Gartner Research

Guide to Choosing a Billing System for Mobile Services

Published: 01 August 2005

ID: G00129270

Analyst(s): Norbert Scholz, Martin Gutberlet

Summary

Mobile service providers aiming to revamp their billing face many choices that look similar at first. They need to look beyond the obvious, to factors such as support for the convergence of prepaid and postpaid services.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • New Services Require Revamping of Billing Platforms
    • Purpose and Methodology
  • Prepaid Billing Functional Requirements
    • System Interfaces
    • Integration Between Prepaid and Postpaid Billing
    • Latency
    • System Reliability
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Support for Mobile Access
    • Support for Mobile Services
    • QOS Mechanism and AAA Compliance
    • Programming Language
    • Hardware and Database Requirements
    • Upgrade Cycle
  • Providers of Prepaid Billing Solutions
    • Amdocs
    • Boston Communications Group
    • Bridgewater Systems
    • ComArch
    • Comverse
    • Convergys
    • CSG Systems
    • Formula Telecom Solutions
    • LHS
    • Nokia
    • Portal Software
    • Redknee
    • Telcordia

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