Routing Options

Think of a route as an HLR Lookup gateway. Use the performance optimized default routing or specify custom routes for each HLR lookup request via the API or webinterface. Access a pool of routing options and receive lookup results from a variety of mobile network operators and adjust the routing to your needs.

HLR Routes

Choose between any of the available routes (HLR lookup gateways). Each route has its own characteristic feature sets and speed parameters. You can specify a route for each lookup by setting the route parameter in the API or web interface.

RouteStatusMCCMNCIMSI*MSC*PortedRoamingSync APIAsync API
IP1 (Default)UPYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
ST2DOWNYesYesNoYesYesNoYes
SV3UPYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
IP4UPYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
XT5DOWNYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
XT6DOWNYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
NT7UPYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
DV8UPYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
MS9UPYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
* Available for approved accounts.

HLR Speed & Performance

Some HLR Lookup routes are faster than others and show better performance attributes for large bulk requests. Below statistics are based on our internal benchmark results and can be used as a throughput estimation reference for sending high volume requests via the asynchronous API or the web interface.

RouteStatus10 Lookups100 Lookups1,000 Lookups10,000 Lookups
IP1 (Default)UP3.33 / sec33.33 / sec45.36 / sec41.12 / sec
ST2DOWN3.02 / sec1.51 / sec3.44 / sec4.22 / sec
SV3UP0.43 / sec2.96 / sec4.22 / sec11.29 / sec
IP4UP3.37 / sec12.54 / sec49.01 / sec70.38 / sec
XT5DOWN0.52 / sec1.12 / sec3.51 / sec3.53 / sec
XT6DOWN1.31 / sec2.67 / sec9.20 / sec11.31 / sec
NT7UP0.59 / sec2.50 / sec3.13 / sec3.32 / sec
DV8UP3.43 / sec34.27 / sec46.28 / sec42.71 / sec
MS9UP1.21 / sec2.42 / sec7.83 / sec11.31 / sec

Number Type (NT) Lookup Routes

Number type lookups detect whether given phone numbers belong to landline, mobile, VoIP, premium rate or other numbering ranges and are sent via pre-configured routes that query different resources. The route is specified as a parameter during submission and each route offers a distinct feature set. Choose the route for your particular use case.

RouteStatusNumber TypeRegionTime ZoneOriginal CarrierOriginal MCCMNCSync APIAsync API
LC1 (Default)UPYesYesYesYesYesYesYes