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BSS market still rising – stats

Written by on August 11, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Operation support systems (OSS)/Business support systems (BSS) are used by telecommunications service providers in order to manage their network as well as their customer base. Effective utilization of available resources while ensuring optimal user experience entails services such as order management, provisioning, customer relationship management (CRM) and billing among others, which collectively make OSS/BSS market. […]

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Retail purchases via mobile phones surge

Retail purchases via mobile phones surge

Written by on August 6, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The predicted surge in retail purchases via mobile phones has been confirmed by MarketLive in its Q2 2015 Performance Index™ report, measuring the real-world buying behavior of millions of consumers shopping online during the second quarter of 2015. This quarter’s data show that small-screen shopping experiences are finally engaging enough for mass-market consumers, who purchased […]

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Split-billing – becoming mandatory

Written by on August 5, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

More and more carriers, enterprise mobility vendors and split-billing providers are offering companies the ability to separate business from personal phone use when it comes to the service charges, an option known as split-billing. The process accelerated last year when a California court ruled that employers in the state had to reimburse employees for personal […]

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Another massive fine for slamming and cramming phone bills.

Another massive fine for slamming and cramming phone bills.

Written by on August 3, 2015 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans a $2.4 million fine against Long Distance Consolidated Billing Company. This telephone company, based in Waterford, Michigan, allegedly switched consumers’ regional toll service providers without their authorization (“slamming”), misrepresented the company’s identity during telemarketing calls, and placed unauthorized charges on consumers’ telephone bills (“cramming”). “It is unacceptable for any company to pad unauthorized charges […]

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In India, mobile disbursements to save lives

Written by on July 31, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India announced its partnership with the Madhya Pradesh government to facilitate mobile-based disbursement of financial assistance to mothers under the Janani Suraksha Yojana scheme. The initiative, which has been activated through Vodafone’s mobile money transfer scheme and payment service, the Vodafone Mesa has been running in pilot stage in Vidisha since May […]

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Stagefright will scare the pants off Android users

Stagefright will scare the pants off Android users

Written by on July 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Stagefright, believed to be the worst Android vulnerability discovered to date, exposes 95 percent of Android devices (an estimated 950 million of them) to external attack. Joshua Drake from Zimperium zLabs, after “diving into the deepest corners of Android code,” found multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities that can be exploited using various methods, the worst […]

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Carrier fined $9 million for ‘slamming’ and ‘cramming’

Carrier fined $9 million for ‘slamming’ and ‘cramming’

Written by on July 27, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has fined GPSPS, Inc., an Atlanta, GA telephone company, $9,065,000 for switching consumers’ long distance carriers without their authorization (‘slamming), billing consumers for unauthorized charges (‘cramming’), and submitting falsified evidence to government regulatory officials as “proof” that consumers had authorized the company to switch their long distance providers. “Companies that engage […]

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Stats: NFV market soaring

Written by on July 24, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

IHS today released excerpts from its IHS Infonetics NFV Hardware, Software, and Services report, which forecasts the global network functions virtualization (NFV) hardware, software and services market to reach $11.6 billion in 2019, up from $2.3 billion in 2015.“NFV represents operators’ shift from a hardware focus to software focus,… Read the story…

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How digital is the European Union in 2015?

How digital is the European Union in 2015?

Written by on July 23, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

The European Commission recently published new data analysing and ranking how digital EU member states are. The Digital Economy and Society Index 2015 measures digital performance and competitiveness across five dimensions: Broadband Connectivity (Availability, Quality, and Speed) Human Capital (Internet users, Basic digital skills, ICT specialists, and STEM graduates) Internet Use (Content, Communication, and Transactions) […]

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422 operators have launched LTE in 143 countries

Written by on July 23, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

July 22, 2015: 422 operators have commercially launched LTE in 143 countries, according to data released this week by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) in its latest update of the Evolution to LTE report. 106 operators commercially launched LTE service in the past year. 677 operators are investing in LTE across 181 countries. This comprises […]

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