Termination on TIM Mobile Network Termination on TIM Mobile Network

  • What costs are charged to Operators to start using the Termination on the TIM mobile network service?
  • The costs charged to Operators essentially consist of:

    • a “one-off” fee for configuring the interconnection;
    • duties and fees relating to the access interfaces (ports) to the TIM mobile network switching nodes through the interconnection points (based on the volume of traffic it intends to terminate, the operator estimates the number of flows/ports required, working with TIM to agree a specific plant design). 
    • fees and rental for provision, if required, of 2 Mbps interconnect flows and of the co-location service. 

    Once the interconnection has been created, the Operator must pay:

    • the cost of terminating calls delivered to TIM's mobile network, the pricing criterion is "per second of conversation";
    • in the event of voice calls routed without placing a Routing Number before them (provided for by the “Direct routing” technical solution), the cost for each call is that of the Triggering service.
  • Which format should an Operator choose for forwarding calls if it wants to avoid paying for Triggering?
  • TIM does not carry out Triggering on calls forwarded in compliance with the "direct routing" technical solution; it is therefore sufficient that calls are forwarded to the TIM mobile network in compliance with what is set forth in the following resolutions:
    - 19/01/CIR (in particular, see art. 11),

    - 78/08/CIR (in particular, see art. 3).

  • Are calls routed directly to the TIM mobile network, but not made to TIM users, rejected?
  • Yes, because the transit service is not offered on the TIM mobile network. If Operators need this service, calls must be forwarded to the TIM fixed telephony network.

  • To have interconnection on the mobile network, is a co-location service required?
  • No. Such a service is only necessary if the operator intends to make use of spaces inside the TIM exchanges in order to host its own equipment required for interconnection. 

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