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A law of unintended consequences – coming soon

A law of unintended consequences – coming soon

Written by on October 1, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 3 Comments

You would be forgiven for filing news of a new VAT law in the ‘boring but important’ pile of regulatory changes. But this new one has some interesting and possibly challenging consequences. From January 2015, the playing field of communications services is getting another levelling from the regulator, as he (or she) attempts to make […]

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Pricing and BSS come together in London

Pricing and BSS come together in London

Written by on September 24, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

In just two weeks time, the pricing and billing (BSS) worlds will congregate in London for their annual co-located conference. Both will share plenary sessions in order to benefit from an integrated view of the whole pricing and billing process. One of the big topics will clearly be pricing ‘data’ – and hopefully how we […]

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Nothing simple about it

Nothing simple about it

Written by on August 14, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 2 Comments

Buying big business systems, particularly for the back-office , has never been easy but are we making it a lot harder than it needs to be? When decision-makers in service providers and enterprises are confronted with a bewildering choice of options for their IT or back-office operations they often turn to research firms like Gartner […]

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Does the Internet of Things – actually everything – hinge on billing?

Does the Internet of Things – actually everything – hinge on billing?

Written by on August 8, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

There seem to be an almost equal number of new opportunities for communications providers as threats. On the one hand we hear that the ‘bread and butter’ revenues of telecoms companies – voice and SMS – are being eroded by OTT players. One of the other hand we see a host of new revenue opportunities […]

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Will Ericsson make Metratech tick?

Will Ericsson make Metratech tick?

Written by on July 31, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Metratech was always an annoying company. Watching Metratech was like watching a brilliant young tennis player. There were passing shots that made you gasp and made you believe for a moment you were watching the next world champion. Then there would be two double faults. Part of the brilliance, and the problem, was that they […]

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How agile is agile – and how agile do you need to be?

How agile is agile – and how agile do you need to be?

Written by on April 22, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

 For a long as most in telecoms can remember, ‘agile’ has been the watchword. The latest proponent is real-time specialist Openet who sponsored a survey into the links between agile BSS and agile companies. 86 percent of the survey group understand and agree with the sentiment that agile BSS makes for agile companies. Several years […]

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Operator business ability linked to BSS agility – at last!

Operator business ability linked to BSS agility – at last!

Written by on April 10, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

When you read an article entitled ‘Operator business ability linked to BSS agility’ you cannot help smiling. At least not if you have worked in the BSS world for 20 years. In fact, immediately the team at BillingViews saw the headline, they headed to Twitter with the happy news. The survey and resulting report that produced […]

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RCN selects NetCracker to launch advanced products and enrich customer experience

Written by on April 1, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

NCR opts for Four Year Extension, Upgrade, and Expansion to Enable Innovative On-Demand Services NetCracker Technology announced today that RCN, a US-based provider of high speed Internet, digital TV, and telephone services, has signed a four year contract extension for NetCracker’s Business Support Systems (BSS) solutions and added NetCracker’s converged rating and billing solution to […]

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New survey – old issues

New survey – old issues

Written by on March 13, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Interesting results emerge from a recent survey released by Telecoms.com Intelligence and commissioned by Redknee Solutions, which focuses on Business Support System (BSS) requirements for 4G/LTE networks. The survey, in which Telecoms.com Intelligence sought the opinions of executives from more than 60 operators, found that the lack of real-time BSS capabilities posed the single most […]

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What Mobile World Congress looks like from space, er, Scotland

What Mobile World Congress looks like from space, er, Scotland

Written by on February 25, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

Following Mobile World Congress – #MWC14 – on Twitter cannot be done. It is like trying to drink from a fire hose. You scroll down. You scroll up and find another 160 tweets have been posted in the last two seconds. It seems like chaos – a cauldron of hyper-activity. Yet, nuggets reach our ears […]

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