Huge mobile phone bills while travelling in the EU will soon be a thing of the past. End of EU roaming charges   Four years after the EU’s proposal for a single telecoms market, roaming surcharges on calls, texts and data usage for your mobile phone will come to end on 15 June 2017. And…

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Make way for mobile. In 2016 280 million desktop or laptop computers shipped globally.  The equivalent figure for smartphones was an amazing 1.5 billion.  These figures highlight the fact that today’s personal computing platform of choice is mobile.   And of course the overwhelming number of these mobile devices are running either Apple’s IOS or Google’s Android operating…

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Mobile data traffic is exploding.  In 2014 for the first time smartphone and wireless internet traffic exceeded fixed internet traffic and by 2020 it will account for two thirds of total global IP traffic.  According to Cisco the average monthly data usage in the U.S. was 2.3 GB in 2016. They predict that by 2019 this will…

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Enterprise Mobility in 2017

Every new year, technology writers highlight the trends to watch out for over the next twelve months. A shortlist appears like a rollcall of the overhyped and frankly under researched buzzwords that are always milling about the technology industry.  This year it’s all about VR, AR, AI, 5G, Machine Learning, IOT and Autonomous vehicles. In…

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Most businesses today enter into multi-year mobile service contracts with their service providers.  This means of course that they have to wait until contract renewal time to access the most up-to-date tariffs and plans.  In a world of multi-year contracts getting it right at contract renewal time is critical.   So, if you or your team…

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Talk is cheap but data isn’t!

We live in a world of ever improving technology.  Every day it becomes easier for people to stay connected with the content and people they love.  Some of these technology changes are highly visible:  the high profile launch of the latest smartphone or tablet for example.  Others take place in the background and only feel dramatic…

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No, no, don’t panic—we’re not raising the zombie apocalypse alarm.  We are, however, raising a zombie device alarm! One of the most obvious ways organizations overspend on mobile services is by paying for unused connections.  Sounds silly, right?  But you’ll be surprised to hear that our analysis of over 1 million enterprise mobile bills revealed that…

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Rogue data (n): that which is maintained outside the control of business systems Rogue rates (n): Mobile providers inadvertent overcharging on your mobile bills Rouge rates are daylight robbery During oversight analysis, Corrata typically discovers that as much as 5% of all enterprise mobile service bills include overcharging due to ‘Rogue’ rates. That is, charges…

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Are you a Data Snacker?

1 Million bills later.. Over the last twelve months, we’ve used Corrata’s advanced billing analytics solution to examine over a million enterprise mobile bills. In doing this, we’ve helped our customers reduce their monthly mobile spend by an average of 30%. Along the way, we’ve uncovered a curious cast of characters prowling in your bills. In Part…

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The curious characters in your company’s mobile bills  The complexity of mobile service pricing combined with the variability of individual employee and device usage patterns leads the typical enterprise to spend 30% more than necessary on their mobile services. It’s difficult for a company to find the many types of avoidable expense lurking within the hundreds…

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