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Assurance needs to be upgraded for the new digital journey

Assurance needs to be upgraded for the new digital journey

Written by on April 27, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

As the race to become digital gathers pace, telcos must focus on revenue assurance to stop potential losses. In a recent survey sponsored by Openet and conducted by Telecoms.com fully 90% of 117 operators said that 10% of their revenue would come from digital services in 2017. Over 30% believe this figure will be over […]

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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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You don’t know what you don’t know – or do you?

You don’t know what you don’t know – or do you?

Written by on August 26, 2016 in Opinion with 1 Comment

In the early days of revenue assurance (RA) for telecom companies a popular phrase used by software salespeople was – “you don’t know what you don’t know.”  Of course, they were talking about the fact that telcos were not aware of all the losses they were incurring due to poor billing practices, irregular audits and […]

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Dreaming up the revenue assurance function of the future

Dreaming up the revenue assurance function of the future

Written by on November 3, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Literally, I am a dreamer, especially at weekends when unconscious brain activity is shifting from work-related to free-time and family. I love the fact that the brain produces magic stories which I can enjoy after solid hours of deep sleep. Most times, I roughly remember what I have dreamt about and sometimes I am able […]

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TalkRA morphs into CommsRisk

TalkRA morphs into CommsRisk

Written by on July 24, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

We recently heard that revenue assurance (RA) website TalkRA was being retired and we took the opportunity to talk to publisher Eric Priezkalns about that – and much more. It turns out that, like DisruptiveViews itself, the change is more of an upgrade than a change of direction. “It is an upgrade in scope and […]

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Data – grass is not always greener and bigger is not always better

Data – grass is not always greener and bigger is not always better

Written by on May 12, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Is it just me or has ‘big data’ become passé for others, too? It wasn’t so long ago that there was a conference on the subject being held every second week somewhere in the world. We became besotted with terms like Hadoop and were introduced to a new breed called data scientists. As if data […]

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Is revenue assurance actually business intelligence?

Is revenue assurance actually business intelligence?

Written by on April 28, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 2 Comments

Revenue assurance (RA) has come a long way since it first appeared in the telecoms world. Initially, back in the early 2000s it was little more than an audit stream that checked that all revenue that could be collected was being collected. It quickly became a priority as the telecoms world hit the worst recession […]

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Global revenue assurance survey indicates market maturity

Global revenue assurance survey indicates market maturity

Written by on March 31, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

TM Forum has just published their Revenue Assurance (RA) survey report 2015 that was compiled in TM Forum’s revenue management community by experienced RA practitioners with collaborative efforts. RA maturity is on the rise globally 122 survey participants worldwide submitted their responses to 32 questions in the areas RA organization, coverage, risk & control management, data […]

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The end of industries

The end of industries

Written by on November 7, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

A Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management User Group meeting is an unlikely place to experience paradigms being shifted without gears. Such, though, was the case at the recent Subex event. Amongst the discussions about operational challenges for operators, revenue assurance issues and fraud threats (social spoofing being an interesting one) were discussions of drug dealing, […]

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Convergence gets the vote – but who are the winners?

Convergence gets the vote – but who are the winners?

Written by on June 17, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

New research reveals that 88 percent of Communications Service Providers (CSPs) believe that the convergence of mobile offerings with fixed, broadband and cable/pay TV will be key to future strategies. WeDo Technologies, surveyed more than 120 representatives from 62 operators across 42 countries worldwide at its ninth customer event in Oporto, Portugal at the end […]

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