Mobile Billing -- Settling upon a solution

Urhart, Tom
February 2005
Credit Control;2005, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p58
Trade Publication
This article explores the recent growth in mobile content, and the complex revenue-share business models that operators and content providers have found themselves at the centre of. As the market moves on apace, operators will begin to enter ever more complex value-chains. Mobile network Free in France, for example, is now offering 20mb ADSL that will certainly result in video and music on-demand offerings based around deals with content providers. In this context, settlement is set to become a key component of the business support systems architecture. Traditional retail billing platforms offer low levels of assistance for settlement, typically supporting simple models such as sponsorship or fixed percentage revenue-split per transaction.


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