Alex Leslie

Alex Leslie

Alex was Founder and CEO of the Global Billing Association (GBA), a trade body focused on the communications sector. He is a sought after speaker and chairman at leading industry conferences, and is widely published in communications magazines around the world. Until it closed, he was Contributing Editor, OSS/BSS for Connected Planet. He is publisher of DisruptiveViews and previously BillingViews.

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Mastercard and its next billion

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Forbes estimates that MasterCard’s transaction volumes will nearly double to 53 billion by 2018 as it executes on its mobile money initiative. Aimed at the 2.5 billion financially under-served consumers worldwide the programme will be fueled by collaboration with all the players in the ecosystem including technology providers, mobile network operators and financial institutions. MasterCard has already […]

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A far country – right here, right now

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

“When a man journeys into a far country, he must be prepared to forget many of the things he has learned, and to acquire such customs as are inherent with existence in the new land; he must abandon the old ideals and the old gods, and oftentimes he must reverse the very codes by which […]

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PayPal takes us shopping

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

PayPal has been investing a lot of time re-examining the world of payments. Its conclusion is that mobile payments is about shopping not about payments. According to the official blog, penned by Sam Shrauger, Vice President, Global Product & Experience, PayPal is “redefining the future of money”. It is not about “replacing a card swipe […]

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Facebook tagged by commercial imperative

Facebook tagged by commercial imperative

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The most obvious, the most compelling business model for Facebook is advertising. With the profiles of over 800 million consumers in its grasp, the obvious thing to do is offer those consumers stuff they want. However, with an IPO looming and institutions adept at profit making ready to invest, the most obvious thing for those institutions is […]

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Old fashioned billing will drive electric cars

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

One of the big barriers to electric cars taking off – or at least driving off – is lack of charging stations. They are few and far between and finding them and planning your journey accordingly is a challenge. However, if you could drive your car up to your friend’s house, the gas station, bus […]

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Payments Puzzle

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

This is the start of our campaign to understand, analyse and report on the mobile payments eco-system. We will identify possible winners and losers, as well as explore the areas of uncertainty. There are many – the industry is hedging its bets.   Click here for the slides.      

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No Tablet News Yet From Nokia, But It Is Launching Its e-Reader Reading App | TechCrunch

Written by on May 11, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

No Tablet News Yet From Nokia, But It Is Launching Its e-Reader Reading App | TechCrunch.   This is really interesting news….

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A Billing Manager’s Day

A Billing Manager’s Day

Written by on May 9, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Talking to operators about billing is completely different to talking to anyone else about billing. Journalists are hugely influenced by the press releases and the reports they receive, full of promises of growth. Vendors have a job to do, which includes pushing their products and visions of the future. Operators have the worst job, they […]

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Links to Association Partners

Links to Association Partners

Written by on May 8, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

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M2M – the big picture

Written by on April 30, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Now that we have nearly finished connecting everyone and are serious about connecting everything, the analysts are in full ‘prediction’ mode. How big the M2M market will be in two, five or fifteen years time is a weekly debate. But since the eco-system is still evolving it is impossible to guess. Predictions vary from billions […]

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