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.
A unified and configurable policy-based multi-tenant system that can manage a diverse ecosystem of partners, including distribution, content/OTT, IoT, interconnect, roaming, MVNO, and more. Alepo’s Wholesale Billing includes an end-to-end solution to manage the entire partner lifecycle and support diverse contract policies, revenue models, and settlement modes.
The system helps operators build strong relationships with partners by managing every interaction and offering more independence with advanced self-service capabilities. Its features empower partners to perform the actions required to run successful business operations, while also improving the operational efficiency of service providers.
Diverse Models Supported
Create n-level partner hierarchy and bill on any network like LTE or 5G for various channels such as:
- Distribution partner
- Interconnect and roaming
- Affiliates and agents
Empower your marketing and business development teams with a system that can support various revenue models like:
- Revenue share
- Usage-based rating
- Tiered discounts
- And more
Implement 5G Use Cases
5G means new devices, use cases, partnerships, and business models that require a flexible system to generate ROI on the huge network investment. Partner management plays a vital role in an operator’s 5G business, and wholesale billing has the highest potential for innovation with new billing use cases like:
- Network slicing
- Device-based experiences
- Any API event
- Converged offerings
With the surging partnership opportunities 5G brings, it is vital for service providers to offer partners a flexible and robust solution that secures revenue with automated rates and charging mechanisms, enables swift onboarding, and reduces 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, preparing operators to seize opportunities as the market evolves.
Support Interconnect Billing
Alepo’s Wholesale Billing supports all legacy interconnect billing use cases, securing revenue streams for service providers by enabling them to charge other operators for use of their network infrastructure, specifically voice, data, SMS, and more. 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. Other highlights of the system include:
Manages partnerships (bilateral, hubbing/aggregator, routing) and defines commitments based on revenue, service usage, penalty breach, and more.
Robust Rating Engine
Processes high volumes of data with an easy-to-use rating system, including:
- Swift handling of frequent rate changes and new additions in realtime
- Rate-based support on number prefix, trunk ID, pulse, destinations, or a combination of these parameters
- Setting times-based special rates
- Multi-currency support
- Real-time bulk upload of new rates
- Prorating and charging
Reconciliation and Settlement
Tracks outbound and inbound traffic flawlessly and generate bills to verify faulty invoices issued by partners.
Billing and Invoicing
Generates invoices for interconnect legacy voice and SMS inbound traffic with support for re-rating, multi-currency, and prompt bill runs.
Optimum Routing Algorithms
Identifies the least-cost routing with an intuitive user interface to compare rates offered by various partners. Routes can be prioritized based on call quality, profit margins, average call duration, answer seizure ratio, or customized routing.
Provides a comprehensive technical and managerial reporting module that gives a 360-degree view of the entire interconnect business ecosystem, enables optimization of network resources, and helps review partner performance to plan future strategies.
Flexible Deployment Models
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