Issues to be Aware of when Enabling Mid-Session Commits for Charging Control Services (Doc ID 1308294.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version: 4.2.0 and later   [Release: 4.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

We would like to enable mid-session commits on voice/data calls and use the real-time notifications to trigger actions while a call/session is in progress. Are there any issues with doing this?

Note:

Mid-session commits are a feature of the VWS/UBE machines and not relevant for customers with BRM or third-party billing solutions. Mid-session commits allows the billing engine to periodically commit the outstanding charge for a service before the call or data session has finished, thereby generating additional EDRs.

Real-time notifications are also a feature of the VWS/UBE machines that can be triggered while a session is in progress if used in conjunction with mid-session commits. They normally trigger when the final charge is committed, which is at the end of the session when mid-session commits are not in use.

As an example of using mid-session commits with real-time notifications, an "auto top-up" service could be set up for data calls that triggers a low-balance real-time notification when the customer's data balance falls below a threshold (when a mid-session commit occurs) and this notification is used to trigger a recharge of the data balance of the customer's account, possibly from their general cash and it could also charge them a small amount.

Solution

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