Price: $1,699.00

Course Number: 2201
Length: 2 Days
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TONEX Interconnect Billing training and seminar gives a real insider’s view of how to bill interconnection. INterconnect Biling training course introduces ll aspects of the interconnect billing including interadministration billing.

Who Should Attend

Interconnect billing staffCarrier finance personnel and wholesale trading staffInterconnect business planners and administratorsVendors, systems integrators and consultants


Upon completion of this course, the attendees will:

  • List the components of Interconnect
  • Understand the language and principles of the interconnect and interconnect Billing
  • Differentiate the various Interconnect billing models
  • Identify the main Interconnect call scenarios
  • Understand the impact of NGN on Interconnect Billing
  • Identify Interconnect for IP networks: VoIP, IPTV and content billing
  • Understand what capacity based pricing is
  • List Interconnect requirements for tomorrow's telco including interadministration billing and microbilling


Introduction to Interconnection

  • Definitions and objectives
  • What is interconnect?
  • The interconnect agreement
  • Status of the Interconnect market
  • Declaration and Interconnect
  • Overview of the critical
  • Interconnect processes
  • Direct and Cascade Accounting
  • Demystifying the terminology
  • Call types and scenarios
  • Outgoing and incoming
  • Indirect access
  • Transit
  • The need for Interconnect
  • Commercial aspects
  • Historical development
  • Introducing the Issues
  • Removing the Bottleneck
  • Duplication
  • Unbundling
  • Cost determination

Interconnect Billing Process

  • Interconnect Invoicing
  • Interconnect CDR
  • Settlement Process
  • Settle the Network Operator and Carrier involved
  • Netting Process
  • Reconciliation Process
  • Interconnect Call Flows and Scenarios
  • Prices and adjustments
  • Points of interconnection
  • Transport and traffic routing
  • Quality of service
  • Billing and collection
  • Reconciliation
  • Numbering Plan
  • Traffic Load

The Politics of Interconnect

  • Agreement Types
  • Government Policy
  • Role of the Regulator
  • Approaches to Regulation
  • Infrastructure versus services
  • Reward of innovation
  • Cross-subsidies
  • Regulation around the World
  • Supra-National Regulation
  • Objective of the Players
  • Agreements with Dominant
  • Tactics for non-facilities-based operators
  • Alternative arrangements
  • Lessons Learned

Evolution of Interconnect models

  • The Accounting Rate System
  • Explaining the key Interconnect pricing models
  • Sender keeps all
  • Direct and cascade
  • Retail based
  • Cost based
  • Bilateral and Uni-Lateral Agreement
  • agreements
  • How retail differs from Interconnect

The fundamental Interconnect components

  • Reference data and CDR preparation
  • Rating a call
  • Summarizing and storing Interfaces
  • Reconciliation and reports
  • Call analysis
  • Advanced features

Implementation of an Interconnect billing system

  • Key elements of the implementation plan outline
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Exploring critical design considerations
  • Scalability
  • Resilience
  • Flexibility
  • Operability
  • Architectures

Development of Interconnect

  • Market trends
  • Interconnect for IP networks
  • Voice and data VoIP, Internet, IPDR,Mobile
  • Capacity based pricing
  • Microbilling
  • GSM/GPRS/3G/UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE Interconnect
  • Interconnect charging models for 3G and 4G Services

Interconnection Marketplace

  • Market trends
  • Products and Services
  • Automation
  • Multiple Agreements
  • Service Unbundling
  • Intelligent network interconnection
  • Towards capacity-based interconnect
  • Internet
  • Broadband satellites
  • Mobile
  • Revenue Assurance, Fraud and interconnect

Workshop 1:

Negotiating Interconnect Agreements provides a practical framework for negotiating, exploiting and managing an interconnect agreement. Gain a thorough understanding of how to successfully secure the agreement that meets your business objectives and the needs of your customers. In addition to a detailed overview of the components of interconnection agreements it discusses fundamental issues such as:

  • The importance of Regulatory Frameworks on Interconnection
  • Implications of WTO Basic Telecoms Agreement on Interconnection
  • The current and future regulatory environment inUSA, ASIA, andEurope
  • Different methods of calculating costs
  • The unbundling network elements
  • The essential components of interconnection agreements
  • The key negotiating techniques for incumbent, service providers and new entrants
  • Interconnect Costing for the Future
  • Interconnection for future Enhanced Services such as mobile interconnect, satellite interconnect, Internet and VoIP

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