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Africom Network Diagram

CCBS=Customer Care and Billing System AAA=Authentication


Authorisation and Accounting

SCP=Service Control point HLR=Home


Location Register

SMSC=Short Message Service Centre CAP=Camel


Application Part protocol

MAP=Mobile Application Part protocol CN PS=Core Network


Packet Switching

CN CS=Core Network Circuit Switching PDSN=Packet Data


Switching Node

MSCe=CDMA Mobile SoftSwitch Centre MGW=Media Gateway

BSC= Base Station Controller BTS = Base


Transceiver Station

ISUP=ISDN User Part protocol PSTN=Public


Switched Telephone Network

PLMN=Public Land Mobile Network H248=Gateway


Control Protocol interface

GbFE=Gb Fast Ethernet link Rp/FE=RAN to


PDSN Fast Ethernet interface
Pi/FE=PSDN to Internet Fast Ethernet link

Functioning process of the CSOFTX3000 charging system

1. Whenever a call ends, the WCCU/WCSU in MSC generates and stores the billing information
in its billing pool.
2. The WCCU/WCSU sends CDRs in the billing pool to the iGWB through the Ethernet switching
plane, WSMU, WHSC, and LAN Switch. The iGWB stores the original CDRs in files.
3. The iGWB sorts the original CDRs and converts their format from binary to text, and
generates the final CDRs. The iGWB then sorts the final CDRs to different folders by category.

Post-Paid Call Flow


Pre-paid Voice Call Flow HL
R

Mobil MS IN OCS Mobil


eA C SC (Balanc eB
e
Manag
Dials Initial DP(Detection Point)

Initial Quota Request

Quota Response

AC

CIRequest

RRB

Connect

Call Connect
Activity Test

Call Disconnect

ACR

CIReport

ERB

Deduct Credit

AC=Apply Charging ACR=Apply


Charging Report

CIR=Call Information Request/Report BCSM= Basic Call


State Model

RRB=Report Request BCSM ERB=Event


Report BCSM

Data Call Flow


PPP=Point to Point Protocol LCP=Link Control Protocol

PCF=Policy and Charging Function IPCP=Internet Protocol


Control Protocol

FA=Foreign Agent HA=Home Agent

BSC=Base Transceiver Controller PDSN=Packet Data


Switching Node

Data Call Charging Flow


P PCEF AAA OCS PCRF

Authentication Request

Initial Balance Check

Authentication Accept

Service
Connecti
on
Creation PCRF Request(Charging)

Policy and Charging Rule Provision

PCC
Rules
Creation
Credit Request

Credit Response

Credit
Update
and allow
traffic

PCEF = Policy Control Enforcement Function

PCRF= Policy Charging and Rule Function

OCS= Online Charging System

AAA= Authentication Authorisation and Accounting

PCC= Policy Control and Charging

SMS Flow
Mobil
Mobil MS SC OC SM HL MS eB
eA C P S SC R C

SMS Initial DP SMS

Balance Check

Balance Response

Continue SMS

Request Report SMS event

SMS submit

SRI for SMS

SRI response

SMS Delivery

SMS

SMS ACK

SMS Delivery Report

SMS Status Report

SMS Status

SMS Acknowledgement

Disconnect SMS

Event Report SMS

Deduct Credit