IMS research claims that there will be more than 326 million cellular M2M connections globally by 2016, up from about 107 million today. For that to happen though, M2M has to play well with all that’s happening in the cloud. As a result, telcos have to figure out how to make on-demand connection management work across networks, clouds, and the public Internet.
This is the first in a series of articles where we are looking at “extreme” billing. What, you might ask, is extreme billing? It is, essentially, a case study where the billing process performs at […]
Ten years ago I was a firm believer and early exponent of centralised online billing via an ASP (Application Service Provider). With two colleagues and a small team of dedicated professionals sharing the same vision, […]
Billing isn’t just a revenue counter or collector; it can be a revenue generator. In world of API-based service mash-ups, billing functionality is being embedded in other applications so that it is not just billing […]