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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
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    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?



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           3G assets
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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-
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                 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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