Tag: direct operator billing

Why has everyone gone quiet on Carrier Billing? It should be huge

Why has everyone gone quiet on Carrier Billing? It should be huge

Written by on January 10, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

With Juniper Research putting the ‘cost’ to mobile operators from OTT messaging in 2017 at $104 billion, the search for quick new revenue streams must surely intensify. With revenue models from IoT, 5G, VR, AI and ‘Who Knows What’ still crystallising, there is one immediate opportunity that seems to be slipping through operators’ fingers. Carrier […]

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Finally! This year will be the Year of Mobile Payments

Finally! This year will be the Year of Mobile Payments

Written by on January 5, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

For the last few years we have been asking whether 201x is the ‘year of mobile payments.’ Until last year, we basically said no. Last year, once we finally believed that Apple was on the point of actually launching something game changing, we changed our minds. Asking the same question now, at the beginning of 2015, […]

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Google plays well with direct operator billing

Google plays well with direct operator billing

Written by on December 18, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

When you hear the name Google, many things come to mind. It could be the ubiquitous search engine, Android mobile phones, cloud applications and services or even that less-than-stellar movie The Internship. And now you can add direct operator billing to the list of terms associated with the behemoth tech company. Yes, Google is making […]

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Mobile payments cross digital divide

Mobile payments cross digital divide

Written by on December 5, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

It is often the quiet ones that make the biggest steps. And Bango is not necessarily a company you would think of when reviewing a list of billing companies. The company has teamed up with Cardmobili, a digital wallet company that focuses on loyalty services to provide operators with the ability to increase the payment […]

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Did Apple just win the payments game?

Did Apple just win the payments game?

Written by on September 30, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 2 Comments

The short list for prizes for the most under-stated headline now includes this gem for our friends at Mobile Payments Today. It reads ‘MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets.’ It should have included a cartoon of an executive having a panic attack, or being crushed by an Apple or having a panic attack because he […]

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Direct Operator Billing is a success – why are more operators not playing?

Direct Operator Billing is a success – why are more operators not playing?

Written by on June 20, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Further proof, if further proof is needed, of the real value that a communications provider can deliver to customers came this week. Telecoms.com and others reported that O2UK has launched ‘Charge to Mobile.’ As you might expect, this means that customers can, er, charge things to their mobile. Etisalsat has also announced that they will […]

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Facebook is into adverts, Google is into – trouble?

Facebook is into adverts, Google is into – trouble?

Written by on May 2, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The recent Facebook gathering, F8, revealed some more of the company’s plans. In one announcement Facebook said it was launching its own third party ad platform, with the same level of personalization and targeting as its own. In another, App Link is designed to make it easier to share content within the Mobile App universe. […]

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Mobile payments predictions from 2011: what we got right – and wrong.

Mobile payments predictions from 2011: what we got right – and wrong.

Written by on April 14, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

 According to the latest research by Juniper, ‘global payments via mobile devices will reach $507 billion this year, a rise of 40 percent.’ The initial reaction at the BillingViews Detective Agency was to welcome the news and to take it at face value. But then one of our top detectives began to get an itchy nose […]

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Direct Operator Billing – the pros and cons, from Istanbul

Direct Operator Billing – the pros and cons, from Istanbul

Written by on March 18, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

30 percent of the operators at the recent ETIS Billing and Revenue Management meeting are offering some form of Direct Operator Billing (DOB). While this clearly means that 70 percent are not, this is because the circumstances of their markets were not conducive to launching DOB or because they were still in the ‘thinking’ stage. […]

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Hashtag time for Barcelona watchers – what will be news at #MWC14

Hashtag time for Barcelona watchers – what will be news at #MWC14

Written by on February 21, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

 Last year, we didn’t do too badly with our hashtags for MWC 2013. We wanted to watch billing and pricing obviously, but we also wanted to watch NFC and the OTT players. Both turned out to be issues debated throughout the year. This year, we will be watching some similar ones, some different. #Wearable_tech – […]

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