May 16, 2008 10:09 AM BST
Cato, I am back in France till beginning October. Wouldn't mind meeting up with you & discussing your perspectives mentioned here... Interestingly enough, I am currently building a Telco solution very similar to your views:
Amongst our developing product/service line, we are building CyberCafes (as well as residential & corporate access) therefore really acting as retail.
With a global, time-delimited access paradigm "buying minutes" (again, for Residential, Corporate & Cybercafes) we measure ARPU as well as churn, quite differently. In our model, the network is treated as a means of distribution and not connection.
Teresa, If you can share your report, I would be most interested, as my quest for an OSS/BSS solution to accomodate this model is less than evident.