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Time Interval-Based Prepaid Charging of QoS-Enabled IP Services

  • Pascal Kurtansky
  • Burkhard Stiller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3828)

Abstract

Driven by the analysis of existing prepaid charging solutions with their limitations, a novel approach of prepaid charging for Internet Protocol (IP) services based on time intervals has been developed. This approach combines key advantages of hot billing with a tariff flexibility and the guarantee of minimal fraud for providers. The technical effort of real-time charging is reduced to a min imum and ensures economic efficiency as well as scalability in large-scale envi ronments for providers who achieve a better customer binding in prepaid cases.

Keywords

Service Usage Internet Protocol Service Node Service Consumption European Telecommunication Standard Institute 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Kurtansky
    • 1
  • Burkhard Stiller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory TIK, Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyETH ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Informatics IFIUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland

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