Chapter 17. The Charging Enabler

  1. Michael Brenner M.Sc Consulting Member Technical Staff Chief Architect Director1 and
  2. Musa Unmehopa M.Sc Distinguished Member Technical Staff senior consultant chairman vice-chair co-author2

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470519905.ch17

The Open Mobile Alliance: Delivering Service Enablers for Next-Generation Applications

The Open Mobile Alliance: Delivering Service Enablers for Next-Generation Applications

How to Cite

Brenner, M. and Unmehopa, M. (2008) The Charging Enabler, in The Open Mobile Alliance: Delivering Service Enablers for Next-Generation Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470519905.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alcatel-Lucent, USA

  2. 2

    Alcatel-Lucent, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 8 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519189

Online ISBN: 9780470519905

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Keywords:

  • circuit-based wireline and wireless standards;
  • profitable billing structure;
  • OMA enabler development groups;
  • offline or online charging;
  • interim charging requests and stop charging request;
  • event- and session-based charging models;
  • session-based credit reservation;
  • protocol layers architecture;
  • glamorous marketable features;
  • alternative charging protocols

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Are Those Specifications Really Needed?

  • Standards Precursors to Charging

  • Charging Requirements

  • Charging Architecture and Technical Specifications

  • Divergent Views and Their Resolution

  • Impact of Specifications on the Industry

  • Specifications Evolution and Future Direction

  • Summary