Flexible Numbering Register

Flexible Numbering Register (FNR) is a real time mobile telecommunication node for the Ericsson GSM/WCDMA, CDMA/TDMA and PDC systems, fulfilling specifications in GSM 900/1800/1900, 3GPP, ANSI-41 and PDC.

The FNR node provides several solutions for:

  • Operator-Provider Portability (both in wireline and wireless domains)
  • Service-Provider Portability
  • Flexible allocation of subscriptions to HLRs

FNR is designed to be a flexible application, enabling features in the network to meet the demand of existing and future converging networks, as well as providing ad-hoc customer solutions. With FNR operators enjoy real-time performance based on a telecom-grade platform.

The scalability offered by the platform gives operators the possibility to dimension the FNR to match both subscriber and traffic levels within their mobile network.

FNR can be configured as a stand-alone node or integrated with other nodes like Signaling Transfer Point (STP), Home Location Register (HLR), Mobile Switching Center (MSC), and Authentication Center (AUC). This flexibility provides means for the operator to optimize its network depending on its present and future needs, making it a very cost-effective solution. This enables much more efficient network design through optimized equipment location, improved scalability and simplified O&M. Flexible support for new technologies powers ongoing network evolution and hardware modernization, it also complements IMS to provide a smooth and cost effective migration to the future "All-IP" network, enabling a convergent Number Portability architecture.

Using the Ericsson FNR provides a number of benefits for the operator in the form of cost savings and the optimized use of hardware resources.

Ericsson FNR provides:

  • Exceptional capacity
  • High Performance
  • Scalability
  • Support of multiple technologies
  • Seamless integration and interoperability
  • Telecom-grade reliability
  • Support for multivendor networks
  • Integration with other applications, e.g. HLR, MSC, STP
  • Feature richness