LTE Configuration

Checklist

Enable the NetAccess Service Type on the Configuration Server

Configure Diameter (Gy) Settings on the Configuration Server

Create Destination

Create a Destination Group Set

Define a Destination Group

Create the LTE Service

Create a Node

Create a Vendor Tariff

Enter Rates for the Vendor Tariff

Create a Vendor

Define a Connection

Create a Customer Tariff

Enter Rates

Create a Servicen Internet Access Policy

Create a Volume Discount Plan

Define an Internet Quota

Create a Subscription

Create a Product

Enter SIM Cards into the SIM Card Inventory

Create a Customer

Create an Account

Enable the ESPF Event Handler Module

Configure Hotlining (Optional)

Adjust the LTE Node Settings

Adjust the Internet Access Policy

Enable Hotlining within the Product

 

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the new standard for building wireless networks. PortaBilling® serves as the B/OSS system for LTE services, i.e. it manages customer data (including unified balance), service configuration details, product / rate tables, etc.

 

PortaBilling® is integrated with the list of devices to build the LTE network infrastructure and provide full-scale LTE services. (Please refer to the Verified devices section of the PortaBilling® Administrator Guide for details.). It can also communicate with other remote devices for LTE service provisioning via the Diameter protocol. In this document the LTE network is deployed using the HuaweiUGW9811 gateway.

 

This chapter demonstrates how to configure the LTE service on the PortaBilling® side. We assume that prepaid users receive 5 GB of mobile Internet for a $10 monthly fee. Once the 5 GB is used up, the service becomes unavailable. If the 5 GB quota has not been completely used up during the month, the unused portion is added to the following month’s quota. Additionally, this chapter explains how to configure PortaBilling® so that it applies different speed limitations for peak and off-peak periods for users – 2 Mb / sec and 4 Mb / sec, respectively.

Checklist

Print the following page and use it during system setup to check off the operations as you complete them according to the instructions in this chapter. Please be sure to perform all of the operations in the order designated (all of the boxes should be checked), otherwise the service will not work.

 

 

Operation                                     

 

Done

Enable the NetAccess service type on the Configuration server

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Configure the Diameter (Gy) on the Configuration server

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Create the symbolic destination NETACCESS

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Create a destination group set. Create a destination group within it. Include the NETACCESS destination

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Create the LTE service

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Add your gateway as a node on the web

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Create vendor tariff A, which describes your data transfer costs

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Insert a zero rate in tariff A for the “|” (pipe) destination

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Create a vendor

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Create a connection with the Internet Access service type for this vendor by using tariff A

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Create customer tariff B

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Insert a rate in tariff B for the symbolic NETACCESS destination

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Create an Internet access policy with the required name

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Create a volume discount plan for the Internet service

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Define the quota within the volume discount plan

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Create a subscription

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Create a product

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Create a rating entry: generic node plus Any code access code plus tariff B

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Assign the volume discount plan and the subscription to the product

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Add SIM cards to SIM card inventory

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Create a customer

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Create an account for this customer. Define the account ID in the required format. Assign the created product. Assign the SIM card

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Configure the ESPF event handler module

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Configure hotlining (optional)

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Enable the NetAccess Service Type on the Configuration Server

1.     On the Configuration server web interface, go to the Configurations tab.

2.     Clone the current configuration.

 

Enable the Intrenet access service

 

3.     In the Configuration Tree, click on the BillingEngine node.

4.     In the Groups panel, select the ServiceTypes group.

5.     Under the NetAccess_Enabled option, select Yes.

Configure Diameter (Gy) Settings on the Configuration Server

These settings are necessary to allow the PortaBilling server and your gateway (router, modem) to exchange packages via the Diameter protocol.

 

1.     Go to the Configurations tab on the Configuration server.

2.     Clone the existing configuration.

3.     Select the Diameter group on BillingEngine and configure the following options:

 

Configure the diameter protocol settings

 

·       Enabled – This enables billing through the Diameter protocol. Select Yes.

·       Origin_Host – Specify the PortaBilling® host.

·       Origin_Realm – Specify the PortaBilling® realm.

·       Leave the default values for other fields.

 

4.     Click the Save button and then the Verify button.

5.     Verify the new configuration and click the Check / Apply button

 

Create Destination

This step is only required if you have not defined the necessary destination previously. If not, you will need to create a symbolic NETACCESS destination.

 

1.     On the navigation menu, select Service catalog, Rate codes, and then select Destinations.

 

Dashboard

 

2.     Open the Create a destination panel and fill in the destination information:

·       Format – Select Custom from the list.

·       Prefix – type in NETACCESS.

·       Description – enter useful information about the service being provided (e.g. Internet Access), since this is what your clients will see on their xDR Summary pages.

 

Create a destination

 

3.     Click Save.

Create a Destination Group Set

For this scenario, you will need to create a quota by using the volume discount plan. Creation of a volume discount plan requires a destination groups set. A destination groups set contains destination groups. A destination group contain prefixes (e.g. 1206) and / or special destinations (e.g. NETACCESS). For the current case, we need to provide access to the Internet, therefore to create a destination group with the special NETACCESS destination. To do this, proceed with the following steps:

 

1.     On the navigation menu to the left, select Service catalog, Rate codes and click Destination group sets.

 

Dashboard

 

2.      On the Create destination group sets panel, fill in the required information:

·       Name – Type in a descriptive name for the destination group set (e.g. Internet Access);

·       Type – Leave the default type Regular.

 

Create a destination group set

 

3.     Click the Save button to save the destination group set.

Define a Destination Group

Now you need to create the actual destination group.

 

1.     After saving a destination group set, the Destination group page opens.

2.     On the Create destination group panel, type in the destination group name and provide a short description.

 

Create a destination group

 

3.     Click the Save button to save the destination group.

 

Now you need to add the NETACCESS prefix to the just created destination group.

 

1.     To do this, on the Destination group page, click the default All destinations group.

 

Assign prefix to destination group

 

2.     On Search filters panel specify the parameters (e.g. format, prefix, country) to find the required destination in the list and click Apply filters.

 

Assign prefix to destination group

 

3.     On the Destination list panel select the prefix you want to include (NETACCESS) in the destination group and click Assign to group.

 

Assign prefix to destination group

 

4.     Select the destination group (Internet Access) and click Assign. The selected prefixes will be added automatically to the destination group.

 

Assign prefix to destination group

 

Create the LTE Service

Services provide a way to define how charges are calculated (e.g. whether customers are charged based on the time they stay online or by the amount of data transferred) and how these are then presented on the invoices.

 

Create a service

 

1.     On the navigation menu go to Service catalog and select Services.

2.     Open the Create service panel and fill in the required information:

·       Name – A short descriptive name for this service that will be used in select menus and shown on the customer self-care pages. Type LTE into this field.

 

NOTE: LTE is the required name for the LTE service. Please do not change it.

 

·       Type – Select Internet access.

·       Rating base – Select upload+download (kilobytes). 

·       Base unit – Select kilobyte.

·       Billing unit – Select megabyte. This will be shown on statistics pages and on invoices.

·       Base ratio – Type 1024.

·       Usage charge – select Yes here.

3.     Click Save.

Create a Node

This step is only required if you have not previously configured your gateway in PortaBilling®. In that case enter your gateway as a node. PortaBilling® requires key information about your network equipment, such as IP address, Node ID, etc.

 

1.     On the navigation menu, select Infrastructure, then Billing data sources, and click Nodes.

2.     On the Create node panel, fill in the node details:

·       Name – A short descriptive name for this node (e.g. LTE Node).

·       Node ID – Specify the node ID; it must include the origin host defined on the customer’s gateway (in our example node.huawei.com).

·       IP – The IP address of your gateway.

·       Manufacturer – Select Huawei.

·       Type – Select UGW9811.

3.     Click Save.

 

 

4.     On the Communication with billing section use the slider to enable Communication with billing and fill in the node details:

·       Client protocol – Select Diameter from the list.

·       Realm – Specify the gateway’s realm. It is used to identify the node in Diameter messages.

·       POD server – Use a slider to enable interaction with this server. The system will send a special command to this server if an account runs out of balance, exceeds its data transfer limit, or expires. The POD server will then terminate the LTE session(s) opened by this account.

 

 

5.     Click Save.

 

_Hint_GlassesTIP: PortaBilling® is also capable to communicate with other remote gateways via the Diameter protocol. In this case, select PortaOne from the Manufacturer and Generic from the Type lists to configure your gateway as a node. 

Create a Vendor Tariff

To create the required tariff, follow the following steps:

1.     On the navigation menu to the left, select Service catalog and click Tariffs.

 

Dashboard

 

2.     On the Create tariff panel, fill in the tariff details:

·       Name – A short name for the tariff object (e.g. Vendor LTE tariff); this is the name you will see in select menus.

·       Currency – Choose the currency in which the vendor charges you.

NOTE: The currency for the tariff may be chosen only once and cannot be changed later.

·       Service – Select the LTE service.

·       Applied to – Choose Vendor in the Applied to select menu.

 

Create a tariff

 

3.     Click Save.

Enter Rates for the Vendor Tariff

Rates are per-destination prices. Please refer to the Call Billing Parameters section of the PortaBilling® Administrator Guide for more information on billing parameters.

 

1.     While on the vendor tariff’s panel (Vendor LTE tariff), click Rates.

2.     On the Add rate panel, fill in the rate details:

3.     Fill in the required information:

·       Rate code – Type in the |’ (pipe) destination.

·       Rounding – Next billing unit in base units (in this example, kilobytes). Type in 1.

·       Unit price – Price for first interval per billing unit (in this example, per megabyte). The vendor tariff needs to contain a price rate of 0.

 

Add Rates

 

4.     Click Save.

Create a Vendor

This step is only required if you have not entered vendor information to the system before.

1.     On the navigation menu, select Infrastructure, then select Vendors.

2.     On the Create vendor panel, fill in the vendor details:

·       Name – Type a short name for the vendor object (for example, LTE Vendor).

·       CurrencyLeave the base currency.

·       For Opening balance and Billing period fields leave the default values since this symbolic vendor is created only so that the system will function properly.

 

Add a vendor

 

3.     Click Save.

Define a Connection

1.     On your vendor’s panel (LTE Vendor), click Connections.

2.     On the Create connection panel, fill in the connection details:

·       Description – Type in a short description for this connection (in this example LTE).

·       Service type – Select Internet access.

·       Tariff –  Select the vendor tariff you created earlier.

·       Node – Select the LTE Node which you previously added as a node.  

·       Capacity – In the Capacity field specify the maximum number of sessions you anticipate handling on this gateway in the near future. This parameter is only used for correctly scaling the load graph for the connection.

 

Define a connection

 

3.     Click Save.

Create a Customer Tariff

In the given scenario, users are charged via subscription. Therefore, we create this tariff as supplementary object to create a product later on.

To create the tariff required, follow the next steps:

 

Create a customer tariff

 

1.     On the navigation menu, select Service catalog and click Tariffs.

2.     On the Create tariff panel, fill in the tariff details:

·       Name – Type in a short name for the tariff object; this is the name you will see in the select menus.

·       Currency – Select the currency in which you will charge your customers.

·       Service – Select LTE from the list.

·       Applied to – Select Customer as this tariff will be used to charge your customers.

·       Managed by – Select Administrator only here.

3.     Click Save.

Enter Rates

1.     On the customer tariff’s panel (Customer LTE tariff), click Rates.

2.     On the Add rate panel, fill in the rate details:

·       Rate code – Type in the NETACCESS destination directly or select it from the list.

·       Rounding – Next billing unit in base units (in this example, kilobytes). Specify 1 here.

·       Unit price – Price for interval per billing unit (in this example, per megabyte). Enter $0.001.

NOTE: The price must be higher than 0. This ensures that a session is disconnected once the Internet quota has been used up.

Add rates to customerr tariff

3.     Click Save.

Create a Servicen Internet Access Policy

Data access policies are typically configured in PCRF (Policy Control and Charging Rules Function) within LTE networks. These policies define such settings as bandwidth, QOS, etc.

 

According to the current scenario, you need to provide Internet service with a 2 Mb / sec speed for peak times and a 4 Mb / sec speed for off-peak times. To do this, create a policy in PCRF, e.g. Golden, and define the necessary values. To apply the Golden policy to a PortaBilling® user, create an Internet access policy with the same name as the policy given in PCRF. Once the new account is created in PortaBilling® and this Internet access policy is assigned to it, ESPF provisions data to PCRF (including the Internet access policy). Once the user connects to the network, access to the Internet is provided according to the Golden policy.

 

To create an Internet access policy in PortaBilling®, follow these steps:

 

1.     On the navigation menu, select Service catalog and click Service policies.

2.     On the Create service policy panel, fill in the Service policy details:

·       Name - Define a name that matches the speed policy on the network side (e.g. Golden)

·       Service type – Select Internet access.

·       Managed by – Choose Administrator only here.

3.     Click Save.

 

Create an Internet Access Policy

 

4.     On the Access policy panel, type any values into the table’s fields; the billing engine will ignore them and instead use the speed defined on the network side.

 

Edit the Internet Access policy

 

5.     On the Attributes panel, adjust your service provisioning based on the specifics of your gateway.

6.     On the Hotlining panel define conditions on which your users will be redirected to the hotline portal:

·       If account is out of funds – Select this option to redirect end users if their traffic quota or balance are insufficient for accessing the Internet.

·       If account is suspended or blocked – Select this option to redirect end users whose accounts are blocked, suspended or expired.

·       Captive portal URL – Specify your hotline portal address.

 

Configure hotlining

 

7.     Click Save.

Create a Volume Discount Plan

Quota is assigned via a volume discount plan. To do this, proceed with the following steps:

 

1.     On the navigation menu to the left, select Service catalog, then Bundles and click Volume discount plans.

 

Create a volume discount plan

 

Configure the volume discount plan

 

2.     On the Create discount plan panel, fill in the volume discount plan details.

·       Name – A short descriptive name for this volume discount plan (e.g. Quota for LTE).

·       Currency – Select the currency in which you charge your customers.

NOTE: The currency for the volume discount plan may be chosen only once (at creation) and cannot be changed later.

·       Apply discounts to – leave the default value here Individual combinations of Services/Destination Group.

·       Destination group set – Choose the destination group set you created in the previous steps.

·       Destination group lookup type – Select Same destination as rate here.

·       Managed by – Choose Administrator only here.

·       Description – Specify an extended discount description.

 

Please consult the Volume Discount Plans section in the PortaBilling® Help a description of the parameters available here.

Define an Internet Quota

1.     While on the Edit discount plan panel, click the VDP configuration link.

2.     On the Create volume discount group panel fill in the following information:

·       Type – Select Quota.

·       Service – Select LTE here.

·       Destination group – Select the destination group from the list that this discount will apply to (Internet Access in our example).

·       Reset threshold counters – Select Monthly.

 

Define an Internet quota

 

3.     Click Save. You are redirected to the quota configuration panel.

4.     On the Advanced configuration panel, configure the following:

·       Split xDRs if a session spans over several rating periods – When a session spans several rating periods (e.g. covers both peak and off-peak periods) it is divided into portions and two xDRs (for each period) can be created. Our scenario does not include this condition, so leave this check box unselected.

·       Prorate thresholds for first usage period – Use a slider to enable this option to prorate the quota threshold according to the number of days remaining in the first usage period after the volume discount plan has been assigned.

·       Rollover unused minutes to the next usage period – Use a slider to enable this option. If at the end of the month there are unused megabytes, they will be rolled over to the next month.

·       Internet access mode when quota is exhausted – Select Blocked. With this option selected, once the quota is exhausted, the subscriber no longer has access to LTE service.

 

Quota configurations

 

5.     On the Notifications configuration panel, configure the following:

·       Notify end user when:

o   Remaining peak period quota is, megabyte – define the warning threshold value; the end user will be notified when their remaining traffic approaches a discount threshold.

o   Peak period quota is exhausted –Enable this option if you want to notify the customer when the quota threshold is crossed. If no email is specified for the subscriber, notification will be sent to the customer whom the subscriber belongs to.

 

Quota configurations

 

6.     On the Thresholds configuration panel, configure the following:

·       Peak period thresholds – Specify a threshold value here.

·       Use separate thresholds for the first off-peak period – Enable this option if you have specific threshold values for off-peak periods.

 

_Hint_GlassesTIP: To configure quota schemes for off-peak periods, refer to the Creating a Service with Multiple Off-Peak Periods handbook.

 

Quota configurations

 

7.     Click the Save button.

Create a Subscription

According to the current business scenario, end users are charged a defined monthly amount of money via subscription. Therefore, you need to create a new subscription plan.

 

1.     On the navigation menu, select Service catalog and click Subscription Plans.

2.     On the Create subscription panel, fill in the required information:

·       Name – Name of the subscription plan that will be used on the Admin interface.

·       Subscription name visible to end user – Provide the name of the subscription plan that your customers will see on their self-care interfaces and invoices.

·       Currency – Indicates which currency is used for pricing information. A subscription plan can only be applied to a product, account or customer using this same currency.

NOTE: The currency for the subscription plan may only be chosen once and cannot be changed later.

·       Managed by – Select Administrator Only.

·       Subscription charges applied – Select In advance, to apply subscription charges to the account / customer balance during the first days of the billing period.

·       Periods in Advance – Specifies for how many periods advance charges should be made. Type in 1.

·       Activation mode – Defines when the subscription will be considered active (and charges will begin to apply): either simply from the date it is entered into the system, or you may postpone it until the date when the customer actually uses the account for the first time. Select Upon the account’s first usage.

·       Activation fee – The value charged for every new subscription upon startup. Leave this field empty to waive the activation fee.

·       Monthly fee – Specify the fee value that will be applied to your customers every month.

·       Can be applied more than once Select this check box to assign the same subscription multiple times to one account. You can only use this option when you are adding a new subscription plan. For new subscriptions, the Can be applied more than once option is off by default (so that subscription charges are not applied multiple times for the same account).

3.     Click Save.

 

Create a Subscription

 

4.     On the Subscription plan panel, click General configuration.

5.     OnGeneral configuration panel, fill in the required information:

·       Waive the charges for the days when no service was provided – Leave this check box unselected.

·       Description – Type a description for this subscription plan.

 

Configure the Subscription

 

6.     Go to Fees panel and fill in the required information:

·       Round up to – Leave the default value unchanged if you want to calculate charges with the maximum available precision; otherwise, see the PortaBilling Help for more details about setting up rounding.

·       Activation tax transaction code - Specify the internal tax transaction code from the list. PortaBilling® will use this code to extract taxation codes for EZTax®, Avalara, GST or SureTax taxation plug-ins and send them for tax processing for services covered by a subscription activation fee.

·       Monthly fee – click   icon to select a specific billing period the periodic fee value will be defined for.

timesaver You can manage the periodic fee value for different billing periods. When another billing period is selected in the Show rates for drop down list, the Periodic Fee field is populated with auto-calculated fee values (e.g. if a $10.00 periodic fee is defined for customers with a monthly billing period, a $2.33333 periodic fee will be applied to customers with a weekly billing period, etc). Of course, you may change the actual values afterwards (e.g. make weekly billing more expensive by setting the fee to $3.00).

 

·       Usage tax transaction code - Specify the internal tax transaction code from the list. PortaBilling® will use this code to extract taxation codes for EZTax®, Avalara, GST or SureTax taxation plug-ins and send them for tax processing for services covered by the periodic subscription fees.

·       Minimum subscription period – Time (in months) during which the customer must keep the subscription plan active in order to avoid penalties. Leave this field empty to create a subscription plan that can be closed at any time.

·       Early cancellation penaltyIf the subscription is cancelled earlier than the minimum subscription period, a one-time fee is applied. The following options are available:

o   Fixed – A fixed charge is applied without taking account of when the subscription was cancelled.

o   Remaining subscription charges – The charge will depend on when the subscription was cancelled.

·       Cancellation tax transaction code – Specify the internal tax transaction code from the list. PortaBilling® will use this code to extract taxation codes for EZTax®, Avalara, GST or SureTax taxation plug-ins and send them for tax processing for services covered by the subscription cancellation fee (e.g. administrative costs).

 

Configure the Subscription

 

7.     Click Save to save the Subscription plan.

Create a Product

Accounts for specific products will be issued for accessing your Internet services.

 

1.     On the navigation menu, select Service catalog and click Products.

2.     On the Create product panel, fill in the product details:

·       Name Type in a short name for the product object; this is the name you will then see in the select menus.

·       Name visible to end users Specify the name of this product that your customers will see on their self-care interface.

·       Product type – Select Main product here.

·       Currency – Choose a currency the product will be priced in.

·       Managed by – Select Administrator only here, since we are setting up a service without the involvement of resellers.

·       Account default ACL – Choose an Access Control List (ACL) for accounts with this product assigned. ACLs control which objects end users can access to and which actions they can perform.

·       Account role – Select Mobile to associate this product with mobile subscribers.

3.     Click Save.

 

Create a product

Included Services

Define which service types are included in the product. A service type is a description of the physical service provided to end users.

 

To add a service type:

1.     On your product’s panel, click Services.

2.     On the Services panel, click Add a service.

3.     In the Select services to add dialog box, select LTE and Mobile network provisioning services and click Add.

 

Add services

Service Configuration

Define the default values of the service attributes for all the accounts that this product will be assigned to.

 

1.     Go to the Internet access configuration page and configure the following:

·       Session limit – Use a slider to enable the option to define a specific number of simultaneous sessions.

·       Access policy – Use a slider to enable the option to define an Internet access policy and set different bandwidths for different times of day.

·       Internet access policy – Select the access policy you have created earlier (e.g. Golden).

 

Internet access configuration

Usage Charges

The rating list has two functions: it defines permitted access points (nodes and access numbers) and specifies which tariff should be used for billing in each of these points.

 

1.     On your product’s panel, click Charges, then click Usage charges.

2.     On the Usage charges panel, click Add.

3.     Fill in the required information:

·       Service – Select LTE.

·       Node – Select the LTE Node.

·       Access code – Leave this field empty.

·       Tariff – Select the tariff that applies to your customers when they use the LTE service.

·       Overdraft protection – To configure overdraft protection for this product, consult the Configure Overdraft Protection Section within the Product section in the Overdraft Protection Configuration handbook.

4.      Click Save.

 

Add usage charges

Charges

On the Charges panel you can define special pricing such as volume discounts, regular payments such as subscriptions, and set up overdraft protection.

 

1.     To access this panel, click Charges on your product’s panel, then click General info.

Overdraft protection

·       Use the slider to turn on / off overdraft protection. For obvious reason, turning off overdraft protection is not recommended for general use

Recurring charges

·       Subscription – To bundle the required subscription with the product, select previously created LTE subscription plan from the list of subscription plans

Volume discounts

·       Default discount plan – To bundle the required quota with the product, select previously created Quota for LTE volume discount plan from the Default discount plan list.

 

Configure Charges

 

2.     Click the Save button to save the Product.

Enter SIM Cards into the SIM Card Inventory

Refer to the Enter SIM Cards into the SIM Card Inventory section of the MVNO Service Provisioning handbook to find out how to add SIM cards into the SIM card inventory.

Create a Customer

A customer is an owner of accounts. Customer contact information is used for distributing account usage information, Internet access statistics, invoices, etc. You usually need to create one customer per each retail prepaid LTE user.

 

1. On the navigation menu, select Sales, then select Customers.

2. On the Create customer panel, fill in the customer details:

·       Name – Type a short name for the customer object; this will be used on the web interface.

·       Business model – A business model defines what type of service is to be provided to the customer. Select Mobile for this customer.

·       Customer class – Customer class allows you to define a policy for automated payment collection. By choosing a specific class here the customer will automatically inherit all of the class properties (grace period, invoice template, etc.). Select the previously created customer class.

·       Billing period – Choose a billing period for the customer. A billing period defines the frequency of invoicing for this customer.

·       Billing period time zone – Choose a time zone in which customer’s billing period will be closed and invoices will be generated.

·       The last day of the billing period – This is a read-only field available only during customer creation. It shows the last date of the customer’s first billing period. Note that this date is shown in customer’s time zone.

·       Balance control - Select Prepaid in this field.

·       Currency – Choose the currency in which this customer will be billed.

·       Available fundsThe amount of funds available for the customer to spend on services.

 

Create a customer

 

3.     Click Save.

Create an Account

Create an account for each device that has a unique SIM card.

 

1.     On your customer’s panel, click Accounts.

2.     On the Create an account panel, specify the account’s details:

·       ID –Type in the user’s mobile number.

·       Account role – Select Mobile.

·       IMSI – Click on  IMSI icon and select one of the available SIM cards from the SIM Card Inventory dialog box.

·       Product – Select the LTE Product here.

·       Activation date – The date from which the account is usable.

·       Type – Select Credit for your postpaid Internet users.

·       Balance control – Select Subordinate from the list.

 

Create an account

 

3.     Click Save to create an account.

Enable the External Systems Provisioning Framework

ESPF (External Systems Provisioning Framework) is the event handler framework for provisioning service configuration and for account management operations done in PortaBilling® to the mobile carrier’s core. It consists of events that are processed by handlers – special Perl modules. The events processing results are sent to the carrier’s core.

 

At this moment, PortaOne® can provision data to the following equipment:

·       Huawei (LTE handler)

·       Greenisis (EPC handler)

·       ZXUN by ZTE (ZTEEPC handler).

 

Enabling the ESPF handlers and activation their events require a high level of technical knowledge. Please contact the PortaOne® support team who will provide you with further assistance.

 

 To integrate your PortaBilling® system with other equipment, the handlers can be individually developed for you. For assistance, please contact our support team by submitting a request to support@portaone.com and provide the necessary documentation.