Direct Carrier Billing provides the consumers with an option to incorporate the expenses of their app store purchases into their mobile phone bills rather than pay separately using a credit or debit card.
In the early years of 2000 mobile phone was seen as a luxury statement in developing countries. It was used for hardly making calls and sending SMS that too with a heavy usage and rental charges associated. In the later years of this decade mobile devices have turned out to be a necessity, more like a quintessential gadget. Imagine a day when you forget your mobile device back home! Here are some scenarios you will have to encounter...
For today's businesses to be sustainable tomorrow, today's enterprise not only should be economically viable, but also environmentally, socially and culturally viable.
Isn't it Businesses will sustain if the economy of tomorrow is stable? Today's businesses are already the economic epicenters!
For economy to stay stable? What does it need?
-- It needs peaceful, happy and harmony societies. For this to happen the stability of human race is directly linked to stability of our ecosystem preservation and sustainability of our environment
So businesses should be economically, socially, environmentally and culturally responsible in order to be able to sustain. While these expectations have existed even earlier... what has changed today?!
If I were to ask you to go to your telecom provider's office, stand in a long queue or go through the long IVRS menu of the call center just to know your bill details and then come back only to spend another few precious hours in figuring out how your bill burnt a big hole in your pocket this month or simply to understand your usage pattern, you would probably think that I am kidding? That's because in today's world, all these things can be easily done online, just a click away. Thanks to the advancement in the E-Billing solutions all this is possible on a click of a button, especially if you have a post-paid connection.
On the other hand the usage of E-Billing for Pre-Paid consumers is marginal at best. E-Billing for Prepaid is an underutilized concept which in today's market is further sidelined as the telcos have some fixed notions such as - the ROI for E-Billing in prepaid sector is low or E-Billing is of no benefit for prepaid consumers and many more such notions. In this blog I would like to put forward some compelling arguments on why E-Billing for Pre-Paid customer is also a viable and persuasive option.
There is an intense competition amongst the communication service providers nowadays. It has become quintessential for any service provider to prepare for emerging communication environment. Due to evolving of new Next Generation Services like Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Computing as a Service new business opportunities are getting saturated very quickly.
Service Providers need a longer time to launch (Go-2-Market) any new service in the market because it involves concept to market (C2M) journey - time to design and deliver systems, networks and operation planning and more. The market's volatility need services to be launched quickly at low cost so as to be successful in the next generation services market. White Label Managed Services (WLMS) is a one of the solution in this regard; this blog will try to give a brief overview of WLMS inline with eTOM process framework.