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Who is vying for Volubill?

Who is vying for Volubill?

Written by on November 8, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

Light Reading’s SPIT-meister, Ray Le Maistre, reports that Volubill is about to be acquired. We at BillingViews have suspected for some time that the policy and charging specialist would be acquired – the who and when eluded us. But if Ray says it’s happening you can bet on it – the question is who is […]

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Real-Time Self Service and how European operators can catch up

Real-Time Self Service and how European operators can catch up

Written by on October 8, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The differences in data pricing between different regions of the world are becoming marked. In Asia, for instance, there are some interesting and innovating new services. Based around a ‘pay as you go’ model, Digi in Malaysia has launched an on-demand connectivity package that allows you to access Facebook or other sites for a small […]

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Revenue Assurance – Still not ‘Built In’

Revenue Assurance – Still not ‘Built In’

Written by on June 18, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 2 Comments

From the Archives…now even more relevant as Real Time becomes the norm. Inaccurate billing and criminal activity – no they are not the same thing – lost the mobile industry $58.4 billion in 2011, according to Juniper Research. Juniper says that if nothing is done to shore up the revenue assurance and fraud management barriers this […]

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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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Virtualised, Cloud Based and Elastic – a Report from Management World

Virtualised, Cloud Based and Elastic – a Report from Management World

Written by on May 23, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

If you were in Nice last week for the TM Forum’s annual award strewn extravaganza you would be excused for thinking two things. The first is that the world’s problem with be solved with a virtualized, cloud based, real time, unified, elastic policy and charging thingy. The second is that it rains in Nice. In […]

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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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