PCRF – Policy and Charging Rules Function – It is not too old concept introduced in the last quarter of the year 2007. When standards for the 3GPP Policy Charging Control (PCC) architecture were published. According to the 3GPP standard architecture up to Release 9, a Charging System was […]
Telecom subscribers are getting smarter (so it’s not only the handset which is getting smarter haan!!!), demanding more and more and, at the same time many new players are entering the marketplace. To compete in this environment, operators have to not only maintain but also grow their part of the new value chain to gain loyal customers and adding new blended services which are ridding on their investment/infrastructure made during all those times.
While Convergent billing and the split OCS architecture tend to present many benefits to the operator, they could bring out complexities where the implementation of business rules can prove to be very difficult, i.e. you lose flexibility in case you give freebies (airtime, sms etc). In actual usage, Diameter Credit Control Request messages sent by Network Elements over Ro Interface will be
Convergence – Like many more industry professionals, I also have a dream is to see Convergence of Mobile Payments, ePayments (Payments Intelligence blended with AI, Ml and Data Science), Dedicated accounts on IN system for payments of subscription services etc. If these services can have few value-added services of […]