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Roaming, Smart Charging, Payments and a meeting in Reading

Roaming, Smart Charging, Payments and a meeting in Reading

Written by on April 25, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

Someone once said that ‘it all comes back to billing’. That someone was the CEO of a new entrant into the North American wireless market. While billing has now broadened in scope, it still holds true. Now you might say ‘it all comes back to Smart Charging and Payments’. The ETIS Smart Charging and Payments […]

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Is it time for Policy Control to step out of the shadows?

Is it time for Policy Control to step out of the shadows?

Written by on April 10, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Policy Control has spent too long on the sidelines. This week, the 7th edition of the Policy Control event took place in Berlin.  While I am usually in attendance at this event, this year I couldn’t make it, but I was asked to judge this year’s awards. The process got me thinking about the challenges […]

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Niall Norton, fact, fiction, MWC – and strangers dancing in the dark

Niall Norton, fact, fiction, MWC – and strangers dancing in the dark

Written by on February 23, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 1 Comment

Catching up with Openet CEO, Niall Norton (NN) is always a thought provoking half hour, but it turned out we were six months late for this particular rendez-vous. However, rendez-vous we did, just ahead of the MWC in Barcelona. Our mission: to sort the fact from the hype. DisruptiveViews (DV): Niall, good to talk to […]

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Ah, when billing was young, and the digital telco a twinkle in the eye

Ah, when billing was young, and the digital telco a twinkle in the eye

Written by on October 28, 2016 in Opinion with 1 Comment

We have written much over the years about whether billing is dead, dying or just getting on a bit. It is strange that ever since it sprang onto the conference stage in the 1990s, windswept and interesting, we have been trying to change its name. When we set up the short lived European Billing Association (lasted three […]

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75 policy and charging use cases, and counting

75 policy and charging use cases, and counting

Written by on October 21, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

When you review a booklet that has a big number in its title, there is, surely, a little bit of you that starts humming familiar songs. In this case, ‘75 Ways Policy and Charging Can Boost Your Business’ became ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ followed, slightly alarmingly, by ‘one million bicycles in Beijing’. Then, […]

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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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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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The challenges of making ‘Pay Now’ a reality

The challenges of making ‘Pay Now’ a reality

Written by on October 14, 2015 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 3 Comments

Examples of mobile pricing innovation are proliferating like mushrooms in a damp forest. Traditional bundles of data, voice and text are being deconstructed to be re-combined as highly personalized and configurable plans tuned to digital consumers’ lifestyles. Social media, music, HD video, roaming packs – purchased for an hour, a day, a month, or a […]

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ZTE invests in charging (cars)

ZTE invests in charging (cars)

Written by on February 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp plans to invest 1.5 billion yuan (£157 million) in wireless charging technology for vehicles in 2015 and more than 2 billion yuan next year, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday. ZTE’s director of corporate strategy, George Sun, also said the company had signed agreements with […]

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What is communications anyway?

What is communications anyway?

Written by on January 12, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

Facebook is fast becoming YouTube’s main competitor. The number of video posts showing up in users’ timelines is up 360 percent since this time last year. This is interesting but is already causing unforeseen problems. Operators, already hurting from OTT players driving more and more data over their networks, are being squeezed even further. Some […]

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