Frequently asked questions - General Telecom Questions
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
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/
We have a reseller program and are always looking for new partnerships. You can send us an email on this subject at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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
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/
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.
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.
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.
To enable the Personal Hotspot on your iOS device you need to configure the Hotspot APN (Access Point Name) by following the next steps:
- Please go to Settings > Cellular/Mobile Data > Mobile Data Network.
- Please tap on APN in the Personal Hotspot section and type your APN - leave username and password fields empty.
Your device is now configured for Personal Hotspot (also known as tethering).
Whenever you want to use it you can go to Settings > Mobile Data > Personal Hotspot, turn Personal Hotspot ON and follow on screen instructions.
Personal Hotspot on your iOS device will provide internet access to other devices on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB.