3 Definitions

12.053GPPSubscriber Related Call and Event DataTS

For the purposes of the present document, the following terms and definitions apply.

accounting meter record: A record containing one or more counters employed to register the usage of resources en masse. Includes simple event counters and/ or cumulative call second counters.

advice of charge: The real-time display of the network utilisation charges incurred by the Mobile Station. The charges are displayed in the form of charging units. If a unit price is stored by the MS then the display may also include the equivalent charge in the home currency.

aoc service: A combination of one or more services, both basic and supplementary, together with a number of other charging relevant parameters to define a customised service for the purpose of advice of charge.

call data: One or more call records.

call record: A set of parameters related to one call attempt.

CAMEL: A network feature that provides the mechanisms to support operator specific services even when roaming outside HPLMN.

CAMEL subscription information: Identifies a subscriber as having CAMEL services.

charging calendar: One or more date definitions each of which assigns a day class to a particular day.

charging destination: Also referred to as a destination for charging, this is a nominal reference defining the point of termination of a connection for charging purposes.

charging origin: A nominal reference defining the point of origin of a connection for charging purposes.

charging zone: A distance class (e.g. "local" and "long distance") defined by one or more combinations of charging origins and charging destinations.

day class: A group of days for which the same tariff switch-over pattern applies e.g. public holidays

event data: One or more event records.

event record: A set of parameters related to a single telecommunications event.

observed IMEI ticket: A record used to describe an EIR relevant event e.g. a blacklisted IMEI

service distance dependency: The relationship between an AoC service, a charging zone and the relevant tariff class.

successful call: A connection that reaches the communication or data transfer phase e.g. the "answered" state for speech connections. All other connection attempts are regarded as unsuccessful.

tariff: A set of parameters defining the network utilisation charges for the use of a particular service.

tariff class: A grouping of one or more service distance dependencies for the purpose of defining the corresponding tariff switching patterns.

tariff period: A part of one (calendar) day during which a particular tariff is applied. Defined by the time at which the period commences (the switch-over time) and the tariff to be applied after switch-over.

tariff switch-over pattern: A set of tariff periods defining the tariffs to be applied over one complete 24 hour period (calendar day).