In addition to the RF network's support for packet communications, there is a range of other services that a cellular network can offer. Depending on the type of application we want to develop, some of these services could be essential and it would therefore be a good idea to gain programmatic access in order to allow integration of these services into the application under development.
The types of asset that an operator has are:
Firstly, we should examine the problem of exploiting these assets from the perspective of the operator, since they are the one who owns the network and has to find a way of making its assets available to third-party developers and other interested parties.
Figure 12.29 shows us a possible context of the mobile network operator's business. As the figure shows, the mobile operator view is one that places their network ...