A complete iOS and Android ecosystem enabler for MNOs and MVNOs.
WHAT IS IT?
Truphone Entitlements is a strategic capability which allows operators to enable new products such as Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch or network features such as VoWiFi, on their subscribers’ devices. The entitlements server enables operators to inform devices of which services are available to use on their network and enforce which subscribers can access these services.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On iOS, enabled via a 'carrier-bundle' update, the device establishes a secure channel to the operator entitlement server.
Authorisation is cross-referenced with the operator's authentication centre (AuC/HSS) using EAP-AKA procedure before entitlements are granted back to the device.
An operator could define a specific roaming configuration for a group of subscribers to provide more seamless roaming experience for customers.
The operator manages a repository of subscribers, and their associated entitlements are referenced by the entitlement server. The repository itself is populated from the BSS/CRM of the operator.
The operator manages the brands for their subscribers in the entitlement server. The server is not customer-facing, so the end-user is unaware of the assignment—only that it works.
Operators can switch services on and off at a subscriber or device level, and subscribers can switch services on their device on and off.
Apple products and wearables require an entitlements server for activation of service.
Regulatory requirements of VoWiFi require the collecting of information relating to emergency calls in some markets.
Improves user experience by utilization of notification services via non-SMS based Apple Push Notification Service (APNS).
Truphone has been a trusted partner of Apple’s for five years and was the first Apple eSIM provider. Truphone has been instrumental in the boom in eSIM technology, provisioning 1 million eSIM profiles in the first year and going from strength to strength since, with over 6 million eSIM profiles provisioned to date. Truphone also provides state-of-the-art Entitlement and RSP services to over 25 operators across the globe.