Implementation and evaluation of a new charging model for mobile networks
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The charging models for telephony networks have been fairly the same since the introduction of the phone in the late nineteen century. Only today do we see more variety of forms of charging in telephony networks when the phone ceases to be merely a phone and takes on other tasks.
The aim of this thesis is to implement and evaluate a new charging model for mobile networks called Mobile-Points. A charging model that incorporates a payment system for mobile phones as well as a customer reward system. Since the AAA accounting models are very similar these are examined and evaluated for usability. The concept of Mobile-Points is the invention of George Liu Dr. Tech. of Ericsson Research. The Mobile-Points system is implemented using the Ericsson developed Daemon system for distributed agent programming. The implementation takes in to account the many problems with payment systems such as security, trust, and non-repudiation. The Mobile-Points system is compared to the AAA DIAMETER system.
The implementation shows that the Mobile-Points system is usable as a new charging model and payment system. Although many similarities between AAA systems and the Mobile-Points system they are not applicable without major modifications. The structure used for Mobile-Points have more similarities with a 3PK system than a AAA DIAMETER system. The evaluation shows that AAA DIAMETER systems are useable for payment systems in general, but the lack of current implementations makes them hard to incorporate. It also shows that it is the structure of the AAA DIAMETER system that makes it interesting for payment systems not the protocols.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. , 81 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93534OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93534DiVA: diva2:516893
2000-12-04, Biblioteket, Teleinformatics, Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 13:00 (English)
Maguire Jr., Gerald Q., professorLiu, George Y.
Maguire Jr., Gerald Q., professor