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Service Charging Platform. Charging & Rating Engine 0 Quota Manager 0 Counter Type Management 0 Screen Units and Multiplier 0 Destination Matching Criteria.

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1 Service Charging Platform

2 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Quota Manager 0 Counter Type Management 0 Screen Units and Multiplier 0 Destination Matching Criteria 0 Service Level 0 Customer Specific 0 Counter Management 0 Matching Criteria Management Modules

3 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Matching Criteria is a powerful tool that allows to set parameters and rules for matching the counters with input as received from the network 0 Absolute Time 0 Calling Station 0 Framed IP 0 Realm 0 Application 0 Device 0 Others extensible 0 Counter Units Basis 0 Counter Priority Management

4 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Proration Policy Management 0 Sub-Unit Management 0 Reset Interval 0 Enforcement Type 0 Subscription State 0 Customer Destination Management 0 Counter Matching

5 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Counter Instance Management 0 Create 0 Charge 0 Reset Sub-Unit 0 Reset All 0 Quota Transfer 0 Friend & Family Counters

6 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Charging Function 0 Counter Charging 0 Monetary Charging 0 Connection Charges 0 Duration based charging 0 Usage based charging 0 Event based charging 0 Multiple rounding schemes for used units 0 Re-Rating application

7 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Rate Sheet Management 0 Add Rate Sheet 0 Bulk Import Rate Sheet 0 Update Rate Sheet

8 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Rating Function 0 Flat Rates 0 Time varying rates for duration, usage and events 0 Time of Day (Peak / Off-Peak) rates 0 Day of Week (Weekday / Weekend) rates 0 Day of Week / Time of Day 0 Holiday 0 Custom 0 Progressive rates for duration, usage and events

9 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Authorization Function 0 Counter Matching 0 Rate Matching 0 Balance verification 0 Return of total allowed units of Duration, Usage or Events to enforcement point

10 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Online Charging System 0 Multiple Charging Basis 0 Duration 0 Usage 0 Events 0 Multiple simultaneous charging for single session based on Duration and Usage

11 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Reservation of Counter Units or monetary credit 0 Use of single customer balance for multiple concurrent sessions without credit risk 0 Change of tariff and change of counter support 0 Support for Radius or Diameter server 0 Service Denial based on time of day through rating engine

12 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Interim Accounting Function 0 Real-Time charging of session on every interim on multiple basis 0 Duration 0 Usage 0 Functioning with or without unit reservation 0 Detailed sub-records for each session for counter and rating changes

13 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Stop Accounting Function 0 Charging of Counters 0 Charging of Credit Account 0 Refund of unused counter and credit units

14 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Special Numbers Management 0 Emergency Numbers Calls to Emergency numbers succeed in all cases without user authentication or any other type of authorization 0 Assistance Numbers Calls to special numbers like directory assistance numbers succeed after user authentication but without any credit checks 0 Forbidden Numbers A list of numbers and prefixes that are specially forbidden system wide. Over rides any permission that may be available in the rate sheets 0 Hot-lining Numbers

15 Charging & Rating Engine A list of access numbers to which calls are always allowed even for unidentified subscribers and are not charged 0 Free Numbers / URIs A list of numbers / URIs to which calls are allowed for free without charging but only available to identified subscribers 0 Toll Free Numbers A list of incoming numbers with a Rate Adjustment to the standard per minute rate on the call

16 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Charging Policy Management 0 Minimum Chargeable Duration 0 Rounding Intervals 0 Rate Multipliers 0 Default Rates 0 Usage Blocks (MB, GB) 0 Minimum Balance

17 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Reconciliation Lite 0 Reconciliation with secondary CDR sources

18 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Mediation Lite A CDR Mediation application that parses text based CDRs and gives to Charging Applications for Accounting 0 Administration GUI

19 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Bundled Quotas Bundled Quotas allow a Service Provider to offer some usage of a Service included in the Subscription Charges which are deducted periodically Business Use Cases

20 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Fair-Usage Policies Fair-Usage Policies allow a Service Provider to define limits of usage that a Customer can make after which the Fair-Usage policies start applying. Typical options for Fair-Usage policies are to throttle bandwidth, deny service or start charging Business Use Cases

21 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Sub-Interval Restrictions Sub-Units are a way to define usage limits at a frequency higher than the total subscription cycle Business Use Cases

22 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Progressive Rates Progressive Rates are used in charging to offer such rates that are progressively changing relative to some criteria. Different such criteria are supported. 0 Bill Shock Prevention Business Use Cases

23 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Bill Shock Prevention Business Use Cases

24 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Charging 0 Counter Charging 0 Counters for specific destinations 0 Counters for specific time slots 0 Fair-usage thresholds for counters 0 Higher frequency sub-units like daily or weekly limits within a monthly counter 0 Friend n Family and other user specific counters 0 Work flows for arbitrary business logic to allow setting such counters 0 Interface with subscriber self-serve

25 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Monetary Charging 0 Connection Charges 0 Duration based charging 0 Usage based charging 0 Event based charging 0 Multiple rounding schemes for used units 0 Re-Rating application

26 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Rating 0 Time varying rates for duration, usage and events 0 Progressive rates for duration, usage and events 0 Hooks for arbitrary rating schemes 0 Rating Classes 0 Hooks for arbitrary rules definition for rating classes

27 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Prefix Matching for counters or rating 0 Longest Prefix matching 0 Exact Prefix matching 0 Substring matching 0 Start string matching 0 Others definable through hooks

28 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Authorization Application 0 Counter Matching 0 Rate Matching 0 Balance verification 0 Return of total allowed units of Duration, Usage or Events to enforcement point

29 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Unit Reservation or Online Charging (OCS) Application 0 Multiple Charging Basis 0 Duration 0 Usage 0 Events 0 Multiple simultaneous charging for single session based on Duration and Usage 0 Reservation of Counter Units or monetary credit 0 Use of single customer balance for multiple concurrent sessions without credit risk 0 Change of tarriff and change of counter support 0 Support for Radius or Diameter server 0 Service Denial based on time of day through rating engine

30 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Interim Accounting Application 0 Real-Time charging of session on every interim on multiple basis 0 Duration 0 Usage 0 Functioning with or without unit reservation 0 Detailed sub-records for each session for counter and rating changes

31 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Stop Accounting Application 0 Refund of unused counter and credit units

32 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Revenue Assurance 0 Reconciliation with secondary CDR sources

33 Charging & Rating Engine 0 Credit Control 0 Real-Time interface to account balance management 0 Real-Time interface to taxation 0 Comprehensive alerting


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