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1. (WO2001033800) COMMUNICATION NETWORK CHARGING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/033800    International Application No.:    PCT/DE2000/002334
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 19 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06Q 20/00
G07F 17/16
H04L 12/14
H04L 12/56
H04L 12/66
H04M 15/00
H04M 17/00
H04M 3/493
Applicants: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
LILGE, Manfred
Inventors: LILGE, Manfred
Title: COMMUNICATION NETWORK CHARGING METHOD AND SYSTEM
Abstract:
More and more content providers are making WML/HTML pages (i.e. information content) available on servers in communication networks. Subscribers can call up said information content and download it. The aim of the invention is to provide a method and a system for content-based charging of information transmitted via a communication network. The criteria for classifying a WML page in a pricing system are incumbent upon the content provider. A WAP gateway acts as an interface between the subscriber and the data-based internet world. All WML/HTML/XML content which is called up by subscribers goes via said WAP gateway. According to the invention, a network unit is provided in order to answer any queries regarding pricing from subscribers.