IPDR.orgStandardizing Next-Generation AccountingReducing the time and cost of usagemeasurement and exchange fornext-generation servicesAron HeintzPresident, IPDR Organization
Telecom Industry TrendsMarket!!!!!Desire for both flat-rate and usage-based billingUnrealized revenue from value-added servicesComplex content/connectivity partnershipsIndustry mergers and acquisitionsCompetitive pressures and shorter time-to-marketTechnology!!!Opportunity for convergent networksRapid service evolutionDiverse accounting requirements of next-generation services
To Collect or Not to Collect A product manager in a serviceprovider near you “Wow – what a cool newoffering I’ve thought up This will generate millions innew revenues!”
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The Solution?BridgeServerTerminal ServerModem3G assetsSwitchFlat Monthly BillWANFirewallBusinessSupportSytems
The Solution: Internet Protocol Detail RecordOrganization (IPDR.org)Objective!To reduce the time and cost of usage measurementand exchange for next-generation services.Method!Implement de-facto open standards for IP-basedsupport system interoperability, enabling providersto deploy next-generation services profitably.
Industry SupportBoard of Directors - 2003!ACE*COMM, Amdocs, Billing Concepts, Cisco, Convergys,Hewlett-Packard, Sprint PCS, Telus, XACCT TechnologiesMembers!!!!BSS: Amdocs, AMS, Billing Concepts, Convergys, CSGSystems, etc.OSS: ACE*COMM, DST Innovis, ECtel, NEC, Openet, etc.Equipment: Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Marconi, etc.Service Providers: Infosys, Rogers AT&T Wireless, SprintPCS, Telus, TSI Telecommunication Services, etc.
IPDR.org Achievements!!!!!NDM-U v3 SpecificationIPDR Compliance program & testingReference Libraries in C & JavaMajor carrier deployments underwayJoint projects with other industryassociations
Where Does IPDR Fit?TRsustionIPDeoltanumSislara nSoftSwitchIPDWANUsageRsdat adataUsageVideoServer3G portSystems
NDM-U 3.x!Multiple Service Support" VOIP, Internet and Wireless Access, StreamingMedia, WLAN !Stable Version Complete!" Forward Compatibility!Compact Encoding 5:1 Reduction Over XML" Uses IETF XDR – RFC 1832" Direct Translation To/From XML Format
IPDR v3 Reference Code!!!!!Read/write IPDRs as easily as plain textSupports all IPDR flavorsAvailable in C and JavaLiberal license permits use and modificationSimple API’s hide complex logic:" Read foreign schemas to absorb custom IPDR records" Manage rolling log files and automatic updates topartner systems
IPDR Compliance Program!Provides a “buyers guide” for purchasers" Standard format permits apples to apples comparisons!!Evaluates results: interoperabilityInexpensive and easy enrollment and testing forvendors
Implementations Underway!Major carrier deployments" Multiple wireless heavyweights" Emergency calling leader" Smaller VOIP & ASP projects!Continued “Envelope-pushing” trials" TMF Catalyst projects Service level agreements Packet wireless hybrid wireline/wireless" EU-FORM
Future Direction: Equipment!IPDR just as applicable for bits as for services!Joint projects refine and apply service specs formanufacturer communities" Cable Labs" International Softswitch Consortium" 3GPP!!Streaming IPDR for real-time, reliable,unidirectional transportRadius accounting records
Future Direction:Inter-Carrier Exchange!NDM-U technology fully supports exchangescenarios. Key work today: Public WLAN Roaming!Joint work ensures support of existing settlementsnetworks and technologies" ATIS OBF EMI settlement" ITU-T Study Group 3" CIBERNET mappings to CIBER and MXP" Other open dialogs: GSM TADIG TAP3, ETIS, etc.
Recapitulation!!!Usage metering is overly complex;standards provide the solutionIPDR NDM-U v3 is tried and provenWhat can you do?" Review www.ipdr.org" Join IPDR.org general mailing list for updates" Implement & share experiences" Participate in IPDR Organization
Further InquiriesAron HeintzPresidentIPDR [email protected] JenkinsonMembership DirectorIPDR Organization 1 [email protected]
The Model Driven IPDR nServiceData EncodingServiceData Transport Service Definition(Subset of W3C XML-Schema 1.0)Alternative Encoding: XML Document XDR based binary encoding Others (e.g. RADIUS, Diameter AVP)Alternative Transport: File based exchange (of XML or XDR) Streaming (XDR only) Others (e.g. RADIUS UDP, Diameter TCP/SCTP)
support system interoperability, enabling providers to deploy next-generation services profitably. Industry Support Board of Directors - 2003! ACE*COMM, Amdocs, Billing Concepts, Cisco, Convergys, Hewlett-Packard, Sprint PCS, Telus, XACCT Technologies Members! BSS: Amdocs