Subscriptions are then stored in a subscriber inventory identified by his MSISDN.
A specific subscription that holds prepaid credit.
Tariff Holiday enables you to pause a SIM’s services for a limited period of time. During this period, no charges will be applied for this SIM. If you have a commitment for your SIM, the period spent in Tariff Holiday will extend the commitment period.
Test mode gives the SIM a quota of data & SMS to be used for a specific period of time before becoming active. While in test mode, no charges will be applied for this SIM. Once the quota is reached, the SIM automatically exits test mode.
A webhook is a way to subscribe to real-time events emitted by a platform. You can see them as extension of an API, but instead of requesting data, this data will be pushed to you when some defined events occur. This allows to trigger any logic such as end-user communications. Wikipedia