Anita Karvé

Anita Karvé

Anita is a writer and editor with 20 years of experience covering just about everything in the technology space with a focus on computer networking and telecommunications. She was managing editor of Billing & OSS World magazine and technology editor at Network magazine and most recently was in charge of newsletter coverage at TM Forum.

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Baby you can drive my connected car

Baby you can drive my connected car

Written by on March 3, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

In the entire Internet of Things ecosystem, the one area that will probably impact the most people is the connected car. Sorry smart fridge, but it’ll be a while before people need to be told they’ve run out of milk. But cars are the natural next step in the evolution of all things connected since […]

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The drone controversy drones on

The drone controversy drones on

Written by on February 20, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

The futuristic vision of getting packages delivered to your door by drones has mostly been up in the air, but over Valentine’s weekend and the long President’s Day holiday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quietly put out a press release that finally clarifies its stance on what it calls unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). What the […]

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Are streaming services blurring the TV picture?

Are streaming services blurring the TV picture?

Written by on February 13, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The traditional paid television business model has remained largely unchanged for decades. You call up your local cable or satellite provider – that is, if you have more than one to choose from – and after the requisite credit check and waiting at home all day for the tech to arrive you have hundreds of […]

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FCC shows the telecom world who’s boss

FCC shows the telecom world who’s boss

Written by on February 5, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

In its 80 years of existence, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been directly involved in some of the biggest decisions in communications, from the original Communications Act in 1934 that formed the agency and helped bring communications services to masses to its instrumental role in breaking up AT&T in the 1990s. Lately, the FCC […]

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Personalized shopping reaches out to touch you

Personalized shopping reaches out to touch you

Written by on January 29, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Just a decade ago, personal shoppers were considered a luxury reserved for rich old ladies or busy executives who didn’t have time to go to a store or who wanted the red carpet treatment when they did set foot in a retail establishment. But as with many things, technology is democratizing this experience that was […]

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Is sponsored data dead in the water?

Is sponsored data dead in the water?

Written by on January 21, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

Mobile operators are famous for coming up with new and interesting business models and schemes to try to siphon customers away from the competition. T-Mobile’s ‘Uncarrier’ initiative is a great example, as is Sprint’s seemingly constant revamping of its family plans. AT&T is also making bold moves, most recently with its rollover data plan that […]

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Payments warranty for merchants – clever!

Payments warranty for merchants – clever!

Written by on January 14, 2015 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear about some kind of credit card breach. While larger retail chains may be in a better position to deal with a drop in business after a breach, smaller stores are finding themselves on the short end of the cybercrime stick. But help is at hand. For […]

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Two sides of the mobile commerce coin

Two sides of the mobile commerce coin

Written by on January 8, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

As we’ve recently predicted right here in these pages, 2015 will finally be the year of mobile payments. We’re certainly seeing more mobile payment options and easier methods to make payments, and there are a lot of big players out there who may make announcements this year, making this one prediction that may actually come […]

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Another reason to leave your wallet at home

Another reason to leave your wallet at home

Written by on December 23, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The next time you get pulled over by a cop for a traffic violation – which we hope isn’t a common occurrence – you may be showing the officer your driver’s license from your smartphone if you live in Iowa, which will likely be the first American state to issue digital driver’s licenses. No more […]

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Google plays well with direct operator billing

Google plays well with direct operator billing

Written by on December 18, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

When you hear the name Google, many things come to mind. It could be the ubiquitous search engine, Android mobile phones, cloud applications and services or even that less-than-stellar movie The Internship. And now you can add direct operator billing to the list of terms associated with the behemoth tech company. Yes, Google is making […]

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