BSS research uncovers gains that could reap big operator rewards

Commissioned by MDS Global, a research report by telecoms analyst house STL Partners has revealed that fully embracing digital business support systems could enable operators and service providers to unlock a 34% boost to their current profit margins for enterprise services. The report The Digital BSS Dividend says that digitising BSS systems will allow operators to increase EBIT profit margins

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T-Mobile and Ericsson sign multi-year US$3.5bn 5G deal

Ericsson and T-Mobile have signed a multi-year, US$3.5 billion (€3.02 billion) contract to support T-Mobile’s US-wide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

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Profiting from IoT – Look to your partners for success

The Internet of Things (IoT) as a new business offering has opened the door for the service provider community to embrace the upsides new innovative consumer and enterprise service opportunities. However, let’s face the honest truth … are service providers actually providing any true value on top of the connectivity?

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G&D integrates with Otono to cut costs and accelerate installations of eSIM management solutions

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is teaming up with Otono Networks to simplify and drastically reduce the cost of deployment of eSIM solutions for carriers around the world.

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Telehealth remains a small but interesting vertical for CSPs to target in the next five years

The telehealth market, long identified as a significant opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs), has been slow to gain traction. The technical capabilities to support the telehealth market have long been in place, but regulatory concerns, coupled with supply-side issues such as business models, have restricted market growth.

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Monetising IoT demands a smart revenue management strategy

Transforming itself into a major value-added player that is a key part of the IoT value chain is not necessarily straightforward for a CSP, but it is expected to be a key part of many CSPs’ vision.

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LogiSense EngageIP usage rating and billing platform selected by Numerex to simplify ops and support new business models

LogiSense Corporation, a global provider of usage rating, mediation and billing solutions to Machine-to-Machine and the Internet of Things (M2M/IoT), telecommunications, unified communications and enterprise service providers reports that Numerex Corp has selected LogiSense’s EngageIP Usage Rating and Billing Platform.

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PacketFront and Radius Synergies agree to co-develop Xenia platform to support M2M

Stockholm, Sweden and New Delhi, India. February 18, 2013 — PacketFront Software Solutions and Radius Synergies Pvt Limited (RSPL) have signed a new M2M-focused agreement covering product development, supply and market co-operation.

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Ericsson's M&A spending continues as it buys Canadian OSS/BSS company ConceptWave

Toronto, Canada. September 25, 2012 — Today Ericsson announced the acquisition of the Canadian company ConceptWave in an all-cash transaction for an as-yet undisclosed sum.

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NEC to buy Convergys' Information Management business for US$449m

Tokyo, Japan & Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. March 22, 2012 — NEC Corporation today surprised the markets by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Convergys Corporation’s Information Management (IM) business. The deal is valued at US$449 million and covers all of Convergys IM’s business, including Smart Revenue Solutions, across industry verticals such as communications, utilities, and

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Australia’s AAPT replaces legacy billing system to cut costs and launch M2M

Australian network operator, AAPT has replaced its legacy wholesale billing system with Comverse BSS, reportedly lowering operating costs and opening up new data service possibilities for its users, including M2M.

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Cycle30 selects Comverse for M2M hosted billing services

Cycle30, a Seattle, Washington-based provider of hosted billing services for communications, utility and machine-to-machine (M2M) service operators, has chosen the Comverse BSS solution to power the billing and rating services platform for its growing M2M business.

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Top 5 Revenue Generating Opportunities for CSPs – CSG & Intec’s global assessment

CSG’s acquisition of Intec has created the world’s 2nd largest BSS supplier.  Two of their senior executives draw upon this global perspective to highlight the key trends for 2011.

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Comarch rebuilds architecture of flagship product

Comarch has rebuilt the architecture of its flagship product suite – Comarch BSS – to help operators enter markets such as B2B and M2M.

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