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Price for telecom Billing System
Price for telecom Billing System

Price for telecom Billing System

The price for one telecom billing system is one of the expert topics, and we will try to give some basic ways and info how to arrange it.

For example, price can be established on the basis building customer without VAT in Euros or Dollars, for a fixed period of implementation of the contract, and of the numbers of accounts which will be calculated according to the official middle currency exchange rate changes EUR / USD published by World Bank of operations.

The offer must be made involving all network and IT levels, which are:

1.Software and all software licenses for every modules of the system
2.Hardware, individually and in total
3.Installation, with average time for standard implementation,
4.Integration and configuration with data in actual information systems,
5.Migration from existing systems to new billing, also monitoring of migration.
6.Training for stuff and in total,
7.Technical support for all software, documentation and quarterly total for the period of 1, 2 or more years
8. Maintenance of hardware modules, and total support for a period of three years.

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After telecom infrastructure in this lession we will speak about performance aspect on one telecom system. The observed system should be dimensioned to 10 million subscribers. The billing system must start to provide real time processing power for  50 million Call Data Records per day.

For this task from Server performance point of view there must have, at least one of the following operating systems:   Linux (Suse Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux), SUN Solaris Unix or HP-UX.

There must be at least 50 GB of RAM. For some state of art configuration at the moment of the writing this text, some servers has to 100 processors with about 1 TB RAM memory. Some telecom operators in Turkey  are good example for those type of servers.
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Mediation platform in Telecom

October 17th, 2011 | Posted by Telecom in Configuration | Mediation - (0 Comments)

In this post we will explain parameters and features of good mediation platform for telecom use.

We will divide those features in two categories: basic and advanced functionalists.

Also we want to note, if  You have accurate mediation system, you will never put garbage in Rating or Billing system, so you will have better performance at least.

So basic mediation system features are:  collection, validation, transformation and distribution in the output format.

Collection means that MS (mediation system) can access to remote switch server and copy binary files on production server for mediation modules. Also it is good to make back up before processing, but in serious telecom operators there are data capacity of 10 MB per minute which require lot of space and hard disks.

Validation is wide term in mediation field, and for example, here are defined different checking like bad time format, time in future and etc.

Transformation is brain of each MS and here are defined all conversions. For examples binary to decade, BCD standard to decade, binary to text, UNIX time stamp to some other time format and etc.

Distribution is possibility for ftp sending this data to another modules. For example to Device Input Handlerin BSCS billing systems. Here are belongs process like  Output normalization and distribution.

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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!