ATIS Delivers Roadmap

Publishes the Next Generation Network Operations Business and Functional Requirements for Ordering and Billing/Settlement

March 17, 2010

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WASHINGTON -- ATIS’ Ordering and Billing Forum (OBF) recently published the Next Generation Network Operations Business and Functional Requirements for Ordering and Billing/Settlement. This document maps the operations business processes applicable in an IP-based packet environment. The processes outlined in the document describe the exchange of information necessary to accomplish NGN settlements such as retail billing, wholesale billing, intercarrier settlement, customer care, performance management, and traffic engineering.

Increasingly, next generation networks are resulting in service convergence. This transformation from disparate, individualized service networks to a single, unified network is evolving services (e.g., voice, data, short message service, video), and simultaneously impacting the underlying business and operations processes, thus necessitating these functional requirements.

The OBF collaborated in the development of this standards document with other ATIS Committees, most notably the IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF), Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC), and the Telecommunications Management and Operations Committee (TMOC). Work will continue in order to identify and develop defined ordering and billing standards to a specific service level.

“This document is valuable to the service provider, vendor and infrastructure communities,” said Susan Miller, ATIS’ President and CEO, “This Roadmap establishes a transparent, consensus-based business framework essential to next generation networks’ deployment and success.”

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)

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