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Telecommunication infrastructure

October 14th, 2011 | Posted by Telecom in Provisioning - (0 Comments)

Telecommunication infrastructure usually consist of tree kinds of networks:  

1. Access,

2. Transport  and

3. Core Network.

 

Fixed access network usually consists of MSAN / DSLAM / IP AN devices, as well as FR and ATM nodes. Mobile GSM network consists of several thousand  base stations of Ericsson, Nokia or Siemens.  Mobile 3G network consists of several hundrids base stations from Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei and etc.

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One of the most popular popular CRM in mobile platform is CX or customer center for BSCS, and CB or convergent billing on Single View platform.

For excellent invoicing you need next parameters for almost every CRM:

It is necessary to describe the every part of the billing system that allows search and access to user information such as name and address of the user to deliver the data for invoices, the address of residence and registration for business users, the data on authorized contact person for business users, birthday, e-mail address, TIN, personal identification number, the number of contracts of sale applications, and data on subscriber numbers,a set of services and service-defined limits, discounts and any other information necessary for the functioning of a process of billing, rating and invoicing-a.

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Rate plan or tariff

October 12th, 2011 | Posted by Telecom in Configuration | Provisioning | Rating - (0 Comments)

Rate plan or tariff  is one of the basic but very important term and entity on telecom field. This is also every day term. You can hear your family, you are speaking a lo toff, what you think, is it not cheap, are you on best rate plan?

So, there are 2 kinds of rate plans, prepaid and postpaid.

Prepaid are usually simplified and postpaid can have very huge structure.

For example, one simple prepaid rate plan,

All days in Week, 1 minute to all national networks is 0.1 Eur, rounding is 15/1.

This mean, that if you make call for 45 seconds to some person in national traffic, no international no roaming, you will need to pay next value:

45= 15 + 30*1

Rating charged price = 0.1/60*15 + 0.1/60*30

If the rounding is 60/1, for 45 seconds you will need to pay 0.1 Eur.

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IPTV standards

October 11th, 2011 | Posted by Telecom in Configuration | Provisioning - (0 Comments)

One of the very popular new platform in mobile telecommunications is IPTV.

This is totally new product but form perspective of network view this is just a GPRS packets.

Here are some of standards for Open IPTV. IPTV is acronym for Internet Protocol Television with the following features:

  • Choice TV package,
  • Interactive TV guide
  • Automatic program
  • Recording content
  • Parental control program and Video On Demand
So, we are pretty sure, that IPTV is very perspective television!

 

Telecommunication service

October 11th, 2011 | Posted by Telecom in Configuration | Provisioning - (0 Comments)

Telecommunication service with simple words is a group of independent functions, which are an integral part of one or more business processes and composition of quantitative and qualitative parameters of technical and information resources, and communications facilities.

Subscriber, user or customer  sees all of these components as a unified unit and used in accordance with their subscription to the expected value. God example of telco services are, voice, sms, msm.  Service provider services to develop sales in the Product Master or Product Catalog. The same service can be turned into different products, packet differently, with different specific rates and charges, and so on.

There are different variants of services, but some of them are divided here:

The service is facing the user (customer-facing service) According to TMF, is one of the services that the consumer (consumer) services (the user (customer) first noticed, as opposed to “service faces to the network” (network-facing service).

It has further significance in relation to the different systems, because operatorovih automate various aspects of operational processes (Operations Processes).

Also very important is compatibility between billing systems, main switch and all network elements. For example it is very hard to start with share tariffs on Single e View or with ADSL on BSCS or with MMS on Sergel billing.