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1. WO2007149420 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING SERVICE USAGE

Publication Number WO/2007/149420
Publication Date 27.12.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/014243
International Filing Date 19.06.2007
IPC
H04W 4/24 2009.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
24Accounting or billing
H04W 4/26 2009.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
24Accounting or billing
26Usage measurement
CPC
H04L 12/1435
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
14Metering,; charging ; or billing; arrangements ; specially adapted for data wireline or wireless communications
1432Metric aspects
1435volume-based
H04L 12/1439
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
02Details
14Metering,; charging ; or billing; arrangements ; specially adapted for data wireline or wireless communications
1432Metric aspects
1439time-based
H04L 43/106
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
43Arrangements for monitoring or testing packet switching networks
10using active monitoring, e.g. heartbeat protocols, polling, ping, trace-route
106by adding timestamps to packets
H04M 15/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
H04M 15/43
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
43Billing software details
H04M 17/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
17Prepayment ; of wireline communication systems, wireless communication systems or; telephone systems
Applicants
  • STARENT NETWORKS CORPORATION [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • CHOWDHURY, Kuntal [IN]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • RADHAKRISHNAN, Shaji, E. [IN]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CHOWDHURY, Kuntal
  • RADHAKRISHNAN, Shaji, E.
Agents
  • BROWN, Benjamin, K.
Priority Data
11/455,32519.06.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING SERVICE USAGE
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE MESURE ET DE SIGNALISATION D'UTILISATION DE SERVICE
Abstract
(EN)
Systems and methods for measuring (figure 1) and reporting prepaid service usage are provided (figure2). More particularly, monitoring and reporting packet data session usage for purposes of charging for service usage are provided (figure 3). In some embodiments, layer- 3 data packet monitoring is used to determine usage. In other embodiments, the start and end of a packet data session are used to determine usage. The usage can be determined from the duration of the packet data session or from the size or amount of packets sent and received by a mobile node.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne des systèmes et des procédés de mesure et de signalisation d'utilisation de service prépayé. Elle concerne plus particulièrement la surveillance et la signalisation d'utilisation de sessions de données par paquet dans le but de facturer l'utilisation de services. Dans certains modes de réalisation, on utilise la surveillance de paquets de données de la couche 3 pour déterminer l'utilisation. Dans d'autres modes de réalisation, on utilise le début et la fin d'une session de données par paquet pour déterminer l'utilisation. On peut déterminer l'utilisation à partir de la durée de la session de données par paquets ou à partir de la taille ou du nombre de paquets envoyés et reçus par un nœud mobile.
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