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Enterprise Billing

NOTE—Starting Android R, enterprise billing is not supported in PO (BYOD) mode.

KPE and KSP offer the use of dual Access Point Name (APN) settings in the following ways:

  • For Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) deployments, enterprise billing allows employees to be properly compensated for data costs generated from work-related app usage.
  • In Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled deployments, enterprise billing allows employers to pay for data usage incurred only for work purposes.

Depending on your device deployment, set up various APN configurations for devices deployed in your network.

Create a new APN configuration

The following example illustrates how to create a new APN configuration called Company billing, for devices set up with a Workspace or work profile.

  1. In your UEM console, open the Device Configuration Profile that is associated with your target devices, and then click the appropriate option to edit the profile.
  2. On the policy settings homepage, click APN configurations. The page refreshes to show the APN configurations menu item on the left hand navigation menu.
  3. On the refreshed navigation menu, click APN configurations > Add setting. The UCM plugin configuration page opens to show a set of fields that help you create and customize your UCM plugin.
  4. On the APN configurations page, do as follows:
    1. In the Name field, enter Company billing.
    2. Enter appropriate values for the rest of the fields on this page. Contact your mobile service provider for these values.
  5. After you've entered all relevant information, click OK to save this new APN configuration.

Configure Enterprise billing

Once you've created the new APN configuration, you can now configure your devices—whether they are DO or PO device deployments—to use the new APN configuration and apply Enterprise billing settings to applicable apps.

The following example uses the Company billing APN configuration for devices using the PO deployment model.

  1. After you've created the Company billing APN configuration in your chosen Device Configuration Policy, go to Device Configuration Policy > click Properties > click Settings. The Device Configuration Policy OEM config page opens.
  2. On the new navigation menu that opens, click Work profile policies. The Work profile policies (PO) page opens.
  3. On this page, next to Enterprise billing policy, click Configure. The Enterprise billing policy page opens.
  4. For the Enable enterprise billing policy field, click True to enable the use of enterprise billing.
  5. In the Name of the APN configuration to use for Enterprise apps field, enter Company billing.
  6. Depending upon your network and IT usage guidelines, specify values for the rest of the fields on this page, and then click OK.
  7. Depending upon the settings you've chosen for deploying Device Configuration Policy changes, the new Enterprise billing policy is deployed on all the devices that use this Device Configuration Policy.

Set up an MVNO configuration

A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a mobile device reseller that uses another carrier's mobile network. An apt example is Consumer Cellular, whose devices use the mobile networks of AT&T and T-Mobile.

On devices running Knox v3.4 or higher, you can set up multiple APN configurations on a device to:

  • Support different MVNOs that access the same network.
  • Set up different subscriber accounts within the same network or reseller. For example, you could switch to a SIM card for a different subscriber or reseller but on the same mobile network.

To set up an MVNO configuration, do as follows.

NOTE—Before you set up MVNO configuration, you must get the values that apply to your device from your mobile network provider. Refer to your mobile network provider’s documentation for more information.
  1. In your UEM console, open the Device Configuration Profile that is associated with your target devices > click the appropriate option to edit the profile.
  2. On the policy settings homepage, next to Device-wide Settings, click Configure to open the Device-wide policies (Device Owner) page.
  3. On this page, next to Device Controls, click Configure to open the Device Controls page.
  4. On this page, next to APN Setting Policy, click Configure to open the APN Setting Policy page.
  5. Next to the Enable APN settings policy control, click True.
  6. Navigate back to the policy settings homepage, and next to APN configuration, click Configure. The middle menu refreshes to show a new menu item called APN configurations.
  7. On the refreshed navigation menu, click APN configurations > Add setting. The APN configuration page opens to show a set of fields. Enter the appropriate information for these fields based on the details provided by your mobile network provider.
  8. Scroll down to find the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) configuration setting.
  9. Next to the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) configuration setting, click Configure.
  10. On the page that opens, in the MVNO type list, select the appropriate value from the following:
    • Group identifier level 1 (GID)
    • Service provider name (SPN)
    • International mobile subscriber identity (IMSI)
  11. In the MVNO value field, enter the appropriate value.
  12. Click OK. The new MVNO configuration is saved and sent to your devices depending upon your deployment policies.
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