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home location register (GSM) (HLR)

The Home Location Register (HLR) is a component of the switching subsystem(SSS) of the GSM network. As a location register, the HLR database is a central database within the GSM architecture.

It stores all information about mobile subscribers that can be assigned to a specific stationary area.

Semipermanent and temporary data of the Home Location Register (HLR)

Semipermanent and temporary data of the Home Location Register (HLR)

This subscriber data is used, among other things, for connection setup and service management. Depending on network size, number of subscribers and network organization, there may be several HLR registers in a GSM network. One HLR register can manage several 100,000 subscribers. The subscriber number indicates which GSM network the subscriber belongs to and in which Home Location Register his data is located. The location register is connected via Signalling System No 7 ( SS7).

In the SAE architecture of Long Term Evolution( LTE), the corresponding network component is the Home Subscriber Server( HSS).

Englisch: home location register (GSM) - HLR
Updated at: 25.01.2017
#Words: 149
Links: synchronized sample scrambler (SSS), GSM network, arsenic (As), register, database (DB)
Translations: DE

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