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Convergence gets the vote – but who are the winners?

Convergence gets the vote – but who are the winners?

Written by on June 17, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

New research reveals that 88 percent of Communications Service Providers (CSPs) believe that the convergence of mobile offerings with fixed, broadband and cable/pay TV will be key to future strategies. WeDo Technologies, surveyed more than 120 representatives from 62 operators across 42 countries worldwide at its ninth customer event in Oporto, Portugal at the end […]

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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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Billing Bottleneck Drives $1.7 billion Convergent Charging Market

Billing Bottleneck Drives $1.7 billion Convergent Charging Market

Written by on June 19, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Finally it seems as if the growth of new services is pushing operators to invest in convergent charging systems. A report just published by research house Infonetics puts the figure for 2012 at $1.7 billion. This figure includes services as well as software but at 42 percent growth over the previous year and with further growth […]

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The Search for Value – A Short History of The Charging Evolution  Part 2

The Search for Value – A Short History of The Charging Evolution Part 2

Written by on April 30, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

Billing for Stuff Conferences sprang up around Value Added Services. The mobile internet became more than a distant dream and terms such as 3G and UMTS arrived in our dictionaries. How to charge for ‘content’ became a focus of discussion during the early and mid 2000s. Sadly, the straitened times for telcos showed no signs […]

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The Search for Value – A Short History of The Charging Evolution

The Search for Value – A Short History of The Charging Evolution

Written by on April 24, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The Beginning There was a time, Before Mobile, when things seemed stark and simple. Your telephone, if you had one, lived in the hall, or at the foot of the stairs. It did not ring very often. There were waiting lists for telephones and there were Complaints Departments. It was a time of monopolies, a […]

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If TV is Internet Enabled – does TV need Real Time Charging and Control?

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

The short answer is yes. As my learned colleague Ed Finegold points out, the Age of traditional Cable Companies may be coming to an end. Purchases of new TVs are being driven by screen size and price but more and more by whether they are Internet enabled. As we know only too well in the […]

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Beyond the Magic – Analysts Agree on Market Growth, Leaders

Beyond the Magic – Analysts Agree on Market Growth, Leaders

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

With some analysts causing confusion in the community with their smoke and mirrors, others certainly agree on where the market is heading and who will lead the charge. The latest research from Infonetics points to growth in the convergent charging market of 24 percent compound between now and 2016. This follows on from a report […]

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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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SPOTLIGHT – TV Wars and the Battle for Attention – Part 2

SPOTLIGHT – TV Wars and the Battle for Attention – Part 2

Written by on September 7, 2012 in BillingViews, Features with 0 Comments

Part 2 of the challenges and opportunities in TV written by BillingViews and  The Workaround Trap  The speed of change and innovation itself causes problems. The closely linked market of telecommunications serves as a strong lesson, where redefinition of the market and non-traditional competition have driven the need for dramatic change. Communications providers have been forced […]

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TV – The Battle for Attention and How to Avoid Interference – Part 1

TV – The Battle for Attention and How to Avoid Interference – Part 1

Written by on September 4, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

This two part story on the opportunities and challenges of TV High Definition Television is fast becoming the most fiercely contested communications marketplace. It continues to change beyond recognition, ushering in new players, new devices, and new ways of interacting with content. On one front, convergence and interactivity is luring traditional telecoms companies and the […]

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