Category: BSS/OSS


Germany bans zero-rated price plans

Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone have been ordered to withdraw their controversial zero-rated tariffs and switch affected customers to different contracts.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, M&A and Twitter

Both Iain and Scott were carrying bugs when this was recorded but it will take more than that to keep them from their podding duties. They start by reflecting on Ericsson’s quarterly earnings announcement, specifically concerning the trouble the company is in regarding its historical activities in Iraq. Rumours of a Vodafone UK acquisition yield a chat about telco M&A before they conclude with the then breaking news of Elon Musk bidding to buy the whole of Twitter.

Nokia gets SaaSy with its customers

Finnish kit vendor Nokia has commissioned some research that CSPs can save 25% over five years if they move their software from on-premise to the SaaS model.

Nokia mostly pulls out of Russia

Finnish kit vendor Nokia has announced it will cease operations in Russia, but will ‘provide the necessary support to maintain the networks and [is] applying for the relevant licenses to enable this support’.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: decentralization, deglobalization and Huawei

We’re delighted to welcome special guest Maria Lema of Weaver Labs this week. Maria’s company develops software designed to decentralize the whole process of accessing network services, using some of the principles and technologies associated with the evolution of Web3, which prompts lots of conversational tangents. They eventually get around to a couple of items from the week’s news, specifically the affect of the use of sanctions on globalization and Huawei’s recent annual report.

Comviva discusses the latest developments in the Digital BSS space

We spoke to Jens Voigt, Head of Product Management – BlueMarble Solutions, Comviva Technologies, at Mobile World Congress 2022. He explained the importance of modern business support systems being agile, flexible and modularized, among many other related topics.

Tecnotree Launches B2B2X Ecosystem Revenue Monetisation Platform in Nigeria for 60 Million Subscribers

The multi-experience partner ecosystem offering aims to create lifestyle bundles of content, applications and connectivity through a pre-integrated digital partner ecosystem for global, local and glocal high-demand and hyper growth sectors. The platform will attract leading partners across different sectors such as education, entertainment, gaming, sports, health and wellness, to enter Nigeria and using direct customer billing to convert ecosystem partners into instant revenue generators across enterprise and consumer segments.

Nokia is going big on software at MWC 2022

Finnish kit vendor Nokia is drip-feeding product announcements in the week leading up to Mobile World Congress and, so far, they’re focused on the software side of things.

Orange is still struggling in Spain

French telecoms group Orange hit its targets for the full year but a closer look at the numbers shows it’s still not having an easy ride in its home market, nor in neighbouring Spain.

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