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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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Customers, CMOs and CTOs – and The Pursuit of Real Happiness

Customers, CMOs and CTOs – and The Pursuit of Real Happiness

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

At the end of last year a couple of surveys were produced showing how the technical and the business sides of mobile operators are now talking the same(ish) language and going after the same goals. Infonetics published results of a survey of CTOs in November asking about priorities for network investments. The top two drivers […]

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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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Catch Up – Billing Transformations (and PR daleks)

Catch Up – Billing Transformations (and PR daleks)

Written by on May 31, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

In the first of a regular series of conversations, Alex and Tony discuss template driven PR and why the CEO of a major European telco is leaving the Billing Transformation to his successor.

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The Search for Value – A Short History of The Charging Evolution

The Search for Value – A Short History of The Charging Evolution

Written by on April 24, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The Beginning There was a time, Before Mobile, when things seemed stark and simple. Your telephone, if you had one, lived in the hall, or at the foot of the stairs. It did not ring very often. There were waiting lists for telephones and there were Complaints Departments. It was a time of monopolies, a […]

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The VoLTE Conundrum (or the Elephant in the Room)

The VoLTE Conundrum (or the Elephant in the Room)

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

LTE is about data and people are still – generally – about talking to one another. So the question is ‘what do we do about voice and LTE?’ LTE is here. There were 100 million LTE subscribers in 2012 and 381 operators are currently investing in it, according to the GSA. As a result, 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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VIDEO: Why Billing is Interesting Again

Written by on January 23, 2013 in BillingViews, Features with 0 Comments

Customers aren’t houses anymore, we’re individuals. And individuals are everywhere, not just within traditional network boundaries. Selling to individuals changes billing radically, as do digital content, on-demand services, OTT models, and the cloud. This video discusses how they all tie together and raise big questions on what billing will become for operators.

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Companies are Becoming Social Networks – Support That!

Written by on January 17, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

It is becoming the norm, and rapidly so, to use our own devices at work (the much hyped BYOD phenomenon). It makes sense, it makes us more productive and it makes work ever so slightly more fun. It also helps us to ditch the change of personality that affects us as we walk through the […]

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Data Pricing, Real Time and the Magic Quadrant

Data Pricing, Real Time and the Magic Quadrant

Written by on December 14, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

While our industry – finally –comes to the conclusion that digital services must be based on tangible, baked in value propositions, Ed Finegold believes that operators should follow the philosophy of Bruce Lee and be ‘like water’ – completely adaptable and ready to fit to any circumstance. Over the next few months we will see a wave […]

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