Mobile Number Portability Gateway

Aricent’s Mobile Number Portability Gateway (MNPGW) enables local number portability for operators in different countries. The operators receive porting details from clearing houses through the gateway and routes signaling messages for the ported numbers. MNPGW resides in the operators’ network and provides end-to-end number porting activities (port-in, port-out and number termination) for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers.

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Mobile Number Portability Gateway

Aricent’s Mobile Number Portability Gateway (MNPGW) enables local number portability for operators in different countries. The operators receive porting details from clearing houses through the gateway and routes signaling messages for the ported numbers. MNPGW resides in the operators’ network and provides end-to-end number porting activities (port-in, port-out and number termination) for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers.

Automate and Streamline Mobile Number Portability within Converged Networks

Aricent MNPGW automates and streamlines number portability port requests and transactions, reducing costs and eliminating errors. MNPGW handles Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests at both the new (recipient) and old (donor) operator’s network, integrates with Customer Relationship Modules (CRM) and MNP Clearing House (MCH) for porting activities, and supports multiple technologies like CDMA, GSM, PSTN, etc. MNPGW includes the following interface modules:

  • OSS Gateway (OSSGW) - Core module that interfaces with CRM and MCH network nodes for execution of port requests (both as recipient and as donor).
  • Local Service Management System (LSMS) - Module receives broadcast messages from the MCH after completion of negotiation/ activation phases. One of the available interfaces between LSMS and MCH is SOAP/XML over HTTP.
  • Local Number Portability Database (LNPDB) - Local database is replica of Central Number Portability Database (CNPDB) and stores subscribers’ routing numbers used for generating the port history of ported subscribers
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Web-based GUI supports application configuration and remote management, displaying reports related to porting activity (daily and monthly port reports, subscriber port history, etc.)
  • Signaling Transfer Point (STP) Client - Allows the routing number received through broadcast messages to be updated in STP node during porting phase, routing calls accordingly.

Features

  • Flexible Protocol Conversion Engine: Supports multiple application interfaces/proprietary protocols like SOAP/XML, CORBA, HTTP,Socket, FTP, SFTP, etc. for faster integration capabilities
  • Flexible Database Engine: Facilitates and stores insertion/modification of ported transactions in the database
  • Superior Management: Provides robust database and message processing management, supporting multiple LIVE Number Portability Database (NPDB) updates, Local Number Portability Database (LNPDB) update modes, and asynchronous/synchronous updates of multiple databases to manage ported-out and ported-in numbers for effective call routing
  • Simple Interface: Comprehensive web-based GUI for viewing, adding,deleting, and modifying records, and role-based user-right control
  • Scalable System: Supports different and growing subscriber bases
  • Proactive Notification: Supports notification mechanisms through alarm, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based trap generation, SMS and email alerts for maintaining number portability operations
  • Comprehensive Reporting: Generates reports on number portability transaction status and related activities

Benefits

  • Faster, ready-to-market integration capabilities with supported interfaces
  • Flexible error logging results for reliable and error-free communications between trading partners
  • Supports Updates & Query to STP for Routing Number information
  • Comprehensive web-based GUI for alarm configuration and SNMP trap generation for notifications to third-party NMS systems
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