Frequently asked questions - General Telecom Questions

Can I use an existing wireless carrier with the LabKit?

Yes, you can use existing wireless carrier (commercial / public operator’s) SIMs if you have the SIM’s information, including the KI.
This information has to be added in the Hosted Core/MiniCore to register the SIM in the testing environment.

Can I use my own SIMs with the LabKit?

Yes, you can. You will get access to our free Hosted Core for the Core Network part of the testing environment and you will have to add the SIMs there.

Adding to this, you have to know the SIM’s information, including the KI.

What is the SatSite coverage?

The SatSite coverage differs based on various conditions. The band that the radio cell is used is one important factor and also the environment. The coverage varies in plain field, if the terrain is a forest, village or city.

A radio engineer can calculate exactly the coverage for your project or you can use http://www.cloudrf.com.

How can I test VOLTE?

We have a VoLTE testing environment. This is the VoLTE Lab. It contains LTE LabKit (a small radio cell) and a MiniCore (which is an equipment that contains all the core network components, but at a smaller scale: YateHSS/HLR, YateUCN, YateSMSC, YateSTP/DRA)

The VoLTE Lab is shipped with 2 iPhone 6s that have been tested for VoLTE and the main difference between a regular LabKit and MiniCore purchase and a VoLTE Lab purchase is that the VoLTE (IMS) feature is in the core network side, so the kit comes preconfigured with this feature.

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.

What are the supported operating systems by Yate?

YateBTS products can installed on the following Linux distrubtions: Mageia, CentOS and Fedora.
For clients, we have used: Mageia 4, Mageia 5, Mageia 6 (currently) and we will soon migrate to Mageia 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-0.1-1_r1546_r1523_prot.mga5.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

Can you provide an M2M Management and Control platform?

We can add integration of a 3rdparty

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

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/

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

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

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

What billing interface do you support?

We do support Diameter RO interface

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

Only for our equipments

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.

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

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/

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

Yes - JSON/HTTP

Can you provide a full BSS solution?

No

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

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