Meet LotusFlare’s Digital Charging System (DCS), a cloud-native, 5G-ready solution that lets subscribers manage their spending, customize their plan, and even sell back unused balance. The LotusFlare DCS is at the heart of the Digital Network Operator IT platform for Telecom Operators.
The LotusFlare DCS is a cloud-native and 3GPP compliant converged charging system. It supports all 3G, 4G, 5G online and offline charging functions, and gives Telecom Operators a real-time engine for rating, balance management and charging for all services, payment methods and business segments.
Evolution of the Digital Charging System (DCS)
Comparison of Standard Charging System and LotusFlare DCS
How can you meet the growing needs of your customers and adapt to the evolving digital landscape?
With LotusFlare Digital Charging System, Telecom Operators are able to charge their customers by time duration and by product type (voice, data, SMS).
Example Use Cases
For example, if a customer has a $5.00 budget the various options could include:
- 1 60 minute call duration
- 2 Unlimited number of text messages for 1 hour
- 3 Daily limit of 500 MB for 3G, 4G, 5G
- 4 Unlimited voice, data, SMS from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
Customers can choose the service they want, for the period of time they wish and their available budget.
BENEFITS OF THE DIGITAL CHARGING SYSTEM
Launch targeted offers to meet market and customer demands in minutes.
Highly scalable and reliable real-time charging for wireless and non-wireless service. 3GPP compliant, fully convergent across all online & offline states. Supports monetary and non-monetary units, designed for 3G, 4G and 5G, postpaid and prepaid, and enterprise and consumer segments.
Customize plans & usage control
Customization of plans, spending control and even sell-back unused balances. The improved experiences will attract new customers and maximize the satisfaction and retention of existing ones.
Significant CAPEX & OPEX savings
Designed using state-of-the-art OTT DevOps methodologies which significantly reduced CAPEX and OPEX expenditures.
Multi-carrier support for MVNOs
MVNOs can now use one charging system across multiple carrier networks. This provides unified customer and balance tracking in real time.
Cloud native allows for rapid iteration, lower cost and a high degree of scalability.
Policy is fully unified with convergent charging on a single database enabling instant triggering.
Policy Use Cases
- Charge subscribers based on their volume of data usage of various applications.
- Charge extra for 5G QoS guarantees.
- Limit app usage while a user is roaming.
- Lower the bandwidth of wireless subscribers using heavy-bandwidth apps during peak usage times.