Interconnect Billing

1 Day Course
Code PWL126

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Scheduled Virtual Onsite


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.


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Introduction (8 topics)

  • What is interconnect?
  • Why interconnect matters
  • Declaration
  • 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)

  • Scope
  • Management of reference data
  • CDR mapping, completion, repair and enhancement
  • Pricing
  • 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.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

  • Telecoms Fundamentals For Professionals

    A four-day training course on Telecoms Fundamentals for Professionals. Covering fixed line, wireless, datacommunications, VOIP and Triple Play.

    4 Day Course Course Code PWL006
    Scheduled Virtual Onsite
  • Telecommunications Billing Introduction

    A 2-day training course covering an introduction to telecommunications billing systems and architecture for telecoms professionals.

    2 Day Course Course Code PWL128
    Scheduled Virtual Onsite

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