Providers agree on takeover call and SMS traffic at major failure




KPN, T-Mobile and Vodafone have agreed to large-scale and long-term interference on one of the networks to use the affected clients to create a different wireless network. According to the telcos Netherlands is the first country in the world where such arrangements are made.

As a rule will apply that the failure of one of the three mobile operators are expected to take at least three days and at least 500,000 customers need to be taken there. In that case, customers of the provider with a regional roaming mechanism to move to the mobile networks of the two other providers. This involves SMS and call traffic; Internet and machine-to-machine applications are not covered by the scheme.

The three providers have agreements recorded in a scenario that comes out of the closet when one of them is hit by a prolonged outage. The necessary technical and legal adjustments would have been implemented. Last year the outlines were already announced the fault contract, but these are now finally capturing the agreements in a scenario.

According to ICT Netherlands Netherlands has a world first with the emergency. From the government an urgent request was filed with the three providers to cooperate after 2012 Vodafone suffered a substantial long-term failure by a fire in a central network.

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