Public Land Mobile Network
As a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN; German: Public Land Mobile Network ) refers to public mobile networks that are land-based, not satellite-based (English Mobile Satellite Systems ) such as Iridium and Globalstar. In addition, the fixed network exists, even PSTN ( Public Switched Telephone Network engl. ) called.
In the context of roaming is referred to VPLMN V ( isited ) PLMN ( or shortly VP) and H ( ome ) PLMN (or short HP ), where Visited referred to the provider in its network, phoning and Home says the seller, in which the used SIM card is registered.
Each PLMN is identified by a globally unique identifier that is composed of the components of MCC ( three-digit Mobile Country Code ) and MNC (two-digit or three-digit Mobile Network Code ). This PLMN identifier is sometimes also referred to as short PLMN.
Germany has the MCC 262 Vodafone in Germany MNC 02 Vodafone Germany thus has the PLMN identifier 26202nd
In Germany PLMNs O ₂ and Deutsche Bahn are by the standards of GSM, UMTS and LTE, T-Mobile and Vodafone, and in part by E- Plus, run.