mob5g.net is billing and signaling 3G, 4G, LTE, WiMAX with 3GPP and RADIUS

Billing for Mobile Networks

mob5g.net turns 3G, 4G and WiMAX networks into businesses. The mob5g.net is installed inside the datacenter of a network operator and takes care of all the billing functions.

mob5g.net is used for:
  • Definition of mobile data and voice products
  • Selling the products and accepting payments
  • Supporting marketing and sales activities
  • Enabling customer service

mob5g.net is utilizing a managed service commercial model. For the network operator, this model requires less investments and less technical staff.

Billing for LTE with no software licenses needed

Since 2014, mob5g.net has been succesfully deployed into 6 different networks and 5 different countries.

Managed Service

mob5g.net includes both technology and qualified manpower. Our staff take care of the engineering and interacts with the business organization of the network operator.

The mob5g.net service includes:
  • All relevant signaling interfaces
  • All relevant payment interfaces
  • Deployment and technical operation
  • Execution of new business requirements

With mob5g.net, network operators immediately benefit from modern billing technology and qualified technical staff. The mob5g.net service allows them to focus on making their primary business a success.

VOICE, DATA & SMS

In 2010 Access Communications Ltd was established as the Second National Operator (SNO) in Malawi. Access Communications has a country wide network based on CDMA and LTE technologies.

Mobile Challenger

New operators that set out to sell Voice, Data and SMS services better than the established operators often find their plans hampered by the very same problems that make the established players inefficient. By choosing the same solutions and methods as the established operators, the challengers face:
  • Massive investment requirements
  • Complexity and need for exotic technical expertise
  • Fraud exposure

Breaking the Yoke

Access Communications decided to adopt the mob5g.net service for billing and signaling. This decision swiftly put an end to long standing problems and Access were suddenly in a position to better sell Voice, Data and SMS with:
  • Top-up and balance transfer via SMS codes
  • Combination Voice, Data and SMS bundles
  • Hybrid work/private accounts
  • Customer segmentation and marketing

Launch and Beyond

The deployment of mob5g.net at Access was realized roughly 3 months after effective contract. But the launch is just the beginning, over the coming months and years the included product and service adoptions of mob5g.net will allow Access to grow their business.

Access Communications

Contract effective:July 19th 2016
Cut-over date:October 29th 2016
2G/3G RAN:Huawei CDMA
4G RAN:Nokia LTE
Replaced signaling:Legacy OCS, IN & AAA
Replaced billing:Legacy billing and voucher management

BILLING UPGRADE

YooMee Cameroon is a leading internet service provider in Cameroon. Their WiMAX 4G network covers the major cities of Cameroon and it serves more than 30,000 customers.

New Products Were Needed

Prior to mob5g.net, the YooMee product catalogue for residential customers had only volume based products. The marketing team had identified that non-stop products with a daily quota were needed. However, their existing billing system did not have the signaling capabilities to enable such products in their WiMAX network.

Replacement of the Billing System

mob5g.net was selected to replace the existing billing system and the replacement process was carefully scheduled.

The replacement process included:
  • Migration of existing customer data and products
  • Verification of network services with new system
  • Implementation of new products
  • Cut-over from old system to new system

mob5g.net succesfully replaced all functions of the existing billling system. After initial deployment, mob5g.net replaced the existing billing system, with no loss of functionality.

After the Upgrade

Following the upgrade and the launch of the new products, YooMee experienced a steady month-by-month growth in both customer base and ARPU. After just 3 months, revenues were up by 20% and the customer base had increased by 10%.

Billing Upgrade YooMee Cameroon

Network technology: WiMAX 16E from Telrad
Number of customers:More than 30,000
Previous billing:DCP from CSGi
Replacement date:August 10th 2014
Service impact:No impact to end users

THE 3 MONTH MIRACLE

Building a New LTE Business

The time from start of expenditures to start of revenues plays a crucial role in any business plan. However, in the mobile world, network operators generally accept that it takes 6 - 18 months to get the billing system operational.

YooMee Côte d'Ivoire had chosen to deploy a TD-LTE network from Alcatel-Lucent and they understood that the billing implementation time was a decisive factor for their project.

fast billing deployment for LTE

mob5g.net was deployed over a 3 month period. Initially signaling and integration test with ALU EPC were carried out. In parallel the customer portals, product catalogue and payment interfaces were prepared for launch.

Commercial Launch After 92 Days

With mob5g.net YooMee were able to activate and sell their full catalogue of LTE broadband products just 92 days after billing contract signature.

YooMee could quickly capitalize on being the first LTE broadband provider in Côte d'Ivoire.

YooMee Côte d'Ivoire LTE Billing

Contract signature:December 31st 2013
Integration complete:February 20th 2014
First commercial use:April 3th 2014
Network technology:Alcatel-Lucent TD-LTE
Network signaling:3GPP OCS, PCRF and AAA

ABOUT

Active Billing Technology

mob5g.net is legacy free technology that is actively maintained and improved. The managed service model includes updates to functionality and features based on requests. There are typically 6 - 10 updates per year. All of our network operators automatically benefit from these recurring improvements.

Technical Interfaces

The commercial model and technical architecture of mob5g.net supports any relevant signaling, provisioning and payment interface. Example interfaces already in operation:
  • Complete 3GPP Diameter and IETF RADIUS interfaces
  • Voice call admission and routing via SIP
  • Paypal and credit card payment gateways
  • Online prepaid voucher dispensing API
  • SOAP, REST and XML based service provisioning

End User Interfaces

mob5g.net is designed to deliver all the relevant user interfaces that are needed for business with the end customers. Example user interfaces in operation:
  • Customer activation - POS (Point of Sale)
  • Customer portals with balance top-up and products sale
  • SMS, e-mail and PDF notifications

Questions and Feedback

Contact Broadband Systems to discuss the business possibilities with mob5g.net, for example:
  • Project models and budget numbers
  • A demonstration
Download mob5g.net data sheet


Broadband Systems operates billing for LTE, WiMAX and MVNO networks Broadband Systems ApS
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