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Jim Morrish from Machina Research talks M2M

Jim Morrish from Machina Research talks M2M

Written by on October 23, 2013 in BillingViews, Features with 0 Comments

Telcos are having to reach outside their traditional markets for growth. M2M is an option. It typically doesn’t use a lot of data but it involves a lot of new relationships and this could be a challenge for some operators. Here what else Jim and Machina foresee.

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Why BSS is growing even as mobile growth levels out

Why BSS is growing even as mobile growth levels out

Written by on October 17, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In the last couple of days I’ve been reading about an event that will, according to one publication, ‘send shivers down the spine of telecoms executives’ and was reported by CBS Moneywatch with the headline ‘Mobile industry starts turning upside down’. This is not Armageddon or a plague but a recent report from Ovum forecasting […]

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M2M is not a market – and very complicated

M2M is not a market – and very complicated

Written by on October 16, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

New research from Infonetics forecasts that the ‘M2M’ market will triple in size between now and 2017. They predict it will grow from around $15 billion in 2012 to $31 billion in 2017 – passing $20 billion in 2015. Right now the sectors driving this ‘market’ are automotive, transport and logistics, which make up a […]

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Differential Pricing – the next challenge?

Differential Pricing – the next challenge?

Written by on October 3, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

We are all aware that the digital revolution is disrupting every industry but it is also creating new possibilities and changing the way business is done. The challenges of providing new services and working with new partners are putting strain on all departments, none less than billing and revenue management. It’s not just the range […]

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The rules about centralised billing explained

The rules about centralised billing explained

Written by on September 26, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The issue of centralizing IT, particularly BSS, brings with it some interesting issues. Not least of these is who is responsible for customer data when it resides in a different country. Some years ago, a particular example emerged in Switzerland – a land known for its discretion – where the physical billing system had to […]

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The Impact of the European Union’s Connected Continent Proposal

The Impact of the European Union’s Connected Continent Proposal

Written by on September 17, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Roaming and Net Neutrality No more roaming charges – great. Not many complaints from consumers on that one. Goodbye to operators blocking Skype and YouTube on low speed connections – hooray it’s party time. Or maybe not. The European Union’s proposed legislation to enable a single European telecoms market is ambitious and, if passed into […]

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Wholesale Fraud Can No Longer be Ignored as ‘Cost of Doing Business’

Wholesale Fraud Can No Longer be Ignored as ‘Cost of Doing Business’

Written by on September 12, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The wholesale communications business is worth $170 billion a year. Wholesale fraud, which used to be seen as a cost of business is now running at over three percent. This equates to losses of $6.12 billion a year, according to a recent survey by Revenue and Asset Assurance specialist Subex. The problem has been made […]

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Back to the future

Back to the future

Written by on September 11, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Ten years ago I was a firm believer and early exponent of centralised online billing via an ASP (Application Service Provider). With two colleagues and a small team of dedicated professionals sharing the same vision, Copernicus Global Billing emerged from the heady dot-com boom days only to die a premature death in the bust that […]

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Operators’ Charging Plans – a Practical Approach

Operators’ Charging Plans – a Practical Approach

Written by on September 9, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 2 Comments

There are some real insights in Openet’s report, Charging for the Digital Economy. To find them takes a little digging but it is worthwhile. The top line findings are interesting enough: all operators agree that pre-paid charging platforms will need to be replaced within 10 years 43 percent see this happening inside two years 46 […]

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OSS/BSS market to reach USD 48.54 bn by 2018 – CIOL

OSS/BSS market to reach USD 48.54 bn by 2018 – CIOL

Written by on September 2, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The body of evidence continues to point to growth in the OSS and BSS markets. This report from CIOL in India predicts a market worth almost $50 billion in 2018, with growth running at 16 percent compound. They believe that the top four players will account for 40 percent of this opportunity. The need for […]

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