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Is MSISDN mandatory in LTE?

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Is MSISDN mandatory in LTE or any PS networks? If we have IMSI as subscriber id is that sufficient?

posted Oct 20, 2014 by anonymous

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Both serves different purpose Both serves different purpose where IMSI is used to identify a subscriber by operator at the same time MSISDN is used to route the call. In short MSISDN is the number which is used for dialing

Ref: http://tech.queryhome.com/5683/imsi-vs-msisdn?show=5726#a5726

Now coming to your query, if we use IMSI as a subscriber identity then services likes MNP, IN would become impossible of we need to device the mechanism which will be similar to MSISDN only. I would suggest to go through the link above and a lot of doubt would get cleared.

answer Oct 20, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
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