Performing Activations

When your subscribers are ready to go live, you can perform activations using Connectivity Management.

Activations can be performed using the platform's Inventory or Activate section - in this topic, we'll look at the Activate section.

Info

If you would like to view information about using the Inventory section to conduct activations, please refer to the User Guide.



Overview

Activating subscribers involves the following steps:

  1. Copying subscriber information into the platform.
  2. Configuring subscribers for activation.
  3. Inputting APN settings into your device
  4. Verifying the subscriber is online. 

Tip

In certain cases activation requests can take between twenty-four and fort-eight hours to be processed by the network operator.

For this reason, it is recommended that activations are conducted ahead of time.



1 Copying Subscriber Information

Note

Up to 2,500 subscribers can be activated at once.

To activate subscribers by copying information into the platform:

  1. Navigate to the Activate page.
  2. Enter the information for the subscribers that you want to activate into the text box.
    Subscriber information must be in the format Device Identifier, Nickname, Tag(s).

    Tip

    It is not mandatory to add tags and nicknames when performing activations, however, they may help you to organise your subscribers.

    Please refer to the FAQs for further information about nicknames and tags.

  3. Click on the Continue button to start configuring your subscribers for activation.



2 Configuring Subscribers for Activation

You select a subscriber's tariff using the Configure your devices panel.

To select a subscriber's tariff:

  1. From the Configure your devices panel, select the tariff that you want to activate the subscriber on.
  2. If you are activating an Iridium subscriber, you can configure an endpoint to which its data will be forwarded: 
    1. Click on the + button.
    2. From the drop-down menu, select the type of endpoint you want to forward data on to.
      Data can either be forwarded to an email address or a TCP address.
    3. In the text box, enter the email or TCP address that you want data to be forwarded to.
    Note that you can configure up to four endpoints for Iridium subscribers.
  3. Click on the Activate Devices button to complete the activation process.



3 Inputting APN Settings

Note

How you configure a device's APN settings differs depending on the device.

Consult your device's documentation to find out how to configure its APN settings.

After activating your subscribers using the platform, the next step towards getting them online is to configure your devices to connect to our network.

To achieve this, your devices need to be configured with the correct Access Point Name (APN) settings. These settings give the device the information it needs to establish a data connection on our network. 

  1. While the device is turned off, insert the SIM into the device, and then turn it on.
  2. Input the APN for the network you are connecting to. This will have been provided during onboarding.
  3. If the subscriber uses a fixed-IP address, enter the following settings:
    • Username: default
    • Password: void
  4. If the subscriber uses a dynamic IP address, enter the following settings:
    • Username: streamip
    • Password: streamip



4 Verifying the Subscriber is Online

You can now verify whether the subscriber is online, using the Connectivity Management platform.

  1. Navigate to the subscriber management page for the subscriber you want to check is online.
    This can be achieved by searching for the subscriber's ICCID or MSISDN using the Search Bar, for example.
  2. Refer to the subscriber's status.
  3. If the subscriber has connected successfully, the platform displays its status as Online.


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