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The Visitor Location Register (VLR) is

[t]he location register other than the Home Location Register (HLR) used by a Mobile Switching Center (MSC) to retrieve information for handling of calls to or from a visiting subscriber. The VLR may or may not be located within, and be indistinguishable from, an MSC. The VLR may serve more than one MSC.[1]

References Edit

  1. Electronic Surveillance in a Digital Age, at 74.

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