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Operators

Telenor takes a bold step in partnership with Telefonica’s BlueVia

I have a long been a huge, huge enthusiastic fan of Telefonica’s BlueVia. You only need to do a search here on Mobile Industry Review for the keyword ‘BlueVia’ to find out just how much of a fan. BlueVia sought to provide a series of APIs directly into it’s own network to enable developers to […]

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Applications Operators

If you give your child your iTunes password, expect them to spend hundreds of dollars

Have you seen news of outraged parents in the United States who’re apparently aiming to try and sue Apple for making their children run up large in-app-purchase bills? The Telegraph has the story: The parents argue that Apple made it too easy for children to spend on digital items such as “smurfberries” in the game […]

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Operators

Canadian operator Rogers files to become a bank

This is one of the highest profile examples of an operator filing to become a bank. Most of the time when I speak to senior executives about their plans in this area, they reply that, ‘all that filing-to-be-a-bank stuff is complicated’, and the conversation ends. It’s nice to see an operator doing something a little […]

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Operators Services

Simon Collins of WeDo Technologies on mobile fraud

After the Q&A post I published last week with Sergio from WeDo Technologies regarding mobile fraud, I was delighted to be able to sit down with him and his colleague Simon Collins. Simon runs Praesidium, the consulting division of WeDo. Simon explained it’s his job to be negative — to find fault, to exploit, to […]

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Opinion

Aviv Goren of SundaySky demonstrates video bill technology

Here is an interesting video from Ewan’s recent visit at Amdocs Miami. Over to Ewan: I popped by the SundaySky stand at the Amdocs InTouch 2011 event to meet Aviv Goren. One of the company’s key products is video bill technology that automatically creates a personalised overview video of your latest bill. It’s aimed at […]

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Operators

Premium Rate Fraud Costs UK Mobile Industry a Whopping £140m per year

At least that’s the claim from BillingScore. Now BillingScore does sell software that can identify patterns and unusual behaviour that might indicate fraudulent behaviour, so I suppose they would say that, but from my dealings with operators it doesn’t surprise me that their processes are just not good enough to stop this happening. But £140 […]

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News

T-Mobile UK Billing Shite Again

I logged into my T-Mobile UK account this evening. Remember last week I tried to setup Direct Debit and I couldn’t, because they were busy processing direct debits ‘within 7 days’ — and as their system is so flakey, they couldn’t accept new payment info? Well, this evening I was greeted with: Uh oh. Bad […]

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News

Next Generation Billing 2008 conference

If you’re interested in billing then you might want to attend Next Generation Billing 2008 in Budapest. I’ll be taking part in a discussion on developing a customer-centric approach to billing. Next Generation Billing 2008 24 – 26 November 2008, Corinthia Grand Royal Hotel, Budapest You can find out more details here.