Hérissons

English translation: GSM Gateway / mobile (conversion) box

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French term or phrase:Hérissons
English translation:GSM Gateway / mobile (conversion) box
Entered by: Carolyn Brice

10:16 Jun 23, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
French term or phrase: Hérissons
Le MVNO s’interdit d’utiliser pour elle même et s’engage à interdire à ses Utilisateurs Finaux les boitiers radios plus communément dénommés « Hérissons », ces derniers dégradant la qualité sonore des communications et interdisant l’identification de l’appelant.

What are these called in English, I cannot find it anywhere, and the other Kudoz entry doesn't seem to fit...

TIA
Carolyn Brice
Greece
Local time: 00:21
mobile (conversion) box
Explanation:
"France Télécom, dernier opérateur à ne pas utiliser de « hérissons », a décidé d'y recourir. Ces appareils (hérissés d'antennes, d'où leur nom) convertissent un appel fixe vers mobile en un appel mobile vers mobile, ce qui permet de diviser son prix par près de deux. L'opérateur historique ne va pas se doter lui-même de ces appareils, mais va acheter en gros des minutes hérisson auprès d'autres opérateurs.
http://archives.lesechos.fr/archives/2005/LesEchos/19380-114...

Mobile conversion boxes
Smart businesses long ago cottoned onto these gadgets, which tack on to a company's telecoms PBX switch.
Whenever a company extension dials a mobile number, the call is routed through the mobile box, which switches it into a call made on the mobile operator's network. In other words, an Eircom-to-Vodafone call - which incurs hefty interconnection fees - is transformed into a Vodafone to Vodafone call.
Depending on the deal your company has with its mobile operator, this costs significantly less than a landline to mobile call. Vodafone, O2 and Meteor offer this service.
“It's currently a little pricey to put it in, but with the new generation of PBX boxes, it's easier to do,” said Chris Handley, head of business products in Vodafone. “The result is savings for the corporation, even if it's not such a great deal for the telcos or for us.”
http://archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/2007/03/04/story21398.as...
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Kimberly De Haan
Canada
Local time: 17:21
Grading comment
It may also be called a mobile conversion box, but I suspect it is more commonly referred to as a GSM Gateway, or any of the other names mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM_gateway
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Hérisson
mobile (conversion) box


Explanation:
"France Télécom, dernier opérateur à ne pas utiliser de « hérissons », a décidé d'y recourir. Ces appareils (hérissés d'antennes, d'où leur nom) convertissent un appel fixe vers mobile en un appel mobile vers mobile, ce qui permet de diviser son prix par près de deux. L'opérateur historique ne va pas se doter lui-même de ces appareils, mais va acheter en gros des minutes hérisson auprès d'autres opérateurs.
http://archives.lesechos.fr/archives/2005/LesEchos/19380-114...

Mobile conversion boxes
Smart businesses long ago cottoned onto these gadgets, which tack on to a company's telecoms PBX switch.
Whenever a company extension dials a mobile number, the call is routed through the mobile box, which switches it into a call made on the mobile operator's network. In other words, an Eircom-to-Vodafone call - which incurs hefty interconnection fees - is transformed into a Vodafone to Vodafone call.
Depending on the deal your company has with its mobile operator, this costs significantly less than a landline to mobile call. Vodafone, O2 and Meteor offer this service.
“It's currently a little pricey to put it in, but with the new generation of PBX boxes, it's easier to do,” said Chris Handley, head of business products in Vodafone. “The result is savings for the corporation, even if it's not such a great deal for the telcos or for us.”
http://archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/2007/03/04/story21398.as...

Kimberly De Haan
Canada
Local time: 17:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 6
Grading comment
It may also be called a mobile conversion box, but I suspect it is more commonly referred to as a GSM Gateway, or any of the other names mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM_gateway
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