Also called Integrated Policy and Charging Control. Policy management enables operators to dynamically control network resources with real-time policies based on service, subscriber or usage context. Charging is the central function to collect usage records, rate them, and charge for them in real-time.
Integrated PCC offers the ability for operators to not just control subscriber entitlement and network resources, but to charge for that control with an integrated framework of real-time policy management and charging. By running policy and charging off a common framework, operators can offer innovative, convenient and flexible ways for subscribers to buy and use their services, such as on-demand services and real-time upgrades.