WO2017144736A1 - System for m2m communication via prepayment - Google Patents

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WO2017144736A1
WO2017144736A1 PCT/ES2016/070110 ES2016070110W WO2017144736A1 WO 2017144736 A1 WO2017144736 A1 WO 2017144736A1 ES 2016070110 W ES2016070110 W ES 2016070110W WO 2017144736 A1 WO2017144736 A1 WO 2017144736A1
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Enrique Emilio PARRILLA ROJAS
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Lantia Research, S.L.
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L12/00Data switching networks
    • H04L12/02Details
    • H04L12/14Metering, charging or billing arrangements specially adapted for data wireline or wireless communications
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • H04W4/00Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
    • H04W4/24Accounting or billing
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • H04W48/00Access restriction; Network selection; Access point selection
    • H04W48/02Access restriction performed under specific conditions

Abstract

Based on the conventional structure of a GSM network, which can be used for M2M or IoT communications, to which remote machines (1) are connected that are associated with respective M2M modules (2) via a series of base stations (4) with corresponding telephone antennae (4), a sub-station for network communication (5) and a network management sub-station (12), the characteristics of the invention are focused on the inclusion of an intermediate server (19), provided with means for controlling access of the SIM card to the HLR database (6) in accordance with the maximum level of traffic permitted, thereby permitting the establishment of a system for M2M communication via prepayment, as well as the detection of possible abnormalities in the functioning of certain remote machines (1).

Description

M2M COMMUNICATION SYSTEM Prepay

OBJECT OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a communication system using the M2M (machine to machine) protocol, designed to be used as prepaid.

The object of the invention to provide a prepayment system to avoid unexpected bills, for example due to a failure in any of the devices connected to the system within parameters outside the normal. From this objective, the system itself can detect devices that may be malfunctioning due to shooting data consumption.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Within the GSM telecommunications standard, three types of communications are defined and are as follows:

• Voice

• SMS

· data

As for voice and SMS, they have their own communication protocol and are outside the scope of the present invention. In this regard, there are multiple combinations and ways to ensure that a terminal (phone) can not establish a connection to send a message or set a phone call if there are insufficient funds to carry them out.

This is not the case in the data connection. The nature of the protocol for the establishment of data makes the exact amount of traffic transmitted can not be determined until the end of the transmission. Is, once the connection is started must wait until it is closed in order to bill the call.

Traditionally, data service has been used at the enterprise level for different applications such as POS terminals, Tolls, Telemetry systems, GPS tracking, accountants, and many others. Such applications are usually associated with a service contract with risk control and billing afterwards.

However, the growth of devices and M2M (machine to machine), also known as IOT (Internet of Things) has made such limitation becomes an impediment in developing markets and new applications.

Currently, service providers M2M communications are limited to authorized devices access to the network (generally identified by their IMEI) and keep a record of all communications. At the end of the contracted cycle billing system (15) computes the amount of traffic that has circulated through the system and the applicable rate contracted by the client.

There are two problems that the system described above does not solve

Sensors, routers, and devices used in the field M2M are more susceptible to a technical failure that results in over-consumption. While a mobile terminal has several security systems from the use of PINs to the inability of a phone to initiate a call by itself the essence of M2M service is the use of intelligent machines capable of making their own connections without human intervention. Unanticipated technical situation may result in an amount of data connection or constant attempts to generate an exponentially higher than expected traffic. This may not be detected until the end of the billing cycle. Communications providers of M2M wishing to extend their business to emerging or missing markets business risk control can not limit their financial exposure in the event of misuse or fraud situation, which the accessibility is limited and business expansion.

Consequently, to date communication systems M2M type they are billed a posteriori, ie after the service performed and recorded the same, so that the facilities current antenna is not possible to use a communication system using prepaid, because such facilities do not allow cutting the volume of data exceeded a connection.

While data volumes used by devices that connect to the network through such systems can be calculated a priori in a manner which approximates fairly reliable final consumption, these calculations are only real when these devices show operation right, so that to any failure in them could be the case that a recurrent connection, as an infinite loop, risking unexpected bills that could be of considerable amount is established.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The communication system M2M advocated resolves in a fully satisfactory aforementioned problems based on a simple solution but highly effective, which allows a system of such communication by prepaid, thereby preventing unexpected bills, while allowing devices to identify a malfunction based on consumption data that exceeds its usual working parameters. To that end and more specifically, based on existing systems of GSM communications, in which a series of devices or remote machines to control, associated with an M2M device or module which connects to the remote machine and providing defined communication with the corresponding server through a network of GSM intelligent communication, in which a number of base stations are set with corresponding telephone antennas, and a subsystem communication network allowing communication between the station and the corresponding server.

Communication subsystem network, as is conventional, includes a database or HRL (Home Location Register), which contains all the administrative information of each subscriber, together with the location data thereof. Said communication subsystem network, as is also conventional, is associated with a substation network management consisting bridge for messages, a management system commonly known by its English terminology (Mobile Intelligent Network, or MIN), a billing platform and an operations center and support known as OSS English.

However from this conventional structure, the invention provides for the inclusion of an intermediate server associated communication subsystem network. This system interacts with billing platform, OSS and network intelligent management to facilitate the establishment of consumption limits for the purpose of:

1 . Alert the user in the event of a overconsumption and suspend or pause communication to avoid extra costs.

2. Mark usage limits for credit customers not established

3. Any combination of the first two scenarios presented

Therefore the implementation of said intermediate server or substation network management acts as manager step by implementing a real-time calculation of turnover traffic performed and informing the communication subsystem network termination of the credit in the case of this has been consumed in its entirety.

More specifically, from this intermediate server access SIM card is controlled to the HLR database and the maximum level permitted traffic is established. Level is reached when said connection is terminated forcibly. If the device retried communicate this time it is detected that there is no balance and communication is not established.

From these readings, and as mentioned above, based on statistical data, it can detect the malfunction of some remote machine.

It is achieved in this way, a system that allows commercial offer prepaid M2M in the world and IOT, with the huge benefits that entails, and which have been mentioned above.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

To complement the description that is going to be made and to assist a better understanding of the invention's characteristics, according to a preferred practical embodiment thereof, accompanying as an integral part of said description, a plane where illustrative and non-limiting character, show the following:

Figure 1 .- Shows a schematic representation of a block diagram for a communication system by prepayment M2M blocks according to the object of the present invention.

PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

As can be seen in the aforementioned figure, the communication system M2M Prepay of the invention is intended to control the use of data from a number of devices or remote machines (1), associated with respective M2M modules (2) by which They are connected to a GSM network intelligent communication, through a series of base (3) stations with corresponding telephone antennas (4), and the base station subsystem (17) that provides the specific infrastructure to: cells of GSM protocol, a substation switching network (5), which communicates with a substation management network (12).

Obviously, the remote machine (1) and the M2M module (2) could be integrated / encapsulated in a single device.

Substation switching network (5) is responsible for initiating, terminate and route calls through a mobile switching center (7) known to MSC for its acronym in English and which houses the record visitor location, or VLR in English. Said central turn provides interfaces to the public telephone network (1 1), short messaging systems (18) that can be connected to service centers (10), an identification register equipment (9) which identifies devices that can access the system through its serial number or IMEI, a database record that stores the user's position within the network (6) location, and an authentication center user, who takes care of encryption of signals and identifying users within the system (8)

Meanwhile, as is also conventional, the substation network management (12) consists of a bridge for messages (13), a management system (14) commonly known by its English terminology (Mobile Intelligent Network, or MIN), a billing platform (15) and an operations center and support (16) known as OSS English.

According as the essence of the invention, it is provided that the M2M communication system incorporating an intermediate server (19) between the substation switching network (5) and the substation management network (12).

This system interacts with billing platform, OSS and network intelligent management to facilitate the establishment of consumption limits in order to alert the user in the event of a overconsumption and suspend or pause communication to avoid cost overruns, set limits of use for customers with no established credit and any combination of the first two scenarios presented. Therefore the intermediate server (19) acts as manager step by implementing a real-time calculation of turnover traffic performed and informing the substation switching network (5) completion of credit in the event that this has It has been consumed in its entirety.

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What is claimed
1 .- M2M communication system by prepayment, starting from the conventional structure of a GSM communications system in which a number of remote machines (1) associated with respective modules involved M2M (2) by connecting to a GSM network intelligent communication, through the M2M protocol, which involved base (3) stations with corresponding telephone antennas (4) and its base station subsystem (17) that provides the specific infrastructure to cellular aspects GSM protocol, substations switching network (5), and substations network management (12), having foreseen that in substations switching network (5) means to initiate, terminate included, and route calls to through a mobile switching center (7) that it houses the visitor location register, central providing interfaces to the public telephone network (1 January), short message systems (18) PUE den be connected to service centers (10), an identification register equipment (9) that identifies devices that can access the system through its serial number or IMEI, a database record that stores position location user within the network (6), and a center for user authentication, which is responsible for signal encryption and identification of users within the system (8), whereas in substations network management (12) a bridge for messages (13), a management system (14), a billing platform (15) and an operations center and support (16), characterized in that an intermediate server (19) between the substations is incorporated defined switching network (5) and network management substations (12) and billing platform, provided with means for setting consumption limits and suspend or pause communication depending on them.
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