Tekno Telecom’s NetQuest Network Management System processes data directly from the network
(SS7, IP, ATM) into billing records with 99.999% accuracy. Using tremendous processing power and
the latest hardware and software technologies, the SS7, ATM, and IP Call and Transaction Detail
Records (CDRs/TDRs), Raw MSU and Packet billing information and reports are generated from Tekno
Telecom's monitoring devices. This information can then be processed into rated billing records
and fed into a billing system.
Carriers deploying NetQuest's solutions receive a rapid return on investment. NetQuest generates
more accurate billing information for significantly less cost. Secondly, the NetQuest System
provides this in both “Real-Time” and near real-time functionality. Carriers today have found over
500% savings compared to traditional billing system feeds.
Carriers normally derive their billing information from switches that produce proprietary record
formats or quasi standard formats. In many cases, these records need to be mediated or massaged into
AMA records which can then be rated and billed. In some cases, based on switch provisioning and high CPU
usage, CDRs may not even be produced or could be corrupted. Often each newly added feature or change
in the output record format results in significant costs from the switching companies.
Carriers deploying next generation networks using softswitches and signaling gateways have difficulty
gaining full revenue generation from these environments. Other carriers have to work with
multi-vendor switches that further complicate an already expensive environment.
Often billing criteria cannot even be obtained from switches (TCAP, AIN, and IS-41) and carriers rely on
other network elements to provide this valuable information or just use statistical guesses.
Collection and archiving this data in raw form is expensive and complicated, especially with many of
the back-end applications and large data management processes required.
NetQuest provides accurate CDRs derived directly from the network (SS7, ATM, IP) that inherently contain
significantly more information than their counterpart BAF/AMA records. As new features or types of
calls come on line with NetQuest, there is no need to modify actual switch records and incur extra costs
from switch manufacturers. Since NetQuest’s CDR Generation System is 99.999% accurate, extra savings
are also realized, as there are less CDRs that are corrupted or are lost.
Other types of billing become easily available including billing by transactions, MSUs and other
types of services.
Data Integrity Features
Message (MSU) Counts
Minutes of Use
-Local, Intra Lata, Inter-Lata,
Tekno Telecom’s SS7, IP and ATM non-intrusive monitoring devices [Net(s)CCS and NetAnalyzer]
decode and count every MSU and packet. Each device then correlates the protocol messages
into CDRs and TDRs and transmits them and statistical reports to Tekno Telecom's centralized
server RDBMS applications
(NetScope and NetViewPoint), as well as 3rd party and host systems including billing systems. The SS7
CDRs are then modified into standard AMA records and fed into a billing system with extremely high levels
Carriers can lower costs and yet increase revenue and profitability through less
expensive and more accurate billing feeds generated through the NetQuest System. Whether the network be
wireline, wireless, and next-generation networks, carriers should investigate the advantages of
Tekno Telecom’s NetQuest Solutions.