Telecom Research

The Future Of Telecom Wholesale (Beyond 2020)

From Years To Seconds

A lot of industries have gone digital, but many carriers are still maintaining the status quo.

Carriers still conduct business mostly manually, and that is inefficient in the digital age. Fortunately, there is an opportunity for carriers to become digitized and subsequently increase the speed at which they transact. In turn, there is potential to increase revenues for both carriers and service providers.

Carrier Wholesale Digital Transformation

Almost every industry has been digitized from the stock market to transportation. Yet, many Voice, SMS, and DID wholesale carriers still traditionally run things. Carriers continue to handle buying, selling, and payments mostly manually, which eats away at precious time.

A Carrier Digital Platform helps carriers automatically handle contracts and transactions, simplifying many complicated processes currently in use. The robust automation and digitalization infrastructure provide more room for innovation and growth by reducing the time carriers spend on repetitive tasks.

Carrier Digital Platform Adoption

Examples of carriers that have invested in Carrier Digital Platform transformation:

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CPaaS Prepaid Billing (AAA)

Providing real-time billing to your communication platform as a service (CPaaS) customers is critical, as it ensures that everyone pumps traffic within the authorized limits. Centralized and real-time charging expands your selling possibilities and decreased your risk of fraud by a significant percentage.

In this blog post, we’ll go over how to use TelecomsXChange (TCXC) as a realtime Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA or Triple A) for your Restcomm cloud CPaaS platform.

How To Use TCXC as Prepaid CPaaS Billing?

TCXC can provide your sub-accounts on Restcomm cloud with realtime prepaid charging leveraging Restcomm Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) feature. This feature allows you to route each sub-account to a a specific SIP or SMPP profile.

Let’s say you want sub-account AC12348xxxx for (Enterprise A) to go through prepaid billing before the message or voice call is finally sent out, in a few steps you’re able to achieve this:

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E.212 to E.164 Mapping (Voice – SMS Unification)

SMS Termination Rates (E.212 -> E.164)

There are three types of GT in use in mobile networks known as E.164 (MSISDN), E.212(IMSI) and E.214(MGT):

Billing systems understand to charge according to E.164 format (CC+AC) but all SMS termination providers send you their updated lists in E.212 format (MCCMNC).

So to solve this problem you would assume that there is a list ready that you can use to map the E.164 and E.212 together. I thought so too but unfortunately there isn’t an accurate single list available on the net that would provide you that.

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Building Smart Notifier @ Aspire Smart Hackathon

Building Real-time Emergency Dispatcher System (Smart Notifier) (Day 1 at Aspire Smart Hackathon)

First I want to personally thank Aspire and ZINC team for putting this really nice Hackathon together. It was really fun today on building a new team of smart IOS, Android and UI engineers to build the idea, “Smart Notifier” an emergency dispatcher system that utilizes the latest and greatest technologies such as CPaaS APIs to provide real-time emergency notifications via SMS, Voice, Push to the right people at the right time along with accurate location coordinates using big data APIs like Twitter, Google to detect and dispatch notifications automatically. .

The idea of Smart Notifier to plug into Big data source (e.g Twitter, Facebook) and or any data source to automatically detect emergencies and notify the right person in the right area at the right time using SMS, Voice, Push, Email and others channels.

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Blockchain Credit Bureau System

Blockchain Credit Bureau System for Telecom Carriers

In this blog post we share some thoughts on how we can use the decentralized blockchain technology in the telecom industry to resolve a specific problem which is risk evaluation and credit issuing to international businesses.

The telecom industry today relies on trade references which is not very useful , D&B number (limited to some countries and expensive) , insurance companies like Euler that charges 15k/year and insures only a specific % of the lost money which is also paid within 90 days if approved.

We think the blockchain can create the initial useful step for creditors and business users and here is how.

User Signup / Setup

The user (business) will access the Block Chain Credit Bureau (BCCB) to get a unique identifier id which will represent their payment history and credit worthiness for them on the BBCB Network.

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