State of the Art Prepaid Charging for IP Services

  • Pascal Kurtansky
  • Burkhard Stiller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3970)


The provisioning of IP services in the mobile telecommunication and the IP world differs in many aspects, especially with prepaid charging de termining an important useability distinction. Thus, the state of the art of pre paid charging systems have been analyzed in detail, elaborating on their key ca pabilities and major limitations. Additionally, economic aspects in terms of op erator’s risks and major costs, addressing the technical overhead to implement prepaid charging, have been evaluated. Therefore, to enable prepaid charging for QoS-enabled and all-IP environments, key concerns for a future IP service provisioning have been determined, which remain infeasible with existing prepaid solutions, and the evaluation lead to a new scheme proposed.


Internet Protocol Mobile Network Operator Message Sequence Chart Internet Protocol Network Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Kurtansky
    • 1
  • Burkhard Stiller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Engineering and Networks LaboratoryTIK ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Informatics IFIUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland

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