Data Clearing

Starhome Mach’s data clearing solution is recognized by the industry as a premium solution serving operators worldwide.

Roaming margins are decreasing due to regulation and stronger competition, while at the same time the number of partners, special discount deals and tariff plans are increasing dramatically. Your clearing house needs to ensure that its managed service offering adapts to these changes and provides you with a worry free, effortless and future proof solution.

Worry Free

Starhome Mach constantly invests in the latest technologies for their core clearing processing and analytical solutions to make sure that your growing traffic, partners and discount models are supported by the latest cost efficient and advanced technologies.

This results in a reliable and flexible solution that can be adapted to your needs, without compromising on performance. 

Effortless

Customer experience is key, which means our data clearing service is integrated into our customers’ processes with dedicated support that stays with the customer from a seamless implementation through to live service operation. Starhome Mach makes sure that with our unique online integrated portal, – that combines Data Clearing, Financial Clearing, Deal Analytics and reporting in one single environment – customers always have an overview of their traffic, agreements, discount deals and processing status.

Future Proof

Due to the decreasing margins and the introduction of new technologies like VoLTE, the industry is looking at ways to simplify clearing methodologies. Starhome Mach is defining the latest methodologies together with the industry making sure you don’t need to worry about these changes.

The Roaming Data Clearing Solution

Starhome Mach Data Clearing is a mature solution that comprises standard verification, validation, conversion and processing of billing files in full accordance with industry requirements, ensuring that files are promptly, accurately and efficiently delivered to mobile operators.

Standard services include:

  • File validation and repair service operated in full accordance with the industry requirements.
  • Configurable validation of IOT charges, taxes and exchange rates used by mobile operators.
  • Conversion services between TAP releases and between TAP and proprietary formats
  • Managing the Rejects and Returns process.
  • Online file control tool integrated in Unity for tracking, search and download TAP and RAP files.
  • Online call record search and retrieval tool giving access to the individual TAP records processed
  • File split service for different categories of subscribers (own, MVNO, Dual IMSI)
  • RTDR (Roaming Traffic Data Report) support

Other services:

capabilities

  • TAP file validation service operated in full accordance with the industry requirements. Additionally apply business oriented rules with built-in repair functionality. And configurable validation of IOT charges, taxes and exchange rates used by mobile operators.
  • Conversion services between TAP releases and between TAP and proprietary formats, including Starhome Mach Billing Format.
  • Rejects and Returns process with an extended RAP support service that aims at reducing the operational tasks and effort in the roaming operations to handle the investigation and analysis of RAP files exchanged for both inbound and outbound roaming.
  • Online file control tool integrated in Unity for tracking, search and download TAP and RAP files.
  • Online call record search and retrieval tool giving access to the individual TAP records processed and loaded at the clearing house.
  • File split service that allows for the separation of different categories of subscribers like own subscribers and MVNO or Dual IMSI subscribers.
  • Online business intelligence that provides a centralized and advanced reporting capability.
  • RTDR (Roaming Traffic Data Report) support between Starhome Mach and financial clearing house and roaming hubs used by the client.
  • Roaming File Editor, a desktop application that enables users to view, edit, validate and perform miscellaneous other operations on TAP, RAP & NRTRDE files through a rich Graphical User Interface (GUI).

 

benefits

  • Compliance with GSMA Standards, Starhome MACH being an active member of GSMA working groups.
  • Performance and scalability based on proven platform and technology.
  • Operational excellence that minimizes operational efforts to produce and exchange TAP files with roaming partners
  • Revenue protection thanks to flexible validation and repair rules; plus alerting functionality when file processing or traffic anomalies occur.
  • Competitive advantage using rich reporting and analytics tools.