Huawei has launched Convergent Billing System (CBS) R20 – the industry’s first ever 5G SA network based monetization solution in London. The solution has already been deployed over the stc Kuwait 5G SA’s network, whereas the “dedicated access” was offered to enterprises with guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Rockred Zhang, President of Huawei Software Business Unit, commented, “There are various challenges facing 5G in terms of business model and ecosystem. To achieve monetization of all levels, a unified billing system is required for consumers of all ends such as individuals, households and enterprises. An agile and open system is also necessary to enable partners to expand their business fast enough. Therefore, Huawei launches CBS R20 to speed up monetization.”
On top of the long-standing investment in the domain of monetization, Huawei has developed CBS R20 to leading the industry in terms of monetization, standards setting and system architecture. With the extensive collaboration with partners in exploring 5G service business models, Huawei has developed CBS R20 to support a vast range of combinations involving more than 1,000 billing factors over different dimensions, as well as more than 100 common 5G service combos.
As a top contributor to 3GPP 5G billing standards, CBS R20 is consistent with to billing Services based architecture and interface defined by 3GPP, so that a seamless upgrade is ensured for operators. The system also supports 5G NSA and 5G SA network. Moreover, extra revenue can be generated from partners by opening more than 300 application programming interfaces (APIs). Meanwhile, CBC R20 fully supports containerization and virtualization, which can significantly lower OPEX through centralized management and operational automation. For instance, there will be no manual intervention with automated capacity expansion. Online upgrade also allows operators to test new function in real-time, which shortens the project cycle from 4-6 months to just a month or less.
Huawei CBS is currently serving 2.2 billion subscribers via more than 200 CSPs around the world. Supported by eight global service centers, four delivery facilities and five R&D centers, Huawei rolled out more than 20 projects in 2019, where more than 360 million subscribers are ready for the brand new 5G services.