MVNO in a box

The complete solution to start MVNO business on the right telecom market

A virtual network operator needs to be early enough on the right telecom niche market if he wants to win that MVNO market. But it also has to keep its flexibility to switch the niche market.

To start MVNO businesses can be a challenge because you need to:

  • Discover a profitable niche market for telecom subscribers.
    » The niche market is a battlefield between many players. An MVNO has to spend a lot on market research and customer surveys.
  • Start with a large CAPEX, even if you continue with a small OPEX.
    » Even though a full MVNO has smaller operating expenses, you still need to invest in the Core Network. This means high CAPEX and may not convert.
  • Risk investing effort and marketing in the wrong niche market.
    » When starting an MVNO business you risk the initial budget on deploying a network and advertise a business that may not work for you.
  • Overcome the lack of experience in the telecom field
    » Entering this business process requires technical knowledge and background. You need a complete understanding of the network architecture. Add the authentication process, voice/data sessions, or communication protocols.

MVNO in a box can help you solve all those barriers by:

  • Allowing you to test different niche markets and speed up the time to market.
    ✓ Use "MVNO in a box" to check how profitable a niche market is before diving into a full MVNO.
    ✓ MVNO business has to avoid burning money for market research and customer surveys. At the same time, they still get the necessary market knowledge.
    ✓ This way you have the opportunity to be ahead of the competition while serving the niche market.
  • Not deploying a full MVNO network and use your initial budget on a market that may not work for you
    ✓ You can prototype the business on a small scale market. Also, you see exactly how that works with low investment.
    ✓ Even though a full MVNO has smaller operating expenses, you still need to invest in the Core Network. This means high CAPEX and may not convert. Start MVNO business with a solution to prototype. You deploy a small network with low implementation costs to get the best of the business’s potential.
  • Reducing the risk of investing effort and marketing into the wrong niche market.
    ✓ You don’t need to use your initial budget to start MVNO business and deploy the network or advertise the business that may not work for you.
    ✓ You are not limited by the first niche you choose to test. If the results don’t match your expectations you can order another batch of SIMs. This way you can rebrand yourself in another niche or even in another country.
  • Avoiding mistakes caused by the lack of technical experience in the telecom field
    ✓ Entering this business process requires technical knowledge and background. You need a complete understanding of the network architecture. Add the authentication process, voice/data sessions, or communication protocols.
    ✓ MVNO in a box means a small factor Core Network and a Roaming Agreement. The agreement is made with Monty Mobile and allows you to run your business easily. You have full control over the services you provide to your customers.
    ✓ The configuration of your network is done by professionals with years of experience.

MVNO in a box components

  • MiniCore
    » A full core network in a tiny box to be installed in your data center
    » MiniCore comes pre-installed to interconnect with the Roaming Hub
  • 300 pre-written SIMs
    » The SIM cards can be branded with your company logo
  • Billing platform
    » Is provided by Monty Mobile through a web portal which gives you access to your customers information.

Start MVNO - Business Applications

  • You can use MVNO in a box to limit data services to a certain destination.
    This means you can give free internet to your streaming platform. This way you register more income by selling advertising on that platform. People will enjoy your streaming service and you will make money by playing ads.
  • Use this product to build a billing system for your MVNO. The system is integrated into your other telecom business.
    Develop your own MVNO billing to be in line with other businesses. MVNO in a box allows you to get access over JSON to all the billing information like a full MVNO.
    After the integration is done you will have the freedom to upgrade to a full core MVNO network. This way you can get your own roaming agreements with local MNOs.

MiniCore components

Start MVNO easily with the following software components installed:

  • YateUCN (MSC/VLR, GMSC, gsmSCF, MME/SGW/SGSN, PGW/GGSN, IMS CSCF)
  • YateHLR/HSS (AuC, HLR, HSS, Subscriber management)
  • YateSMSC (SMS store-and-forward, routing, home routed SMS)
  • YateSTP (routing of SS7 messages by Point Code or Global Title)
  • YateDRA (routing of Diameter messages by host, realm, application)
  • YateMMI (Web management interface)

NOTE: On demand additional components can be installed on the same hardware to help you start MVNO business.

MiniCore features

  • Setup/edit mobile network and component preferences via MMI management interface
  • Minimal monitoring of each network component, additional YateBTS monitoring possible
  • Wireshark capture of communication between components including decrypted IMS traffic
  • JSON API integration with any SIM management and CRM systems
  • JSON and REST API for sending SMS
  • Can use both SIGTRAN/SS7 and Diameter for signaling
  • Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Works both stand alone and with external components

Communication Protocols

  • MAP/SS7/SIGTRAN
  • M2PA or M3UA-ASP over SIGTRAN, SCTP (CRC32)
  • ITU TCAP, ETSI MAP v3
  • ITU or ANSI SCCP and SS7 MTP
  • E.164, E.212 (ANSI), E.214 (ITU), TT or PC SCCP addressing
  • Can connect to multiple STP/GW
  • CAMEL phase 2
  • Diameter
  • 3GPP Applications S6a/S6d, Cx/Dx
  • SCTP or TCP transport
  • Can establish or listen for connections
  • Can connect to multiple Routing Agents
  • HTTP
  • JSON API server for configuration and subscriber management
  • JSON API for monitoring and information retrieval
  • REST API client for visited network change notification
  • JSON and REST API for sending SMS
  • SNMP
  • SNMP v2 or v3 for information retrieval
  • Traps sending for alarms
  • Telnet
  • Management CLI for each component
  • Optional SSL and password protection
  • Voice interconnect
  • SIP and RTP
  • G711, GSM and AMR codecs
  • SIP
  • Supported standards (RFC3261)
  • Registrar function
  • B2BUA for calls
  • RTP (RFC3550) with sideband DTMF (RFC2833)
  • SMS and USSD over IP
  • SMPP
  • Standard version 3.3
  • Supports bidirectional communication
  • RADIUS
  • Authorization of voice calls, data sessions and short messages
  • Postpaid accounting for voice, data and SMS
  • Prepaid support by re-authorization
  • Support for 3GPP, Cisco VoIP VSA and Cisco ISG VSA dictionaries
  • SMS
  • Format: SMS PDU (MO and MT)
  • MAP/SS7 transport (T-PDU format)
  • SIP MESSAGE transport (SMS over IP, R-PDU format)
  • CDR
  • Flexible file format (default .tsv files) with customizable table headers
  • Automatic file rotation
  • Optional file transfer: FTP, SFTP, SCP
  • JSON HTTP push API
  • RADIUS with 3GPP and Cisco dictionaries

Communication Interfaces

  • C interface
    MAP, HLR ↔ GMSC
  • D interface
    MAP, HLR ↔ VLR
  • E interface
    MAP, MSC ↔ MSC
  • F interface
    MAP, MSC ↔ EIR
  • J interface
    MAP, HSS ↔ gsmSCF for USSD
  • Gr interface
    MAP, SGSN ↔ HSS
  • Gc Interface
    GTP or MAP, GGSN ↔ HSS, optional
  • S6a/S6d
    Diameter, MME/SGSN ↔ HSS
  • S13
    Diameter, MME/SGSN → EIR
  • SIP, RTP
    YateBTS ↔ VLR
  • S1 interface
    S1AP & GTP-U, YateENB ↔ EPC
  • Gn/Gp interface
    GTPv1, SGSN and GGSN
  • S5/S8 Interface
    GTPv2, SGW and PGW
  • Gi/SGi Interface
    IP, connects to Public Data Network

* By purchasing this product, you will also enter into a contract with Monty Mobile.


** This contract will allow your subscribers access to Monty Mobile roaming agreements,
therefore access to mobile service. You will pay monthly roaming fees for the sessions
registered through Monty Mobile platform.


*** We strongly recommend to decide initially what would be the service you want to provide to
your subscribers, in terms of SMS, voice and data since the roaming fees can be significant.