Message log processing and generating accurate analytical reports is crucial part of sending mechanism. Application processes the message logs and generates analytical reports upon getting responses from the gateway. The application uses certain values from the gateway returned response to process the logs and generate analytical reports.
Two of these values are the combination of Mobile Country Code (MCC) and Mobile Network Code (MNC) that application uses from the gateway returned message response to uniquely identify and print the mobile network carrier and the country in the message logs. Default structure of the application already carries a list of most up to date MCC and MNC codes that it uses for message log processing, however in case detecting a new mobile network carrier, admin has been given this ability to add MNC value of that newly recognized network using Add Network feature.
Navigate to Wireless Networks
Admin Main Navigation -> Setup -> Wireless Networks
The page offers a list of all Mobile Network Operators. System by default keeps a list of majority globally operating mobile network that it uses to process the message logs by using the combination of MCC and MNC. However if the admin discovers a new network or find a network operator’s entry missing from the list, it can be added to the list by clicking "Add a Network" from the top right area of the list. Let's first see what information the columns/rows of the table are providing, then later in this article we'll discuss adding a new network entry.
S/N (Serial Number)
Serial number of mobile networks that appear in the All Networks table. Every entry has a distinct serial number.
The rows of this column show the names of the networks in the table.
It shows the country which specific network is operating in.
SMSPlus offers the ability to setup destination zones to automatically prioritize sending to different countries and networks. Destination Zones are separately discussed in the detail that you can reach by clicking the following link. So the rows under this column are showing the zone that holds specific country and eventually this network.
Actions (Edit Network)
You can click to Edit and update the earlier saved details of particular network. You may need to update prefixes associated with specific network, ability to edit will help you update the earlier saved values associated with specific network. Upon updating the required values, click the Update button to save the updated preferences.
Adding a Network
If a new network that isn't the part of the current network list is detected, admin will be notified via email. Admin can use Add a Network function to add this net network information in the network list. Clicking "Add a Network" from the "Wireless Networks" page would lead to another page with the following fields/selections.
A network name is compulsory field and that you need to fill with the name of mobile network operator, i.e. AT&T Wireless Inc, Verizon Wireless etc.
If you have got a logo image of the mobile network operator you are about to add, you can click to Choose the File from the destination and upload. Uploading a logo image however isn’t a compulsory thing for adding a new network with MNC.
System carries a list of all countries with their value of Mobile Country Code (MCC) attached with every entry. To add a new network with its MNC value, you will also need to select the country where the mobile network is operating. Together MNC and MCC will constitute a unique combination that will help identifying the destination network and country while log processing.
Provide the Mobile Network Code of the new network you are about to add. As mentioned earlier, system already carries majority of global mobile operators and their MNC value. However, if the new network is identified/detected, Add Network can be used to add this newly identified network.
If the mobile network operator has assigned dedicated mobile phone codes also known as prefixes, you can mention the prefix value in this box. If the network operator associated multiple prefixes with its numbers, you can write multiple values separated by comma. However not all the mobile network operators keep dedicated mobile phone codes to distinguish the number from landlines and other numbers, such as North American Numbering Plan will assign mobile subscriber with a geographical area code and not a network prefix.
So if the specific network that you are adding has the prefixes, you can add them here. The combination of country code and prefix value will help the application to recognize the destination network and country even before sending a message and processing the message logs. However, as there is no one classified way of distinguishing the numbers of one network from the other due to the varied number plans, the field isn’t mandatory.
Use one of the following options to save network preferences
Save & Exist
Clicking on this option will save the details/preferences, and get you out of the process you were at. Following message will appear on your screen upon saving the contact details successfully.
Record has successfully been saved.
Save & Add Another
This option will save the current details/preference, and will automatically reopen the same page/process with fresh fields/preferences to continue the process with new entry.
Get out of the process without saving details/preferences.