LTE Real-time Billing Support Systems (BSS) Operational Issues and Market Opportunities

LTE Real-time Billing Support Systems (BSS) Operational Issues and Market Opportunities

Mind Commerce, Date of Publication: Jun 24, 2013, 65 Pages
US$1,995.00
MC2870

Fourth generation (4G) cellular via the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard is transforming the entire mobile communications ecosystem. One of the profound ways that mobile will never be the same is the wide range of applications that will available that were heretofore impractical due to previous bandwidth constraints. Many of these applications will be video-based, or otherwise requiring real-time QoS as well as real-time billing.

This report includes market analysis of the real-time LTE BSS market, BSS/OSS market as a whole, and several case studies on the use of real-time billing functions in an LTE environment. The research also includes forecasting in several key areas.

Target Audience:

  • Mobile network operators
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • OSS/BSS companies of all types
  • Mobile application store companies
  • LTE and OSS/BSS infrastructure providers
  • Application, content, and commerce providers

Report Benefits:

  • Forecasts for various aspects of LTE
  • Identify and understand trends in LTE billing
  • Understand driving forces for real-time billing
  • Understand next generation infrastructure such as IMS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2.0 INTRODUCTION
2.1 CHARGING IN LTE 10
2.1.1 IP MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM (IMS) CHARGING 10
2.1.2 MULTIMEDIA SESSIONS 10
2.1.3 MOBILE IP 12
2.2 NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS AND LTE 14
2.2.1 LTE ADVANCED 17
2.3 CASE STUDY ONE: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A USER IN THE ONLINE CHARGING (REAL-TIME) 18
2.4 BENEFITS OF THE REAL-TIME MONETIZATION IN LTE ENVIRONMENT 18
2.4.1 REAL TIME CHARGING 19
2.4.2 SERVICE CONTROL POINT (SCP) AND LTE 19
2.4.3 REAL-TIME CHARGING FOR PRE-PAID SERVICES 19
2.4.4 REAL-TIME FUNCTIONS FOR CLOUD-BASED APPLICATIONS 19
2.4.5 BENEFITS FOR THE MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS 20
2.5 CASE STUDY TWO: TRANSFORMING TO REAL-TIME BSS 21
2.5.1 BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS FOR REAL-TIME BSS 21

3.0 REAL-TIME BILLING SUPPORT SYSTEM
3.1 IMS AND THE IMPACT ON NGN OSS/BSS 23
3.1.1 NETWORK PLANNING AND ENGINEERING (NPE) 23
3.1.2 FAULT MANAGEMENT (FM) 23
3.1.3 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (PM) 23
3.1.4 IP VERSUS CIRCUIT SWITCHING MIGRATION CHALLENGES 24
3.1.5 PROVISIONING AND SERVICE ACTIVATION (PSA) 24
3.1.6 INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (IM) 24
3.2 REAL-TIME BILLING SUPPORT SYSTEM 25
3.2.1 MEDIATION (MD) 25
3.2.2 REVENUE ASSURANCE (RA) 26
3.2.3 THE NEED FOR R-T-BSS 26
3.2.4 CHALLENGES FOR REAL-TIME BSS 30
3.3 OSS CHALLENGES 30
3.3.1 STAKEHOLDER APPREHENSIONS 30
3.3.2 FRAMEWORK TO INTEGRATE CUSTOMIZATION DEMANDS 31
3.3.3 SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM EXISTING OSS FRAMEWORKS 31
3.3.4 MULTI-VENDOR COORDINATION 32
3.4 BSS CHALLENGES 32
3.5 SERVICE DELIVERY PLATFORMS (SDP) 33
3.6 TMFORUM SOLUTION FRAMEWORX 36
3.6.1 KEY NGOSS TERMINOLOGY 39
3.6.2 TAM 39
3.6.3 BUSINESS PROCESS FRAMEWORK (FORMERLY ETOM) 40
3.6.4 SID 43
3.6.5 TNA 45
3.6.6 APIS AND INTERFACES 46
3.6.7 NGOSS COMPLIANCE TESTS 46
3.6.8 THE NGOSS LIFECYCLE 46
3.6.9 ADVANTAGES OF LTEOSS 47
4.0 MARKET FOR REAL TIME BILLING SUPPORT SYSTEM 49
4.1.1 THE NEED FOR REAL-TIME BSS 53
4.2 OVERALL OSS AND BSS SOFTWARE MARKET 53
4.3 MARKET SOLUTIONS ANALYSIS 54
4.3.1 HP REAL-TIME BSS SOLUTION 54
4.3.2 SWOT ANALYSIS FOR THE SOLUTION 56
4.4 MARKET SHARE BY REGION 57
4.4.1 GLOBAL MARKET 57
4.4.1 LATIN AMERICA 58
4.4.2 ASIA PACIFIC 59
4.4.3 EUROPE 60
4.4.4 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 61
4.5 REAL-TIME BILLING SUPPORT SYSTEM MARKET ANALYSIS 2013-2018 62
4.6 MARKET BY SOLUTION 63
4.6.1 BILLING 63
5.0 SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS 64
5.1.1 FOR BSS/OSS VENDORS 64
5.2 FOR CARRIERS AND MOBILE VIRTUAL OPERATORS (MVNO) 64
5.3 TOP VENDORS RANKING 65

Figures

Figure 1 Charging sessions 11
Figure 2 Mobile Data Traffic Growth to 2020 27
Figure 3 Worldwide Mobile Data Usage 28
Figure 4: Current Mobile Data Plans 29
Figure 5: LTE Future Data Plans 29
Figure 6 IMS components 35
Figure 7: Frameworx Schematic 37
Figure 8: NGOSS Schematic 38
Figure 9: eTOM framework 41
Figure 10: Operation domain 42
Figure 11: SID Business Entity Framework 44
Figure 12: NGOSS lifecycle management 47
Figure 13 Global Real Time BSS Software Market Size 2013 58
Figure 14 Market Revenues for Latin America 2013-2018 59
Figure 15 Market Revenues for Asia Pacific region 2013-2018 60
Figure 16 Market Revenues for Europe 2013-2018 61
Figure 17 Market Revenues for Middle East and Africa 2013-2018 62
Figure 18 Real-Time BSS Market Revenues 2013-2018 63

 

 

Date of Publication:
Jun 24, 2013
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