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Software-Defined Networking and the Telco Identity Crisis

Software-Defined Networking and the Telco Identity Crisis

Written by on October 17, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson proposed a forward-looking strategy for Telco networks in an open, over-the-top world during his opening keynote at this week’s Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. The upshot is to imbue Telco networks with OSS/BSS-based and IMS-based services that are accessible to third party development. This concept aligns with Ericsson’s recent OSS/BSS acquisition […]

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IBM and AT&T Partner for Cloud-2-Cloud

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

With IBM and AT&T announcing a partnership to offer cloud services jointly, under which IBM will provide the data centers and AT&T the global networking, it’s a clear sign that the cloud-2-cloud opportunity is real, recognized, and the inevitable next step for enterprise-grade cloud offerings. Given that IBM has actually called out Oracle in announcing […]

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The Rise of the User Group Conference

Written by on October 8, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Conferences are like politics. They seethe with conflicting objectives and pressure groups. One group wants to listen to their peers, straining for the insight or nugget that will save them money, make them money or get them promoted. Another group wants to sell stuff to the first group who want to listen to their peers […]

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Operators plan to increase customer experience spending in 2013: Alcatel Lucent

Written by on October 1, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

For a long time, the telecoms industry has been discussing customer experience. Generally, the conversation is theoretical because customer experience is about many different elements, including emotional triggers that are difficult to benchmark. That said, investment is on the increase, an acknowledgement that if you get this right, you hold a better hand than your […]

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MVNO TurkCell Europe Adds 300,000 Subs, Upgrades OSS/BSS

Written by on September 25, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

MVNOs typically focus on niche-market plays. There have been some spectacular failures along the way (remember ESPN and Disney Mobile?). But TurkCell came up with an interesting take that appears to be working. Offering price advantages, particularly in communications between Germany and Turkey, TurkCell Europe targets Turks living in Germany and Germans with close ties […]

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Is it time for real real-time?

Is it time for real real-time?

Written by on September 17, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Finally we are seeing the emergence of value based charging models. The launch of shared data plans signal the beginning and there will be others, such as Happy Hour deals, otherwise known as time shifting, which are being offered by 11 percent of operators in a twice yearly report from Allot Communications. Happy hour deals […]

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VIDEO: What is Cloud-to-Cloud?

Written by on August 17, 2012 in BillingViews, Features with 0 Comments

We recently introduced the Cloud-to-Cloud concept. With the help of the BillingViews whiteboard, we explain it here visually, both in terms for what telco engineers might like and as a competitive advantage for Telcos in enterprise cloud offerings.  

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