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What if Uber became a telco?

What if Uber became a telco?

Written by on September 13, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 10 Comments

If you were tasked with starting up a brand new, greenfield communications network do you think you would opt for a traditional telco OSS/BSS support infrastructure or opt for a much simpler all-you-can-eat subscription model? If you opted for the latter you are either and non-telco person or a liar. Let me explain. For a […]

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Big BSS transformations fail and they take too long to fail

Big BSS transformations fail and they take too long to fail

Written by on July 13, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Telcos are increasingly being squeezed by the declining revenue from traditional voice/SMS whilst increasingly becoming dumb pipes for nimbler OTT services. In response many have and continue to embrace BSS transformation programs to rationalise their BSS systems and prepare for promised new Digital transformation products. The bad news is that these big BSS transformations fail and […]

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BSS/OSS now defunct, dead, gone, buried – maybe

BSS/OSS now defunct, dead, gone, buried – maybe

Written by on April 14, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 3 Comments

I have been harping on for years – many years – that the terms BSS and OSS are defunct and should be replaced with something far more generic like MMB – Money Making Bits. You may well laugh but BSS (business support systems) and OSS (operational support systems) are leftovers from a bygone era when […]

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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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Charging – actually everything – is changing

Charging – actually everything – is changing

Written by on March 7, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 1 Comment

According to recent surveys by real-time specialist, Openet, charging – and more importantly organisations’ approach to it – is changing fast. Join our webinar on Wednesday 9th March to find out just how much, and what the implications are. To read the paper that summarises the surveys, click here. Finally, it seems, telcos have moved […]

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BSS from the cloud? The time is right – survey

BSS from the cloud? The time is right – survey

Written by on February 22, 2016 in Billing & Payments with 0 Comments

London, UK, 17th February 2016 –  A global survey of telecoms operators’ approach to the cloud found majority agreement that in future ALL telco business IT systems will be cloud-based. The top reasons for heading for the cloud were to lower capital and, in particular, reduce ongoing operational expenditure. The survey, commissioned by AsiaInfo, the […]

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CEO Interview: Niall Norton and the digital revolution

CEO Interview: Niall Norton and the digital revolution

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

It reflects on how fast things are moving in the communications world that we wanted to catch up with Niall Norton (NN), CEO of Openet just a few months after our last chat. Although the technology nearly defeated us, Norton was in optimistic form. DisruptiveViews (DV): Niall, in some of our conversations with vendors over […]

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Is cloud based BSS ready for primetime?

Is cloud based BSS ready for primetime?

Written by on February 11, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

In a bold move, AsiaInfo has announced that their complete BSS offering is available in the cloud, via Amazon Web Services. It is bold, in the sense that – ultimately – this is where the market is going and someone had to kick start the discussion. This is “not a dumbed down version,” according to Dr Andy […]

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Charging is changing – what about time to market?

Charging is changing – what about time to market?

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

Time to market should be measured in days, not months. If you had read that sentence, buried in an everyday article, your reaction would be ‘of course’ and you would move on. What makes it interesting is that it was the reaction of operators to a survey by Openet last year (the discussion paper is available […]

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As the telco goes digital, billing must go too

As the telco goes digital, billing must go too

Written by on January 28, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

In the last few months it seems that the telco world has gritted its teeth. The digital revolution has come. For a long time, there was the usual telco attitude, one that Douglas Adams described as putting up a ‘somebody else’s problem field.’ That, it seems, has changed. In fact, according to a vendor of […]

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