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USSD Gateway and Browsing solution Sales Director Europe

About mcTEL USSD Overview mcTEL’s offer
Architecture Professional Services

Questions / Answers Conclusion and next steps


MCTEL: history
Private company founded in 1992 Supplier of advanced networking solutions to network operators and large accounts Since 2002, development of a new rangeof infrastucture and value added solutions for mobile networks Since 2005, the Monaco State is amongst the shareholders and a strategic partnership has been concluded with Monaco Telecom


MCTEL Profile
The resiliency of an established company The Inventiveness of a startup model

Complete range of messaging multimedia converging solutions for fixed & mobile operators Supplier of Telco’sinfrastructure solutions since more than a decade Turnkey and ASP models suited to all operators needs Complete control of product development, leading to high flexibility and quick adaptation to customer specific requests HP OpenCall partner


About USSD
USSD = Unstructured Supplementary Service Data
defined in the GSM standard (stage 1 + stage 2) data bearer formanagement of operator specific supplementary services
– uses the same mechanisms as supplementary services (call divert, call forward,…)

USSD in the GSM/3G network: “as easy as #111#” #111#”
use of signaling network to carry short text strings (182 characters max.) in MAP messages session oriented
– no intermediate store and forward (≠ SMS) – session opened between handset and application –signaling session remains open for duration of dialogue


USSD Browsing overview
USSD is ready to use:
• handsets have been USSD compliant for years • old legacy handsets • new low-costs handsets • high-end 3G handsets

Compatible with other bearers
• SMS delivery available during USSD dialogue • USSD session available during voice or video calls

SIM card independent
• nologistic constraint to deploy and update USSD services

No user configuration
• nothing to modify in SIM card or handset • no parameter to set up in handset menus


USSD Browsing overview
The combination of USSD requests from the user and answers from the application allows interactive services with USSD Browsing:

When USSD allows mobile interactive services


USSD Browsingoverview
The combination of USSD requests from the user and answers from the application allows interactive services with menu browsing

When USSD allows mobile interactive services

=Menu= 1:News 2:Bank 3:Credit Answer


#111# "=Menu=/1:News/2:Bank/3:Credit"

Remaining credit = 12€, before 08/04 --0:back Answer



Prepaid database

"Remaining credit = 12€,/ before08/04 /- - - / 0:back" 12€ /-


USSD Browsing overview
USSD relies on existing GSM infrastructure
Premium Gateway

no new radio, nor core-network equipment required compatible with legacy handsets

USSD Browsing overview
Advantages for End Users (1)
Simple access
– It is as easy as dialing #111# plus “send”

Fast interactivity
– Initial connection is made in less than 4seconds; response time thereafter is 2 seconds

User-friendly navigation
– Intuitive browser interface with session persistency


USSD Browsing overview
Advantages for End Users (2)
Seamless roaming
– Services are available anywhere in the world with the same codes from the home area

No upgrades
– Compatible with nearly all legacy handsets without any SIM card upgrades requiredAffordable services
– Subscribers are attracted to low-cost interactivity


USSD Browsing overview
Advantages for Mobile Operators (1)
Mass-market reach
– Provide your entire customer base with interactive services, since handset and SIM card upgrades are not required

Cash savings
– Save network resources and drastically cut down customer care and communication costs

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