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Bye bye, WAC: So much for carriers standardizing apps — Mobile Technology News

Written by on July 18, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

This is the best analysis of the WAC wreck…another example of carriers starting something and then not playing when they realise that it is a competitive area. The temptation is to be cynical – no, really!   Bye bye, WAC: So much for carriers standardizing apps — Mobile Technology News.

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Asia Pacific Operator Addresses Point of Sale Fraud – saves $2 million in the first month

Written by on July 18, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

  Point of Sale fraud is not something that is generally associated with telecoms. The communications industry tends to focus on network usage and pattern analysis to identify the patterns that lead to fraud prevention. According to the Communications Fraud Control Association, however, there should be greater focus, as Point of Sale fraud accounts for […]

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A third of US Consumers use Mobile Payments, says IDC

Written by on July 12, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

IDC: One in three U.S. consumers using mobile payments – FierceMobileContent.

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A Stack of Stats – Part 2 M2M software market is BIG, says ABI Research

Written by on July 12, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The $1.7 Billion M2M Software Market Sees Developers Increasingly Out-Sourcing Core Functionality | Press Release | ABI Research.

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Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending On Pace to Surpass $3.6 Trillion in 2012

Written by on July 12, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

A Stack of Stats – part 1 – Global IT spending HUGE says Gartner Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending On Pace to Surpass $3.6 Trillion in 2012.

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TelecomTV | Seven major operators form global M2M partnership

Written by on July 11, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Interesting development in the M2M world, or at least the connectivity piece. It will be interesting to see how many telecoms companies will venture into the unknown world beyond connectivity, with so many other opportunities and threats to address – payments, OTT players (both opportunities). TelecomTV | News | Seven major operators form global M2M […]

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Pick me, Pick me! – the Payments Teams are being Chosen

Written by on July 10, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Two announcements on top of each other mark the real beginning of the Payments Game, in which telcos will compete on a different level and in a different, multi-player, game for the first time. Deutsche Telekom picked Mastercard for its attack on the payments world, with plans to roll out a major payments programme. Its […]

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Analytics on Customer Analytics

Analytics on Customer Analytics

Written by on July 6, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Comptel released results of a poll earlier this week that was taken last month during its annual user group meeting. The poll results, displayed in these pie charts, could be interpreted in two different ways. Comptel argues that its poll “reinforces the industry’s trajectory towards putting big data into action.” That’s one reasonable interpretation; but […]

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Twitter’s Mobile Ads Begin to Click – WSJ.com

Written by on June 29, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

As the evidence mounts that mobile is becoming Big Brand’s weapon of choice in the battle for precision marketing – i.e. maximising marketing dollars – we were focusing on SMS. It is the perfect, if old, medium. Now, though, Twitter is getting attention with its mobile ads. Twitter’s Mobile Ads Begin to Click – WSJ.com.

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Fast Growing Omantel Adopts Customer Analytics

Written by on June 28, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Omantel’s recent history tells a story about rapid growth. Oman’s population, according to Google is roughly 2.8 million people; Omantel, according to its most recent financial statements, claims a mobile subscriber base of 2.3 million, which has grown by 13 percent in just the past year. Of the 300,000 mobile customers Omantel added in that […]

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