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  • Alon Aginsky

    HOT Warms Up for More Triple Play Services & Revenue Assurance

    85,933 views - Posted 10 February 2014 by Alon Aginsky CEO & President - cVidya

    Guest post by Kobi Shitrit, Head of Revenue Assurance, HOT (Israel)   When I was asked to share my perspective with the wider RA community, I hesitated at first because my background in revenue assurance is relatively short.   Actually when we formed the RA team at HOT two years ago, we ...

  • Nanda Kumar

    Cloud-sourcing security

    117,064 views - Posted 10 February 2014 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    Consumers, ever-conscious of the cost of roaming and the limitations of capped data plans, are embracing alternative means of access to the internet from their multiple devices. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) may be the worst affected financially. The appearance, adoption and growth o...

  • Alon Aginsky

    Swisscom on M2M - Guest Blog by Theodora Simeonidis-Orenstein

    46,591 views - Posted 4 February 2014 by Alon Aginsky CEO & President - cVidya

    Swisscom on M2M: Promising Business, Ecosystem Maze, and Assurance Challenge   Guest Post by Theodora Simeonidis-Orenstein, Revenue Assurance Manager at Swisscom Once in a decade, a service comes along that truly revolutionizes the telecom business. Swisscom believes that M2M (machine...

  • Ali Durmus

    PLM provides profits

    52,781 views - Posted 31 January 2014 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    Communications service providers (CSPs), particularly those operating mobile networks, appear to have embarked on a mass introduction of new products and services. However, they are not always geared for what this involves and many are finding that lack of planning and preparedness is costing them d...

  • Rui Paiva

    Does the 'small stuff' matter?

    49,994 views - Posted 22 January 2014 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    Anyone watching the 'evolution' of the world's major social networks must be wondering what else they can come up with to keep their users "Always On"!Facebook, since going public, seems particularly obsessed with anything and everything that it thinks may 'enhance' the user experience. It started l...

  • Dror Eshet

    Why DPI Analysis is Essential for Detecting Data & IP Fraud

    65,940 views - Posted 21 January 2014 by Dror Eshet FraudView® Product Manager - cVidya

    As telcos transition to more Data & IP services, it’s revolutionizing the fraud management practice. Look at it from the criminal’s point of view.  Up to now, fraudsters have been making money on relatively traditional and expensive services like international or long distance voic...

  • Dave Labuda

    Optimize to survive

    63,266 views - Posted 14 January 2014 by Dave Labuda Founder, CEO and CTO - MATRIXX Software

    Communication service providers may have mastered the art of charging and billing as a mechanism for generating revenue, but they have constantly failed to master the art of maximizing income.   From the era of monopolistic PTTs was borne the concept that voice calls and messaging could be pr...

  • Ali Durmus

    Recycling silos

    28,337 views - Posted 6 January 2014 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    The telecommunications industry is often criticised because it is made up of many silos that act as independent business entities despite being part of one corporation. There are many reasons things have evolved this way but in today's customer centric marketplace it can be a major hindrance.  ...

  • Nanda Kumar

    You can do what with a bicycle wheel?

    115,893 views - Posted 30 December 2013 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    Our current obsession with privacy, or lack of it (that the press has been highlighting), may be short-lived as we start to see the benefits of sharing personal data across different ecosystems. You are probably already aware of in-car monitoring systems insurance companies are pushing that record ...

  • Alon Aginsky

    How Cable Operators can Counterattack

    45,878 views - Posted 16 December 2013 by Alon Aginsky CEO & President - cVidya

    For cable operators, the world has changed dramatically in the past decade. They can no longer rely on a stable revenue stream from television subscriptions: Competition from telecom operator's IPTV services and over-the-top services, together with regulated and low-cost broadcast services, is erodi...

  • Nanda Kumar

    Co-opting co-operation

    79,843 views - Posted 1 December 2013 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    There seems to be an inordinate amount of discussion around collaboration and partnering in this digital era, but finding examples of true collaboration are not that easy. Like they say, talk is cheap, but establishing and keeping good partnerships is certainly not.   While telcos continue to...

  • Ali Durmus

    Innovation procrastination

    37,285 views - Posted 30 November 2013 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    Communication service providers (CSPs) are often criticised for not being innovative, but that should hardly be surprising. For years they have had to cut costs and concentrate on core investments like network and IT, reduce headcount, and concentrate on getting and keeping customers mainly through ...

  • Tal Eisner

    The Case for Crowdsourcing Business Protection

    68,288 views - Posted 18 November 2013 by Tal Eisner Sr. Director of Fraud Solutions at cVidya, and Deputy Chair of the Fraud Management Group in the TM Forum - cVidya

    Crowdsourcing underpins some of the most successful businesses in the digital economy - Google's search rankings are essentially a product of crowdsourcing, as are Amazon's product recommendations. Even Apple crowdsources apps for its phenomenally successful devices and then uses the wisdom of crowd...

  • Rui Paiva

    Is risk clouding judgement?

    63,400 views - Posted 18 November 2013 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    With so much talk of cloud and everything-as-a-service these days it’s not surprising that many IT/IS managers are throwing their hands up in despair.   Should I or shouldn’t I ? How do I go about it ? What are the risks ? Who should I partner with ? Is my job on the line ? &...

  • Rob Smith

    Teenage Kicks for the Internet Generation

    52,111 views - Posted 1 November 2013 by Rob Smith Director, Product Marketing - MDS

    I’m not that ancient (pre-middle aged I’d like to think) but like many in this industry my teenage years were very different to those of my kids. Their choices are Apple vs. Google or PS4 vs. Xbox One. Mine/ours were… well, they weren’t like that. And for communication servi...