Syniverse has announced it has enabled Swisscom, the telecommunications provider in Switzerland, to monetize wholesale roaming traffic using the GSMA´s new Billing and Charging Evolution (BCE) industry standard, the company said.
The agreement enables Swisscom and its extensive network of other mobile operator partners around the world to better prepare for scalable growth, especially as emerging technologies, including 5G and narrowband Internet of things (NB-IoT), continue to add more connectivity and complexity to the clearing and settlement process.
Designed with the future in mind, BCE introduces a new level of flexibility to both charging and settlement models, while reducing the need to send detailed traffic records daily. BCE permits reports between mobile operators to be exchanged upon previously agreed bilateral agreements for use in support of wholesale invoicing and settlement. In cases where more detailed information is required, for example in dispute cases, BCE makes it possible to also send Detailed Data Records (DDRs) to mitigate potential inaccuracies in non-aggregated billing records.
By implementing these new methods for monetizing wholesale roaming, Syniverse allows for network usage between operators to be reconciled more quickly and accurately. This enables Swisscom and its partners to exchange wholesale roaming invoicing and perform settlement more accurately and efficiently.
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Swisscom is headquartered in Ittigen, close to the capital city Berne. Outside Switzerland, Swisscom has a presence on the Italian market in the guise of Fastweb.