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New commercial and residential applications and a seemingly endlessly growing library of content are putting a strain on available bandwidth. Network service providers must keep building capacity.
At the same time, application and content owners are working with new distribution channels and want to make sure their assets are valued appropriately.
Consumers want to easily locate the application/content that they are interested in and they don’t want to have to be extremely technically savvy to consume it. Furthermore, they only want to pay for value received.
This translates to an industry requirement for a lightweight and flexible standard protocol that enables inter-business usage accounting. IPDR was built to fill this need and fulfills it today across the cable industry and through many other implementations.
TM Forum maintains four additional interface suites. These interfaces have been used across the communications industry for many years and are widely deployed. Each of these interface packages has unique properties. Click on each to read more.
Join the TM Forum Collaboration Community IPDR Next Gen Group now to provide input and be part of the process of developing the next generation of IPDR.