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Ryanair, Electronic Cigarettes and a Billing Workshop

Ryanair, Electronic Cigarettes and a Billing Workshop

Written by on July 4, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

At the ETIS Billing Workgroup last week in Krakow there was a discussion about how competition is forcing down prices and some operators are now promoting bundles that cost less than €10. Also this week we saw another round of roaming price cuts in the European Union. Is it time for operators to have a […]

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T-Mobile’s Gaffe An Object Lesson for Mobile Industry

T-Mobile’s Gaffe An Object Lesson for Mobile Industry

Written by on April 26, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

While T-Mobile USA has been the trailer among the U.S.’s Big 4 mobile operators, it always had a reputation for being something of a good guy underdog; no longer. When you use that reputation to bait and switch customers, you’re asking for trouble. And that’s what T-Mobile has found. You’ve probably heard the news by […]

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The End of Roaming – Good for Customers, Operators and OTT Players

The End of Roaming – Good for Customers, Operators and OTT Players

Written by on March 6, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

One of the things I was hoping to see at Mobile World Congress last week was the beginning of the end of roaming tyranny. And I think I did. The demise of ‘roaming’ will be good for customers, good for competition and good for OTT relationships. The whole subject has been dragged into the spotlight, […]

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Pay TV Licensing Stinks; Consumers Should Break the Racket

Written by on March 1, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

It turns out that the real reason Pay TV packages make you pay a lot for very little of what you actually want is because of content owners. This great article from the Wall Street Journal explains how the big media companies essentially prevent Pay TV providers from offering personalized or even a la carte […]

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Roaming – Agreement on Inflated Prices, but is the Future Clear?

Written by on February 28, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

There was agreement and disagreement about roaming in the recent Telecoms.com survey. Both the wider industry audience of 1,931 readers and the 600 respondents who work for operators agree that the mobile industry’s view that the market works along geographical lines is out of date. Between 40 and 50 percent agree with this concept. On […]

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A price war will wound everyone

Written by on February 1, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Ever since Iliad’s Free Mobile pulled the rug from underneath their competitors by offering unlimited voice, messaging and 3GB of data for 20 euros, we have been waiting for the response. France’s number two operator, SFR, has now dropped its prices by 10 euros, according to Telecom TV. This is about as low as they […]

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The Secret to Data Pricing? Be Like Water

The Secret to Data Pricing? Be Like Water

Written by on December 13, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The great martial artist and philosopher Bruce Lee offered this advice on conflict and life: “Be like water.” Telcos should adopt this advice – literally and figuratively – as they try to figure out where mobile data pricing should go. Yesterday, Amdocs released results of a survey conducted with Heavy Reading that addresses global operators’ […]

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