LTE move requires real-time mobile data billing

Staff writer
27 Sep 2012
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About 90% of operators worldwide recognize the need for a real-time approach to mobile data billing, but only 20% have such capabilities, an Openet research reveals.

The research, conducted by Telecoms.com Intelligence, covers more than 200 mobile operators. Respondents said maximizing revenue from data service requires more sophisticated pricing and billing systems, and strategies.

“Advanced Policy and Charging Control (PCC) systems can work with legacy investments so that operators can evolve without needing to rip and replace existing billing systems," said Chris Hoover, Openet VP Marketing.

As the industry moves from 3G to LTE—and networks designed for data services and devices rather than voice services—it is becoming more apparent that mobile data billing needs to quickly evolve from its current form.

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