Tag: M2M

Connected cars on the shopping list of 70 percent of owners

Connected cars on the shopping list of 70 percent of owners

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

Normally we would love a press release that says connected cars are the Next Big Thing. We would immediately fire up the ‘punometer,’ roll up our sleeves and get ready to link the piece to our favourite image of, er, a car connected to the ground – but not in a good way. A report from […]

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M2M – the future is already here

M2M – the future is already here

Written by on July 15, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

We tend to talk about M2M, or IoT, in the future tense. We tend to think of it as discussion material at conferences. We remember, through a cloud of pain and claustrophobia, that cars seemed to outnumber people on some of the stands at the Mobile World Congress. This “technology slice through almost all of […]

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The Internet of Things – biggest opportunity for communications but are we ready?

The Internet of Things – biggest opportunity for communications but are we ready?

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

If you had a million dollars and you gave your partner a thousand dollars a day to spend, he or she would be back in 18 months time saying, presumably slightly out of breath and out of closet space, ‘done.’ If you had a billion dollars and you gave said partner a thousand dollars a day […]

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The machines are taking over and communications holds the key – in a good way.

The machines are taking over and communications holds the key – in a good way.

Written by on May 19, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

In the communications industry we tend to look at life from the inside out. We look at the Over the Top (OTT) players invading our territory and consider them enemies until we consider how to ally with them to add value and make money. We look at the television and feel slightly proud that the […]

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Highlights, hangovers and headlights – a review of Mobile World Congress

Highlights, hangovers and headlights – a review of Mobile World Congress

Written by on March 3, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Remembering the highlights of last week’s Mobile World Congress is like trying to remember real images in a crazy flashing disco scene from the 1970s. More of it seems like the hangover afterwards than the buzz of the party itself. But nuggets stay with you. The connected house was interesting because it was a physical […]

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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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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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Who do you trust in a world of digital disruption?

Who do you trust in a world of digital disruption?

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

 Or, perhaps, how do you trust in a world of digital disruption? We have been saying for some time that the winning currency in the coming months and years will be trust. The question is – who do customers actually trust? Banks used to be right up there, but their trust quota dropped through the […]

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Operators have three opportunities – and the same three threats

Operators have three opportunities – and the same three threats

Written by on February 6, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

With traditional business being eroded in the telecoms sector, operators are now faced with almost too many opportunities to be able to address. They are desperate to find the ‘differentiator,’ the thing that will attract and keep customers better than their competition. Part of the problem is that they tend to come up with the […]

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What is the difference between connecting fish and cars?

What is the difference between connecting fish and cars?

Written by on January 23, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

 Or cows? Ericsson have spent a couple of years now coming up with a series of innovations that harness the potential of M2M, or what we are referring to more and more as the Internet of Things (one of Machina Research’s predicted trends). From crab farming to the connected lunch, from healthcare innovation to connected […]

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