Re: Add a "primary" attribute to provider in the mobile broadband provider info database

Any chance of pushing this? -Jason

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
On Thu, 2011-05-26 at 15:24 -0400, Jason Glasgow wrote:
> I've noticed that some providers (e.g. AldiTalk/MedionMobile,,
> E-Plus, simyo Internet, NetCologne in Germany, or 3 in Sweden) all
> share the same set of PLMNs in the mobile broadband provider info
> (MBPI) database. This means that looking up a provider in the database
> based on the PLMN yields more than one provider.  After talking to
> some providers, it appears that in certain instances one can read the
> SPN file from the SIM card and use this to disambiguate between the
> different provider entries in the database.
> Other carriers though have indicated that sometimes the SPN file on
> the SIM is empty (or non existent), and in that case one should select
> the 'primary' or default provider.
> I propose that we add an attribute to the provider entity to indicate
> that it is the 'primary' provider for a given set of PLMNs.
> Attached is a patch that defines the attribute and applies it to a few
> providers.
> Thoughts?

I think it's a fine idea.  Anyone have objections?


> -Jason
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