Martin Morgan

Martin Morgan

With 25 years’ experience in mobile communications software, Martin has worked in mobile billing software since the early days of the industry. As such he’s been around long enough to have had numerous articles published. He has spoken at many conferences. He’s served on the boards of software companies and trade associations. At Openet Martin is responsible for marketing thought leadership and demand creation.

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In five years time the price of data could be zero: GSMA

In five years time the price of data could be zero: GSMA

Written by on July 6, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In his keynote address to the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Telstra CEO, Andrew Penn, said that operators need to get ready for falling consumer data prices. To the point where the price could reach zero in the next 5 – 10 years. Last week in the Openet blog Barry Marron wrote about the […]

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Do we still need billing? The BSS debate that keeps on giving

Do we still need billing? The BSS debate that keeps on giving

Written by on June 8, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

“We’ve spent zillions of dollars on BSS but who is in need of a bill?” This was the question asked by KPN CTO Eric Hoving during a panel discussion at the recent TMF Live event in Nice. This is not a new question. There’s been a lot of debate going on for the last 5 years […]

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10 ways to use zero rating to revolutionise your business model

10 ways to use zero rating to revolutionise your business model

Written by on February 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It’s fair to say that net neutrality in the US looks like it’s on the way out. Now the previously grey area of zero rating can take centre stage and service providers can use it in many ways to grow their businesses. The traditional telco service provider model of ‘here’s a bundle of here’s 10 GB […]

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Predictions of the cost of OTT substitution soar 750% in 27 months

Predictions of the cost of OTT substitution soar 750% in 27 months

Written by on January 16, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

TelecomAsia ran an article on January 11th 2017 on a report from Juniper saying that OTT substitution will cost operators $104 billion this year. Juniper says that the impact of OTT substitution will be the equivalent to 12% of operators’ service revenues. No real surprise there. Voice, messaging and text are all pretty much now commoditised. […]

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Hold the front page – policy conference packed

Hold the front page – policy conference packed

Written by on April 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Report from the Annual Policy Management Conference in Berlin. Conferences used to be good. Then they got rubbish and the numbers dried up. Operators didn’t want to spend money paying for people to attend lots of conferences. Vendors became fed up of using their marketing budgets to go and talk to other vendors. Some specialist telecoms conferences […]

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Is municipal Wi-Fi friend or foe?

Is municipal Wi-Fi friend or foe?

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Municipal Wi-Fi – free, fast and here – what can mobile operators do about it? On Tuesday 5th January the first of a new network of Wi-Fi kiosks providing free to use Wi-Fi was unveiled in New York City. LinkNYC will replace 7,500 phone boxes with Wi-Fi kiosks. These will include a hands-free phone, an Android […]

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NFV implementation and integration

NFV implementation and integration

Written by on November 25, 2015 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

CSPs are looking to become leaner and more agile organisations. With this comes an increased focus on the reduction of CapEx and OpEx budgets – where network-function virtualisation (NFV) can play a major role by enabling CSPs to turn up services in minutes rather than months. But, for those CSPs looking at the potential of […]

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With fast track BSS, operators becoming digital faster

With fast track BSS, operators becoming digital faster

Written by on October 23, 2015 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Last week many of telecom’s brightest and best IT folks gathered in Copenhagen for the annual ETIS Gathering. I, alongwith the luminaries from DisruptiveViews, spent the best part of two days talking with operators, analysts and vendors about innovation. We had a speaker from Google telling us all not to be afraid of failure. We […]

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How could Google’s Project Fi impact mobile operators?

How could Google’s Project Fi impact mobile operators?

Written by on June 9, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google’s new mobile program, Project Fi, hasn’t even launched service yet the potential impact of how they provide mobile service could cause some changes in the mobile market. They market their service based on three core pillars: The Network, The Plan and The Experience. Google’s Message on The Network “See how we use new technology […]

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OSS, BSS or Digital ICE?

OSS, BSS or Digital ICE?

Written by on May 20, 2015 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

There’s been a fair bit of discussion recently about the validity of using telecoms terminology like OSS (operational support systems) and BSS (business support systems). As networks and IT converge and the differentiation of OSS and BSS is becoming hazier than ever this is a vaild point. So if OSS and BSS need to be […]

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