In a telecommunications network environment, various Network Elements like telephone switches encode and store accounting data, known as Call Detail Records (CDRs), in different formats. The TeleMedia Platform collects this data, converts it into a normalized output format, and then distributes it to third-party applications such as billing, traffic analysis, fraud management systems etc.
TeleMedia platform architecture enables service providers to tie in multiple types of network elements into a homogenous architecture. It can handle multiple switches with wide variety of network interface options. It is scalable, open, flexible and highly manageable and is available as a simple low-cost platform to high-end high-availability clustering platform.
Network manageability of both the Mediation application and the host is essential in a telecommunication environment. TeleMedia provides SNMP interface for remote administration and maintenance of the Mediation software and the host machines. TeleMedia also provides a local management capability.
Interoperability tests with a variety of switches is part of the TeleMedia Quality Assurance process. The company is working with our clients to continually expand the list of supported switches.
TeleMedia process architecture
Features and Functions
Capable of automatic and on-demand collection of CDR files or records from different types of Network Elements as well as from other Mediation systems
FTAM, CMIP, MTP, AFT, AMATPS, FTP
Ericsson, Lucent, Nokia, Siemens, Alcatel, Nortel, NEC, Fujitsu
2. Post Processing
Format conversion (CDR normalization)
Useful when collecting CDRs from several different switches and transporting the same to different downstream applications supporting their own native formats
Useful in separating CDRs based on CDR type
Other custom post processing
3. Distribution to downstream applications
Real time CDR file forwarding to Billing and other downstream Systems
X.25, TCP/IP, OSI, Windows NT and Netware
Multiple file transfer protocols
FTAM, FTP, Windows NETBUEI
Support for encryption
5. Event/Error Notifications
SNMP extension agent
E-mail on errors
Multiple Access types
7. Help and Usage
Generates file logging at various levels of the stack, for quick diagnosis by the user as well as the developer.
Reports for the verification of the downloading and distribution processes.
Supports interfacing to backup packages
10. System Requirements
Can work on UNIX, NT and Linux platforms. Hardware sizing depends on CDRs per day, Number of applications and Number of interfaces .
Help is provided to customers to select the most suitable hardware for the present and the growth needs of the Service provider.
TeleMedia is conformant to all the international ISO standards like ISO 8202, ISO 8073, OSI FTAM, Ericsson MTP, AFT, Bell core AMA.
Can be scaled to process from one million to 24 million CDRs per day. The system can be cascaded to enhance this performance without upper limit according to the service provider’s
||Lower Layers protocol stack that works Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI etc... interfaces.
||Lower Layers protocol stack that uses X.25 with RS-232, V.35 or X.21 interfaces.