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VoIP billing for Cisco GateKeeper

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  • #24018 Reply

    Dear guys,

    I am setting up an new voice platform and looking for billing system/solution support Cisco Gatekeeper

    The CDR will generate from Cisco GK, is any billing software support?

    I found most billing software support CDR from Gateway, but did not mention GK,

    Please Advice.

    Many thanks


    #24019 Reply

    You won’t find it. The gatekeeper doesn’t handle the start and stop records necessary for a billing package to handle billing. This is done on the gateway level or a call relay box which is RADIUS support for external billing.

    any questions

    #24020 Reply

    In several cisco GK Manuals I have seen this benefits: ” the gk sends detailed call information to a radius distributed client/server system that can be used for billing purpouses. Radius servers use the vendor-specific (VSA) capability to configure features for individual users…” so I think it is possible and I am also looking for this solution,

    Please Advice

    Rafael Risco

    #24021 Reply

    you are right! but there is a small and important issue. cisco gatekeeper doesn’t do call signal routing. this leads us to uncorrect detection of start and stop of a call. generaly speaking, when you don’t relay call signaling through gatekeeper, u don’t see answer on a call leg. only thing you have is ACF message that a GW sends back.

    #24022 Reply

    Because of Cisco GK does not provide accurate call information to maintain CDR, I am thinking the possibility to use third party GateKeeper for the call control as well as CDR.

    I found on web there are some voip gk claim fully compitable with cisco gateway, such as vocaltec. do you think it is possible replace the CGK?

    #24023 Reply

    You need a call relay unit from Quintum, IP-IP call relay routing with RADIUS support for wholesale billing. Great unit.
    Gatekeepers typically take the call and send it out (not monitoring it) and waits for the next request/s of other calls and tells them where to go. Through the call relay it stays with the call beginning to end. Can provide more info.

    #24024 Reply

    In an effort of doing Accounting with cisco gatekeepers in proxy, I contacted cisco TAC and they recomended me Enterprise version. Seems is a little bit tricky, because is working like a gatekeeper and a gateway at the same time which let the gatekeeper monitor the call and give the start and stop record. I tested it in proxy, but I don’t know if this will work in a normall H.323 process.

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