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1. (WO2014191027) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING SERVICE COSTS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/191027    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2013/060985
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Wed May 29 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: H04L 12/14
H04L 29/06
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: DAHL, Jan
KARLSSON, Ove
TEPPO, Patrik
TÖRNKVIST, Robert
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING SERVICE COSTS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Abstract:
A node for use in a telecommunication network. The apparatus comprises a service session handler for establishing and controlling service sessions on behalf of end users served by the telecommunications network, and a charging generation point for generating charging data for established sessions involving served users as originating users and for reporting that charging data to a network charging system. The apparatus further comprises a signalling message handler for receiving, in respect of a given service session between an originating and a terminating user, a signalling message sent by or on behalf of the terminating user, the signalling message containing cost apportionment data apportioning costs between the originating and terminating users, the signalling message handler being configured to pass that cost apportionment data to the charging generation point. The charging generation point is further configured to apply the cost apportionment data to the generation of charging data so that the charging data reflects the required cost apportionment.