Tuesday, February 28, 2012

AT&T Considers "1-800" Model for Mobile Data

Good news (if the following happens) to policy, charging and billing vendors.

Anton Troianovski (pictured) interviewed to the Wall Street Journal John Donovan, senior executive vice president – AT&T technology and network operations, AT&T, who said the carrier is ".. considering a way to let the providers of mobile services pay for the cost of the data traffic associated with things like streaming movies and smartphone applications, opening up a new round of debate over the rules of the mobile Internet .. the equivalent of 800 numbers that would say, if you take this app, this app will come without any network usage .. What they're saying is, why don't we go create new revenue streams that don't exist today and find a way to split them".

See also "AT&T Will Invest $20B in 2012, Focus on Wireless; Mobile Traffic Doubled in 2011" - here and "AT&T Tests Openet & Cisco for LTE: Session based Pricing, Speed Tiers" - here.

See "AT&T May Try Billing App Makers" - here.

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