tag: billing

apps, content, TV

Tigo converges OTT services with billing systems

Millicom, the Latin American and African telco, has confirmed a content distribution partnership with Dutch media solutions vendor Momac. The agreement will see Tigo, Millicom’s Latin American subsidiary, bundle together its wide range of data packages alongside various third party apps.

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T-Mobile Austria virtualizes BSS, targets new data tariffs

T-Mobile Austria has announced that it will be implementing a virtualized charging system solution as part of a wider virtualized BSS strategy. The solution, provided by BSS specialist Openet, will be responsible for creating personalised offers to T-Mobile Austria’s pay-as-you-go, contract, consumer and enterprise subscribers.

roaming

Roaming bundles putting operator revenues at risk – report

A study undertaken by roaming specialist Syniverse, in partnership with the Strategic Economic Engineering Corp (SEEC) has shed some light on the extent to which consumers are willing to churn when considering roaming fees. The study, which polled 2,000 mobile consumers across the US, UK and Germany, revealed that 47% of consumers feel current roaming services are too expensive.

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WeDo to offer roaming and rating solutions through PT cloud

Portuguese business assurance specialist WeDo Technologies has announced a partnership with incumbent operator Portugal Telecom (PT) that will see the firm’s rating validation and roaming management solutions offered on a SaaS model as part of PT’s new enterprise cloud offering, SmartCloudPT.

Redknee wins deal in Bosnia Herzegovina

Canadian software vendor Redknee as won a deal from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s BH Telecom that will see it supply the operator with a converged billing, charging, policy and customer care solution. BH Telecom is an existing Redknee customer and the upgrade package is a “multi-million dollar deal,” the firm said.

Corine Suscens, senior marketing manager at Openet

Survey Reveals the Future for Traditional Billing and IN Charging

A recent survey by Openet has compiled operators’ views on the future of traditional batch based billing for post-paid and Intelligent Network (IN) pre-paid charging infrastructures, highlighting some of the key challenges they have faced as well as their plans to replace these systems. Corine Suscens, senior marketing manager at Openet shares some of the findings exclusively with Telecoms.com.

Internal conflicts represent the biggest obstacle to BSS centralisation/standardisation

Internal politics stifling BSS standardisation

Cultural issues represent the greatest obstacle to the introduction of centralised BSS strategies for network operators according to data from the Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2013. Internal politics and conflicting business cultures between a group operator’s HQ and its individual opcos was given the highest rating of severity by 21.6 per cent of respondents and rated severe or very severe by more than half.

Oracle has a big appetite for mobile

T-Mobile UK calls time on unlimited data deals

UK operator T-Mobile, now part of Everything Everywhere, piqued the consumer press on Tuesday with a new mandate to curb multimedia downloads and save its network from congestion. But the all-you-can-eat data party has been over for some time already and with no adverse effects to users.

Dennis Meurs, director of business development at MACH

Cash on the hoof

Dennis Meurs, director of business intelligence at MACH, discusses the data roaming revenue generating options available to MNOs looking for new sources of revenue in a turbulent market.

Vittorio Colao said Vodafone had been impacted by difficult conditions in Southern Europe

Vodafone moves on data roaming prices

UK-based carrier Vodafone has unveiled a cross border roaming initiative that it says will bring simpler and lower pricing for smartphone and mobile data usage for customers travelling within Europe. Amid regulatory pressure to reduce the retail cost of mobile data usage while abroad, Vodafone said its new, simple and transparent pricing provides daily and monthly rates for customers to use their domestic handset data plans overseas.

Mobile Internet industry sees money being thrown about

Vodafone buys expense management firms

Vodafone Global Enterprise on Friday acquired two telecom expense management companies: Quickcomm and TnT Expense Management, giving the carrier an attractive toolset to help it target the enterprise space.

Mobile Internet industry sees money being thrown about

NSN invests in OpenCloud for billing tools

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) on Wednesday expanded its capabilities in the charging and service delivery markets with an investment in application server and service brokering firm OpenCloud.

Mobile Internet industry sees money being thrown about

Amdocs buys MX Telecom for $104m

Amdocs — the industry behemoth — swooped in and acquired the mighty MX Telecom, one of the best messaging providers on the planet. I got the news just as I was coming out of a meeting and had to stop everything and send a quick post up to the site here followed by a few more announcement details, including the price – $104m.

Android Market will support in-app billing

T-Mobile introduces carrier billing for Android apps

Wireless carrier T-Mobile strengthened its ties with the Android platform this week, revealing plans to roll out a T-Mobile channel in the Android Market and introduce carrier billing for these apps.

Ofcom has pledged to work with operators to reduce bill shock

A real time opportunity

Alastair Hanlon, director for industry solutions at Convergys looks at how real time billing and customer service can revolutionise the telecoms industry.

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