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Wholesale & Interconnect Billing

Wholesale & Interconnect Billing

The system eases the complexities of managing diverse partnerships inherent in wholesale and 5G networks, simplifying everything from contract onboarding to billing and settlement.
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What is interconnect billing in telecom?

Interconnect billing secures revenue streams for service providers by enabling them to charge other operators for use of their network infrastructure for voice, data, SMS, and other services. With constantly increasing reliance on data and customers expecting lower voice rates, interconnect partnerships become necessary for service providers to efficiently monetize their networks, manage their partners, and plug revenue leaks.

What is the significance of wholesale or interconnect billing solution?

wholesale or Interconnect billing solution enables communications service providers to secure revenue when they partner with other operators to use each other’s network infrastructure for voice, data, SMS, and other services. It plays an especially significant role in 5G networks, which bring surging partnership opportunities, offering the potential for innovation with billing use cases like network slicing, device-based experiences, converged offerings, and more.

Benefits of the Unified Policy-Based Multi-Tenant System

Telecom Billing System

Maximize Partnerships

The system facilitates limitless configurations to manage a diverse partner ecosystem (distribution, content/OTT, IoT, interconnect, roaming, MVNO, and more). It includes end-to-end partner lifecycle management and supports varied contract policies and settlement modes.

Create n-level partner hierarchy and bill on any network like LTE or 5G for channels like distribution partners, content/OTT, interconnect and roaming, MVNO, affiliates and agents.

Empower partners with advanced self-care and capabilities that help run successful business operations.

Empower your marketing and business development teams by supporting various revenue models (revenue share, commission, usage-based rating, tiered discounts, and more) using Alepo’s industry-leading telecom interconnect solution.

Implement 5G Use Cases

Partner management plays a vital role in driving 5G ROI, and telecom wholesale billing has the highest potential for innovation with new billing use cases like network slicing, device-based experiences, converged offerings, and any API event.

The system maximizes 5G partnership opportunities, enabling service providers to help partners secure revenue with automated rates and charging mechanisms, swift onboarding, and reduced time-to-market with customized business configurations.

Built on the latest technologies with a cloud-native vendor-neutral approach, Alepo seamlessly integrates with other 5G solutions or any standard IT element.

5G Use Cases
Interconnect Billing solution

Support Interconnect Billing

Alepo’s telecom Wholesale Billing supports all legacy interconnect billing use cases for voice, data, SMS, and more. It manages partnerships (bilateral, hubbing/aggregator, routing) and defines commitments based on revenue, service usage, penalty breach, and more.

The system ensures:

  • Accurate billing and invoicing with support for re-rating, multi-currency, and prompt bill runs.
  • Flawless reconciliation and settlement, tracking outbound and inbound traffic and verifying invoices issued by partners.
  • Frequent rate changes are handled in real-time and in bulk with a robust rating engine.
  • The least-cost routing is identified using optimum routing algorithms, with an intuitive user interface to compare rates offered by partners. Routes can be prioritized based on various parameters.
  • Comprehensive Business Intelligence reports give a 360-degree view of the entire interconnect ecosystem.

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