Global Patent Index - EP 0983681 A1

EP 0983681 A1 2000-03-08 - METHOD FOR CHARGING CALLS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Title (en)

METHOD FOR CHARGING CALLS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR VERGEBÜHRUNG VON VERBINDUNGEN IN EINEM KOMMUNIKATIONSNETZ

Title (fr)

PROCEDE POUR LA TAXATION DES COMMUNICATIONS DANS UN RESEAU DE COMMUNICATIONS

Publication

EP 0983681 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98924151 A

Priority

  • EP 98924151 A
  • EP 9802316 W
  • EP 97108324 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0880265A1] The method involves determining a billing of connections in a communications network which includes a majority of partial networks of different providers. A pricing of a connection is determined in a pricing determination point (TDP) of a partial network, and is transferred as a pricing message to a billing processing point (TPP). The billing processing point performs billing-related processes based on the received pricing messages, in which the pricing of a connection is explicitly indicated in the pricing message, i.e. in the pricing units per pricing time interval. The pricing units are preferably indicated in a currency format or a meter pulse format.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 15/28; H04M 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 15/00 (2006.01); H04M 15/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 15/49 (2013.01); H04M 15/28 (2013.01); H04M 2215/46 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9853600A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0880265 A1 19981125; AR 010167 A1 20000517; EP 0983681 A1 20000308; US 2002097852 A1 20020725; WO 9853600 A1 19981126

INPADOC legal status


2006-05-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051122

2004-06-09 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040423

2000-03-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991118

2000-03-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES GB IT