2 Advice of Charge (Charging) (AoCC)

03.863GPPAdvice of Charge (AoC) supplementary servicesStage 2TS

2.1 Advice of Charge (Charging) MSC SDL diagram

The SDL diagram for the Advice of Charge (Charging) supplementary service within the MSC is given in figure 2.1. At invocation of the Advice of Charge (Charging) supplementary service the network shall send the "Charging" MS the CAI. The network shall allow the call to proceed whilst waiting for an acknowledgement of the CAI. The waiting period is governed by Timer T(AoC). On expiry of T(AoC) the network shall initiate call clearing.

NOTE 1: AoC (Charging) is not applicable to emergency calls.

NOTE 2: The request of generation of CAI applies to AoC initiation or charge modification.

2.2 Advice of Charge (Charging) mobile equipment SDL diagram

The SDL diagram for the Advice of Charge (Charging) supplementary service within the mobile equipment is given in figure 2.2. The SDL indicates when charging calculations are started, amended and stopped, within the mobile equipment. The mobile equipment should start charging calculations as soon as possible after receiving the charging information. Charging calculations should be emended by the mobile equipment in accordance with GSM 02.24.

NOTE: The point at which charging calculations are amended can occur before or after sending the AoC Acknowledge.

Charging calculations are stopped when the call ends for any reason.

The reception of the CAI shall be acknowledged only if the MS supports the AoCC functionality specified in GSM 02.24 and GSM 02.86.

For mobile originated calls, the MS shall prevent a call set-up attempt if the ACM value is equal to or greater than ACMmax.

For mobile terminated calls, a call set-up attempt shall be allowed even if the ACM value is equal to or greater than ACMmax. In this case, when the MS detects that this is a chargeable call and that the ACM value is equal to or greater than ACMmax then the call shall be released.

During an active call, when the MS detects that ACM is equal to or greater than ACMmax then the MS shall release the call.

2.3 Advice of Charge (Charging) information flow diagram

The Advice of Charge (Charging) information flow diagrams are shown in figure 2.3.

2.4 AoCC subscriber roaming requirements

When an AoCC subscriber first roams into an MSC area not supporting AoCC, or the subscription is given to him while he is roaming in an MSC area not supporting AoCC the following applies:

The HLR shall indicate to the VLR that roaming is restricted in this MSC area due to unsupported feature, and it prevents further mobile terminated traffic. In this case the MS is not reachable.

When entering an AoCC supporting area the AoCC related roaming restriction shall be removed in the HLR.

When AoCC is withdrawn the AoCC related roaming restriction shall be removed in the HLR and VLR. This is independent from roaming restrictions due to other reasons.

Figure 2.1: SDL diagram of advice of charge (charging) in the MSC

Figure 2.2: SDL diagram of advice of charge (charging) in the mobile equipment

Figure 2.3 (sheet 1 of 2): Information flow for Advice of Charge (Charging)

Figure 2.3 (sheet 2 of 2): Information flow for Advice of Charge (Charging)

2.5 Information stored in the HLR

AoCC may have the following logical states (refer to GSM 03.11 for an explanation of the notation):

Provisioning State Registration State Activation State HLR Induction State

(Not Provisioned, Not Applicable, Not Active, Not Induced)

(Provisioned, Not Applicable, Active and Operative, Not Induced)

The HLR shall store the logical state of AoCC (which shall be one of the valid states listed above) on a per subscriber basis.

2.6 State transition model

The following figure shows the successful cases of transition between the applicable logic states of AoCC. The state changes are caused by actions of the service provider.

Note that error cases are not shown in the diagram as they normally do not cause a state change. Additionally, some successful requests may not cause a state change. Hence they are not shown in the diagram.

Figure 2.4: State transition model for AoCC

2.7 Transfer of Information from HLR to VLR

If the provisioning state for AoCC is "Provisioned" then when the served subscriber registers on a VLR the HLR shall send that VLR information about the logical state of AoCC.

If the logical state of AoCC is changed while a subscriber is registered on a VLR, then the HLR shall inform the VLR of the new logical state of AoCC.

2.8 Information stored in the VLR

For the supplementary service AoCC the VLR shall store the service state information received from the HLR.

2.9 Handover

Handover will have no impact on AoC control procedure.

Annex A (normative):
Information stored in the MSC

The MSC shall have access to the following tables to enable the call handling function to generate the Charge Advice Information (CAI), see GSM 02.24. The table will give the CAI element values corresponding to service request, call destination, type of day and the time of day.

– Units per interval table (e1 values);

– Seconds per internal table (e2 values);

– Scaling factor table (e3 values);

– Unit increment table (e4 values);

– Units per data interval table (e5 values);

– Segments per data interval table (e6 values);

– Initial seconds per time interval table (e7 values).

Annex B (informative):
Change Request History

Status
of
Technical Specification GSM 03.86

Date Version Remarks

No phase 1 version

version 4.0.0 TS approved by GSM#30

June 1992 version 4.1.0 CR 03.86-01 (category C) approved by SMG#03

TS frozen for phase 2 by SMG#05

October 1993 version 4.2.0 CR 03.86-02 rev 1 (category C) approved by SMG#08
Reference to National/International pay-phone removed

TS changed to draft prETS 300 547

January 1994 version 4.3.0 CR 03.86-04 rev 1 (category F) approved by SMG#09

April 1994 version 4.4.0 CR 03.86-05 (category F) approved by SMG#10

July 1994 version 4.5.0 CR 03.86-06 rev 2 (category F) approved by SMG#11

October 1994 version 4.6.0 CR 03.86-08 rev 1 (category F) approved by SMG#12
CR 03.86-09 rev 1 (category F)
CR 03.86-10 (category D)

TS changed to final draft prETS 300 547

January 1995 version 4.6.1 TS changed to ETS 300 547 First edition
July 1996 file converted from word5 to word6

December 1996 version 5.0.0 GTS converted to draft prETS 300 935 for Release 96

May 1997 version 5.0.1 ETS 300 935 first edition

SMG#27 version 6.0.0 Release 1997 version

July 1999 version 7.0.0 Specification version 6.0.0 upgrade to Release 1998 version 7.0.0

January 2000 version 7.0.1 Version update to 7.0.1 for Publication

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