The present document studies the charging architecture, principles and functionalities for a 5G System Phase 1 specified in TS 23.501
and TS 23.502
, based on the TR 23.799
The stage 1 requirements from TS 22.115
and TS 22.261
are also input for this study.
The charging architecture and functionalities are studied for the set of features and capabilities supported by the 5G System Phase 1, and for interworking scenarios between the 5G System and existing systems as well.
Evolution of charging mechanisms and charging models to support the Third Parties are investigated.
The study provides a prioritisation between the different features, if evaluated as necessary, to allow a potential phased approach for the normative work.