Billing for GSM, GPRS and 3G Mobile Systems
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This 1-day course looks at billing for mobile systems. The mobile world really started with GSM and has evolved through GPRS (General Packet Radio System) to 3G (UMTS). GSM is the world's dominant mobile communications technology; there are hundreds of operators in many countries. One major feature of GSM is that users can roam onto networks in other countries when they leave the coverage area of their home network. When this happens, charges and accounting must move with the user. This course looks at the whole area of GSM billing, including basic GSM billing, billing whilst roaming and carrier interconnect. This is extended to GPRS and ends by introducing the specific charging architecture for UMTS.
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, Interconnect Billing and IP Billing. Each course can be taken individually or as a 5 day program. Delegates booking all 5 days are entitled to a 15% discount on the cost of the program.
Delegates attending this course will be able to:
- Understand the basic concepts of how GSM supports roaming
- Appreciate the billing record flow in GSM
- Look at the Transfer Accounting Procedure (TAP) system for interadministration accounting
- Be aware of billing for GPRS
- Consider the impact of the charging archiecture for 3G networks
How GSM finds users (3 topics)
- Mobile Systems
- Basic Roaming Operation
- Billing Implications
Basic GSM billing (2 topics)
- Billing Processes
Transfer Accounting Procedure (TAP) (2 topics)
- For voice
- For data - TAP3
Prepay Billing (2 topics)
- Different Models
GPRS billing (6 topics)
- What is GPRS?
- GPRS Billing Models
- Charging Principles
- The IP Billing Chain
- Location-Based Services
The UMTS Charging Architecture (5 topics)
- Charging mechanisms
- Offline and Online charging
- Overall Architecture
- Charging Functions
LTE Charging Architecture (3 topics)
- LTE Core
- Evolved Packet Core
- Diameter for Charging Applications
Delegates should have a background in telecoms and a basic understanding of telecommunications billing principles.
The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.
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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.