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1. (WO2018061017) METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CHARGING OF A SERVICE SESSION OF M2M DEVICES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/061017    International Application No.:    PCT/IN2016/050332
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/00
H04W 4/00
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
GOVINDASSAMY, Meenakshi Sundaram
Inventors: GOVINDASSAMY, Meenakshi Sundaram
GOVINDASSAMY, Meenakshi Sundaram
PREMKUMAR, Karthikeyan
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CHARGING OF A SERVICE SESSION OF M2M DEVICES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to a method performed in an operator network 2 providing data network connectivity to Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices 5, for charging of a service session involving a plurality of the M2M devices. The method comprises, from each of the plurality of M2M devices involved in the service session, receiving a service message comprising a service identifier (SID) corresponding to the service session. The method also comprises, by means of the received SID from each of the plurality of M2M devices, determining the number of M2M devices involved in the service session. The method also comprises, based on the determined number of M2M devices, calculating a charging rate for the service session. The method also comprises using the calculated rate, charging the service session.