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1  ScopeWord‑p. 7

The present document is part of a series of documents that specify charging functionality and charging management in 3GPP networks/systems. The 3GPP core network charging architecture and principles are specified in the present document, which thus provides an umbrella for other charging management TSs that specify:
  • the content of the CDRs per domain / subsystem /service (offline and converged charging);
  • the content of real-time charging events per domain / subsystem /service (online and converged charging);
  • the functionality of online, offline and converged charging for those domains / subsystems / services;
  • the interfaces that are used in the charging framework to transfer the charging information (i.e. CDRs or charging events).
The purposes of the present document are:
  • to lay down common principles of charging in the network; and
  • to specify a logical common charging architecture that applies to all 3GPP domains, subsystems and services.
A set of domain/subsystem/service specific TSs covers the domains (CS, PS, 5GS), subsystem (IMS) and service (MMS, LCS, PoC, MBMS, SMS, MMTel etc.) levels, respectively, in the TS 32.25x, TS 32.26x and TS 32.27x TS number ranges. Network Slicing is covered under TS 28.201 and TS 28.202.These TSs describe the mapping of the common architecture specified in the present document onto the specific domain/subsystem/service and the scenarios and information for online and offline charging that are specific to the domain/subsystem/service. They are commonly referred to as the middle tier charging TSs.
A set of TSs in the TS 32.28x range covers common services, such as the Advice of Charge service.
A set of TSs in the TS 32.29x range covers common aspects, such as CDR parameter and syntax descriptions, online and offline charging applications, and the charging interactions within the network (CDR transfer) as well as between the network and the Billing Domain (CDR file transfer).
The complete document structure for these TSs is outlined in the following Figure 1.1:
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Figure 1.1: Charging specifications structure
In addition to 3GPP core networks/systems charging architecture and principles, this document encompasses charging architecture and principles for the convergent scenario (i.e. both the Fixed Broadband Access network and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) owned by a single operator), which is specified in Annex C.
All terms, definitions and abbreviations used in the present document, that are common across 3GPP TSs, are defined in the 3GPP Vocabulary, TR 21.905. Those that are common across charging management in 3GPP network domains, services or subsystems are provided in the present document (umbrella TS), and are copied into clause 3 of the other TSs depicted in the Figure 1.1, for ease of reading. Finally, those items that are specific to the present document are defined exclusively in the present document.
Furthermore, requirements that govern the charging work are specified in TS 22.115.

2  ReferencesWord‑p. 9

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.
[1] - [9]  Void.
TS 32.250: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Circuit Switched (CS) domain charging".
TS 32.251: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Packet Switched (PS) domain charging".
[12]  Void.
TS 32.253: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Control Plane (CP) data transfer domain charging".
TS 32.254: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Exposure function Northbound Application Program Interfaces (APIs) charging".
TS 32.255: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; 5G Data connectivity domain charging; stage 2".
TS 32.256: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; 5G connection and mobility domain charging; stage 2".
[17] - [19]  Void.
TS 32.260: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) charging".
[21] - [29]  Void.
TS 32.270: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) charging".
TS 32.271: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Location Services (LCS) charging".
TS 32.272: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Push-to-talk over Cellular (PoC) charging".
TS 32.273: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS) charging".
TS 32.274: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Short Message Service (SMS) charging".
TS 32.275: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; MultiMedia Telephony (MMTel) charging".
TS 32.276: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Voice Call Service Charging".
TS 32.277: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Proximity-based Services (ProSe) Charging".
TS 32.278: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Monitoring Event charging".
TS 32.280: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Advice of Charge (AoC) service".
TS 32.281: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Announcement service".
[42] - [49]  Void.
TS 32.299: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Diameter charging application".
TS 32.298: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Charging Data Record (CDR) parameter description".
TS 32.297: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Charging Data Record (CDR) file format and transfer".
TS 32.296: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Online Charging System (OCS) applications and interfaces".
TS 32.295: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Charging Data Record (CDR) transfer".
TS 32.293: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Proxy Function".
TS 32.290: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; 5G system; Services, operations and procedures of charging using Service Based Interface (SBI)".
TS 32.291: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; 5G system; Charging service, stage 3".
[59] - [69]  Void.
TS 28.201: "Charging management; Network slice performance and analytics charging in the 5G System (5GS); Stage 2".
TS 28.202: "Charging management; Network slice management charging in the 5G System (5GS); Stage 2".
[72] - [99]  Void.
TR 21.905: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications".
TS 22.115: "Service aspects; Charging and billing".
[102] - [199]  Void.
[200] - [206]  Void.
TS 23.078: "Customized Applications for Mobile network Enhanced Logic (CAMEL); Stage 2".
TS 23.203: "Policy and charging control architecture".
TS 23.228: "IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS); Stage 2".
[210]  Void.
TS 24.229: "Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia call control protocol based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP); Stage 3".
TS 23.272: "Circuit Switched (CS) fallback in Evolved Packet System (EPS); Stage 2".
TS 24.002: "GSM - UMTS Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) access reference configuration".
TS 23.502: "Procedures for the 5G System".
TS 23.501: "System Architecture for the 5G System; Stage 2".
TS 28.533: "Management and orchestration; Architecture framework".
[217] - [297]  Void.
EU Roaming regulation III: "Structural Solutions; High Level Technical Specifications".
EU Roaming regulation III: "Interface & Protocol; Detailed Technical Specifications".
ITU-T Recommendation D.93: "Charging and accounting in the international land mobile telephone service (provided via cellular radio systems)".
[301] - [399]  Void.
[400] - [401]  Void.
RFC 4006  (2005): "Diameter Credit-Control Application".
[403] - [499]  Void.
GSMA PRD BA.27: "Charging Principles".

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