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Is your BSS ready for 5G?

Is your BSS ready for 5G?

Written by on April 7, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The demand for ubiquitous connectivity has forced the mobile operator community to take drastic action. This is mainly around IT transformation in order to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers and their always-on expectations. Lightning-fast network capacity from future 5G networks will drive new opportunities for services, and operators must embrace these new revenue […]

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Weaver, the VNF Manager from Openet available free of charge

Weaver, the VNF Manager from Openet available free of charge

Written by on April 1, 2016 in Billing & Payments, News with 0 Comments

Openet, supplier of real-time BSS (business support systems), today announced the global availability of its free of charge VNF Lifecycle Manager software. Openet’s NFV software, named Weaver, is now available to operators, system integrators and VNF/NFV vendors as a community edition. NFV will see the need to manage carrier grade production solutions across distributed systems at […]

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Telefonica Germany upgrades Netcracker to simplify billing

Telefonica Germany upgrades Netcracker to simplify billing

Written by on March 31, 2016 in Billing & Payments, BillingViews with 0 Comments

Netcracker Technology has announced that Telefónica Germany has upgraded and extended its use of its Revenue Management solution. The new version of the solution and increased support will enable Telefónica Germany to simplify and accelerate its rating and billing processes for its B2B operations. With more than 48 million customer accesses, Telefónica Germany is one of […]

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SMART Communications selects MATRIXX for lifestyle services

SMART Communications selects MATRIXX for lifestyle services

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Billing & Payments with 0 Comments

MATRIXX Software today announced that SMART Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), has selected MATRIXX Software’s real-time Digital Commerce platform for its mobile business. Subsequently, PLDT has invested in MATRIXX through its investment arm, PLDT Capital. SMART Communications, the country’s largest mobile network, is deploying the MATRIXX platform to […]

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Payments next in Messenger’s disruptive path

Payments next in Messenger’s disruptive path

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

In the same way that Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and AnyOther Pay slotted themselves in between the traditional card payments industry and the customer, Facebook’s Messenger might be about to go one better by utilising all of them. If the rumours are true, payments will be enabled through Messenger. Insiders have seen code in the […]

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What is stopping Amazon selling telecom services?

What is stopping Amazon selling telecom services?

Written by on March 24, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Considering what Amazon already sells to businesses, how come it doesn’t sell telecom? And does that represent an opportunity or a threat for Big Telecom? Beyond the sophistication of Amazon’s consumer operations, there’s an even more remarkable area of its business: selling distributed computing resource to businesses – Amazon Web Services. The story of AWS represents a complete inversion of the historical model of enterprise IT. Instead of […]

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Does social media and payments make sense together?

Does social media and payments make sense together?

Written by on March 23, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

Would you buy something through social media? This may sound like a ‘would you send your bank account details to the sister of a Nigerian Princess who calls you dear’ in an email, but according to Euromonitor more and more of us would. They conducted some online research and found that 25 percent of respondents […]

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The blockchain, the Bank of England and other DLT TLAs

The blockchain, the Bank of England and other DLT TLAs

Written by on March 21, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I gave a talk on the blockchain and such like to the Scottish Financial Services Club. It was a lot of fun, and I got a couple of really excellent questions that made me think on my feet, something I greatly appreciate. I chose the example of the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street as a […]

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CEO interview – Louis Hall ‘the AIM float is just the beginning’

CEO interview – Louis Hall ‘the AIM float is just the beginning’

Written by on March 18, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

CEO interview – DisruptiveViews (DV) saw that Cerillion was about to list on AIM, a specialist part of the London Stock Exchange, specifically for smaller companies looking for growth capital. We decided to ask CEO Louis Hall (LH) what was behind the move. DV: Louis, we heard that Cerillion is about to get an AIM listing, can you […]

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Digital transformation – can you get there on your own?

Digital transformation – can you get there on your own?

Written by on March 16, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Our company recently surveyed over a hundred CSPs to check out how they currently feel about the trend towards digital transformation. Many of the results gave us pause for thought – in particular, how exposed many operators feel by their lack of resources, and how ready many are to seek help on the road to digital […]

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