Reverse Billed Mobile Data

Basic Concepts.

The RB DNS System’s purpose is to allow for customers to easily take an existing website and make it
Reverse Billed so end users do not incur any costs when accessing it.

To have traffic reverse-billed it needs to be served from IP Addresses that are specifically configured by each MNO as Reverse Billed. We have a number of these IP addressed registered, and we have
Application Request Routers configured that serves traffic from these IPs.

This is achieved by creating a DNS “middle point” that we control, that the client points their website (via DNS entry) to. We can then route the traffic however we wish and use it as a “switch” to route the traffic.

The diagram below shows the flow of data, and each circle shows where something has to be done to route this traffic.

The cost of Mobile Data is a concern for many South Africans, the ability to have a free-to-use site or service is exceptionally important when trying to communicate with as large an audience as possible, or to ensure that staff in any location can access all or just some of your information through their mobile devices.

AAT offers a Mobile Reverse Billed Platform by redirecting your Website, Multiple URL’s or Mobile Applications through pointing traffic directly to our reverse billed IP.

This is done by updating your URL’s DNS settings (giving you control to switch back at any time). For a high-level overview of how our solution works, have a look at the below.

So, why use our Reverse Billed Data service?

Reverse Billed Data is commercially offered by all networks, but each Network has their own application with lengthily lead times and then their own monthly costs. AAT works as an aggregator to offer faster setup (2-4 days)  and you benefit from low monthly fees, and the best data rates in SA with no long-term contracts (30 days’ notice to cancel).

So, whether it’s a site for employees to access and upload documents or a campaign that you want to offer, our fast implementation, cost savings and flexibility make us a perfect choice.

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