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Design and implementation of an integrated accounting architecture for distributed UMTS and WLAN networks


Racz, Peter; Förster, Volker; Stiller, Burkhard (2007). Design and implementation of an integrated accounting architecture for distributed UMTS and WLAN networks. International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2(4):275 - 287.

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Accounting for resource and service usage in communication networks forms the basis of network operators' business, and is therefore essential. Within a heterogeneous, multidomain mobile environment of emerging new access technologies, the demand for a distributed accounting infrastructure becomes more relevant. Driven by the analysis of current accounting solutions in Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) networks, the newly developed approach presents an integrated accounting architecture based on the Diameter protocol, forming a flexible basis for charging UMTS and WLAN communication services. The system developed is described, discussed and evaluated by a prototypical implementation.

Accounting for resource and service usage in communication networks forms the basis of network operators' business, and is therefore essential. Within a heterogeneous, multidomain mobile environment of emerging new access technologies, the demand for a distributed accounting infrastructure becomes more relevant. Driven by the analysis of current accounting solutions in Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) networks, the newly developed approach presents an integrated accounting architecture based on the Diameter protocol, forming a flexible basis for charging UMTS and WLAN communication services. The system developed is described, discussed and evaluated by a prototypical implementation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:12 Dec 2012 12:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:08
Publisher:Inderscience Publishers
ISSN:1741-1084
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1504/IJWMC.2007.016721
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:3717
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-67525

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