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Solution On First Usage Activation For Mobile Subscriber (Doc ID 3006343.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Communications BRM - Elastic Charging Engine - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Customer is looking for Mobile services to be activated as part of First Usage.
A solution is needed on how prorated grants (monthly free minutess, sms and data) can be provided to the customer when the first usage is done.

The current request is to activate the rental charge and granted balance on first-usage, so customer can be able to consume from the included minutes even from the beginning (first call).
Moreover, when rental charge|grants are activated, they should be prorated.

<< Mobile service is activated on September 1st with Package A which charges 100 USD and Grants 100 SMS , 100 Free voice mins and 10 GB Data. Now on September 15th customer does the first usage (CCR-I) for any one of the event(Voice/sms or data). On the first CCR-I customer should have his free minutes granted and BRM should charge rental on the same.

In this scenario, customer should get 50 SMS, 50 Free Voice Mins and 5GB of Data.

How to achieve this?

The same feature can be achieved in Billing and Revenue Manager (BRM). There is a solution where based on first usage the product are activated from BRM based on the first usage notification from Elastic Charging Engine (ECE). But, in case of latency from BRM this might cause issue to the subscribers first usage. ECE works in this case in a slightly async mode where ECE trigger a notification to BRM, BRM performs the purchase or update the cycle date (SET PRODINFO opcode call) and the cycle forward event trigger will syncrhonize the balances to ECE. Customer is looking for a solution where grants are done immediately based on first usage and also handles proration like its done in BRM.



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