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1  Scopep. 6

The present document describes the Service Aspects of charging and billing of the 3GPP System.
The present document is not intended to duplicate existing standards or standards being developed by other groups on these topics, and will reference these where appropriate. The present document will elaborate on the charging requirements described in the Charging Principles in TS 22.101 Service Principles. It will allow the generation of accurate charging information to be used in the commercial and contractual relationships between the parties concerned.

2  Referencesp. 6

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present document.
  • References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or non-specific.
  • For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
  • For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same Release as the present document.
TS 22.101: "Service aspects; Service Principles".
TS 22.066: "Support of Mobile Number Portability (MNP)".
TS 22.234: "Requirements for 3GPP system to wireless local area network (WLAN) interworking".
TR 21.905: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications"
TS 22.086: "Advice of Charge (AoC) supplementary services"
ETS 300 178: "Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN); Advice of Charge: charging information at call set-up time (AOC-S) supplementary service; Service description"
ETS 300 179: "Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN); Advice of Charge: charging information during the call (AOC-D) supplementary service; Service description"
ETS 300 180: "Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN); Advice of Charge: charging information at the end of the call (AOC-E) supplementary service; Service description"
TS 183 047: "Telecommunications and Internet converged Services and Protocols for Advanced Networking (TISPAN); NGN IMS Supplementary Services; Advice Of Charge (AOC)"
TS 183 058: "Telecommunications and Internet Converged Services and Protocols for Advanced Networking (TISPAN); SIP Transfer of IP Multimedia Service Tariff Information;Protocol specification"
[11]  Void
TS 22.220: "Service requirements for Home NodeBs and Home eNodeBs"
TS 22.278: "Service requirements for the Evolved Packet System (EPS)"
TS 22.261: "Service requirements for the 5G system".

3  Definitions and abbreviationsp. 7

3.1  Definitionsp. 7

For the purposes of the present document, the definitions in [4] are supplemented by the following definitions:
Gateway UE:
a UE, which acts as a gateway providing access to and from the 3GPP network for one or more non-3GPP devices that are connected to the gateway UE.
Prepay service:
A prepay service allows a subscriber to pay in advance for the use of specific services, the prepay account may be updated each time the subscriber uses the services related to that account.
Real time:
Time, typically in number of seconds, to perform the on-line mechanism used for fraud control and cost control.
logical connection between parties involved in a packet switched based communication This term is used for IP connections rather than the term "call" that is normally used for a connection over conventional (circuit switched) systems.
Local Charging Zone (LCZ):
A logical grouping of a number of cells, where a special tariff applies for a select group of users. A network may have a number of LCZs. A LCZ does not necessarily need to be aligned with an LA or RA, i.e. the border of LCZ may not be the border of an LA or RA.
As defined in TR 21.905: An entity, not part of the 3GPP System, which uses 3GPP System services. Example: a person using a 3GPP System mobile station as a portable telephone. Additional examples for a user in the context of this TS: a non-3GPP device connected to the 3GPP system via a gateway, or an application running on a UE.
User Identity:
information representing a user in a specific context. A user can have several user identities, e.g. a User Identity in the context of his profession, or a private User Identity for some aspects of private life.
User Identifier:
a piece of information used to identify one specific User Identity in one or more systems.

3.2  Abbreviationsp. 7

For the purposes of the present document the definition of abbreviations in [4] apply.

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