WO2001090836A3 - Real-time (all the time) operation support system and method - Google Patents

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WO2001090836A3
WO2001090836A3 PCT/IL2001/000472 IL0100472W WO0190836A3 WO 2001090836 A3 WO2001090836 A3 WO 2001090836A3 IL 0100472 W IL0100472 W IL 0100472W WO 0190836 A3 WO0190836 A3 WO 0190836A3
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An operations support system (200) and method for communication services that compiles exact usage data in real time. In one embodiment, a biling system for IP-based communications is disclosed. The system employs a server and associated technology to maintain the state of all active services as a function of time. The server solftware is providing the value of a parameter at any given moment in time by storing it as a function of current time. The server serves as the point of authority for current user information (201) during the session. At the end of the session the information is stored in a database (232, 332) for achival, query and batch processing. The method activates events according to predetermined business rules. The system is accomplished by predicting events that may occur in the future through maintenance of dynamic updated table of events (336) for future business.
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