Roaming Settlement System

Aricent’s Roaming Settlement Solution empowers service providers to streamline settlements by providing visibility and control over roaming service usage and charges. The system also enables service providers to estimate and manage their revenues by providing easy-to-comprehend revenue summaries and financial reports. In effect, it allows service providers to reduce overall costs associated with managing roaming traffic using a scalable and flexible architecture.

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Roaming Settlement System

Aricent’s Roaming Settlement Solution empowers service providers to streamline settlements by providing visibility and control over roaming service usage and charges. The system also enables service providers to estimate and manage their revenues by providing easy-to-comprehend revenue summaries and financial reports. In effect, it allows service providers to reduce overall costs associated with managing roaming traffic using a scalable and flexible architecture.

Managing Roaming Revenues for Service Providers

Compliant with the GSMA Transferred Account Procedure (TAP) standards, RSS enables e­fficient traffi­c processing regardless of network type. It provides wholesale roaming settlement for partners and home service providers with simplified roaming business processes supporting complex call scenarios, settlement in Special Drawing Rights (SDR)* currency, inter-operator tariff check with bilateral agreement, Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) collection and more.

Features

  • Transferred Account Procedure (TAP) Processing: Supports processing and validation of TAP (TD.57 GSMA standard) recordsfrom roaming partners for accurate charging.
  • Returned Account Procedure (RAP) Processing: Supports generation/validation of RAP (TD.32 GSMA standard) records fromboth home and roaming partners to generate correct TAP files foraccurate charging.
  • Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) Support:Supports processing of NRTRDE (TD.35 GSMA standard) from bothhome and roaming partners, dramatically reducing the roamingexchange time and making it easier to spot and eliminate fraud.
  • Error Handling: Support for providing error reasons and correctiveactions for erroneous CDRs.
  • Bilateral Agreement: Supports GSMA standards for bilateral agreementand currency conversion, generating usage-based invoices forthe home operator based on the billing cycle in home currency aswell as in SDR (Special Drawing Rights).
  • Wholesale Rating and Inter Operating Tari­ff (IOT): Provides robustrating, IOT check, and re-rating for TAP files resulting in error-freeroaming charging and billing.
  • Roaming Traffic Data Exchange (RTDR) and High Usage Report (HUR): Supports the GSMA standard for RTDR reports and HUR, minimizing revenue loss at the home operator’s end.
  • Comprehensive Web-Based Reporting System: Allows service providers to estimate/manage their revenues by providing easy-to comprehend revenue summary and financial reports while facilitating daily and monthly revenue analysis, partner management, and the resolution of partner disputes

Benefits

  • Increased financial transparency through tight control of the in-house roaming settlement process
  • Increased revenue opportunities by offering data services on roaming partner networks
  • Minimized potential revenue loss associated with pre-paid and post-paid roaming
  • Reduced operating costs and improved inter-operator invoicing and settlement
  • Proactive network management and support through advanced analytics and real-time information on potential fraud
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