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Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Excelsior Program (Doc ID 1589051.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version 2.2.0 to 4.4.1 [Release 2.2 to 4.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This announcement lists the potential alerts, the pre-requisites, the new features and the fixes included in Oracle Communications Network Charging & Control
This Patch Set has been released on September 2011, see note 1370042.1 to get a view on the latest Release / Patch Set available


The following table lists known problems in this release, and their workarounds, if any.

  • Bug 12663500

Under some circumstances, the expiry dates for balances resulting from a voucher type periodic charge are not set.

Workaround: Apply Patch 1268645 after installing NCC 4.4.0 to resolve.


The XMS patch for this release will conflict with the optional XMS scalability patch (Patch 10290563).

Workaround: Either, remove the scalability patch before installing NCC 4.4.0, or use patch 12685617 instead of patch 10290563.


If NCC 4.4.0 is installed using full packages, and not patched from 4.3.0, new voucher batch creation commands may fail.

Workaround: Apply Patch 12688324 after installing NCC 4.4.0 to resolve.


The CCSCD7 provisioning command can produce a buffer overflow if the sequence number for CDRs is very high.

Workaround: Apply Patch 12710667 after installing NCC 4.4.0 to resolve.


About this Patch

This patch 12611259 upgrades NCC to Release

Note: Before you install this patch set, you should contact Oracle Support before downloading this patch to determine if this patch is appropriate for your environment.

- - - Do not download and install this patch unless you have been advised by Oracle Support that this patch is appropriate for your environment. - - -


New Features

 The following list briefly describes the new features brought in this NCC release:

Data charging enhancements - The changes are:

- Improved long running duration or volume based session reservation control Number Services Manager and charging.
- A new "request time threshold" that ensures the reservation is held open when there is no consumption for volume charging but the session is legitimately still active.
- A new "commit volume threshold", which causes the VWS to perform mid- session commits so the impacts on balances are visible during a long running session.
- Added the ability to view and manage active reservations via the GUI and provisioning interface.

Pro-rating for periodic services - Periodic Services will enable part periods to be charged on subscription and for refunds to be given on un-subscription. This provides greater control around the service date, allowing it to be moved backwards without requiring a un-subscription, and pro-rating the period by which it was moved.

Calling Card - Cater for the mass provisioning of calling cards, range activation of calling cards once they have been provisioned, and a new feature node that can be used to provide the available call duration to the caller for a provided called number.

Personal Quota Limits - The ability for an individual to set their own personal usage limit, and for notifications to be specified at percent of limit levels at a system level.

Credit limits per Balance Type - Extended the limited credit concept so that it can apply to any balance of the subscriber, rather than just the default balance.

Taxation management
- The ability to specify tax plans to be considered in tariffing, and have the tax breakdown presented in EDRs.

Voucher Audit enhancements - Enhancing the general auditing and tracing functionalities of the voucher management capability by:

- Adding change user and reason comments tracking to the batch and voucher screens, and
- A new irreversible "Locked" voucher state.

Limited Liability Bonus GUI configuration - Limited liability bonuses have always had to be defined in the text configuration files on the servers. This enhancement makes it possible to configure a limited liability bonus within the GUI, identifying the balance type counter that is used to determine eligibility and the bonus given from within the voucher type screen. Enabling bonuses and promotions to trigger from specific voucher types via a defined component in a voucher type.


Hierarchical partitioning - This feature extends Number Services Manager customers to a hierarchy of types, allowing the management of customers, resellers and agents, each with their own cascading resource limits and permissions.

Automatic control plan change - The ability to simply configure and activate degraded mode ("emergency") control plans and termination numbers. This can be provisioned on both a service number and at the customer level.


Scalability - Provide a single TCP/IP port for all inbound SMPP messages on an SLC, regardless of the number of xmsTrigger instances. No additional configuration is required to specify the routing across each xmsTrigger instance.

Delivery report retry - Delivery Reports are an important tool for ASP's to allow them to validate a chargeable message has indeed reached a subscriber. With this enhancement Messaging Manager is being extended to attempt to resend the delivery report back to the ASP after failure, with a configurable retry number and interval.


The following network signaling enhancements have been made for this release:

- SCCP layer management enhancements.
- Enhancements to the Radius Control Agent, providing parameterized support for 3GPP RADIUS connectivity to a GGSN.


Fixes in this Release

The following table lists service request issues reported by external sources that have been fixed in this release:




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