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BICS enabling LTE data roaming worldwide

BICS enabling LTE data roaming worldwide

Written by on January 21, 2016 in Billing & Payments, News with 0 Comments

BICS enables next generation data roaming with over 325 mobile operators across the globe LTE roaming is now available in 126 countries worldwide BICS, a global leader in wholesale carrier services, today announced a 70% increase in the number of countries adopting LTE roaming in the last year, with availability now in 126 countries worldwide. […]

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IT from the 70s holds the key to telecoms’ future

IT from the 70s holds the key to telecoms’ future

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

In the 1970s and 80s even the idea of creating a flexible, multi-part, open ecosystem of software, hardware, network, and developers was just too far-fetched to comprehend. In those days we needed absolute control and structure.  We needed a way to model and simplify and constrain the problem space severely so that we could apply […]

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Reflecting on progress in payments

Reflecting on progress in payments

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

It is easy to find fault in company launches, but as a former payments product manager I fully understand the courage it takes to even get to the market in the face of uncertainty, and the myriad factors that stand between you and success. So I invite you to take a few minutes to reflect […]

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BT tags Openet to support MVNO

BT tags Openet to support MVNO

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Billing & Payments, News with 0 Comments

BT Mobile selects Openet to deliver real-time charging for mobile MVNO Openet, real-time BSS (business support systems) specialist today announced that BT has installed Openet’s NFV-ready Evolved Charging Suite (ECS). The market leading converged service provider has selected Openet’s virtualized, real-time BSS technology to monetize its consumer mobile service. BT Mobile will harness the added […]

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cVidya acquisition by Amdocs finally completed

cVidya acquisition by Amdocs finally completed

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Billing & Payments, News with 0 Comments

As reported by Haaretz and The Marker (Hebrew) Amdocs completed its purchase of cVidya on Friday. The buyout, that we reported in November, cost $30 million. Some 10 percent of cVidya’s 200 employees will lose their jobs as a result. The remainder will go to work for Amdocs, after signing employment contracts with the company on Monday. It […]

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Opening a UK small business bank account like visiting a proctologist

Opening a UK small business bank account like visiting a proctologist

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

It is extraordinary how badly banks treat their customers. Getting the service you want is a hit and miss affair. RBS and NatWest are the latest to lock people out of their accounts. HSBC managed this trick not so long ago. In the latest RBS case, the culprit was a system (or actually mish-mash of […]

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WhatsApp dropping token $1 fee still levied on some users

WhatsApp dropping token $1 fee still levied on some users

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Billing & Payments with 0 Comments

MUNICH (Reuters) – The world’s most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, is dropping its token $1 fee still levied on some users as it experiments with making businesses pay to reach their customers, Chief Executive Jan Koum said on Monday. In addition, the Facebook-owned communications service expects in the coming months to offer complete encryption of […]

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A week with Mondo

A week with Mondo

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Last week the nice people at Mondo signed me up for the alpha of their new payments product. Mondo is one of the new generation of companies applying for UK banking licences who aim to fundamentally change the way we bank. What makes Mondo different from other ‘digital challengers’ is that rather that wait for […]

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Bitcoin lead developer departs claiming cryptocurrency has failed

Bitcoin lead developer departs claiming cryptocurrency has failed

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Billing & Payments, News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin slid by 10 percent on Friday after one of its lead developers, Mike Hearn, said in a blogpost that he was ending his involvement with the cryptocurrency and selling all of his remaining holdings because it had “failed”. Hearn, one of five senior developers who has spent more than five years […]

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Level 3 and Google announce settlement-free interconnection agreement

Level 3 and Google announce settlement-free interconnection agreement

Written by on January 18, 2016 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Level 3 Communications and Google announced they have reached a new multi-year, settlement-free interconnection agreement between their global backbone networks that will help both companies meet their customers’ needs into the next decade and beyond. The new arrangement is centered around the concept of bit mile balance, in which both parties commit to carrying equitable […]

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