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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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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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