Network Monitoring

CompareIT – Product description

The CompareIT application provides financial and operations management a powerful tool that compares and analyzes call data records from different sources.

With the diversity and complexity of voice communications, the various equipment manufacturers and generations, some of the successful calls are not recognized and charged by the billing system. Unlike OSS Revenue Assurance applications, the CompareIT provides small-medium size operators a simple tool to detect periodical/regional billing leakages along with some Quality of Service (QoS) parameters.

CompareIT Sources

The CompareIT can use any source of CDRs or any other data based call information. The application has been integrated and tested with the following sources:

  • Probe – the probe can be used with GSM, CDMA or UMTS CDRs.
  • Switch – switch data given with ASN.1 format.
  • IN/CAMEL standard. This can be monitored using a probe, and than handled like other probe data. Alternatively, receiving the required data from the SCP in a switch like format.
  • INGW (Intelligent Network Gateway system).
  • Pre-paid data use the IN/CAMEL standard or the INGW.

The CompareIT can be easily customized to any other data based call information.

 

Hardware and software requirements

  • Server hardware: CPU: Intel Pentium dual core 2.8 GHz, Memory: 2 GB, 400 MHz, HD: 120 GB (Small system), 7200 RPM.
  • Client hardware: CPU: Intel Pentium 4, Memory: 1 GB, 400 MHz, HD: 20 GB.
  • Server software: Windows Server 2003 or Linux RedHat 4.0, Oracle (9i or 10g), Excel.
  • Client software: Windows XP, ORACLE Client (free with ORACLE XE), Windows Excel spreadsheet.

 

CompareIT reports

 

The CompareIT receives CDR's or any other type of data base call information from at least 2 sources, compares the received information and provides statistical and detailed information including:

  • Daily statistics with information regarding total calls duration, number of complete and incomplete calls and calls with normal and abnormal causes.
  • Periodical comparisons executed within several minutes after request, in order to reveal unusual statistics according to known statistic for the week day and the hour.
  • Alert unusual statistics within one hour after occurrence.
  • Detailed unmatched CDRs.

The reports can be in graph formats or spreadsheets. Some reports are presented below.

Figure 1
Figure 1: General Compare Report

 

 

Figure 2
Figure 2: Probe and Switch CDRs information

 

 

Figure 3
Figure 3: Incomplete calls with abnormal end-of-call causes

 

 

Figure 4
Figure 4: Unmatched CDR’s list