Flexible Multi-Service Telecommunications Accounting System

de Leastar, Eamonn and McGibney, Jimmy (2000) Flexible Multi-Service Telecommunications Accounting System. In: Proceedings of IEEE International Network Conference. IEEE.

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Due to market deregulation and technological advances, a multi-service broadband environment is emerging, generating a requirement for a new approach to pricing systems. This paper presents such an approach and describes a working implementation of an innovative and flexible multi-service accounting system. The system is based on a mature understanding of the nature of charging algorithms, and is implemented as a set of interoperating distributed components. At the heart of the system is a rating engine built around a service portfolio, tying together spreadsheet specification of arbitrarily complex services, charging algorithms and tariff tables. The very wide range of service delivery technologies in existence motivates the design of a system that is independent of proprietary formats and based on a dynamic service portfolio structure and a generic service detail record definition.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Plymouth, U.K.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accounting
Departments or Groups: Walton Institute for Information and Communications Systems Science
Divisions: *NONE OF THESE*
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2007 15:41
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: https://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/578

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