CN102083039A - Charging method based on home base station system and pre-payment client end - Google Patents

Charging method based on home base station system and pre-payment client end Download PDF

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CN102083039A
CN102083039A CN2009102533423A CN200910253342A CN102083039A CN 102083039 A CN102083039 A CN 102083039A CN 2009102533423 A CN2009102533423 A CN 2009102533423A CN 200910253342 A CN200910253342 A CN 200910253342A CN 102083039 A CN102083039 A CN 102083039A
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Abstract

The invention discloses a charging method based on a home base station system and a pre-payment client end. The method comprises the step: a pre-payment client send sends base station type information and/or terminal user type information of a service base station of a terminal to a pre-payment server so as to be convenient for the pre-payment server to execute a charging strategy to the terminal according to the base station type information and/or user type information, wherein the base station type information comprises the information on one of a micro base station and a home base station and the user type information comprises the information on one of a closed user group member and a non-closed user group member. The invention achieves the purpose of effectively attracting a user by an operator and encouraging the user to widely use the home base station, and realizes the smooth development of the service of the home base station.

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Charging method and prepayment client based on the base station from home system

Technical field

The present invention relates to the communications field, in particular to a kind of charging method and prepayment client based on the base station from home system.

Background technology

For higher service rate being provided to the mobile subscriber and reducing the investment of using the needed expense of high rate services, reducing the carrier network deployment; simultaneously; in order to remedy the deficiency that existing distributed cellular radio communication system covers; usually can in existing communication network, dispose base station from home, as replenishing to macro base station.The base station from home operated by rotary motion is used in places such as family, Administrative Areas.Base station from home is a kind of small-sized, lower powered base station, has advantages such as practicality, convenient, low-power output.

Fig. 1 is the schematic diagram according to the communication network model that comprises base station from home of correlation technique, as shown in Figure 1, the communication network model of base station from home comprises base station from home, security gateway, IAD, authentication authorized charging server, anchor point datapath function, prepaid server PPS (Prepaid Server is called for short PPS).

Base station from home can be linked into IAD by security gateway.Security gateway can close with IAD and establish also and can set up separately with IAD.The main effect of security gateway is the link safety that ensures between base station from home and the IAD.

Authentication authorized charging server (Authentication Authorization andAccounting Server, abbreviate aaa server as) be the critical function facility in the communication network, be used to realize control and the management of Virtual network operator to data, user, Certificate Authority is provided, the account service and the service of chargeing, common and collaborative works such as access to netwoks control, gateway server, database and user profile catalogue.The major function of anchor point authentication device (AnchorAuthenticator abbreviates AA as) is to provide the access authentication service to portable terminal when portable terminal networks; After portable terminal networks, move back net before, be in charge of and safeguard the contextual information of portable terminal.Usually the anchor point authentication device is placed in the IAD.

Anchor point datapath function (Anchor Data Path Function abbreviates A-DPF as) is another important function that communication network possesses.No matter how the portable terminal in the network switches in each base station, and all come the data (upstream data) of self terminal all can finally converge to the anchor point datapath function of this terminal, and then are further transmitted (for example, sending to Internet); All mail to this terminal data (downlink data) also all can at first be sent to this anchor point datapath function, further sends to terminal by the anchor point datapath function again.Usually the anchor point datapath function also is placed in the IAD.Anchor point authentication device and anchor point datapath function can be arranged in same IAD, also can be placed in different IAD (as shown in Figure 1).

Billing function is a kind of important Core Feature in the communication system, and charging can be divided into online charging (that is pre-payment) and two kinds of charge mode of offline charging (that is, pay in the back).Online charging comprises multiple charge mode again, for example, charge by flow, by charge often, by service billing (such as, two kinds of different charging methods are used in voice call and visual telephone).

PPS and prepayment client (Prepaid Client, be called for short PPC) be two essential functional entities that realize online charging, both charge to user's online to finish in cooperation: PPS at first is converted into the active user account balance quota (this quota is meant the spendable data traffic of user or the spendable duration of call of user etc.) of some, then the part in the above-mentioned quota is distributed to terminal, and notify PPC this part quota; PPC then is responsible for coming the monitoring user business according to the quota that acquires, and when this part quota is about to use up (for example, the user is current to have used 80% the data traffic used or 80% the duration of call used), PPC general's notice arrives PPS; After this, PPS can reallocate a part of quota to terminal.So repeatedly, find that until PPS all quotas all use up (that is, active user account balance deficiency), at this moment, PPS will notify PPC interruption user's business, and notify the user with the user account information that Sorry, your ticket has not enough value.

When disposing online billing function, the general and aaa server of PPS closes to be established, and at this moment, can be regarded as the function that aaa server itself has PPS; PPS also can set up separately with aaa server, needs suitable interface between them at this moment.PPC then resides on the anchor point authentication device.When anchor point authentication device and anchor point datapath function were positioned at same IAD, PPC also resided on the datapath function, at this moment simultaneously, services such as PPC can use that datapath function provides, come the professional operating position (for example, flow, duration etc.) of monitoring user according to quota; When the anchor point authentication device is placed in different IADs with the anchor point datapath function, for realizing pre paid functionality, also need resident one to be referred to as the PPA functional entity (in Fig. 1, not identifying) of (Prepaid Agent is called for short PPA) in the anchor point datapath function.At this moment, be responsible for professional operating position according to the quota monitoring user by this PPA, and with relevant information by the PPC transfer, send to PPS.

In existing base station from home system, three kinds of dissimilar base station from home are arranged, be respectively: closed mode (CSG-CLOSDE) base station from home, mixed mode (CSG-OPEN) base station from home and open mode (OPEN) base station from home.The closed mode base station from home is meant to have only the affiliated closed subscriber group (CSG) member's of this base station from home user just can insert this base station from home and enjoy the business that this base station from home provides; The open mode base station from home is meant that Any user can insert this base station from home; The mixed mode base station from home is meant and allows CSG user and other users to insert, but can according to the user whether belong to CSG tabulate distinguish different user types, realize differential service quality handle (as, CSG user has higher service priority, has better service quality and class of service).

Reduce the cost of investment that carrier network is disposed in order to arrive, and the purpose that reaches the satisfaction (higher service rate, lower business is used rate) that improves the user and use business, operator need use the base station from home system.

Because base station from home need be bought and arrangement (macro base station does not need the user to buy and settles) by the user, therefore in order to attract user and encouragement user to use base station from home widely, operator need provide otherness to charge and serve for the user who uses base station from home.This otherness is embodied in: use the expenses standard of base station from home visit to be lower than the expenses standard of using the macro base station accesses network; Use the corresponding different charging policy of dissimilar base station from home accesses network, for example use dissimilar base station from home correspondences differently expenses standard, corresponding different charge mode (for example, closed mode base station from home correspondence by charge often, open mode base station from home correspondence charges by flow).

But, the base station type that uses when existing charge system is not related to the injection terminal customer access network (all having only macro base station in the existing network), therefore, in existing network, introduce after the base station from home system, existing charge system can't be known the type of the base station of the current use of terminal use, can't serve for the user provides otherness to charge by carrier-supporting-carrier.Like this, can cause the user that the satisfaction of using the base station from home accesses network is descended, perhaps losing interest, (nobody can be ready oneself to purchase base station from home and be placed among the own home, but same expense when still needing Zhi Fuyu to use macro base station), can not reach operator effectively attracts the user, encourages the user to use the purpose of base station from home widely, and cause the base station from home business to carry out smoothly, until carrying out.

Summary of the invention

Can't provide otherness charging service according to different base station type and/or different user types at charge system in the correlation technique, thereby cause the user that base station from home is experienced relatively poor problem and proposed the present invention, for this reason, main purpose of the present invention is to provide a kind of billing scheme based on the base station from home system, to address the above problem.

To achieve these goals, according to an aspect of the present invention, provide a kind of charging method based on the base station from home system.

According to the charging method based on the base station from home system of the present invention, prepayment client is with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to prepaid server, so that prepaid server is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information; Wherein, base station type information comprises one of following: macro base station, base station from home, user type information comprise one of following: closed user group membership, non-closed user group membership.

Preferably, prepayment client is with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, sending to prepaid server comprises: prepayment client is by inserting request message with base station type information, and/or user type information, send to prepaid server, wherein, inserting request message comprises one of following: the access request message in the radius protocol, access request message, the credit control request information in the Diameter.

Preferably, prepayment client is base station type information and/or user type information, and it is one of following that the trigger condition that sends to prepaid server comprises: the quota that terminal initial networks, prepaid server is terminal distribution uses up or is about to use up, the serving BS or the serving BS type of terminal change, the pre-payment request that user type changes, prepayment client receives the pre-payment agency of terminal.

Preferably, at prepayment client with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to after the prepaid server, said method also comprises: prepaid server receives base station type information and/or user type information; Prepaid server is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information; Wherein, carrying out charging policy for terminal comprises: for terminal is selected charging rate and/or is terminal selection charge mode.

Preferably, after selecting charging rate for terminal, said method also comprises: prepaid server is that terminal is selected charging rate according to base station type information and/or user type information, and carries out quota according to charging rate and convert.

Preferably, at prepayment client with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to before the prepaid server, said method also comprises: prepayment client obtains base station type information by one of following message from the pre-payment agency, and/or user type information: pre-payment request message, mobile IP login information.

Preferably, obtain base station type information by the pre-payment request message from the pre-payment agency at prepayment client, and/or before the user type information, said method also comprises: the pre-payment agency obtains base station type information by one of following message from base station from home/base station, and/or user type information: the pre-established request message of data channel, data channel are set up request message; The pre-payment agency is with base station type information, and/or user type information sends to prepayment client.

Preferably, at prepayment client with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to before the prepaid server, said method also comprises: prepayment client obtains base station type information and/or user type information by one of following message from base station from home/base station: but the pre-Attach Request message extended authentication of terminal agreement is transmitted message, CMAC key count update request message, context request message, the pre-established request message of data channel, data channel and is set up request message.

Preferably, with base station type information and/or user type information, when sending to prepaid server, said method also comprises at prepayment client: the prepayment client remaining quota that terminal is current sends to prepaid server.

Preferably, before prepayment client sent to prepaid server with remaining quota, said method also comprised: prepayment client from this locality or pre-payment agency obtain remaining quota.

Preferably, base station from home comprises one of following: closed mode base station from home, mixed mode base station from home, open mode base station from home.

To achieve these goals, according to a further aspect in the invention, provide a kind of prepayment client.

Prepayment client according to the present invention comprises: sending module, be used for the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to prepaid server, so that prepaid server is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information, wherein, it is one of following that base station type information comprises: macro base station, base station from home, user type information comprise one of following: CSG member, non-CSG member.

By the present invention, adopt PPC with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to PPS, so that PPS is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information, solved in the correlation technique charge system and can't provide the otherness service of chargeing according to different base station type and/or different user types, thereby cause the user that base station from home is experienced relatively poor problem, reach operator and attracted the user effectively, encourage the user to use the purpose of base station from home widely, and realized that the base station from home business carries out smoothly.

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Accompanying drawing described herein is used to provide further understanding of the present invention, constitutes the application's a part, and illustrative examples of the present invention and explanation thereof are used to explain the present invention, do not constitute improper qualification of the present invention.In the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 is the schematic diagram according to the communication network model that comprises base station from home of correlation technique;

Fig. 2 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention one;

Fig. 3 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention two;

Fig. 4 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention three;

Fig. 5 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention four;

Fig. 6 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention five;

Fig. 7 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention six.

Embodiment

Describe the present invention below with reference to the accompanying drawings and in conjunction with the embodiments in detail.

Before describing the embodiment of the invention in detail, the network element that wherein relates to is carried out the anchor point authentication device that description below: PPC is arranged in terminal; PPS is arranged in the aaa server of terminal, perhaps with between the aaa server has interface to be used for communicating by letter between the two.Mutual between PPC and the PPS realized (for example, by AAA message, comprising RADIUS message, Diameter message) by in the communicating by letter between anchor point authentication device and the aaa server; When PPS and aaa server set up separately, be responsible for the information of transmitting mutually between transfer PPC and the PPS by AAA.In following each embodiment of the present invention, when relating to mutual between PPC and the PPS, all be meant above-mentioned interactive mode.

Method embodiment

According to embodiments of the invention, a kind of charging method based on the base station from home system is provided, this method comprises: PPC is with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to PPS, so that PPS is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information; Wherein, it is one of following that base station type information comprises: macro base station, base station from home, user type information comprise one of following: closed user group (Closed Subscriber Group is called for short CSG) member, non-CSG member.

Wherein, above-mentioned base station from home comprises one of following: closed mode base station from home, mixed mode base station from home, open mode base station from home.

Particularly, PPC is by inserting request message or other message with base station type information, and/or user type information, sends to PPS.Wherein, inserting request message comprises one of following: the access request message in the radius protocol, access request message, the credit control request information in the Diameter.

PPC is with base station type information, and/or user type information, it is one of following that the trigger condition that sends to PPS comprises: the quota that terminal initial networks, prepaid server is terminal distribution uses up or is about to use up, the serving BS or the serving BS type of terminal change, the user type of terminal changes, prepayment client receives the pre-payment request; For example, PPC find PPS be the quota of terminal distribution use up or be about to use up (as, used 80% quota, reached threshold value), PPC finds that current serving BS or the serving BS type of terminal changes, PPC finds that the user type of terminal changes.

At PPC with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to before the PPS, this method also comprises: PPA sets up request message from base station from home/base station by pre-established request message of data channel or data channel and obtains base station type information, and/or user type information; PPA is with base station type information, and/or user type information sends to PPC; Particularly, when initial network entry, PPA obtains base station type information and/or user type information from serving BS; When switching, PPA obtains base station type information and/or user type information from target BS.

In addition, PPC can also obtain base station type information from base station from home/base station by one of following message, and/or user type information: but the pre-Attach Request message extended authentication of terminal agreement (Extensible Authentication Protocol abbreviates EAP as) is transmitted message, CMAC key count update request message, context information request message, the pre-established request message of data channel, data channel and is set up request message.Wherein, pre-Attach Request message of terminal and EAP forwarding message is to be used in the initial network entry process, corresponding to serving BS; It is to be used at handoff procedure that CMAC key count update request message, context request message, the pre-established request message of data channel, data channel are set up request message, corresponding to target BS, wherein, pre-established request message of data channel and data channel are set up the scene of corresponding PPC of request message and PPA unification.Then, PPC is by inserting request message with the base station type information that gets access to, and/or user type information sends to PPS.

After PPC sends to PPS with the user type information of the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or terminal, PPS will receive base station type information and/or user type information, and be that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information, wherein, carrying out charging policy for terminal comprises: for terminal is selected charging rate (carrying out quota converts) and/or is the different charge mode of terminal selection.

In addition, with base station type information and/or user type information, when sending to PPS, also that terminal is the current remaining quota of PPC sends to PPS at PPC.Wherein, this remaining quota be PPC from this locality or PPA obtain.

By this embodiment, PPC sends to PPS with the base station type and/or the terminal use active user type of terminal use's Current Serving BTS; PPS can be according to above-mentioned serving BS type, and/or user type information, for this terminal use carries out corresponding charging policy, can attract and encourage the user to use base station from home widely, can be according to the type of the presently used base station of terminal use, it is the type (macro base station of serving BS, dissimilar base station from home), come to serve for the user who uses base station from home provides otherness to charge, can solve after existing network is introduced the base station from home system, can't provide above-mentioned otherness to charge to the user serves, and then can cause the user that the satisfaction of using the base station from home accesses network is descended, until losing interest, and finally cause the base station from home business to carry out smoothly, even problem such as can't carry out.

In actual application, can also be by the user type (CSG member or non-CSG member) under the current terminal use of notice PPS, being embodied as the user provides otherness charging service.For example, CSG member is during by closed mode base station from home or mixed mode base station from home accesses network, obtains lower expenses standard or according to duration based accounting; Non-CSG member is during by open mode base station from home or mixed mode base station from home accesses network, obtain higher expenses standard or according to charge on traffic etc.

Be described in detail below in conjunction with the implementation procedure of example the embodiment of the invention.

Embodiment one

Fig. 2 is according to the current serving BS type of the PPC of the embodiment of the invention one notice PPS terminal, and/or the interaction diagrams of the method for the current user type of terminal, as shown in Figure 2, comprises that following step S202 is to step S206:

Step S202:PPC sends to PPS and inserts request message (AAA message).

Carry out in the process of initial network entry in terminal, PPC need send above-mentioned access request message to PPS, this message is carried the pre paid functionality that PPC supports, be used for and PPS consults the prepayment capabilities method, and to require PPS is that terminal (terminal use) is distributed initial quota (Quota); At this moment, this message is also carried the serving BS type of the terminal that PPC gets access to, and/or the current user type of terminal that gets access to of PPC.

After terminal networks, PPC can also be when finding that PPS is about to use up for this user's allocated quota (for example, used quota 80%), send above-mentioned access request message to PPS, this message was carried and can be indicated the indication which quota need be replenished this moment; At this moment, this message is also carried the serving BS type that above-mentioned PPC gets access to, and/or user type; In addition, this message quota of portability terminal (terminal use) current residual also.

After terminal networked, PPC can also find the current serving BS of terminal, or the serving BS type sends above-mentioned access request message to PPS when changing (for example, terminal switches to base station from home from macro base station); At this moment, this message is also carried the serving BS type that above-mentioned PPC gets access to, and/or user type; In addition, this message quota of portability terminal current residual also.

After terminal networks, PPC can also be when finding that the current user type of terminal (terminal use) changes (for example, the serving BS of terminal is the mixed mode base station from home, manage by CSG, the user type of terminal becomes CSG member by non-CSG member), send above-mentioned access request message to PPS; At this moment, this message is also carried the serving BS type that above-mentioned PPC gets access to, and/or user type; In addition, this message quota of portability terminal current residual also.

, when PPS sends the base station type information of serving BS, can in above-mentioned AAA message, increase B parameter STYPE, and make BSTYPE=0 represent macro base station (MacroBS) at PPC; BSTYPE=1 represents open mode (OPEN) base station from home; BSTYPE=2 represents mixed mode (CSG-OPEN) base station from home; BSTYPE=3 represents closed mode (CSG-CLOSED) base station from home.Can make also that BSTYPE=0 is a default value, when even above-mentioned AAA message was not carried B parameter STYPE, the default service base station type was a macro base station.Perhaps, adopt another mode, in above-mentioned AAA message, increase B parameter STYPE=0 and represent macro base station (Macro BS); BSTYPE=1, SUBTYPE=1 represent open mode (OPEN) base station from home; BSTYPE=1, SUBTYPE=2 represent mixed mode (CSG-OPEN) base station from home; BSTYPE=1, SUBTYPE=3 represent closed mode (CSG-CLOSED) base station from home.Equally, can make also that BSTYPE=0 is a default value, implication and last with.

, when PPS sends user type information, can in above-mentioned AAA message, increase parameter USERTYPE, and make USERTYPE=0 represent non-CSG member (Non-CSG Member) at PPC; USERTYPE=1 represents CSG member (CSGMember).Can make also that USERTYPE=0 is a default value, when even above-mentioned AAA message was not carried parameter USERTYPE, the default user type was non-CSG member.

Above-mentioned access request message (AAA message), the Access-Request message in the radius protocol for example, the AA-Request message in the Diameter, perhaps Credit-Control-Request.

Need to prove, according to actual needs, above-mentioned serving BS type information, user type information can be used separately, also can combine use.

Step S204:PPS obtains the type of above-mentioned serving BS, and/or user type, and is that terminal (terminal use) is used (carry out, select) different charging policy.

Carry out in the process of initial network entry in terminal, PPS can obtain the type of Terminal Service base station from above-mentioned access request, and/or user type.At this moment, PPS can be according to the serving BS type, and/or user type, is that terminal is selected different charging policy.For example, select to carry out according to charge on traffic, according to duration based accounting for terminal (terminal use); Perhaps/and, for terminal (terminal use) is selected different charging rate etc.Wherein, according to this charging policy, PPS is that terminal (terminal use) is carried out the quota conversion;

After terminal networked, PPS can also receive above-mentioned access request from PPC, as described in step S202, had multiple condition and triggered PPC to PPS transmission access request message.PPS can therefrom obtain above-mentioned serving BS type, and/or user type.At this moment, PPS can be according to the serving BS type, and/or user type, the change charging policy, and carry out the quota conversion for terminal again.For example, PPS can find the serving BS type, and/or user type is carried out aforesaid operations relatively when the state of record changes before.In addition, PPS can also carry out together in conjunction with the quota of obtaining the terminal current residual from above-mentioned access request when re-executing the quota conversion for terminal.

Be that terminal is when pressing duration and chargeing (Duration Based Accounting) hereinafter with PPS, carry out quota and be scaled example, illustrate that PPS is according to the serving BS type, and/or user type, for the user carries out different charging policy methods, provide the purpose of differentiated charging service to be reached for the user.

Suppose that active user's account balance is 100 units, above-mentioned PPS is that terminal is carried out the quota conversion, following two examples according to the serving BS type:

If macro base station A., PPS is converted into 100 unit durations (rate is 1, and is higher) with remaining sum; If base station from home, PPS is converted into 200 unit durations (rate is 1/2, and is lower) with remaining sum.

If macro base station B., PPS is converted into 100 unit durations (rate is 1, and is the highest) with remaining sum; If the open mode base station from home, PPS is converted into 150 unit durations (rate is 2/3) with remaining sum; If the mixed mode base station from home, PPS is converted into 200 unit durations (rate is 1/2) with remaining sum; If the closed mode base station from home, PPS is converted into 300 unit durations (rate is 1/3, and is minimum) with remaining sum.

Suppose that active user's account balance is 100 units, above-mentioned PPS comes to carry out quota for terminal according to user type and converts, in the following example:

C. if the terminal use is with non-CSG member's role access network (for example, using non-CSG member role by macro base station, open mode base station from home, mixed mode base station from home accesses network), PPS is converted into 100 unit durations (rate is 1, and is higher) with remaining sum; If the terminal use is with CSG member's role access network (for example, using CSG member role by closed mode base station from home, mixed mode base station from home accesses network), PPS is converted into 200 unit durations (rate is 1/2, and is lower) with remaining sum

Suppose that active user's account balance is 100 units, above-mentioned PPS comes to carry out the quota conversion for terminal in conjunction with serving BS type and user type, in the following example:

D. the serving BS of terminal is a macro base station, the certain right and wrong CSG member of user type this moment, and then user type can classify as non-CSG member, and PPS is converted into 100 unit durations (rate is 1, and is the highest) with remaining sum; The serving BS of terminal is the open mode base station from home, the certain right and wrong CSG member of user type this moment, and PPS is converted into 150 unit durations (rate is 2/3) with remaining sum; The serving BS of terminal is the mixed mode base station from home, and then if terminal is not CSG member's (that is, user type right and wrong CSG member) of this base station from home, PPS is converted into 150 unit durations (rate is 2/3) with remaining sum.If terminal is CSG member's (that is, user type is CSG member) of this base station from home, PPS is converted into 300 unit durations (rate is 1/3) with remaining sum; The serving BS of terminal is the closed mode base station from home, and at this moment, user type must be CSG member, and PPS is converted into 300 unit durations (rate is 1/3, and is minimum) with remaining sum.

By above-mentioned example (A to D) as can be seen, the conversion of quota is actually according to current and carries out for the rate of terminal appointment, and rate then specified by charging policy.

Step S206:PPS returns the access success message to PPC.

It is terminal (terminal use) allocated quota that the access success message can carry PPS.This allocated quota generally is the part of all quotas of having of this user.For example PPS is converted into 100 unit durations (step S204, example C) with the remaining sum of 100 units, that is, all quotas that the user has are 100 unit durations; And in this step, the PPS wherein allocation of quota of 10 unit durations gives terminal, and is delivered to PPC.

PPS is the terminal distribution quota returning to PPC when inserting successfully, generally is used for following several scene (continue to use example, PPS is the quota of terminal distribution 10 unit durations):

E. be the initial quota of terminal distribution, generally occur in terminal and carry out when initially inserting.At this moment, PPC will know allow terminal in following 10 unit interval (as, 10 hours) the accesses network business;

F. be that terminal replenishes the quota of current residual, when generally occurring in quota that PPC finds current terminal and soon using up (for example, also remaining 4 hours), PPC replenishes quota to the PPS application.The reallocate quota of 10 units of PPS is given terminal, and then this moment, PPC had the quota of 14 units.

Certainly, in the present invention, as described in step S202, PPC is finding the serving BS type of terminal, and/or user type also can send the request of access to PPS when changing.At this moment, after execution of step S204 (quota conversion), PPS also can replenish quota for terminal.

What need supplementary notes is, the example that example A to D is lifted among the step S204 can be regarded as in terminal and carries out in the process of initial network entry, and PPS is according to the serving BS type of terminal, and/or user type, terminal use's account remaining sum converted by quota converts the example of quota to.In fact, same principle also can be applied in other scenes.For example, when PPC finds current terminal quota deficiency, perhaps PPC finds above-mentioned serving BS, and/or user type is when changing.

At this moment, PPC need be with the quota of terminal current residual, and above-mentioned serving BS type, and/or user type sends to PPS; PPS takes out current rate, and the quota of current residual (remaining quota that comprises the PPC notice, and the quota that also not have distribution to go down that keeps of PPS) is converted into the user account remaining sum; PPS determines current rate (as described in example A to D among the step S204), and account balance is converted into quota again according to new rate; PPS is that terminal is replenished quota (as described in example F among the step S206).

Below the scene described based on above-mentioned example C, said method is described.Suppose the user type right and wrong CSG member that terminal is current, this user's quota is 100 unit durations (rate is 1, and the user account remaining sum is 100 units) during initial network entry; The PPS 10 unit durations that have been terminal distribution during initial network entry, 90 unit durations are also grasped in PPS this locality.

G. after a period of time, terminal has been used 6 unit durations; At this moment, variation has taken place in the user type of terminal, has become CSG member's (for example, switch to base station from home from macro base station, and terminal being the CSG member of this base station from home) from non-CSG member; As above-mentioned, PPC need send to PPS with relevant information, is 4 unit durations comprising the quota of terminal current residual.PPS can know that current terminal remaining quota is 94 unit durations, and the corresponding account remaining sum is 94 units (rate is 1); Because the user type of current terminal has become CSG member, then PPS is converted into 188 unit durations (rate is 1/2) again with above-mentioned 94 unit remaining sums.Then this moment, total quota of terminal is 184 unit durations; PPS can also replenish quota for terminal this moment, for example, replenishes the quota of 10 unit durations again, and then the quota that has among the PPC this moment is 14 unit durations.

Certainly, the method that above-mentioned example (G) is described equally also is applicable to above-mentioned example A to D, and its principle is identical, and processing method also is similarly, does not repeat them here.

All to illustrate according to duration based accounting, identical principle also can be used the charge mode with other to above-mentioned example (A to G), as, according to charge on traffic (Volume BasedAccounting), principle is identical, repeats no more.

Need to prove that above-mentioned example all is suitable for for the embodiment of the invention, only in certain embodiments, by the function of PPA replacement PPC, and PPC is still essential identical with principle as agency mutual between PPA and the PPS (for example, embodiment two).

Embodiment two

Fig. 3 is the current serving BS type of PPA notice PPS terminal use according to the embodiment of the invention two, and/or the interaction diagrams of terminal use active user type, as shown in Figure 3, when anchor point authentication device and anchor point datapath function split at different IADs, be responsible for professional operating position by PPA according to the quota monitoring user, and with relevant information by the PPC transfer, send to PPS, comprise that following step S302 is to step S310:

Step S302:PPA sends the pre-payment request message to PPC.

As described in step S202, there is multiple incident can trigger PPC and sends the access request message to PPS.In this step, same incident also can trigger PPA to PPC transmission pre-payment request (Prepaid Request) message.

For example, when PPA when finding that PPS is about to use up for this user's allocated quota; Perhaps, finding that as PPA the current serving BS (the perhaps type of serving BS) of terminal is when changing; Perhaps, when PPA when finding that the current user type of terminal changes, PPA can send the pre-payment request to PPC.At this moment, this pre-payment request message carries the serving BS type that PPA gets access to, and/or user type.In addition, this message quota of portability terminal current residual also.

Step S304:PPC sends to PPS and inserts request message.

At this moment, the effect of PPC is to serve as agency mutual between PPA and the PPS (Proxy).After PPC received pre-payment request from PPA, PPC was put into the content in this message (parameter) and inserts in the request message (with the access request message among the embodiment one), and should insert request message and send to PPS.

Step S306:, do not repeat them here with step S204.

Step S308:PPS returns the access success message to PPC.

With the method for describing among the step S206, PPS inserts successfully returning to PPC, and this message can also be carried the quota that PPS is a terminal distribution.At this moment, the effect of PPC remains and serves as agency mutual between PPA and the PPS.

Step S310:PPC returns the pre-payment notification message to PPA.

PPC receives after the access success message from PPS, the content in this message (parameter) is put in the pre-payment notification message, and this message is sent to PPA.Can comprise the quota that above-mentioned PPS is a terminal distribution in the pre-payment notification message.

Wherein, that describes among the effect of above-mentioned quota for terminal distribution and the step S206 is consistent, acts on behalf of PPC among the step S206 by PPA only in this step, and its principle is identical.

Embodiment one give an actual example (A to G) all be applicable to present embodiment, only in the present embodiment, the function that replaces PPC by PPA, and PPC as agency mutual between PPA and the PPS (for example, be responsible for above-mentioned base station type by PPA, user type, remaining quota sends to PPS), but essence is identical with principle, does not repeat them here.

Embodiment three

Fig. 4 is the interaction diagrams according to the user type method of the base station from home/base station of the embodiment of the invention three (as the serving BS of terminal) notice this base station type of PPC and/or terminal, as shown in Figure 4, terminal is carried out in the initial network entry process by base station from home/base station (serving BS), comprises that following step S402 is to step S420:

Step S402: finish eat dishes without rice or wine parameter synchronization and range finding between terminal and the base station.Wherein, the base station comprises macro base station, base station from home etc.

Step S404: terminal sends the basic capability negotiating request to the base station, in order to network negotiate authentication capability (as user's certification policy etc.) etc.

Step S406: base station (comprising base station from home, macro base station) sends terminal to IAD and adheres to request in advance; IAD is handled after this request, returns terminal to the base station and adheres to response in advance.

The purpose of the pre-Attach Request message of above-mentioned terminal is that new terminal of authentication device (Authenticator) that notice is arranged in IAD is about to network, and also assists terminal and IAD to consult some the follow-up parameters that need use simultaneously.

Above-mentioned terminal is adhered to the type of all right carried terminal serving BS in the request and/or the user type of terminal in advance.

At first, sending terminal, to adhere to the base station (base station from home, macro base station) of request in advance be exactly the current serving BS of terminal, so this serving BS is known the type of this base station, according to the mode of the expression base station type of describing among the embodiment one:

If current base station is a macro base station, then in the pre-Attach Request message of above-mentioned terminal, can carry an indication, be used to show that base station type is a macro base station; Perhaps do not carry this indication, at this moment, recipient PPC is a macro base station with the default base station type; If current base station is a base station from home, then in the pre-Attach Request message of above-mentioned terminal, need carry indication, be used to show that base station type is a base station from home, further can also show it is base station from home (the closed mode base station from home of which kind of type, the mixed mode base station from home, open mode base station from home etc.).

Secondly, send terminal and adhere to the user type that the base station of request can also acquire terminal in advance, according to the mode of the expression user type of describing among the embodiment one:

If current base station is a macro base station, then there is not closed subscriber group (CSG) member's notion, at this moment, macro base station will be ignored this parameter, and recipient PPC is non-CSG member with the default user type; If current base station is a base station from home, then this base station from home can judge at first that this terminal is the CSG member of self, and with judged result as an indication, be used for showing the user type (CSG member, non-CSG member) of current terminal.It should be noted that the recipient is non-CSG member with the default user type also so if base station from home is also ignored this parameter (for example, the open mode base station from home).

As indicated above, PPC is positioned at the anchor point authentication device, and at this moment, PPC can adhere to the base station type that obtains above-mentioned Terminal Service base station the request in advance from above-mentioned terminal, and/or the user type of above-mentioned terminal, and it is buffered in this locality.

Step S408: the base station is returned basic capability negotiating to terminal and is replied.

Step S410: IAD (anchor point authentication device) starts the EAP authorizing procedure, sends the user ID request to the base station, and the base station is transmitted to terminal with this request.

Step S412: after receiving the user ID request, terminal is replied the user ID response to the base station, and its base station is transmitted to IAD (anchor point authentication device) with this response.

In this step, the base station uses EAP forwarding message (EAP-Transfer) that the subscriber's meter identification response of terminal is delivered to IAD (anchor point authentication device).If (step S406) base station is not above-mentioned serving BS type in above-mentioned steps, and/or user type sends to IAD, this moment then, and can be according to the described method of step S406, with above-mentioned serving BS type, and/or user type is dealt into IAD.At this moment, PPC can transmit the base station type that obtains above-mentioned Terminal Service base station the message from EAP, and/or the user type of above-mentioned terminal.

Step S414: after receiving the user ID response, (the anchor point authentication device PPC) sends the access request message to aaa server (PPS) to IAD.

As the described method of step S202, above-mentioned access request message (being sent to PPS by PPC) also carries the serving BS type, and/or user type.

Step S416: with step S204.

Carry out EAP access authentication flow process between step S418:AAA server and the terminal, and after the access authentication success, (the anchor point authentication device PPC) returns the access success message to aaa server (PPS) to IAD.

With the method for describing among the step S206, above-mentioned access success message also needs to carry the initial quota that PPS is a terminal distribution.

Step S420: continue to carry out the user and insert other relevant flow processs.

Embodiment four

Fig. 5 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention four, as shown in Figure 5, terminal is carried out the process of switching between the base station, type by new serving BS (being also referred to as target BS) notice PPA/PPC (serving BS), and/or the user type of terminal, and then, comprise that following step S502 is to step S520 by PPC general's notice interaction diagrams to the method for PPS:

Step S502: portable terminal sends to serving BS and switches indication.

After portable terminal had been determined to be about to switch the new serving BS (target BS) that enters, portable terminal need send mobile Indication message (MOB_HO-IND), the sign of carrying target BS in this message to its current serving BS.

Step S504: serving BS sends to switch to target BS confirms (HO_Cnf) message, and the notice portable terminal is about to switch to this target BS; Target BS uses to switch agrees (HO_Ack) message response serving BS.

Step S506: target BS sends context request message to the anchor point authentication device of terminal; The anchor point authentication device uses context acknowledge message to respond target BS.

If the contextual information that target BS does not also have a terminal (for example, authorization key (Authorization Key, abbreviate AK as) contextual information), then at this moment, target BS can send context request (Context_Req) to the anchor point authentication device of terminal, in order to obtain the contextual information of terminal.

According to the method for describing among the step S406, target BS (base station from home, macro base station) can be known when oneself becoming after the serving BS of terminal the base station type of the serving BS of terminal, and/or the user type of terminal.At this moment, target BS can use above-mentioned context request with this base station type, and/or user type sends to PPC (anchor point authentication device); And this moment, PPC will be buffered in this locality to these parameters.

Step S508: target BS is sent out the pre-established request of data channel to the anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function) of terminal; Anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function) uses the pre-established response of data channel to respond target BS.

If target BS also is not a pre-established data channel between terminal and the anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function), then at this moment, target BS can also send the pre-established request of data channel (Path_Prereg_Req) to the anchor point datapath function, is used for pre-established data channel.

With the method for step S506, target BS can get access to above-mentioned base station type, and/or user type.Target BS can use the pre-established request message of data channel that it is sent to PPA (anchor point datapath function), and PPA will be buffered in this locality to these parameters.

Step S510: terminal sends distance measurement request to target BS, shows that terminal will switch to this target BS.

Step S512: target BS is responded ranging response to terminal, simultaneously, carries out terminal network re-entry process.

Step S514: target BS (new serving BS) is sent out data channel to the anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function) of terminal and is set up request; Anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function) uses data channel to set up response and responds target BS.

Target BS need be for formally setting up data channel between terminal and anchor point datapath function.At this moment, target BS sends data channel to the anchor point datapath function and sets up request (Path_Reg_Req).

With step S508, target BS can get access to above-mentioned base station type, and/or user type.Target BS can use the data channel request of setting up that it is sent to PPA (anchor point datapath function), and PPA will be buffered in this locality to these parameters.

Step S516: target BS (new serving BS) sends the request of CMAC key count update to the anchor point authentication device; The anchor point authentication device uses CMAC key count update to confirm to respond serving BS.

Target BS need with the count parameter of the synchronous CMAC key of anchor point authentication device of terminal, this parameter is used to calculate the key that generates protection wireless air interface safety.Target BS is realized CMAC key counting synchronously by send CMAC key count update request (CMAC_Key_Count_Update) to the anchor point authentication device.

With step S506, target BS can get access to above-mentioned base station type, and/or user type.Target BS can use the request of CMAC key count update that it is sent to PPC (anchor point authentication device), and PPC will be buffered in this locality to these parameters.

Step S518: carry out the data channel demolishing process between the old serving BS of anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function) and terminal.

Step S520: the mutual switching finished affirmation between the old serving BS of target BS (new serving BS) and terminal.

By the method that present embodiment is described, carry out in the process of switching in terminal, PPA/PPC can obtain the base station type of the new serving BS of terminal, and/or the user type of terminal on this new serving BS.

In the present embodiment, if target BS directly sends to PPC (step S506 with above-mentioned information (base station type, and/or user type), step S516), then can again this information be sent to PPA (step S508, step S514), at this moment, PPC will be responsible for this information is sent to PPS; Otherwise, then be responsible for this information is sent to PPS by PPC by PPA.

Obtaining above-mentioned information (base station type, and/or user type) afterwards, PPA/PPC can send to this information PPS (method of using embodiment one, two to describe) at any time.For example, can after step S514 is finished, trigger, this information is sent to PPS by PPA; Perhaps, after step S516 is finished, trigger, this information is sent to PPS by PPC; Or, after step S520 is finished (promptly, after whole switching flow is finished), target BS re-uses independent message informing PPC (anchor point authentication device)/PPA) (anchor point datapath function), and then triggering PPC/PPA sends to PPS with above-mentioned information.

Embodiment five

Fig. 6 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention five, as shown in Figure 6, terminal is carried out the process of preparing switching between the base station, by candidate target base station (potential new serving BS) notice PPA/PPC, when this candidate target base station becomes the new serving BS of terminal, the type of this serving BS, and/or the user type method on this serving BS of terminal comprise that following step S602 is to step S614:

Step S602: portable terminal sends handoff request to serving BS.

Portable terminal has inserted in the mobile communications network, and prepares to carry out handover operation; In handoff preparation phase, portable terminal to current be the serving BS request of initiate moving of its service.At this moment, portable terminal has been determined one group of candidate target base station.

Step S604: serving BS all sends one to each candidate target base station and prepares handoff request, the sign of the anchor point authentication device of carried terminal and the sign of anchor point IAD in this request.

Step S606: receive and prepare after the handoff request, candidate target base station sends context request message to the anchor point authentication device of terminal; The anchor point authentication device uses context acknowledge message to reply this candidate target base station.

Mutual purpose is the contextual information (for example, AK contextual information) in order to obtain terminal between candidate target base station and the anchor point authentication device.

With the method for describing among the step S506, at this moment, this candidate target base station (base station from home, macro base station) can also know when oneself becoming after the serving BS of terminal, the base station type of the serving BS of terminal, and/or the user type of terminal, and it is sent to PPC (anchor point authentication device) by context request (Context_Req) message.

Step S608: candidate target base station is sent out the pre-established request of data channel to the anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function) of terminal; Anchor point IAD (anchor point datapath function) uses the pre-established response of data channel to respond target BS.

With the method for step S506, candidate target base station can get access to above-mentioned base station type, and/or user type, and uses the pre-established request message of data channel that it is sent to PPA (anchor point datapath function), and PPA will be buffered in this locality to these parameters.

Step S610: candidate target base station is returned the preparation switching request response to serving BS, and this response has indicated this candidate target base station whether to accept the handoff request of portable terminal.

Step S612: serving BS returns switching request response to portable terminal, wherein comprises one or more potential target base station.

Step S614: serving BS sends to potential target base station and prepares switch acknowledgment message, thinks that carrying out the switching of subsequent movement terminal from the serving BS to the potential target base station prepares.

It should be noted that owing to, generally have a plurality of candidate target base station and participate in this process in handoff preparation phase.Therefore in the handoff preparation phase process, have a plurality of candidate target base station and send above-mentioned serving BS type to PPC/PPA, and/or user type, PPC/PPA can be in the such information of the many groups of its local cache.But PPC/PPA can not send to PPS with these information this moment.

In handover execution stage, after finally having determined the new serving BS of terminal (be these candidate base stations one of them), PPA/PPC takes out the above-mentioned serving BS type that this candidate base station sends over again, and/or user type, and adopts embodiment four described methods to send to PPS it.

Embodiment six

Fig. 7 is the interaction diagrams according to the embodiment of the invention six, as shown in Figure 7, terminal is carried out the not example of controlled switching, in this uncontrolled handoff procedure, type by this serving BS of new serving BS (being also referred to as target BS) notice PPA/PPC, and/or the user type of terminal, and then by PPC general's notice method, comprise following step S702 to step S716 to PPS:

Step S702: portable terminal sends distance measurement request to target BS.

In this flow process, portable terminal has inserted the base station from home system, and begins to carry out handover operation; All base stations of closing in this base station from home system can be as target BS, and portable terminal directly sends handoff request to initiate switching to target BS, and handoff request is a distance measurement request among this embodiment, to initiate a uncontrolled handoff procedure.

Step S704: target BS sends context information request to serving BS, in order to the sign of the anchor point authentication device of asking this portable terminal and the information such as sign of anchor point IAD.

Step S706: target BS is to the contextual information of the anchor point authentication device requesting terminal of terminal.

At this moment, target BS is not grasped the contextual information of terminal certainly, so target BS must be to the contextual information of the anchor point authentication device requesting terminal of terminal.With the method for describing among the step S506, at this moment, this target BS (base station from home, macro base station) can also obtain above-mentioned base station type, and/or the user type of terminal, and by context request message it is sent to PPC (anchor point authentication device).

Step S708: terminal network re-entry process.

Then, step S710 is identical to step S620 with step S614 to step S716.

By the method that present embodiment is described, carry out in the process of not controlled switching in terminal, PPA/PPC can obtain the base station type of the new serving BS of terminal, and/or the user type of terminal on this new serving BS.

PPA/PPC sends to opportunity of PPS with above-mentioned information, and with the method for implementing to describe in four, principle is identical, repeats no more.

In addition, embodiments of the invention four to six, the example that provides are the examples that anchor point authentication device and anchor point datapath function are positioned at different IADs.In fact, when both were positioned at same IAD, embodiment four to six was suitable for too, only the PPA among embodiment this moment with PPC replace (as, step S508, step S514), principle is identical, repeats no more.

In the system's connection layout that comprises base station from home shown in Figure 1, also have a network element that is referred to as home agent (Home Agent abbreviates HA as), this network element mainly is used as and realizes mobile IP (Mobile IP) function in mobile radio communication.

From top description as can be seen, all upstream datas all can finally converge to the anchor point datapath function; All downlink datas also all can at first be sent to the anchor point datapath function.After introducing HA, all upstream datas further send to HA after converging to the anchor point datapath function; And all downlink datas all can at first be sent on the HA, further send to the anchor point datapath function then.At this moment, can regard anchor point datapath function and one as is called as Foreign Agent (Foreign Agent abbreviates FA as) and closes and be located at together.

PPC can be positioned on the HA, and PPA will be positioned at FA.First, second embodiment of the present invention is applicable to this scene; And in the 3rd to the 6th embodiment, will no longer contain PPC in the above-mentioned anchor point authentication device, then above-mentioned serving BS type, and/or user type will at first obtain by PPA, further sending to PPC.Communicating by letter between PPA and the PPC can be finished by communicating by letter between FA and the HA.Except above-mentioned pre-payment request message, PPA can also use the message of mobile IP (Mobile IP abbreviates MIP as) protocol definition to transmit above-mentioned serving BS type, and/or user type, for example MIP registration message etc.

Need to prove, can in computer system, carry out in the step shown in the flow chart of accompanying drawing such as a set of computer-executable instructions, and, though there is shown logical order in flow process, but in some cases, can carry out step shown or that describe with the order that is different from herein.

Device embodiment

According to embodiments of the invention, a kind of PPC is provided, this PPC can be used for realizing the charging method based on the base station from home system of said method embodiment, this PPC comprises: sending module, be used for the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to PPS, so that PPS is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information, wherein, it is one of following that base station type information comprises: macro base station, base station from home, it is one of following that base station from home comprises: the closed mode base station from home, the mixed mode base station from home, it is one of following that open mode base station from home, user type information comprise: CSG member, non-CSG member.

Particularly, sending module is by inserting request message or other message with base station type information, and/or user type information, sends to PPS.Wherein, inserting request message comprises one of following: the access request message in the radius protocol, access request message, the credit control request information in the Diameter; PPC is by inserting request message with base station type information, and/or user type information, it is one of following that the trigger condition that sends to PPS comprises: the quota that terminal initial networks, prepaid server is terminal distribution uses up or is about to use up, the serving BS or the serving BS type of terminal change, the user type of terminal changes, prepayment client receives the pre-payment request; For example, PPC find PPS be the quota of terminal distribution use up or be about to use up (as, used 80% quota, reached threshold value), PPC finds that current serving BS or the serving BS type of terminal changes, PPC finds that the user type of terminal changes.

, send to before the PPS the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal at sending module, PPA obtains base station type information from base station from home/base station by the pre-established request message of data channel, and/or user type information; PPA is with base station type information, and/or user type information sends to PPC.In addition, PPC can also obtain base station type information from base station from home by one of following message, and/or user type information: the pre-Attach Request message of terminal, CMAC key count update request message, terminal context request message.Then, PPC obtains base station type information by the pre-payment request message from PPA, and/or user type information.

At sending module with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to after the PPS, PPS will receive base station type information and/or user type information, and be that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information, wherein, carrying out charging policy for terminal comprises: for terminal is selected charging rate (carrying out quota converts) and/or is the different charge mode of terminal selection.

In addition, sending module also is used for the remaining quota that terminal is current and sends to PPS.Wherein, this remaining quota be PPC from this locality or PPA obtain.

Need to prove that the PPC that describes among the device embodiment is corresponding to above-mentioned method embodiment, its concrete implementation procedure had been carried out detailed description in method embodiment, do not repeat them here.

Pass through the above embodiment of the present invention, solved in the correlation technique charge system and can't provide the otherness service of chargeing according to different base station type and/or different user types, thereby cause the user that base station from home is experienced relatively poor problem, by adopting PPC with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of terminal, send to PPS, so that PPS is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to base station type information and/or user type information, reach operator and attracted the user effectively, encourage the user to use the purpose of base station from home widely, and realized that the base station from home business carries out smoothly.

Obviously, those skilled in the art should be understood that, above-mentioned each module of the present invention or each step can realize with the general calculation device, they can concentrate on the single calculation element, perhaps be distributed on the network that a plurality of calculation element forms, alternatively, they can be realized with the executable program code of calculation element, thereby, they can be stored in the storage device and carry out by calculation element, perhaps they are made into each integrated circuit modules respectively, perhaps a plurality of modules in them or step are made into the single integrated circuit module and realize.Like this, the present invention is not restricted to any specific hardware and software combination.

The above is the preferred embodiments of the present invention only, is not limited to the present invention, and for a person skilled in the art, the present invention can have various changes and variation.Within the spirit and principles in the present invention all, any modification of being done, be equal to replacement, improvement etc., all should be included within protection scope of the present invention.

Claims (12)

1. the charging method based on the base station from home system is characterized in that, comprising:
Prepayment client is with the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of described terminal, send to prepaid server, so that described prepaid server is that described terminal is carried out charging policy according to described base station type information and/or described user type information;
Wherein, described base station type information comprises one of following: macro base station, base station from home, described user type information comprise one of following: closed user group membership, non-closed user group membership.
2. method according to claim 1 is characterized in that, described prepayment client sends to the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of described terminal prepaid server and comprises:
Described prepayment client is by inserting request message with described base station type information, and/or described user type information, sends to described prepaid server, and wherein, it is one of following that described access request message comprises:
Access request message in the radius protocol, access request message, the credit control request information in the Diameter.
3. method according to claim 1 is characterized in that, described prepayment client is described base station type information and/or described user type information, and it is one of following that the trigger condition that sends to described prepaid server comprises:
The quota that described terminal initial networks, described prepaid server is described terminal distribution uses up or is about to use up, the serving BS or the serving BS type of described terminal change, the user type of described terminal changes, described prepayment client receives the pre-payment request.
4. method according to claim 1 is characterized in that,, sends to after the prepaid server the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of described terminal at described prepayment client, and described method also comprises:
Described prepaid server receives described base station type information and/or described user type information;
Described prepaid server is that terminal is carried out charging policy according to described base station type information and/or described user type information;
Wherein, carrying out charging policy for described terminal comprises: for described terminal is selected charging rate and/or is terminal selection charge mode.
5. method according to claim 4 is characterized in that, is being that described method also comprised after described terminal was selected charging rate:
Described prepaid server is that described terminal is selected charging rate according to described base station type information and/or described user type information, and carries out quota according to described charging rate and convert.
6. method according to claim 1 is characterized in that,, sends to before the prepaid server the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of described terminal at described prepayment client, and described method also comprises:
Described prepayment client obtains described base station type information by one of following message from the pre-payment agency, and/or described user type information:
Pre-payment request message, mobile IP login information.
7. method according to claim 6 is characterized in that, obtain described base station type information by the pre-payment request message from the pre-payment agency at described prepayment client, and/or before the described user type information, described method comprises also:
Described pre-payment agency obtains described base station type information by one of following message from base station from home/base station, and/or described user type information: the pre-established request message of data channel, data channel are set up request message;
Described pre-payment agency is with described base station type information, and/or described user type information sends to described prepayment client.
8. method according to claim 1 is characterized in that,, sends to before the prepaid server the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of described terminal at described prepayment client, and described method also comprises:
Described prepayment client obtains described base station type information and/or described user type information by one of following message from base station from home/base station:
But the pre-Attach Request message extended authentication of terminal agreement forwarding message, CMAC key count update request message, context request message, the pre-established request message of data channel, data channel are set up request message.
9. according to each described method in the claim 1 to 8, it is characterized in that with described base station type information and/or described user type information, when sending to prepaid server, described method also comprises at prepayment client:
The prepayment client remaining quota that described terminal is current sends to prepaid server.
10. method according to claim 9 is characterized in that, before described prepayment client sent to described prepaid server with described remaining quota, described method also comprised:
Described prepayment client from this locality or pre-payment agency obtain described remaining quota.
11., it is characterized in that it is one of following that described base station from home comprises according to each described method in the claim 1 to 8:
Closed mode base station from home, mixed mode base station from home, open mode base station from home.
12. a prepayment client is characterized in that, comprising:
Sending module, be used for the base station type information of the serving BS of terminal and/or the user type information of described terminal, send to prepaid server, so that described prepaid server is that described terminal is carried out charging policy according to described base station type information and/or described user type information
Wherein, described base station type information comprises one of following: macro base station, base station from home, described user type information comprise one of following: CSG member, non-CSG member.
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