Various types of services provided by network operators, especially menu-based information services, are accessed by subscribers by using Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). USSD allows more interactive communication between subscribers and network services (applications), and are more responsive than services that depend on SMS.
USSD can be applied without an Internet connection, and is therefore still supported by most mobile devices. That is why today, many third party service providers are seeking USSD as an access method to reach their customers. This opens up an entirely new revenue stream that can be utilized by network operators by deploying the Mylinex USSD Gateway solution, to:
Reduce operational overhead due to the ultra simple and flexible API-based application development module.
Integrate near real-time billing for services.
Offer an extremely appealing solution with highly practical features to third party service providers.
The Mylinex USSD Gateway conceals the complexities at the network operator’s end to provide a very user-friendly and flexible Application Programming Interface (API) for third parties. This solution facilitates the application developer to carry-out the debugging themselves, increasing efficiency and application speed-to-market. The product is also compatible with all-IP architecture.
The Mylinex USSD Gateway supports:
Integration with billing systems via multiple protocols for online charging (CAMEL, DIAMETER, API, FILE-BASED)
Both network-initiated and user-initiated methods (methods for what exactly?)