Ericsson Automatic Device Configuration

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Automatic Device Configuration lets operators serve users with instant action based on device-detection information from the core network.

Executive summary

With Automatic Device Configuration (ADC), operators can take instant action with device-detection information from the core network. The first step is to identify all services being subscribed to and check whether the device can run these services. Then the correct configuration details are automatically provided to the mobile device over-the-air.

Operators will get tools to optimize experience by taking the initiative to inform users about available services and making them work. The following are examples of device content that can be managed: configuration, bookmarks, firmware and applications.

User experience

With a correctly configured handset, users can take full advantage of the rich offering of services beyond voice, such as surfing for information and enjoying media content, or taking advantage of mobile community and messaging services.

Ease of use is vital for successful expansion into new user segments. Experience shows that this leads to a higher uptake of at least 25 percent by user segments when the operator has made sure that devices are properly configured for multimedia services.

For person-to-person services, such as MMS, the ADC ensures the user is immediately provisioned, making it possible to send and receive messages from day one.

Also, the hassles of finding the right settings and how to enter them are removed.

Operator benefits

With Automatic Device Configuration, the operator can:

  • optimize experience by taking the initiative to inform users about available services and making them work. This creates an important complement to other market communication in, for example, TV or newspapers
  • reduce the number and duration of customer-care calls, cutting opex, as well as making calls a positive and sales focused
  • use device-per-user information both to find target groups and to better direct new services to specific user groups
  • improve the quality of service delivery based on real-time device-usage information
  • use batch-handling functionality to ensure devices work, even after changes to the network and the service setup.

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