Adaptation of BCE settlement process by several operators in the world will be most likely for specific data service-based use cases. These use cases will primarily be driven based on new business opportunities, roaming agreements, differentiated charging principles, technology (e.g NB-IoT, M2M etc.) and partner ecosystem. As 5G is a data driven service, it is expected that all 5G transactions will be settled via BCE process wherein reconciliation and settlement will be of prominent importance. Accuracy around exchange of agreement and rating parameters, aggregated usage and reconciliation of invoices will be key to reach the desired simplification required by the industry. Agreement management is at the heart of the value chain and will impact operator’s network steering decisions and settlement possibilities. We believe that future automation can bring negotiation via Deal Analytics together with Steering of Roaming solutions while this will be seamlessly integrated with our BCE billing and settlement service.

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