Updates for MABABF:


Date Title Remarks
ReviewReview of Metering and Billing Direction UpdateFrom Ofcom Statement

Terms of Reference for MABABF:


Date Title Remarks
Forum RoleMABABF Terms of ReferenceFrom Ofcom Statement

The Metering And Billing Directions

General Condition of Entitlement 11 (2008)

Metering And Billing Guides

Metering And Billing Guides are published by MABABF as the MABG series of documents. MABG numbers in the range 1 - 10 are applicable only to the 2003 Oftel M&B Direction, those in the range 51 - 99 are applicable to both Directions and those over 100 are applicable only to the 2008 Ofcom Direction.

Reference Title Oftel 2003 Direction Clause Ref. Ofcom 2008 Direction Clause Ref. Description
MABG1 Iss.1 June 2003 Metering Test Sample Sizes and Selection 3, 8 & 10 Withdrawn since the publication of MABG9 but still available for reference from the Approval Body of choice.
MABG2 Iss.1 June 2003 Test Sample Sizes Tool 3, 8 & 10 Withdrawn since the publication of MABG9 but still available for reference from the Approval Body of choice.
MABG3 Iss.2 September 2004 Small / Trivial Bills 4 & 5 See MABG 53 below.
MABG4 Iss.3 June 2005 Billing Complaint Guide 4 Interprets the requirements for managing Billing Complaints.
MABG5 Iss.2 January 2004Guide to Tolerance Apportionment by TMBS Function 3, Table 1 (See MABG105 below)Gives guidance and methodology for the apportionment of tolerances between Communications Providers in multi-party TMBSs.
MABG6 Iss.2 September 2004 SUS Development and Maintenance Guide 11 Explains Service Usage Specifications (SUS) and necessary content.
MABG7 Iss.1 January 2004 Pre-pay and Billing Corrections 3 & 5 Provides guidance on circumstances whereby corrected errors in Prepay debits may be excluded when determining compliance with Clause 3, Table 1.
MABG8 Iss.1 January 2004 Table 1 Note b, £500 Value - Interpretation and Guidance 3, Table 1, Note b. Considers the treatment of large value fixed standing or rental charge items.
MABG9 Iss.1 June 2005 Measurement Strategy Guide 10 Provides guidance to Communications Providers for developing a measurement strategy and documenting it for agreement with the Approval Body of choice.
MABG51 Iss.1 December 2008 Measuring Metering or Billing errors related to VAT when determining compliance with the Oftel/Ofcom Direction3 Annexes B - F, 5.1 Describes an approach when errors relating to a change in the rate of VAT affect billing accuracy
MABG53 Iss.2 January 2009 Small / Trivial Bills 4 & 5 A3.4.7.4 Describes circumstances and conditions whereby charges could be carried over to the next Bill when they are too small for it to be cost effective to issue a Bill.
MABG105 Iss.1 October 2009 Interworking (see MABG5 above) A3.4.5 Gives guidance on Interworking between Communications Providers in multi-party TMBSs. Replaces MABG 5 for the 2008 Direction. Note (11th January 2011): MABG105 is now replaced by the Ofcom Statement on Interworking (see link above this table of Guides)