Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch

Billing, Release 6.0.x

Billing for the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch

Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch - Release 6.0.x


Select a link from the list below to find prerequisite documents, provisioning procedures, or references.


System Security - Describes the security packages applied to the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch. Caution: If you are a system administrator, review this document first. (See also Additional Security Links.)

Release Notes - Contains a brief summary of new features and release-specific issues.

Component Interoperability - Contains a list of external network elements (NEs) tested for interoperability with the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch.

Billing Data Options:

You can provision the system to use either of the following billing data generation methods depending upon your network requirements:

§          Call Detail Blocks (CDBs) - This is traditional post-call billing data, which is assembled into Call Detail Records (CDRs) by an external billing mediation system or billing server.

§          Event Messages (EMs), available only in PacketCable-based networks - This is real-time call data flow, which is transferred to an external Record Keeping Server (RKS) that assembles CDRs from the EMs.

 Caution: Cisco strongly recommends that you provision the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch to generate either EMs or CDBs, but not both. Attempting to generate both types of records simultaneously can significantly degrade system performance.

Provisioning and Using CDBs:

Billing Guide - This document contains complete information on provisioning the system to generate CDBs, managing the CDB files, and reading the CDB data fields.

Provisioning and Using EMs :

EM Description - Describes Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch support for the EM feature.

EM Provisioning - Explains how to provision EM functionality, including the following tasks:

  • Provisioning Support for EM Transmission and Storage
  • Provisioning the System to Generate EMs for Billing
  • Provisioning Media_Alive Verification for EMs

EM Operations and File Management - Covers the following topics:

  • PacketCable Billing Data for Deployments Using CDBs
  • Status Command
  • Manual Recovery and Transfer of Stored EMs
  • Viewing Media_Alive Verification for EMs
  • EM Generation Details and Content
  • Measurements
  • Events and Alarms
  • Announcements

Reference Documents

Important reference material on provisioning commands and system features.

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