Supported Service Types

Once installed, PortaBilling® supports the service types shown in the table below. The Rating Base column refers to the applicable rating base options. S (“session-based”) means that the service type is charged based on the duration of its use, while Q (“quantity-based”) means that some other numerical parameter supplied by the network node is used, e.g. the amount of data transferred.

 

Name Rating Base Description

Conferencing

S

Rating conference calls via PortaSIP® Media Server (or some conferencing server).

Data Service

Q

Data transfers rated using the amount transferred as the billing parameter.

Dialup Internet

S

Dialup Internet access sessions, rated based on session duration.

IPTV

Q

IPTV services, like pay-per-view movies, rated based on the number of views.

Internet Access

S, Q

Internet access sessions (DSL, PPPoE, etc.), rated based on session duration or the amount of transferred data.

Messaging Service

Q

Rating messages (text, SMS, MMS, other) based on the number of messages sent.

Quantity Based

Q

Generic quantity-based service type; can be used to apply charges for any service use expressible in numerical form (e.g. the number of pizzas ordered).

Session Based

S

Generic time-based service type; it can be used to apply charges for any service use based on the length of time the service was accessed.

Voice Calls

S

Rating telephony calls (incoming or outgoing) made via PortaSIP®, VoIP gateways or other equipment.

Wi-Fi

S

Wireless Internet access sessions, rated based on session duration.