3G Vs 4G LTE Charging - Key Differences You Should

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3G Vs 4G LTE Charging - Key Differences You Should

Hyderabad, IndiaUnited States
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Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
$1 million - $5 million
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Mobile network providers are gradually discovering the impacts that LTE has on the operational processes. Simultaneously, they have started to recognize the complexities involved in new charging systems which are needed for supporting 4G roaming a lot more than there were in 3G environments.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

If not addressed properly and on time, this topic can be easily misunderstood and lead to billing disputes in both wholesale and retail processes. Therefore it becomes crucial that the new accounting systems of 3G, 4G, LTE billing are understood to make sure that not only the wholesale transactions are being settled and cleared accurately, even the customers are being billed correctly.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Mentioned below are some points for the better understanding of these charging principles: • Prepaid charging - Prepaid service in 3G is enabled due to CAMEL standard and LTE does not support it. That is why instead of providing the information about prepaid customers to local visited network; it is routed back to home network.Due to this reason, it is important for operators to adopt new flows of accounting in order to access the data of prepaid customers, for example, through the P-getaways in both environments, non-IMS and IMS, or through the CSCF in IMS environment. • Postpaid charging - The charging of postpaid data usage works in the same way in LTE and 3G. For this TAP 3.11 and 3.12 versions are used. TAP 3.12 is important...
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

. TAP stands for Transferred Account Procedure and this method is used for sending the billing records of subscribers who are in roaming from their home network from visited network. • Local breakout - In the case of local breakouts, the visibility of subscriber activities is not as clear as it is in the scenario of home routing. This is because the sessions of subscriber data are not provided out of the visited network. That is why establishing Diameter interface among P-Gateway of visited network and charging systems becomes important so that home operator is able to capture prepaid and postpaid customers' real time information.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

• Local Breakout of IMS services - This scenario is quite complicated as in this CDRs or call data records are created by visited network using S-Gateway. However, not all information is contained in these CDRs which might be required for crating TAP 3.1 mobile session, as well as messaging the event records for any service usage. Due to this reasons, it is important for operators to correlated CDRs of core data network with CDRs of IMS for creating TAP records. Via Diameter messages or S-CSCF, operators are able to access both prepaid and postpaid customer's real time charging.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

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Founding Story

Business no longer operates in the ‘I Buy-I Pay’ economy. It is, at a growing rate, morphing into a ‘I Use-I Pay’ economy. Customers have changed into Subscribers. The subscribers are wiser, discerning and have gotten used to unlimited choice. Magnaquest Technologies Limited is a trend-setting and fascinating innovative Enterprise Product-based Solutions Company, which has established its leadership over 15 years, in three broad lines of businesses.


Vijay is one of the three key technopreneurs who founded and created Magnaquest and shaped it as a pure-play Product-based Solutions company. Mohan brings visibly raw passion, high energy, big risk taking mindset and outgoing people relationships and networking reach-out to bring value and opportunity to the table. Rajiv Debbad has been with Magnaquest ever since the inception of the company.