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Charging Event Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172799D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Variety of bundled services that are enabled by IMS or multi-play infrastructure is going to be bigger revenue generator than just providing the bulk bandwidth to the subscriber/ user on the name of 3G and IP convergence. However, the migration of the communication networks towards all IP is an opportunity for the operators and service providers. The service infrastructure of IMS, IPTV etc. are expected to bring telecommunications the rich experience of next generation services, but severely handicapped by the levels of charging for the bundled services. The service scenarios are not very straight forward as far as the charging bundles are concerned and are very complex for revenue realization.