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Mobius USSD Gateway

Transporting various interactive content straight to subscribers' devices.

Overview of Mobius USSD Gateway

USSD Gateway is a bidirectional signaling platform that routes messages between the network and its service applications. The platform delivers interactive content like balance updates, marketing messages, low balance alerts, and more straight to most subscribers devices without them downloading specialized apps or going online.

The advantage of USSD for message delivery and notification is that it is session-based and very efficient. Session-based communications are more reliable than services like email and SMS. This makes it useful for fast and simple real-time applications like balance checking, voice chat and advertising. Because USSD supports process supplementary service (PSSR) and unstructured supplementary service notify (USSN) requests and messages, real-time services like balance checking and voice chat work even when roaming.

In addition, since USSD is so efficient, there is a huge advantage to using it when subscribers are roaming. All USSD messages are directed to the subscriber's home network but they can also be directed to a visiting network enabling a virtual home environment (VHE), which reduces operator costs and greatly improves user experience as all services work the same wherever they are.

And, while modern 4G/LTE networks support voice chat applications using SIP, USSD-based voice chat applications can work seamlessly and well across older GPRS, 2G and 3G networks, providing the widest possible compatibility footprint for services important to the subscriber.

How USSD gateway integration works in telecommunication?

Mobius USSD Gateway is built on a fully Open-Source server written in Java and strictly adheres to the standards and specifications defined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). With full support for virtual machine (VM) and network functions virtualization (NFV) architectures, the Mobius USSD gateway is very easy to install and deploy in different environments, allowing you start providing interactive messaging and content delivery services with a minimum of support and training.

Mobius USSD gateway utilizes a modern extensible middleware platform providing easy integration with any third-party communication protocol or system using industry-standard telecom interfaces including SS7 MAP, TCAP, INAP, or ISUP. It also supports Internet-based communication interfaces and protocols including SIP and HTTP.

Mobius USSD Gateway provides a scriptable Command Line Interface (CLI) tool allowing you to completely configure the Gateway at run-time and manage it using simple commands. In addition, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool is provided to allow you to configure, monitor and manage the Gateway through a convenient user-friendly interface.


What is USSD Center

The USSD Center has full SS7 interfaces and flexible IP interfaces that allow interaction with supplementary service management applications.

Information and Communications Technology operators can use the USSD gateway to manage USSD transactions between the mobile and internet industries.

This allows USSD center operators to offer value-added services based on USSD interactions with mobile end users and reduce transaction costs.

What is session management capabilities for USSD Gateway?

USSD gateway maintains a single interactive session once the connection is established.

Does USSD Gateway have scalable architecture?

Integrated load balancing and clustering support for automated failover delivers an excellent user experience for mobile subscribers. Unlike other more limited solutions, USSD gateway services are load-balanced, providing unparalleled redundancy, especially as the platform scales.

Features and Benefits

Mobius USSD gateway enables operators to provide native real-time services and interactive content delivery applications to mobile subscribers with network push and menu-based interaction across multiple branded services. The provided content and services operate natively in the mobile operating system. There's no need for subscribers to download an app and create another account on a separate service to receive rich content or notifications
Carrier-Grade Scalability and Reliability
Integrated load balancing and clustering support for automated failover deliver mobile subscribers an excellent user experience. Unlike other more limited solutions, all Mobius services are load-balanced, providing unparalleled redundancy, especially as the platform scales
Multilingual Support for UCS2 and GSM 7-bit Formats
Enables global support for rich content and notifications in Latin (e.g, English, Spanish, French) and non-Latin (e.g., Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic) languages
Mobile Network Connection
Mobius USSD Gateway connects to any Mobile Network Operator or Mobile Virtual Network Operator core network over SS7 MAP
HTTP Integration
Mobius USSD Gateway is easy to integrate over HTTP for any proper solution
SS7 Hardware Full Support
Mobius USSD Gateway fully supports Intel and Dialogic cards.
SIGTRAN (M3UA), HTTP, and SIP interface support
Industry-standard network integration into IMS and LTE networks
On-Premise and Cloud Deployment
Mobius USSD Gateway provides outstanding flexibility for service providers and enterprise applications. Fully self-contained and highly optimized, the USSD gateway supports both network functions virtualization and clustered virtual machine deployments
Flexible Operations and Monitoring
Mobius USSD Gateway supports flexible operations and monitoring using industry-standard protocols, including Java JMX and scriptable command-line interfaces with full CDR, logging, and auditing reporting capabilities
Open Source
Well-documented Open-Source software allows staff to learn, optimize, and customize the Mobius USSD gateway to your evolving requirements free from vendor lock-in. Our license subscription model provides indemnification and full support, along with the ability to deliver input to the product development roadmap.
Mobius continuously strives to show their dedication to providing the best level of pre-sales consultancy, project management flexibility, support responsiveness, and post-sales assistance. Mobius team is hard-working, motivated, and full of enthusiasm. We are interacting as vendor and client, and I must say they have good technical knowledge and understanding. Working with them is always a pleasure. We have worked together on several projects, and we have completed them successfully.
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