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Here are 101 ways to boost your (telco) business: #innovation

Here are 101 ways to boost your (telco) business: #innovation

Written by on November 7, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

It is safe to say that policy control has grown up. In its early iterations, it was used to control customers. Customers would reach their data limit, and find that their speed had been reduced or they had been blocked, or they were suddenly liable to overage charges. Then telcos realised that they could reverse […]

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Internet giants are moving to compromise on policy issues

Internet giants are moving to compromise on policy issues

Written by on September 25, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington. Just last week, the U.S. Senate took a big step toward advancing legislation that would partially strip away the internet industry’s bedrock legal […]

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Policy control and the long road towards 5G

Policy control and the long road towards 5G

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

With just weeks before Informa’s annual Policy Control conference, it seemed like a good idea to catch up with some of the speakers to see what they want to discuss at the event. Policy is, of course, at the heart of the digital discussion for the next few years, and one speaker, Shira Levine, believes […]

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75 policy and charging use cases, and counting

75 policy and charging use cases, and counting

Written by on October 21, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

When you review a booklet that has a big number in its title, there is, surely, a little bit of you that starts humming familiar songs. In this case, ‘75 Ways Policy and Charging Can Boost Your Business’ became ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ followed, slightly alarmingly, by ‘one million bicycles in Beijing’. Then, […]

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Hold the front page – policy conference packed

Hold the front page – policy conference packed

Written by on April 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Report from the Annual Policy Management Conference in Berlin. Conferences used to be good. Then they got rubbish and the numbers dried up. Operators didn’t want to spend money paying for people to attend lots of conferences. Vendors became fed up of using their marketing budgets to go and talk to other vendors. Some specialist telecoms conferences […]

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The 21st Century needs 21st Century regulation

The 21st Century needs 21st Century regulation

Written by on February 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

by Daniel Pataki, Vice-President for Policy and Regulation, GSMA. Fast growth in digital services is bringing enormous social and economic benefits to customers the world over. But market regulation must be adapted to the 21st century if this sector is to achieve its potential. Mobile connectivity and the digital ecosystem have generated huge benefits for consumers […]

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Good news for billing

Good news for billing

Written by on June 19, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Against the background of (our own) depressing analysis of the mobile communications market comes some encouraging news. Research house Infonetics has published its findings on the state of the billing and charging market and found it in rude health. According to the report, the billing market was worth $3.1 billion worldwide in 2014 and will grow […]

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Revenues: down, down, way on down

Revenues: down, down, way on down

Written by on October 31, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

For several years we have been saying to anyone who will listen (brow furrowed) that telecoms revenues are on the way down and we need to find services and products to replace them. Even so, it is quite shocking to visit a web and find a chart that, well, charts the decline. All major Western […]

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Policy – operator survey results: what’s your policy on Policy?

Policy – operator survey results: what’s your policy on Policy?

Written by on January 10, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Leading telecoms research firm Heavy Reading recently ran a survey with 80 telecoms operators asking where Policy management is going.  The results show that what started off as a niche system designed to provide network controls and implement fair usage limits is now seen as a strategic component that supports an ever increasing range of […]

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CSG buys Volubill’s assets – finds a logical home

CSG buys Volubill’s assets – finds a logical home

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

CSG has bought Volubill’s major assets. It is a logical home for Volubill and its technology and everyone seems happy with the deal. John Aalbers, CEO of Volubill is “very pleased to become part of the CSG family,” according to the press release. He is pleased according to himself as well. “Nowadays it is all […]

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