Content for  TS 32.250  Word version:  16.0.0

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1  ScopeWord‑p. 7
The present document is part of a series of Technical Specifications (TSs) that specify charging functionality and charging management in GSM/UMTS networks. The GSM/UMTS core network charging architecture and principles are specified in TS 32.240, which provides an umbrella for other charging management TSs that specify:
  • the content of the CDRs per domain and subsystem (offline charging);
  • the content of real-time charging messages per domain / subsystem (online charging);
  • the functionality of online and offline charging for those domains and subsystems;
  • the interfaces that are used in the charging framework to transfer the charging information (i.e. CDRs or charging events).
The complete document structure for these TSs is defined in TS 32.240.
The present document specifies the Offline Charging description for the 3GPP Circuit Switched domain, based on the functional descriptions of the 3GPP bearer-, tele- and supplementary services in TS 22.002, TS 22.003 and TS 22.004, respectively. This charging description includes the offline charging architecture and scenarios specific to the CS domain, as well as the mapping of the common charging architecture specified in TS 32.240 onto the CS domain. It further specifies the structure and content of the CDRs for offline charging. The present document is related to other 3GPP charging TSs as follows:
  • The common 3GPP charging architecture is specified in TS 32.240;
  • The parameters, abstract syntax and encoding rules for these CDR types are specified in TS 32.298.
  • The file based mechanism used to transfer the CDRs from the network to the operator's billing domain (e.g. the billing system or a mediation device) is specified in TS 32.297.
Note that online charging for the CS domain is solely based on CAMEL (TS 23.078 and TS 29.078) and therefore outside the scope of the 32 series of charging specifications.
All terms, definitions and abbreviations used in the present document, that are common across 3GPP TSs, are defined in TR 21.905. Those that are common across charging management in GSM/UMTS domains, services or subsystems are provided in the umbrella document TS 32.240 and are copied into clause 3 of the present document 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  References

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 32.240: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Charging architecture and principles".
[2]-[22]  Void.
TS 24.086: "Advice of Charge (AoC) Supplementary Service; Stage 3".
[24]-[49]  Void.
TS 32.299: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Diameter charging application".
TS 32.298: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Charging Data Record (CDR) encoding rules description".
TS 32.297: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Charging Data Records (CDR) file format and transfer".
[53]  Void.
TS 32.295: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; Charging Data Record (CDR) transfer".
TS 32.260: "Telecommunication management; Charging management; IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) charging".
[56]-[99]  Void.
TR 21.905: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications".
[101]  Void.
TS 22.115: "Service aspects; Charging and billing".
TS 23.002: "Network architecture".
TS 23.003: "Numbering, Addressing and Identification".
[105]-[199]  Void.
TS 22.002: "Circuit Bearer Services (BS) supported by a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN)".
TS 22.003: "Circuit Teleservices supported by a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN)".
TS 22.004: "General on supplementary services".
TS 22.024: "Description of Charge Advice Information (CAI)".
TS 22.086: "Advice of Charge (AoC) supplementary services; Stage 1".
[205]-[206]  Void.
TS 23.078: "Customised Applications for Mobile network Enhanced Logic (CAMEL); Stage 2".
TS 24.008: "Mobile radio interface Layer 3 specification; Core Network protocols; Stage 3".
TS 23.172: "Technical realization of Circuit Switched (CS) multimedia service; UDI/RDI fallback and service modification; Stage 2".
3GPP TS 23.206: "Voice Call Continuity between CS and IMS; Stage 2".
TS 23.228: "IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS); Stage 2".
TS 29.078: "Customised Applications for Mobile network Enhanced Logic (CAMEL); CAMEL Application Part (CAP) specification".
TS 29.007: "General requirements on interworking between the Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) and the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) or Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)".
TS 23.272: "Circuit Switched (CS) fallback in Evolved Packet System (EPS); Stage 2".
TS 23.216: "Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC); Stage 2".
TS 23.018: "Basic Call Handling; Technical realization".
TS 23.272: "Circuit Switched (CS) fallback in Evolved Packet System (EPS );Stage 2".
TS 23.167: "IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) emergency sessions".
TS 23.292: "IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Centralized Services".
TS 24.229: "IP multimedia call control protocol based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP); Stage 3".
TS 24.292: "IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem Centralized Services (ICS); Stage 3".
[222]-[299]  Void.
ITU-T Recommendation D.93: "Charging and accounting in the international land mobile telephone service (provided via cellular radio systems)".
[301]-[399]  Void.
RFC 959  (1985): "File Transfer Protocol".
[401]  Void.
[402]  Void.
RFC 1350  (1992): "TFTP Protocol".
[404]  Void.
GSM 12.01: "Network Management (NM); Part 2: Common aspects of GSM/DCS 1800 network management".

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