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IPDR.org Standardizing Next-Generation Accounting Enabling usage measurement and exchange for next-generation services Aron Heintz President, IPDR Organization Telecom Industry Trends Market Desire for both flat-rate and usage-based billing Complex content/connectivity partnerships deliver value- added services Industry mergers and acquisitions Competitive pressures and shorter time-to-market Technology Opportunity for convergent networks Rapid service evolution Diverse accounting requirements of next-generation services To Collect or Not to Collect… A product manager in a service provider near you… “Wow – what a cool new offering I’ve thought up… This will generate millions in new revenues!” EEEk!!!! Make use of To services provided by To gain access via Reporting activity to Access Serving Business User(s) User Equipment Equipment Platforms Systems Bridge Server Co ge rs lle an tne ct Me ch ar Col lec te Ex h P tM rin it Terminal Server ete g w ring Col Modem lec t Me teri Operational n g Col lect Support Met Systems er ing 3G assets Switch Business Return bills to customers Support Systems WAN Firewall The Solution? Bridge Server Terminal Server Modem Business 3G assets Support Switch Sytems Flat Monthly Bill WAN Firewall The Solution: Internet Protocol Detail Record Organization (IPDR.org) Mission To enable cost-effective usage measurement and exchange for next-generation services. Method Implement de-facto open standards for IP-based support system interoperability, enabling providers to deploy next-generation services rapidly and profitably. Industry Support Board of Directors - 2004 ACE*COMM, Amdocs, Billing Concepts, Cisco, Convergys, Hewlett-Packard, Sprint PCS, VeriSign Members BSS: Amdocs, AMS, Billing Concepts, Convergys, CSG Systems, MetraTech OSS: ACE*COMM, Digital Route, EDB Telesciences, Openet Hardware: Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nomadix Service Provider: SBC, Sprint PCS, Rogers AT&T Wireless, Syniverse, Infosys, Intrado, Airpath Wireless, TOGEWAnet, Clearinghouse: Canadian Clearinghouse, DanNet A/S, VeriSign Industry Organization: CIBERNET Other: TeleStrategies Where Does IPDR Fit? tion ra nsla sT eou ltan s imu R S D IP SoftSwitch WAN IPD Rs Operational Usag Support e data Systems data Business Usage Support Video Systems Server 3G assets 3G Mobile IPDR Reference Model Consistent Information Model mediation IPDR.org Products IPDR Specifications XDR and XML files Streaming IPDR for network equipment IPDR Compliance program & testing Reference Libraries in C & Java NDM-U 3.x Multiple Service Support VOIP, Internet and Wireless Access, Streaming Media, WLAN… Network interfaces through settlement records Stable Version Complete! Forward Compatibility assured XML schema as record definition language Compact Encoding 5:1 Reduction Over XML Uses IETF XDR – RFC 1832 Direct Translation To/From XML Format IPDR v3 Reference Code Read/write IPDRs as easily as plain text Supports all IPDR flavors Available in C and Java Liberal license permits use and modification Simple API’s hide complex logic: Read foreign schemas to absorb custom IPDR records Manage rolling log files and automatic updates to partner systems Streaming IPDR for Network Equipment v3.5 adds Streaming IPDR: Enhanced interface for high-speed equipment eliminates file management Real-time, reliable, efficient transport Joint projects refine and apply service specs for manufacturer communities Cable Labs International Softswitch Consortium 3GPP (?) IPDR for Inter-Carrier Exchange NDM-U technology fully supports exchange scenarios. Key work today: Public WLAN Roaming Joint work ensures support of existing settlements networks and technologies ATIS OBF EMI settlement ITU-T Study Group 3 CIBERNET mappings to CIBER and MXP Other open dialogs: GSM TADIG, ETIS, etc. Recapitulation Usage metering is overly complex; standards provide the solution IPDR NDM-U v3 is tried and proven What can you do? Review www.ipdr.org Join IPDR.org general mailing list for updates Implement & share experiences Participate in IPDR Organization Next steps with 3GPP: Evaluate 3GPP accounting interfaces for possible IPDR support? Public WLAN impacts? Further Inquiries Aron Heintz President IPDR Organization AHeintz@IPDR.org www.ipdr.org Marianne Jenkinson Membership Director IPDR Organization +1 908-735-0956 MJenkinson@IPDR.org www.ipdr.org Addendum Slides Stakeholder Map Other Industry Groups Cable Wireless Billing / Outsourced Billing Content / Applications Telephony Access Service Clearinghouse Consumers Providers Mediation DSL Equipment Vendors WLAN The Model Driven IPDR Approach Data Model Service • Service Definition Service Definition (Subset of W3C XML-Schema 1.0) Definition Alternative Encoding: • XML Document Service • XDR based binary encoding Data Encoding • Others (e.g. RADIUS, Diameter AVP) Alternative Transport: Service • File based exchange (of XML or XDR) Data Transport • Streaming (XDR only) • Others (e.g. RADIUS UDP, Diameter TCP/SCTP) IPDR Public WLAN Initiative An Annoyed Non- An Excited New WLAN User… PWLAN User… <Please sign up with local WISP> <Please sign up with local CDMA operator> <Please sign up with local GSM operator> WiFi Circumference Example Other configurations support bilateral and non-proxied multilateral WISP A WISP B Customer of WISP B roaming on WISP A Service AAA Home Request Serve Reply Radius Server Radius Server IPDRDocs IPDRDocs "D" Interface "D" Interface kflow Ac Public Hot Modem Bank ting ly, co Bac Serving AA ng B Spot un Acc AA Rep fic Billing/ Home raf Re ack ti Served by Billing/ tT ply flow Settlement oun e WISP A Settlement , ern BSS BSS Int er tom s Cu Clearinghouse Clearinghouse Proxy Internet Radius Server Settlement & Financial Transaction Settlement & IPDRDocs (IPDR "E" Interface) Financial Transaction (IPDR "E" Interface) Clearinghouse Settlement System WLANAS Benefits Overall PWLAN industry profits depend on convenient roaming and revenue-sharing. Customer-benefit of “silo” PWLAN is limited PWLAN Settlement permits operators to expand footprint with minimal CAPEX. IPDR WLANAS is the only group focused on cross-industry public WLAN settlement. Supports native environments for every class of operator in PWLAN: GSM, CDMA, WISP, ISP, and Wireline. Opens every public hotspot worldwide to PWLAN users. Helps resolve technical limitations of cross-industry RADIUS interoperability. Supports variety of price schemes implemented on different continents by different types of operators. Volume usage, Hour, Day-use, One-location, Multi-location WLANAS Participating Companies Airpath Wireless TOGEWAnet AG WLANAS Industry Outreach Optional Roaming Intermediaries Home Entities Periodic Actg & Settlement Wireline Carriers Hotspot ATIS/OBF IPDR Aggregators & Settlement Providers $ Operators GSM Carriers Real-Time Auth 3GPP/GSMA & Usage Actg RADIUS WISPs & AAA Wholesale WLAN CDMA Carriers Service Providers 3GPP2 Login Wi-Fi Alliance Retail Service Providers Corporations Nomadic User (WLAN Roaming)
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