Impacts of 5G SA on the charging, rating and billing market

19 September 2023 | Research

Justin van der Lande

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (14 slides) | Monetisation Platforms

"CSPs that adopt 5G standalone technology need to rethink, consolidate and potentially replace their legacy monetisation infrastructure."


Communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide are preparing to launch the next wave of 5G networks – 5G standalone (5G SA). When they do, their monetisation infrastructure will require substantial reassessment because 5G SA standards fundamentally change how rating, charging, mediation and billing are architected, which functions they provide and how they will generate and collect revenue.

Information provided in this report

  • An analysis of the differences between 4G/LTE and 5G SA rating, charging, mediation and policy control requirements.
  • Recommendations for service providers on how to address these changes and why they may represent an opportunity for IT consolidation and cost savings.
  • A review of the key product suppliers in the 5G SA monetisation market and how they have approached 5G SA rating and charging solutions.


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Justin van der Lande

Research Director