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Back to the future

Back to the future

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

Ten years ago I was a firm believer and early exponent of centralised online billing via an ASP (Application Service Provider). With two colleagues and a small team of dedicated professionals sharing the same vision, Copernicus Global Billing emerged from the heady dot-com boom days only to die a premature death in the bust that […]

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Billing refuses to die – for now!

Billing refuses to die – for now!

Written by on August 28, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

I was fascinated to read in the recent Openet research paper, ‘Charging and Billing for the Digital Economy’ that 87 per cent of operators surveyed believed that billing systems would be replaced by real-time charging systems within the next four years. Those with reasonable memories may remember years ago when I boldly declared that billing […]

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Should we Unify Policy & Charging and Does 3GPP Help or Hurt? (Part 3)

Written by on June 20, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

In part 3 (of 3) of this series on policy & charging (see part 1 here, part 2 here) , I asked Matrixx’s Nigel Back “Can we trick 3GPP processes into allowing us to be creative?” I realize I may be crossing the lines into things like the Rating Function and the ABMF, etc. but, […]

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Should we Unify Policy & Charging and Does 3GPP Help or Hurt? (Part 2)

Written by on June 5, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

In part 2 (of 3) of this series on policy & charging (see part 1 here) , I asked Matrixx’s Nigel Back “How far beyond the 3GPP OCS and PCRF standards can you go, and what happens if you try?”  How far beyond the 3GPP OCS and PCRF standards can you go, and what happens […]

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Should we Unify Policy & Charging and Does 3GPP Help or Hurt? (Part 1)

Written by on May 31, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

There is an increasing level of debate around the convergence or divergence of policy and charging functionality. Questions abound like whether or when should they reside on a common platform, be integrated, or remain on separate paths? Where should a CSP draw the line between the two sets of functionality? Does the market adhere to […]

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