SS7ware’s insights from the MVNOs World Congress

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We just got back from the MVNOs World Congress, in Nice, where we did quite a good impression with our YateHSS/HLR and YateUCN solutions for MVNOs. The “not so shocking” conclusion that we came to was that our public pricing policy impacts the MVNO market at its core.

We already knew that, so the real benefit of the conference for us was that we got closer to the needs of our customers by talking to them about their troubles as MVNOs, MNOs and IoT MVNOs.

We share the knowledge, so here are some of the insights:

1. MVNOs need our network equipment (YateUCN as a GMSC, GGSN, PGW and YateHSS/HLR) because of the flexibility given by the features included in the Yate software and the use of off-the-shelf hardware.

In the case of the YateUCN (unified core network) the Yate software implements the functionalities of 2G/3G/4G core networks in a single server. We made it that flexible in order to ease the businesses of MVNOs and MNOs as well. YateUCN works for MNOs as MSC/VLR, SGSN, SGW.

2. full MVNOs choose our products because their businesses aren’t sustainable on the long run with big vendors’ products (such as Cisco, Huawei) that ask 4 times the costs of an YateHSS/HLR for an upgrade.

As the network grows, the CAPEX and OPEX expenditures/subscriber decreases significantly with our MVNO solutions. We charge per license and once your network grows in number of subscribers, you just add another server in a cluster. The YateUCN and YateHSS/HLR solutions are scalable, redundant and load-balanced due to the clustering module implemented in the Yate software.

3. the IoT MVNOs use our GGSN/ PGW solution (YateUCN) to offer mobility to the IoT devices and a positive return on investment for the MVNO business, within 6 months or less.
SS7ware’s full IoT MVNO network solution consists of two products, YateUCN and YateHSS/HLR, both with license costs at $31050, which is about $0.62/ device for a network of 100.000 devices.

4. the strategy of MNOs is to officially sustain MVNOs businesses, because MVNOs play well on the segmented markets and by doing this, they take market shares from competition.

Please feel free to send us questions at sales@ss7ware.com or visit our website, http://www.yatebts.com, to learn more about SS7ware’s MVNO solutions.

Hope to see you in November at the MVNO Conference in London.

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YateHSS/HLR breaks the barriers to entry into the MVNO and IoT markets

YateHSS/HLR delivers failover cluster, load-balancing and scalability features inside a cluster at an affordable price, breaking the barriers to entry the market for MVNOs and IoT products manufacturers, leading to a positive ROI from an early stage of the business.

clustering_blogpost_y-hss-hlr_serverDell PowerEdge430 server – off-the-shelf hardware for the YateHSS/HLR

The YateHSS/HLR was designed to be flexible over time, safe for the mobile operators and IoT businesses and with low CapEx and OpEx requirements.

  • It’s flexible over time because YateHSS/HLR uses off-the-shelf hardware (Dell servers) and runs on Linux OS; in time you can upgrade the software or change the hardware at a low OpEx.
  • It’s safe because our network database solution is organized into clusters of equal YateHSS/HLR servers, load-balanced, easy to scale and redundant.
  • We practice transparency for the price of our products, see for yourself. At this price, the YateHSS/HLR solution significantly lowers the barriers to entry a new market and the CapEx of the business.
  • The cluster solution includes the YateMMI management web-interface, a JSON API for configuration and setting up services and SIM profiles, and an HTTP hook to access your own web tools or platforms.
  • YateHSS/HLR supports the following profiles: Wi-Fi, EPC, IMS, CS, PS.
clustering_blogpost_clustering Cluster architecture of the YateHSS/HLR solution

We created the solution to be affordable and to have all the features for network stability. One server supports approximately 100.000 subscribers. For small networks, the investment is as low as $1/ subscriber and for large networks of less than $0.50/ subscriber.

Stability comes from the cluster’s load-balancing feature. Subscribers’ services are distributed between the nodes in the cluster and millions of operations can take place at the same time without the risk of capacity failure.

Stability also derives from a failover cluster feature implemented in the YateHSS/HLR solution. The network services take place in a single node (one YateHSS/HLR server) of the cluster, but each node replicates the events to the other nodes. All nodes have the same replicated information and if a node breaks, another one takes its load automatically.

clustering_blogpost_failover Failover cluster feature of the YateHSS/HLR solution

Our solution’s flexibility comes with a big advantage: the simplicity of scaling up in case your network grows. Adding a new node to the cluster is a process that takes less than one hour.

clustering_blogpost_new_nodeScalability feature of the YateHSS/HLR cluster solution

There isn’t any maximum limit of how many HSS/HLRs clusters to deploy in a network. If you need to understand the technical details behind the cluster, please take a closer look to our documentation regarding the YateHSS/HLR cluster architecture.

A few final words…

Think about the project that is technically and financially sustainable with YateHSS/HLR. The YateHSS/HLR solution allows millions of IoT devices to connect and makes a wide variety of applications possible for final users.

We recommend the YateHSS/HLR as an excellent choice for MVNOs and IoT manufacturers entering a market, for its features and for the return on investment advantage in terms of business.