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Charging Management in 3GPP
Presentation to the
“Online Charging Forum”
7th September 2006, Beijing, CHINA
SA5 Charging framework in 3GPP Charging Management
Overview Offline Charging Online Charging
Online Charging System (OCS) Conclusion
3GPP Organization Overview Project Co-ordination Group (PCG) TSG GERAN TSG RAN TSG SA TSG CT GSM EDGE Radio Access Network Radio Access Networks Services & System Aspects Core Network & Terminals GERAN WG1 Radio Aspects Radio Layer 1 specification RAN WG1 SA WG1 Services MM/CC/SM (lu) CT WG1) Protocol Aspects GERAN WG2 Radio Layer2 spec & Radio Layer3 RR spec RAN WG2 Architecture SA WG2 Terminal Testing GERAN WG3 lub spec lur spec lu spec & UTRAN O&M requirements RAN WG3 SA WG3 Security Interworking with External Networks CT WG3 Radio Performance & Protocol Aspects RAN WG4 SA WG4 Codec MAP/GTP/BCH/SS CT WG4 Mobile Terminal Conformance Testing RAN WG5) Telecom Management SA WG5 OSA Open Service Access CT WG5 Smart Card Application Aspects CT WG6 3 .
3GPP WG SA5 Leadership Christian TOCHE (Huawei / CCSA) Dr Yewen LI (China Mobile / CCSA) Gerald GÖRMER (Siemens / ETSI) .Chair .Vice Chair SA5’s Sub-Working Groups OAM&P SWG-B Charging Management SWG-B Leadership Alain BIBAS (Orange) Nick MAZZARELLA (Lucent) Benni ALEXANDER (Nokia) SWG-C OAM&P Interface Definition SWG-D OAM&P Data Definition – Chair – Vice Chair – Vice Chair 4 .Vice Chair .
ATIS TMOC. ETSI TISPAN • • • Exchange of LS and planning f2f meeting with ATIS TMOC on NGN Charging harmonisation Started TISPAN NGN Release 1 Charging harmonisation Liaising with ATIS TMOC on VoIP Account Management 3GPP2 TSG-X on IMS Charging Management IETF AAA Working Group • On Diameter Credit-Control application for 3GPP Online Charging OMA Mobile Commerce & Charging (MCC) Working Group • On re-use of 3GPP Charging Architecture and Specifications 5 .Inter-Organizational on Charging Co-operation with: ITU-T SG4. NGNMFG.
Outline SA5 Charging framework in 3GPP Charging Management Overview Offline Charging Online Charging Online Charging System (OCS) Conclusion 6 .
272 PoC Charging 32.296 Online Charging System applications and interfaces 32.251 PS-domain Charging 32.SA5 Charging specifications structure 32.260 IM Subsystem Charging 32.252 WLAN Charging 32.295 Charging Data Record (CDR) transfer 32.250 CS-domain Charging 32.270 MMS Charging 32.273 MBMS Charging 32.271 LCS Charging 32.298 Charging Data Record (CDR) parameter description 32.299 Diameter Charging Application 32.297 Charging Data Record (CDR) file format and transfer (OCS) 7 .240 Charging Architecture and Principles 32.
SA5 Standardisation evolution Rel-99 Rel-4 CS Charging PS Charging Rel-5 Rel-6 Rel-7 MMS Charging IMS Charging LCS Charging MBMS Charging PoC Charging Flow Based Charging WLAN Charging 8 .
g. the service rendered – Directly interacts with the session/service control (e. service suspended /disconnected based on credit control) – Can be used for pre-paid subscribers. Advice of Charge (AoC) and online data accuracy .Charging Mechanisms • Offline charging is a charging mechanism where charging information does not affect. – CDR generation for tracking purposes 9 . in real-time. in real-time. the service rendered – Charging Data Record (CDR) generation • Online charging is a charging mechanism where charging information can affect.
Overall charging architecture Billing Domain CS .CSCF I .CSCF S .NE Service SIP AS MRFC MGCF BGCF .NE CGF CDF P .CSCF IMS GWF OCS WLAN SGSN GGSN TPF Offline Charging CRF Online Charging AF 10 .
Outline SA5 Charging framework in 3GPP Charging Management Overview Offline Charging Online Charging Online Charging System (OCS) Conclusion 11 .
Offline Charging architecture 3GPP network CN Domain C Service element Subsystem T F Rf C D F Ga C G F Bx Billing Domain 12 .
• Charging Gateway Function (CGF) – – – – – CDR Reception Validation and (Re-)formatting CDR Pre-processing CDR File Management CDR file transfer to BD 13 . • Charging Data Function (CDF) – Generates CDRs with a defined content and format based on the charging events received from the CTF(s). – assembles the accounting metrics into charging events.Offline charging functions • Charging Trigger Function (CTF) – monitors signalling to provide metrics that identify the user's consumption of network resources and/or services. and forwards the events towards the CDF via the Rf reference point.
Outline SA5 Charging framework in 3GPP Charging Management Overview Offline Charging Online Charging Online Charging System (OCS) Conclusion 14 .
Online Charging architecture 3GPP network CN Domain C Service element Subsystem T F Ro CAP O C F Re RF OCS Rc ABMF 15 .
Online Charging Functions • Online Charging Function (OCF) – receives the charging events in order to obtain authorisation for the chargeable event / network resource usage requested by the user. service usage time. etc. network identification. Rate requests include various rating parameters such as service identifier. time and events units) that shall be assigned before and after service delivery. user location. • Account Balance Management Function (ABMF) – handles the subscriber's account i. subscriber reference. to update the account balance (debit/credit) and to get/set expiry date of the (prepaid) account. transferred data volume. – allow common RF for online & offline charging. 16 .). • Rating Function (RF) – evaluates the request. to handle charging request from the SBCF and the EBCF to check account balance. volume. – consists of two distinct modules for event and session based online charging. – performs both monetary and non-monetary unit determination (service.e.
Outline SA5 Charging framework in 3GPP Charging Management Overview Offline Charging Online Charging Online Charging System (OCS) Conclusion 17 .
Online Charging System (OCS) architecture Online Charging System Online Charging Functions MSC CAP SGSN CAP Rc Account Balance Management Function Rr Account Session Based Charging Function Recharging Server GGSN Ro TPF Ro WLAN Ro Charging Gateway Function Operator ' s Processing System IMS CSCF ISC IMS Gateway Function Ro G a Bo Post - IMS Application Server Ro IMS MRFC Ro MMS Relay Server / Ro Event Based Charging Function Re Rating Function Tariff Info Ro GMLC MBMS Server Ro PoC Server Ro 18 .
retransmission of charging events. The acknowledgement grants or rejects the network resource usage requested in the charging event. – Receive Acknowledgements for these charging events from the OCF to the CTF. • Provide its own reliability mechanisms. e. to run also on unreliable transport.g. • Stateless mode (“event based charging”) and statefull mode (“session based charging”) of operation. Stop and Event] from the IMS nodes to the OCS (SBCF or EBCF) 19 . Interim.Online reference point: Ro • Ro contains the following functions: – Charging events for online charging from the CTF to the OCF. – The protocol(s) crossing this reference point shall support the following capabilities: • Real-time transactions. • Online application – – – – Utilizes the Diameter Credit Control application Real-time delivery of accounting information (no batch) The S-CSCF and AS/MRFC report accounting information to the OCS The reporting is achieved by sending Diameter Credit Control Requests (CCR) [Start. according to the decision taken by the OCS.
Rating engine model (Class A) – – – Charging function fetches data from the ABMF Charging function issues rating request towards the RF Charging function triggers counter / account update on the ABMF 2.Online reference point: Re Two approaches are standardised: 1. but the rating function also stores and manages counters needed for the rate calculation Requires additional scenario on Re to acknowledge service delivery and counter update 20 . Extended rating engine model (Class B) – – Similar to the above.
Outline SA5 Charging framework in 3GPP Charging Management Overview Offline Charging Online Charging Online Charging System (OCS) Conclusion 21 .
Conclusion (1/2) Potential cooperation topics: • Standardisation of the Rc reference point • Online correlation of multiple chargeable events relating to the same service • Advice of Charge (AoC) • Group charging • etc. 22 .
23 .Conclusion (2/2) • Online Charging framework allows operators to generate revenue from a variety of services • 3GPP appreciates feedback regarding 3GPP Online Charging specification relevant to the Chinese market • 3GPP is looking forward to cooperation with Online Charging initiatives.
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