Mobile Recording from O2 is a next generation mobile voice recording (MVR) solution that captures calls and text messages made and received on any mobile device regardless of operating system.

O2 MVR can be delivered as a hosted on premise or hybrid solution.  For more information on the O2 solution, please refer to the O2 website at https://www.o2.co.uk/business/why-o2/customer-stories/mvr

Verba directly imports O2 recordings via secure connection and depending on the value of the Polling Lag will run behind the current time a certain number of hours or minutes.  This is to allow current calls to finish recording before import.

For a general description of Verba Import sources, please refer to Import sources.

Recording is supported for the following modalities:

  • Voice

Creating an O2 import source

Follow the steps below to create a new Verba Import source for O2: 

Step 1 - Open the Verba Web interface then select Data > Import Sources from the top menu

Step 2 - Click on the Add New Import Source link on the top right

Step 3 - Complete the configuration according to the requirements in the following table

Configuration ItemDescription
NameName your Import Source. This name will identify the source across the system.
TypeSelect O2.
Service URL

Mandatory.  Must be provided by O2/customer.

Typically https://mr.o2.com/player/ - note trailing backslash is mandatory.

Liquid Account Id

Mandatory.  Must be provided by O2/customer.

Id of the Liquid Account with access to O2 recordings

Solution Instance Id

Mandatory.  Must be provided by O2/customer.

Solution Instance Id of the Liquid Account with access to O2 recordings


Mandatory.  Liquid Account Username.

Must be provided by O2/customer.


Mandatory.  Liquid Account Password.

Must be provided by O2/customer.

Polling Lag

Mandatory.  Number of seconds import runs behind current time.  Typical lag is 15 minutes.

End Timestamp

Mandatory.  The earliest recording time to import from.

Step 4 - Click Save to save the settings

Import Policy Configuration

Follow the steps below to configure the Data Import action:

Step 1 - In the Verba web interface, navigate to Data > Data Management Policies

Step 2 - Click on the Add New Data Management Policy button at the top-right corner of the page

Step 3 - For the action, select Data Import

Step 4 - Under Available Import Sources, select the Import Source that you created, then click on the Add button just below the text field

Step 5 - Configure the policy details, based on the information that is shown in the configuration items summary table below

Step 6 - Set up how frequently the Import should be run in the Scheduling section

Step 7 - Click on Save

Configuration Parameter NameDescription
Enable Recording RulesSpecifies if all data should be processed in the imported data set or just the records of the recorded users as configured in Verba
Execute Only on Selected Servers

If enabled, a specific server can be chosen that will run this policy

O2 metadata

The system captures the following metadata specific to O2 recordings. These fields are available through the standard metadata template only and only those fields listed are available.

Metadata FieldDescription
Start DateRecording Start Date

Start Time

Recording Start Time
End DateRecording End Date
End TimeRecording End Time
DurationRecording Duration
FromSubscriber / Third Party Phone number
From (Verba)Verba user name associated with the From Number
ToSubscriber / Third Party phone number
To (Verba)Verba user name associated with the To number
DirectionCall Direction
Direction (User)Call Direction from user perspective
From (Verba)Verba user name associated with calling party
To (Verba)Verba user associated with called party
Source PlatformO2
Conversation TypeVoice
Record TypeStandard

O2 Retry Capability

The O2 import source can retry ingestion if required.  Add empty files to the directory Program Files\Verba\work\cdrimport\O2\retryBuffer\policyId_importSourceId with the same name as the O2 Id (no file extension).

Once added, the file is automatically removed from the retry buffer when the import runs, but is automatically added back if there is any issue.