Aricent Group will of course be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona again this year, and we are hosting a variety of events ourselves both at the main site and at the Hotel Arts, all of which promise to be thought provoking, insightful, fun, and often including libations (click through the deck below for details):

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Last week in our discussion on monetizing the explosion of data, we had looked at the challenges imposed by the explosion of data and the need to re-think the existing architecture and take a holistic approach by integrating multiple silos into a cross-leveraged network infrastructure that delivers fair-play, tiered services supported by personalized premium & value-added options.. Fundamentally this requires a new data-centric approach that builds the ability to distinguish & differentiate various use-cases, a dynamic policy control structure, and intergration with real-time charging, self-care, payment & notification systems.

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Effective data pricing is not about simply rolling out new pricing plans - it requires a re-think of strategies: implementation of new capabilities like policy control & traffic management; innovations in self-care, loyalty programs and cross-marketing; and  integration of all these dimensions into real-time charging, notification & payment solutions.

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Aricent recently conducted a webinar on the topic of MPLS-Transport Profile. We had several hundred people participate and they asked more questions than we were able to answer in the time we had! Here are answers to the ones we didn't get to in the webinar.

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Support has been ignored for long by most providers and certainly never been on the innovation radar. And yet, there are some recent examples that show that innovation when applied to support has far-reaching possibilities to address the all-encompassing customer experience paradigm.

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Isn’t it interesting that all discussions today around LTE focus on radio and network technologies; most see it as the means for either capacity expansion or cost reductions; while some encourage a few debates on the decline of unlimited data plans and need for tiered-pricing? The promise of new services & the evolution of business processes is all but lost in the noise!

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