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Tier 1 International Access Solved: Sidestepping the Low QoS & High Cost Risks of Wholesale Connections

January 2017

Tier 1 International Access Solved: Sidestepping the Low QoS & High Cost Risks of Wholesale Connections

interview with Manoj Jain

A new wholesale service allows smaller operators to secure indirect Tier 1 access and minimize the hassles, high cost, and risks of tacking up international routes on their own.

Connectivity as a Service: Providing Last Mile Access to the Cloud with Private Networks

January 2016

Connectivity as a Service: Providing Last Mile Access to the Cloud with Private Networks

interview with Mary Stanhope

The cloud revolution can‘t leap to the next level till “last mile” access issues are solved.  This article explains how “connectivity as a service” firms deliver access for cloud application providers, enterprises, small business, and telecoms.

Roaming Strategy in the Bill Shock Age: Fresh Ideas to Win the Trust of Silent Roamers

January 2016

Roaming Strategy in the Bill Shock Age: Fresh Ideas to Win the Trust of Silent Roamers

interview with Jason Bryan

Despite WiFi competition and pricing rules, smart operators can figure out ways to turn roaming into a big winner.  A roaming expert talks about strategies and poses questions that people in the roaming biz need to consider.

Coping with Chaos: The Copernican Revolution in Wholesale

November 2015

Coping with Chaos: The Copernican Revolution in Wholesale

interview with Jan Dingenouts

Vaporized margins have changed the  wholesale business forever.  A consultant explains the shakeup, the staff cuts, and the new reliance on automation.  Where is wholesale headed and how can retail operators leverage their partner relationships?

A Global Voice Network on the Fly: Own It & Manage It Virtually with a Cloud BSS/OSS

May 2015

A Global Voice Network on the Fly: Own It & Manage It Virtually with a Cloud BSS/OSS

interview with Rene Mendez

Lease a global IP voice network together with a real-time intelligent BSS/OSS to manage it.  In this interview, you’ll learn the benefits of a virtual network business, one that launches quickly and removes the maintenance headaches and the vast majority of costs needed to build a network from scratch.

White Paper: 16 Top Features of a World-Class Wholesale Billing System

April 2015

White Paper: 16 Top Features of a World-Class Wholesale Billing System

by Dan Baker

Wholesale billing is one of the most complex areas in the telecom business.  This white paper organizes the capabilities to be considered into 16 advanced billing features.  The paper is a reference guide that will help you plot your path to billing excellence.

Solution Vendor & Integrator Partnering: The Key to Enabling an Operator to Meet its Strategic Goals

April 2015

Solution Vendor & Integrator Partnering: The Key to Enabling an Operator to Meet its Strategic Goals

interview with Kirill Rechter

Working with strategic partners is an essential component to the success of any on-going billing project.  In this interview, a billing vendor CEO explains how a software vendor, systems integrator and service provider can best work together to drive the service provider’s business strategy.

The Shifting Winds of Wholesale: Building Systems that Adapt to Business Change & Greater Partnering

February 2015

The Shifting Winds of Wholesale: Building Systems that Adapt to Business Change & Greater Partnering

interview with Hassan Iftikhar

Telecom wholesale is radically transforming itself today to support the retail and enterprise wings of the business as they greatly expand their portfolio of digital and partner-supplied services.  This interview discusses the forces driving the change and systems needed in the new era.

Why it’s Time to Modernize Financial Clearing for Mobile Roaming

January 2015

Why it’s Time to Modernize Financial Clearing for Mobile Roaming

interview with Guy Reiffer

The beauty of the roaming clearinghouse is it gives an operator a one-stop-shop for billing and payments.  This interview explains initiatives to improve financial clearing and provide value-added services such as steering and marketing campaigns.

Book Review: A Playbook of Tactics on Internet, Cloud, and Network Partnering

January 2015

Book Review: A Playbook of Tactics on Internet, Cloud, and Network Partnering

by William Norton

The internet is a magnificent feat of engineering, but the internet has a commercial side too.  Before anyone receives his flow of internet electrons, an ISP somewhere in the world must get paid — or rewarded in some other way — for making that connection.  So how is this behind the scene interent trading done?  This book opens up the fascinating world of the commercial internet for you to understand.

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