Monday, 08 June 2015 10:28

[Forum] Convergent Charging, Convergent Billing - Key to Creation of VoLTE Service Bundles?

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[Forum] Convergent Charging, Convergent Billing - Key to Creation of VoLTE Service Bundles? Image Credit: PCC Mobile Broadband

Voice-over-LTE(VoLTE) joins traditional voice, SMS and data to become yet another core telecom service offering. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are looking to quickly introduce VoLTE across their existing service plans and are turning to Convergent Charging and Billing solutions to accelerate its rollout.

An end-to-end Convergent Charging and Billing solution, by combining the charging, mediation and rating of multiple services on a consolidated platform, regardless of the network from which the services are delivered (a voice call delivered via VoLTE with seamless switchover to 3G, for example), enables services such as VoLTE to be accounted and billed for, along with the whole range of other services which are ‘converged’ under a single account and a single bill.

Towards this end, how will Convergent Charging and Billing capabilities help Operators accelerate the deployment of VoLTE and at the same time, enable Operators to create more innovative and varied VoLTE service bundles?