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Is net neutrality neutered at last?

Is net neutrality neutered at last?

In a win for America’s biggest telecoms operators, a court has struck down as unconstitutional a ‘net neutrality’ rule that barred broadband internet providers from managing and controlling traffic over their own networks. The U.S. appeals court...
Sponsored data damned

Sponsored data damned

Depending on where you stand, AT&T has either become the angel of mercy or the devil incarnate. Rarely have we seen so much vitriol emerging from the press over a data plan a telecoms operator has released. We are talking here about AT&T’s ‘Sponsored Data’...
Billing not quite dead, yet!

Billing not quite dead, yet!

I was fascinated to read in the recent Openet research paper, ‘Charging and Billing for the Digital Economy’ that 87 per cent of operators surveyed believed that billing systems would be replaced by real-time charging systems within the next four years. Those with...
Glass not so rose-coloured

Glass not so rose-coloured

I’m sure you all thought that Google Glass was developed to be the next big thing and generate billions of dollars in hardware and app revenues. You were probably right but the latest theories are exposing a trove of potentially massive revenue streams to supplement,...
Disrupting disruptive cloud services

Disrupting disruptive cloud services

At a time when cloud-based services are being touted as the answer to everyone’s IT processing needs comes a series of big name disruptions. Last Friday Google had an unprecedented outage that only lasted two minutes but had the effect of killing off 40 percent of the...
When will they grow up?

When will they grow up?

For my sins I possess and use devices that have Apple iOS, Android and Windows operating systems. I could spend hours outlining the features, good and bad, of all of them but, quite honestly, none of them are perfect – for my liking anyway. However, one thing that...