Billing

Redknee acquires Orga to boost billing offering

Canadian BSS company Redknee Solutions has announced it will be acquiring German converged billing specialist Orga Systems for €38 million to enhance its real-time monetization and subscriber management platform.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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