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Comprehensive glossary of mobile industry terminology
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An ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector)) standard that defines global telephone number format.  As described in by the ITU, the E.164 general format must contain only digits split as follows: Country code (max 3 digits) Subscriber number (max 12 digits) We often refer to a telephone number as a MSISDN – Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number – for example, a telephone number using international E.164 format. This term is used in quite a few messaging documents. It is sometimes pronounced as “miz-din.” The term: MDN – or Mobile Directory Number – also refers to a telephone number, using the international E.164 format.
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External Machine Interface.
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Enhanced Messaging Service - An EMS-enabled mobile phone can send and receive messages that have special text formatting (such as bold or italic), animations, pictures, icons, sound effects and special ring tones. EMS messages that are sent to devices that do not support it will be displayed as SMS transmissions. EMS is a cross-industry collaboration between Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens and Alcatel, among others.
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End user refers to the recipient of a message. End users can also be referred to as consumers or subscribers.
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Electronic Numbering Mapping is a protocol used to translate E.164 telephone numbers (that is, standard telephone numbers like +447786852522) into a format that can be used in Internet communications.
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External Short Message Entity. The ESME receives a message from a customer. A connection is established with an SMSC, and then that message forwarded on to the SMSC for delivery to a destination recipient. You are an ESME.
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Eastern Standard Time - EST is 5 hours behind of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), that is, it's time offset is UTC-5.
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European Telecommunication Standards Institute - ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit, standardization organization in the field of information and communications. ETSI supports the development and testing of global technical   standards  for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services.
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Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) is a GSMA standard for changing operators on a SIM card without replacing the SIM.
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