Frequently asked questions - General Telecom Questions

Do you have PCRF?

We have PCEF component in our solutions. PCRF is on the billing side. Nevertheless, we have two billing partners that we are working with (Aradial and Porta One) and can introduce you to.


Network elements we could provide
GGSN/PGW Yes
HLR/HSS/AuC Yes
ePDG No
PCRF/SPR Yes
GMSC Yes
MGCF Only MGCP
SMSC Yes
USSD Gateway Yes
IN CAMEL only
OCS No
AAA Yes, 3rdparty
IMS Yes
LIG No

Notes: RADIUS secondary PAP/CHAP authentication from PGW/GGSN


Can you provide a full BSS solution?

No


Can you provide a full OSS solution?

Only for our equipment


Supported access tehnologies
2G
3G
4G
Other: WLAN EAP - SIP, EAP - AKA

Notes: RADIUS Authentication to HSS/HLR


Can you provide an M2M Management and Control platform?

We can add integration of a 3rdparty


Do your network elements support APIs for provisioning/configuration/reporting at node level and subscriber level?

Yes - JSON/HTTP


Can your system –by means of an API - interrogate the device’s IMEI at any point in time for both CS only (SMS) and PS services?

Yes


Can your system detect a change in the IMSI-IMEI pair for CS only attached devices and PS only attached devices and both?

Yes

Notes: Using HTTP REST hook


Can you provide a Provisioning Orchestration platform which would guarantee synchronization between all the MVNE’s subscriber databases –HSS, HLR, AuC, AAA, SPR, etc.-?

Yes


Can your system limit the maximum data throughput [Mbps], GTP Sessions/s, Location Updates/s, SMSs/s and APIs per Enterprise and per MNO?

No


Do you support operational / management GUI for all the network elements provided in your solution?

Only for our equipments


What are the supported operating systems by Yate?

YateBTS products can be installed on the following Linux distributions: Mageia, CentOS and Fedora.
For our clients we recommend: Mageia 7 as it has a newer kernel than CentOS 7.
These three distributions use the same file format .rpm for the packages.
RPMs are often collected centrally in one or more repositories on the internet. Most sites have their own RPM repositories which may either act as local mirrors of such internet repositories or be locally maintained collections of useful RPMs.
urpmi (Mageia), yum (CentOS) and dnf (Fedora and other RPM-based distros) are package management tools used for installing, removing, updating and querying software packages of local or remote (networked) media.
Package management tools attempt to solve issues which might be cause by dependencies, software compilation from source code, wrongful placement of common installation and configuration files, distribution of software with bugs. And, thus, developers attempt to increase the overall quality and coherence of a Linux-based operating system
For example, when you want to install yate-smsc. The package management tool queries the Yate repository in search for the full name of the package which might be something like: yate-smsc-1.3-1_r5240_r5342_prot.mga7.rpm
The package management tool will carry out any dependencies and it will set every file contained by the rpm package in the appropriate location without the intervention of the user.
To see the contents which have been installed by yate-smsc package use the following command:
rpm -q yate-smsc


How much is the support going to cost me?

All our products come with 6 months of FREE support. After that is a 10% a year based on the acquired products.


How can I start an MVNO?

We have worldwide MVNOs as clients. The process might be long and needs plenty documentation, so we build up a page to give you a big picture: https://yatebts.com/solutions_and_technology/how-to-become-a-full-mvno/


How can I become a reseller?

We have a reseller program and are always looking for new partnerships. You can send us an email on this subject at: sales@ss7ware.com or contact@ss7ware.com and we will provide you the contracts.

Few benefits our resellers have are:
Free shipping to any destination worlwide
Fixed prices, but we do provide discounts & rebates to our reseller
Dropshipping – no need to buy stock


What billing interface do you support?

We do support Diameter RO interface


What OSS / BSS do you support?

We don't do BSS/OSS at all. We can adapt to the provider of your choice, or we can introduce you to two vendors that we have completed interoperability tests with.


Do you have existing MVNO customer?

Yes, we have operational MVNOs in many countries are using our solutions. Few of them are in: Spain, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Netherlands etc.

These are 3 successful stories and you can also find testimonials from the clients that are using YateBTS software: https://yatebts.com/solutions_and_technology/best-mvno-list-successful-stories/


Does the Yate Core have an estimated Uptime?

Core network uptime is usually reflected by the Linux server holding the Core network software.
As our Yate products are software products, we have servers/VMs online for years now.
Yate software running on these servers was upgraded during time. (is a normal behavior)
Downtime for an upgrade procedure usually it is approx 60 seconds, but may vary to less on certain equipment.


Linux bare-metal server not booting, what now?

Please boot the server in Legacy/BIOS mode with a Mageia/CentOS or a recovery stick. Then use the "Memory Test" option and find out if a hardware problem appeared on that server. Usually physical memory (RAM) might crash or hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD). Replace the broken components or remove it if the system allows it and turn on the server.


Do you support unattended upgrades for Yate Products?

Yes, we support unattended-upgrades / scheduled upgrades for our Yate Products and it can be done very easily from YateMMI.

To schedule unattended upgrades:
- Access YateMMI (Mobile Management Interface)
- Click on Equipment
- Select Schedule Update (bottom left corner), this opens a new browser window, here enter Start Time (the time when updates start on the selected nodes) and Gap Time (the time between server updates).

The purpose of unattended upgrades is to install the latest Yate Products updates automatically and unattended.