This 1-day course looks at Interconnect billing, the money charges to and paid to other carriers. This is increasingly becoming the major part of the revenue of many non-incumbent operators in EMEA and elsewhere.
This course looks at this area and exposes some problems and potential pitfalls.
This 1-day course forms part of our 5-day Billing program which offers a comprehensive introduction to the main types of billing systems and services available in modern telecommunications. The other courses in this program are Telecoms Billing Introduction, IP Billing, and Billing for GSM, GPRS and 3G Mobile Systems. Each course can be taken individually or as a 5 day program.
Introduction (8 topics)
- What is interconnect?
- Why interconnect matters
- The interconnect agreement
- Settlement variations
- The interconnect business process
- Concepts and Terminology
- Interconnect call scenarios
The Evolution of Interconnect (11 topics)
- Accounting Rate
- Sender keeps all
- Element Based Conveyance (EBC)
- Number Translation Services
- Interconnect for ISPs
- - Web Hosting
- - Revenue share models
- - Interconnect and Number Portability
- - Call forwarding
- - Centralised database
- How retail differs from interconnect
The fundamental Interconnect components (19 topics)
- Management of reference data
- CDR mapping, completion, repair and enhancement
- - The rating process
- - Interconnect rating styles
- - CDR and bulk rating
- - Distance and destination based
- - Volume and Commitment levels
- - Revenue sharing
- - Content
- Post pricing
- - Adjustments
- - Re-pricing
- - Discounting
- - Invoicing and Taxation
- Summaries and Reports
- Reconciliation processes and standards
- Least Cost Routing
Implementing an Interconnect Billing Solution (3 topics)
- Roles and resources
- Outline implementation plan
- Scalability and resilience
The Future of interconnect (15 topics)
- Competitive pressures
- Voice and data trends
- The impact of technology on interconnect
- 3G services
- IP interconnect
- - IP event records
- - QoS issues
- Billing for IP services
- The IP billing value chain
- The total business solution for interconnect
- - Interconnect churn
- - Fraud and interconnect
- - "Operator Care"
- - Interconnect for the Board
- Extending the boundaries of interconnect
Delegates should have a background in telecoms and basic understanding of telecommunications billing principles.
Telecoms Fundamentals For Professionals
A four-day training course on Telecoms Fundamentals for Professionals. Covering fixed line, wireless, datacommunications, VOIP and Triple Play.
Telecommunications Billing Introduction
A 2-day training course covering an introduction to telecommunications billing systems and architecture for telecoms professionals.
A 1-day training course examining billing for IP and Applications including charging architecture for services such as Voice over IP.
Billing for GSM, GPRS and 3G Mobile Systems
A 1-day training course covering billing systems and architectures for GSM, GPRS and 3G UMTS, including charging for roaming and carrier interconnect.
“The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”— Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks
“Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”— CSE, Cisco
“Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”— System Engineer, Cable & Wireless
“Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested on learning more.”— Broadcast Engineer, Eircom
“Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”— Transport Designer, Orange
“Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”— Solutions Engineer, Akamai
“Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”— Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu
“Very informative and appropriate.”— Network Support Technician, BT