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GPTo (telecommunications)

Billing

  • CDR rating:

The CDRs (Call Data Records) are checked and rated as soon as they are acquired by GPTo, in accordance with the tariff assigned to each subscription. GPTo provides automatic control systems for the collection of the CDRs and for their acquisition at the same time they happen (in accordance with the types of switches used).

  • Tariff plan:

Tariff plans for communications are specified in GPTo: a charging table in accordance with the type of call (incoming, outgoing, transferred, etc.), origin/destination binomial, time-based reductions, calculation algorithm (minimum call duration, indivisible minute, to the second, charging ranges, billing minima, etc.), reductions or special rates for calls to certain numbers.

  • Automatic billing:

GPTo calculates the invoices on the basis of permanent data (subscriptions, additional services, etc.) or variable data (communications, manual tickets, meter readings, etc.). Billing can be collective (programmable groups) or individual (any subscriber can be invoiced at any time, even if he or she belongs to a group which is being billed). Billing periodicity is determined group by group, at the discretion of the Operator - annually, two monthly, monthly, fortnightly, weekly, or daily. The process for the billing of groups takes place in parallel. Subscriptions for different products can belong to a given billing group and give rise to one and the same invoice (convergent billing). The printing of invoices is sorted according to the methods of distribution: Post Box, distribution to homes by post, distribution to homes by the Operator, for collection at commercial outlets, etc. A duplicate of the invoice can be printed at any time at a window. The format and the content of the invoice are programmable by the Operator.

  • International traffic shares:

GPTo calculates and prints outgoing international traffic from the data recorded in the billing modules. The volumes of traffic per product, starting route, and country of destination are assigned the division and transit charges. If the data of the incoming international traffic is available, then the "arrival" figure is also calculated.

  • Invoicing interconnection:

GPTo holds the tariff plan negotiated with the interconnected operators. It rates the communications exchanged in accordance with the periodicity provided for in the agreement. It issues invoices for the traffic which is due to it. It stores the amounts corresponding to the traffic that it owes, for later checking of the invoices submitted by the other operators.

  • Inter-Operator accounting:

GPTo keeps the accounting for the international operator with its foreign contacts: recording (flow) of the outgoing traffic counts produced by GPTo, entry (credit) of the incoming traffic counts transmitted by the contacts, establishment of the balances (in foreign currency: DTS, gold francs, US dollars, FCFA, etc.), entry of the additive postings (non periodic billing) or correction of the counts, and entry of the payments effected or received. GPTo keeps the accounting for the interconnected operators - keeping of an account for each operator, in the foreign currency specified by the interconnection agreement, entry of the invoices received, and establishment of the balances, entry of the payments effected or received.

  • Roaming (GSM):

GPTo handles the travelling customers (roamers) of the operator in the networks of other operators: authorization, suspension, guarantee deposit, subscription, monitoring of the customer account, etc. It processes the "TAP IN" files received from the foreign operators values the communications sent or received, and invoices these to the customers. GPTo handles the customers of the other operators on a visit to the network. It collects the calls sent or received by these customers, values the communications in accordance with the agreements with the other operators and produces the "TAP OUT" files which it then transmits.