Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is an important part of the telecom domain. It fulfills the requirements of specific groups of customers who do not use the services from major operators in the area. For an MVNO, it takes a long time to establish trust amongst customers. Then comes the stage when it starts earning money. But due to inaccurate and inefficient billing and charging, the monetary success can be hampered. So, it is important for MVNOs to not use mediocre and rudimentary billing mechanisms. Instead, they need to utilize a convergent charging system for greater billing accuracy and revenue assurance.Continue reading
5G is a transformational technology with immense potential. For telecom operators, it presents a very good chance to grow their customer base. Features like network slicing, ultra-low latency and massive bandwidths are extremely attractive to customers. Whether it is your business customers or home subscribers, you will be faced with unprecedented challenges while deploying 5G. Billing and charging need to be spot-on and you can’t make any errors in calculating charges.Continue reading
5G network slicing is potentially the greatest innovation in the telecom industry. It provides unforeseen opportunities and can be the instigator of new business models. Connectivity is a vital asset for every business use case that is powered by technology. 5G network slicing allows for the creation of several logical networks over a single physical network. Each logical network can have its own unique characteristics such as speed, latency, security etc. The QoS-based network slicing provides unprecedented power to companies, especially those that are ready to be creative and use separate networks for supporting their different requirements. From a telecom operator’s point of view, this new technology presents a tough but rewarding challenge. Although a convergent charging system can definitely make things simpler.
Telecom billing has a very important role to play in driving the success of modern-day telecom operators. Due to Covid-19, businesses are experiencing stagnation. So, if you want to stay competitive and increase your customer base, it is the right time to improve your service model. With a convergent charging platform, it is easier to digitalize services and monetize assets. Especially if you can find a proven platform that is secure, flexible and completely scalable.Continue reading
Billing and charging are two of the most vital functions for MNOs, MVNOs and MVNE. While the bigger companies have vast resources to implement billing and charging system as per their specific requirements, the smaller companies struggle to keep up with them. Nowadays, the pressure is intense when it comes to the competition between different telecom companies. If you are not supporting your customers on time, and not providing them the required support, you are likely to lose ground.
The MVNO model has been in prevalence for more than one decade. It has been relatively successful in the developed world, which can be gauged by looking at the projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 9% between 2017 and 2022. Of late, the technology powering MVNOs in the developed world is reaching developing countries such as Thailand, India and Philippines. As a result, we are expected to see a striking change in the fortunes of MVNO in the developing countries. One of the most coveted MVNO technologies pertains to convergent billing, which is implemented by a centralized real-time charging system like Online Charging System (OCS).Continue reading
Convergent charging is an essential requirement of modern-day MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators). It is the holy-grail of billing as it can empower your monetization and billing strategy. The inherent strength of a convergent charging platform lies in its real-time charging functionality, which ensures all the services delivered by an operator are charged accurately.Continue reading
Covid-19 pandemic outbreak has impacted the fate of many businesses in 2020. However, telecom industry has stood strong in these times, and has allowed people to stay in touch via technology. It does deserve special credit for mitigating the impact by allowing companies to operate via work-from-home model. Despite all the work, telecom industry is still experiencing a trend of reduced revenues, which can be attributed to the excess use of OTT platforms like Skype, Whatsapp, and more recently ‘Zoom’ calling. To counter these OTT platforms, there is an exigent need for convergent charging and more flexible monetization solutions.Continue reading
In 2021, the telecom industry has high hopes from 5G. The amount of options that 5G presents is endless. Never before, there has been a technology as versatile as 5G. Network slicing allows a single 5G connection to be used for multiple QoS-based networks. Also, the connectivity via 5G has the highest speed and immense potential. But the potential of 5G and other emerging technologies can only be harnessed if you monetize the services via a reliable convergent charging platform.Continue reading