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When moving the telephone exchange is easier than moving the lines within it…

Relocating vast numbers of subscriber lines is something to be avoided. In 1929 Indiana Bell realized they needed a larger telephone exchange (“CO” to use the US term) to meet growing demand, and while there was vacant land around the current building, it wasn’t large enough to build on with the current building slap-dab in … Continue reading When moving the telephone exchange is easier than moving the lines within it…

5G Online Charging with the Nchf_ConvergedCharging SBI

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and 5G is the same – services running through a 5G Standalone core need to be billed. In 5G Core Networks, the SMF (Session Management Function) reaches out to the CHF (Charging Function) to perform online charging, via the Nchf_ConvergedCharging Service Based Interface (aka reference point). Like … Continue reading 5G Online Charging with the Nchf_ConvergedCharging SBI