10 Charging requirements

02.573GPPMobile Station Application Execution Environment (MExE) Service description Stage 1TS

The use of MExE services shall, at MExE service provider determination, be subject to charging.

There are several forms of charging which shall be available to the MExE service provider. It shall be possible for the MExE service provider to charge in the following instances:-

– subscription;

the subscriber’s registration to use MExE services may be subject to a charge;

– service transfer;

the transfer of services and/or information to a subscriber’s MExE MS may be subject to a charge;

– service upgrading;

the upgrading of previously transferred services to a subscriber’s MExE MS may be subject to a charge (automated upgrading of services may be subject to a different charge);

– service usage;

the usage of transferred services by a subscriber’s MExE MS may be subject to a charge (possibly use either internal to, or external to, the MExE MS);

– roaming ;

the usage of MExE services by a subscriber’s MExE MS when roaming may be subject to additional charges;

A standardised means of transferring (indicative and/or final) charging information (for the use of MExE services) from the MExE service provider to the MExE MS shall be defined.

The usage of the bearer service may be subject to a charge (i.e. possibly time-based, volume-based, event-based etc.) by the network operator.

Normal service charges may additionally apply when using MExE services and incurring the above charges.

Other charging requirements may be identified in due course.