Billing Mediation Fundamentals
In a telecommunications network environment, various Network Elements like telephone switches encode and store accounting data, known as Call Detail Records (CDRs), in different formats. The mediation Platforms collect this data, converts it into a normalized output format, and then distributes it to third-party applications such as billing, traffic analysis, fraud management systems etc. These platform enable service providers to tie in multiple types of network elements into a homogenous architecture. It can handle multiple switches with wide variety of network interface options. It is scalable, open, flexible and highly manageable and is available as a simple low-cost platform to high-end high-availability clustering platform.This course is the guide to telecommunications billing mediation. The outline encompasses the entire billing mediation processes end-to-end, with major focus on the interfaces with OSSs, BSS, network management, and CRM.