With our unmatched real-time access to network data, we offer operators the transparency, transparency and control measures needed to ensure the optimization of wholesale agreements and PCCs. Through IoT software recognition and the application of permanent roaming rules coordinated with roaming partners, operators can then monetize incoming roaming traffic. So it all starts with the ability to accurately recognize IoT devices and their permanent roaming status. Due to silent devices and technical challenges, an advanced detection solution requires presence detection using signalling information and artificial intelligence in order to achieve transparency and access to their roaming modes of transport. In addition to detection, operators need to negotiate the right wholesale agreements with their roaming partners and have the appropriate, segmented, device-based assessment and billing processes. Roaming is possible due to roaming agreements between Operator A and Operator B. The commercial discussions between the two parties focus on the following points: after the discovery, operators will have to negotiate the right discount agreements with their roaming partners and have the appropriate evaluation and billing procedures, segmented and equipment-based. Roaming providers quickly realized that their existing roaming agreements are not designed for IoT. Managing consumer and IoT transportation in the same wholesale contracts, discount models, and billing processes are extremely difficult and sometimes even counterproductive tasks. For example, an operator may be a net beneficiary of consumer roaming, but a net emitter and payer for IoT traffic. Today, most operators have IOT discount agreements, as they are usually not able to secure traffic to their networks in depth without offering discounts. Billing for “standard” roaming traffic is already complex enough, with the need for dedicated software solutions to forecast traffic, simulate rates, and track and compare discount offers agreed between partners.
The addition of traffic segmentations and new charging models specific to the IoT business will make the use of these software solutions inevitable. When upgrading these solutions, carriers should also look for ways to automate the comparison and billing of IoT roaming charges. Around 2001/2002, IOT discount agreements were introduced at a low level for tariffs set between operators, called IIOTs. . . .