Just Like a Swiss Watch

February 14, 2014 by Dave Labuda

It is remarkably satisfying for a software development team to see their concept brought to life and bring immediate value to its users. MATRIXX is honored to deploy our solution at Swisscom and to work jointly with Swisscom on innovative ways to expand and monetize mobile broadband services. These topics are constantly being discussed in open forums but seeing them come to life is extremely...

Real-Time Upside!

July 19, 2013 by Dave Labuda

We’ve speculated on more than one occasion that all billing ultimately will move to real time. It makes sense when you consider factors like pre-paid/post-paid convergence; increasing demand for account and spend controls; more on-demand services that utilize real-time triggers and transaction capabilities; and expanding applications for real-time notification. While from a certain perspective...

‘Data is Different’ – the New Normal

May 22, 2013 by Nigel Back

When mobile data first emerged, much-discussed revolutionary business models failed to materialize. Bit rates for packet data technologies such as GPRS and EV-DO were moderate by today’s standards. High network latency prevented delay sensitive services such as conversational voice and interactive gaming, and devices were basic.

What Really Matters in a Benchmark? Ten Questions to Ask Your Vendor

May 22, 2013 by Dave Labuda

As the market for charging and policy systems has heated up thanks to explosive mobile broadband and application growth, so has the rhetoric around performance. Many vendors promote their own benchmarks, which creates confusion for CSP buyers. In reality, the only benchmarks that matter are those executed in conjunction with operators on their premises. To sort through the chaos and extravagance,...

Sharing 3.0 – Real-time and the Rise of Social Everything

April 24, 2013 by Nigel Back

Business organizations are becoming flatter, more fluid and increasingly dependent on the rapid capture, sharing, analysis and response to huge amounts of information. In many respects they share characteristics of highly collaborative social networks. Their organizational and communication models must evolve accordingly to ensure creativity and value, rather than chaos, is unleashed.