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Multi-Plan Devices and Enterprise Tools for BYOD

Written by on June 20, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Mobile is often characterized as a consumer-facing service, but in fact it is central to how people and corporations work. Mobile services tend to center on individuals, but they span all of the aspects of an individual’s lifestyle. This is part of why BYOD is growing as a trend, but that trend creates challenges for […]

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Samsung TecTiles: NFC stickers do cool stuff with your phone | Dialed In – CNET Blogs

Written by on June 13, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Samsung promotes tapping as the ‘third interface’ – possibly relying too much on payments? Samsung TecTiles: NFC stickers do cool stuff with your phone | Dialed In – CNET Blogs.

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The Goal – One Click

Written by on June 7, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

There is a flurry of surveys out at the moment about the future of payments. Banks, it seems, are realizing that there have to be alternatives to NFC, while consumers say they like PayPal better than Google and Apple when it comes to paying via mobile. If PayPal offered a mobile wallet 80 percent of […]

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The Advert IS the Shop

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

The thing about attention is that grabbing it is one thing but keeping it is quite another. The thing about screens is that there are so many of them. Not only are screens in danger of competing with each other for our attention but they are in danger of competing with other things like pizza, […]

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Devices, carriers converge on TV – billing the weapon of choice

Written by on June 4, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

TV is becoming the new frontline in the battle for customers, their attention and new revenues. Pay TV is booming and the number of accounts is set to pass a billion in just two years’ time, according to analysts at Pyramid Research. Although cable accounts will decrease as a percentage, it will still account for […]

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Managing the data explosion

Managing the data explosion

Written by on June 3, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Infographic on the sheer scale of data that will need to be managed. A related article will be published soon. Presented by    

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Mobile payments – taking stock (Part 2)

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

As Amex joins its main rivals as part of the ISIS team and that consortium seems to be enjoying renewed confidence, we look further afield for mobile payments news. To Tonga, first, where, according to a 2011 World Bank report, remittance payments constitute more than 30 percent of the Tongan GDP, placing it the second […]

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Timeless Interview with IT Director – mid Transformation

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

BillingViews talked to a senior IT Director at a North American carrier. He was in the middle of a major system conversion. The billing system had been built in-house many years previously and the reluctance to change was huge. But, as the business expanded and developed multiple services the flaws began to show. There was no […]

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Interview with an Advertising Man – at a Telco

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

First published in 2011 BillingViews had the opportunity to catch up with a communications professional that has experience of billing vendor, media and service provider environments. He was involved in conversations some years ago about how to monetise new services. We started talking about advertising – an area that he is currently focused on. It […]

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Billing in Bern

Written by on May 16, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Talking to operators about billing is completely different to talking to anyone else about billing. Journalists are hugely influenced by the press releases and the reports they receive, full of promises and growth. Vendors have a job to do, which includes pushing their products and visions of the future. Operators have the worst job, they […]

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