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1. (WO1997037503) CHARGING SYSTEMS FOR SERVICES IN COMMUNICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/037503    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1997/000923
Publication Date: Fri Oct 10 01:59:59 CEST 1997 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 02 01:59:59 CEST 1997
IPC: H04M 15/00
H04W 4/24
Applicants: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
SMYTH, Peter, Paul
MCKEE, Paul, Francis
DOYLE, Katherine, Emma
Inventors: SMYTH, Peter, Paul
MCKEE, Paul, Francis
DOYLE, Katherine, Emma
Title: CHARGING SYSTEMS FOR SERVICES IN COMMUNICATIONS
Abstract:
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.