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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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Communication Service Providers who can’t communicate

Communication Service Providers who can’t communicate

Written by on October 10, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

When was the last time your mobile phone operator got in touch with you? If your experience is anything like mine, then you’ll probably have to think a bit. As for me, I think I got a call a couple of years ago asking if I was happy enough with the service. It wasn’t so […]

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Pricing and BSS come together in London

Pricing and BSS come together in London

Written by on September 24, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

In just two weeks time, the pricing and billing (BSS) worlds will congregate in London for their annual co-located conference. Both will share plenary sessions in order to benefit from an integrated view of the whole pricing and billing process. One of the big topics will clearly be pricing ‘data’ – and hopefully how we […]

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Turning data into gold – the need for products

Turning data into gold – the need for products

Written by on September 5, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 3 Comments

The trouble with data is that it simply does not go very far. There are other problems too, of course, such as no-one understands and it fills customers with fear, but as one IT Director at a major US carrier said, “2GB of data is not a lot of video.” No wonder then that operators […]

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Does the Internet of Things – actually everything – hinge on billing?

Does the Internet of Things – actually everything – hinge on billing?

Written by on August 8, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

There seem to be an almost equal number of new opportunities for communications providers as threats. On the one hand we hear that the ‘bread and butter’ revenues of telecoms companies – voice and SMS – are being eroded by OTT players. One of the other hand we see a host of new revenue opportunities […]

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Will Ericsson make Metratech tick?

Will Ericsson make Metratech tick?

Written by on July 31, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Metratech was always an annoying company. Watching Metratech was like watching a brilliant young tennis player. There were passing shots that made you gasp and made you believe for a moment you were watching the next world champion. Then there would be two double faults. Part of the brilliance, and the problem, was that they […]

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The cost of real time processing – the race with Moore’s Law

The cost of real time processing – the race with Moore’s Law

Written by on July 29, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 2 Comments

One of the things that we were not asked to do when writing the TM Forum report on real time charging and policy management was to look at cost. But we did anyway. We spend a lot of time discussing (and now implementing) real time charging and policy management under the agenda item called ‘business […]

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Data is made for sharing – and good business too

Data is made for sharing – and good business too

Written by on July 25, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The concept of shared data has been around a while. Discussions at conferences revolved around ‘the family’ and a nominal father figure controlling the spending of his family, topping up his daughter’s texts before she went out and limiting his son’s Facebook time after 10 in the evening. Now shared data is here, bigger than […]

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When the walls come tumbling down – the end of siloed thinking

When the walls come tumbling down – the end of siloed thinking

Written by on July 1, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

We have been discussing silos in the telecommunications industry for many years. We know they must go and real-time is driving a sea change in the way that communications providers operate and organize themselves. Silos are being swept away. But there are bigger silos that are, without us necessarily realizing it, creating barriers to true […]

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Operator business ability linked to BSS agility – at last!

Operator business ability linked to BSS agility – at last!

Written by on April 10, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

When you read an article entitled ‘Operator business ability linked to BSS agility’ you cannot help smiling. At least not if you have worked in the BSS world for 20 years. In fact, immediately the team at BillingViews saw the headline, they headed to Twitter with the happy news. The survey and resulting report that produced […]

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