Convergent Billing - VAS

Jun 21

Wireless Broadband Alliance backs wifi roaming to tackle digital divide

For a technology which has been around for a while, few breakthroughs seem to occur in the wifi world, but tackling wifi roaming the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) believes the digital divide can be narrowed. With World Wifi Day taking place this week, it seemed like a perfectly appropriate time to catch-up with Tiago Rodrigues, General Manager… Read more
Jun 15

5G Subscriber Forecast: By 2023, LTE Will Still Outnumber 5G Subscriptions by 5 to 1

There will be 1 billion 5G subscribers by 2023, when more than 20% of the world’s population has access to the technology, according to a 5G subscriber forecast included in the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The report also found that mobile data traffic, driven by video, is continuing to grow and that LTE will be the dominant access technology… Read more
May 29

Korean operators set to switch to usage-based billing – report

In a sign of the disruption set to be unleashed by the 5G era is has been reported that Korea’s main operators are all expected to switch to usage-based tariffs next year. This is the view of Hana Financial Investment and was reported by the Yonhap news agency. The rationale stated in the report is that usage-based billing will offer higher ARPU… Read more
Apr 16

MNOs Must Engage and Graduate Their Prepaid Customer Bases

78% of the world’s mobile subscribers are prepaid – equating to billions of price-sensitive transient consumers. In emerging markets, where prepaid penetration is even higher, mobile network operators (MNOs) are fighting head-to-head to win them over. They’re stuck in a cycle: price wars continue, multi-SIM consumers churn, and operators try… Read more
Apr 9

White Paper: Convergence for Mobile, VoIP & Satellite Network Operators

Download a new White Paper on Convergence For Next-Gen Mobile and VoIP Networks free-of-charge, sponsored by IVR Technologies. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) face enormous challenges brought on by rapidly changing technology, immense… Read more
Mar 6

How Advertising Coupled with Voice, Data and SMS Service Rewards Can Help Build a Communication Service Provider’s Brand

Most Communication Service Providers have historically marketed their brands based solely on price, however, today the price gap between operators has become much narrower. In addition to price, subscribers now consider the brand identity, subscriber community and their social sphere of influence before making a purchasing decision.  Brands must… Read more
Feb 23

What are the Three T’s of Telecom?

To be successful Communication Service Providers (CSP’s) must be agile, flexible, well priced and offer high quality services.  That is why it is more important now than ever before to build your network services on a platform that supports your current service offerings yet is robust and extensible so that you can compete well into the… Read more
Dec 13

GSMA wants the world to do more for operators

The trade association that represents the interests of operators has issued a call for more to be done for operators. The catalyst for this move is the culmination of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Argentina. The GSMA wants the world to make its collective regulatory framework more benign for operators… Read more
Nov 17

Deloitte: As Smartphone Penetration Hits 82%, Wireless Industry Thrives

A new report from Deloitte LLP confirms the popularity of smartphones and the health of the wireless industry. Americans as a whole use their mobile phones 12 billion times a day, according to researchers. Additionally, smartphone penetration has reached 82 percent (93 percent for the 18-24 age group). Deloitte LLP published the results in its… Read more
Nov 2

How can CSP’s Limit Fraud in their Networks?

Communication Service Providers (CSP’s) face many challenges in today’s competitive voice services market and fraud is one of the bigger challenges. CSPs operating without the proper logging, reporting or access controls can unwittingly let fraud erode their profitability to the point where it forces them into bankruptcy. Fraud is costly to… Read more