Tag: M2M

Subex user conference leverages assets

Subex user conference leverages assets

Written by on October 30, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Dublin played host to this year’s Subex User Conference and it should be proud. The industry seems to have embraced the User Group as an alternative to the ‘independent’ conference and rightly so. The commercial conference will always have a in-built conflict. One set of attendees pay good money to sit in a dark room […]

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OMG – It’s a LDO!

OMG – It’s a LDO!

Written by on October 25, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Hey look, a new acronym – this time LDO – which stands for Lean Digital Operator. At the recent ETIS gathering in Riga, Telecom Italia’s strategy director outlined the future business drivers for operators and their IT implications, and how this will force operator to be lean, and, you guessed it, digital. Which basically means […]

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M2M is not a market – and very complicated

M2M is not a market – and very complicated

Written by on October 16, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

New research from Infonetics forecasts that the ‘M2M’ market will triple in size between now and 2017. They predict it will grow from around $15 billion in 2012 to $31 billion in 2017 – passing $20 billion in 2015. Right now the sectors driving this ‘market’ are automotive, transport and logistics, which make up a […]

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The Cloud is still a private thing!

The Cloud is still a private thing!

Written by on October 11, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The telecoms revenue management market will be worth $15 billion by 2017, according to Peter Dykes, OSS/BSS Analyst with Informa. He made this prediction on day two of the Next Generation BSS Summit in London. 40 percent of operators surveyed recently by Informa will use the cloud for billing – and billing from the cloud […]

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Driving in Fog – Regulation, Green Ooze and Social Malfunction

Driving in Fog – Regulation, Green Ooze and Social Malfunction

Written by on July 23, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

In light of recent excitements about connected cars from futurists who see formations of driverless cars criss-crossing the city without pausing – and at exactly the right boring speed, I thought I would re-publish an article from a couple of months ago. It also mentions possible flaws in Google Glass, before Google Glass had any […]

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Value Lessons from the Machine to Customer World – a Case for Complex Rating

Value Lessons from the Machine to Customer World – a Case for Complex Rating

Written by on July 15, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

In telecoms we were used to complex rating. Then we weren’t so sure. Voice and text became a commodity. M2M business models were going to be about scale and simplicity. Views on pricing models changed. Data became the value based battleground. In the commodity world of voice and texts, those who control costs most efficiently […]

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Mobile World Congress – Nothing New or Tipping Point?

Written by on March 4, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Mobile World Congress is over for another year. Reports are mixed about how many ‘new’ announcements were made but several pundits were not too impressed. I did not go myself, preferring to watch the reports and attempt to manage the fire hose of announcements that were the Twitter feeds. Several things struck me. First, the […]

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10 Hashtags I will Watch in Barcelona, from Scotland.

Written by on February 20, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

I am not going to Mobile World Congress this year, I thought I would watch it on Twitter instead, from the comfort of my own sofa. This is what I will be tuned in to. #billing – because it all comes back to billing. Why? As one VP of Billing at an enormous carrier said […]

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Billing, it’s a gas with mobiles!

Written by on February 11, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

I came across an article in the Times of India last December that prompted a double take. Ever vigilant and always on the lookout for stories pertaining to billing, I was taken aback by a headline espousing “the latest in mobile technology to eliminate discrepancies” in gas billing. The story opened boldly with the statement […]

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Addressing Big Data? Start Small

Written by on January 7, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

No-one would get a prize for predicting that this year will be ‘the year of Big Data’, in fact, if you did you might find yourself with a wooden spoon instead. Big Data is going to big in Big Government, Big Data is going to be big in M2M, Big Data is going to be […]

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