Online Usage Netting


Increasing number of risky or slow payers wholesale carriers, products diversification and high potential of slowly collected or unbilled traffic, create necessity for more complex and time consuming definition of acceptable risk exposure strategies. Moreover, Billing’s limited support for personalization and flexibility of setting limits methodologies, inevitably create space for diversified trade-offs in between new revenue streams enablement and risk exposure mitigation.


ZIRA WBRM’s Online Usage’ Netting Management goes beyond a typical Credit Management software capabilities and based on actual traffic control, performs online “usage netting” (i.e. billed-unbilled traffic) with up to, maximum 3 minutes of latency, which also include fraudulent attempts distinguished controls (i.e. fraudulent attempts prevention or monetization) and bi-directional consumption correlation.

Quick activation of personalized risk policy and online control of Usage & Total Net position for safe entry into new business relationships.

Key Benefits

Configurable risk exposure personalized policy:
per an Account/Partner (pre/postpaid).

Multiple limit refile options: deposit, bank guarantee or traffic.

Minimized latency.

Configurable threshold alarms (severities) and notifications.

Configurable risk exposure personalized policy:
per an Agreement‘s Product(s).

Applicable discounts and rate change (i.e. prorate) calculation.

Scheduled or ad-hoc policy activation and update.

Robustness and high-end performance.

Usage measurement upon minutes or monetary values.

Bi-directional (In/Out) traffic per Account.

Automated barr/unbarr options (limit/refile, daily/combined).

ZIRA Online Usage Netting Key Features

Risk Exposure Policy Personalization

Deposit, bank guarantee, Partner‘s behavior driven;
Risk exposure policy configurable personalization:
Pre/postpaid Account‘s policy,
Agreement‘s Products policy,
Bi-directional Account’s traffic,
Validity amounts, days, periods,
Requiring values and validities,
Alarms severity and notifications,
Top-Up options;
Scheduled or ad-hoc policy activation/update;

Usage Control Configurable Flexibility

Minutes or monetary amount usage controls:
Multiple traffic control validities (daily, n-days,        monthly …),
Automated barr/unbarr management,
Alarms and notification configurable severities;
Combined traffic control validity options:
Monthly Limit or Daily Limit,
Cary Over or Use It Or Lose It,
Grace Period Option;
Online Netting options activation/update:
Out-traffic automated limit refill;

Total Net Position Management

Latency measured in minutes;
Total Net position detailed accuracy:
Online Account‘s traffic acctual usage Netting,
Refill limit applicable options,
Applicable rate changes,
Applicable corrective charges (fraudulent attempts),
Bi-directional traffic;
Automated barr/unbarr configurable options:
Account‘s total limit,
Agreement‘s products limits,
Daily, n-days, monthly limits;

Online Fraudulent Attempts Control

Online fraudlent attempts controlled:
CLI missing or invalid,
Invalid A/B number (length or old mob prefixes),
A-number masked (e.g. +39 242 xx yyyy);
Automated prevention and mitigation options:
Barr fraudlent traffic attempt,
Apply corrective charges (e.g. 10€/min etc.);

Management Features

Rate Change Management;
Bi-directional Traffic Management;
Configurable Recurring Flexibility;
Multi Currency Handling;
Multi Switch Environment;

Automation & High-end Performance

Online usage Netting automated tasks:
Online traffic measurement and control,
Bi-directional (In/Out) traffic,
Total Net position measurment and control,
Alarms and notifications,
Barr/unbarr upon limit type and value,
Fraudlent attempts discovery and mitigation;

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