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1. (WO1997037503) CHARGING SYSTEMS FOR SERVICES IN COMMUNICATIONS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/037503    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1997/000923
Publication Date: 09.10.1997 International Filing Date: 01.04.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    24.09.1997    
IPC:
H04M 15/00 (2006.01), H04W 4/24 (2009.01)
Applicants: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY [GB/GB]; 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
SMYTH, Peter, Paul [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
MCKEE, Paul, Francis [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
DOYLE, Katherine, Emma [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: SMYTH, Peter, Paul; (GB).
MCKEE, Paul, Francis; (GB).
DOYLE, Katherine, Emma; (GB)
Agent: DUTTON, Erica, Lindley, Graham; BT Group Legal Services, Intellectual Property Dept., 8th floor, 120 Holborn, London EC1N 2TE (GB)
Priority Data:
96302237.1 29.03.1996 EP
9619897.3 24.09.1996 GB
Title (EN) CHARGING SYSTEMS FOR SERVICES IN COMMUNICATIONS
(FR) SYSTEMES DE TAXATION DE SERVICES DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)In a charging system for cellular communications, real-time prices for new connections are offered to the customer. The real-time prices take into account both prevailing and historic traffic patterns, together with the probability that the customer will move from their current cell into a neighbouring cell. Cells of the network are monitored in clusters. If a customer is located in one particular cell, the price offered to that customer will take into account the probability of handover to a neighbouring cell during the connection, and may also take into account the probability of incoming traffic from neighbouring cells during the connection. To enable this predictive pricing, the system stores, and may also update, historic data.
(FR)Dans un système de taxation de télécommunications cellulaires, des prix en temps réel pour de nouvelles communications sont proposés au client. Ces prix en temps réel tiennent compte à la fois des structures de trafic actuelles et passées, ainsi que de la probabilité que le client se déplacera depuis sa cellule normale vers l'intérieur d'une cellule avoisinante. Les cellules du réseau sont contrôlées en grappes. Si un client est situé dans une cellule particulière, le prix proposé à ce client tiendra compte de la probabilité de transfert vers une cellule avoisinante pendant la communication et, éventuellement, de la probabilité de trafic d'arrivée depuis des cellules avoisinantes pendant la communication. Afin de faciliter cette tarification prédictive, le système mémorise et, éventuellement, met à jour les données historiques.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, GH, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)