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The role of BSS in LTE monetization

As LTE takes center-stage in the overall operator strategy of delivering advanced communication services, there have been aggressive LTE roll-outs in major markets around the world. Most operators plan to launch 4G services by 2013-2014. Since, there is expectation that prices for LTE mobile phones will come down, carriers are looking for innovative ways to Read More

Try a Framework Approach to Wi-Fi Monetization

If there was one missing piece for mobile operators trying to solve their Wi-Fi puzzle, it would be having a practical revenue model that can guarantee new sources of income! Indeed, most operators would agree that having Wi-Fi offerings in their portfolio significantly boosts customer satisfaction while reducing churn but that also brings the question Read More

Find a place in the heart – and wallet – of your Smart phone User

In the last blog entry, we saw how operators are being left out of the mobile app value chain even as OTT providers and device manufacturers make a beeline for the cash rich segment. The role of a Policy Manager has become critical for operators to regulate subscriber broadband usage, however the policy solution that Read More

Are Smart Devices/Apps Creating New Opportunities or loss?

An Era of Unpredictable Data Usage Trends – Addressing Monetization Challenges with Multi-dimensional Policy Approach Take an example of a typical user called Sonali. She’s eighteen-something, studies in college and spends 600 minutes everyday on iPhone. Her day starts on a Snooze alarm with the musical player, Last.fm playing in the background while she gets Read More

Fantastic four for next-generation network

It was just another day at Next Gen Network street. The day was bright and shiny. The mobile broadband tunnel looked brisk with hundreds of applications driving to their way to reach smart phones and tablets. Certainly it was a pleasant spectacle as quite a few rich media apps like social media, video streaming portals, Read More