Wholesale Charging: Meeting the Needs of Mobile Data
Meeting the Needs of Mobile Data
By Michael Dargue, Eric Holzhauer and William Wadsworth
To date, inter-operator settlements in the mobile industry have typically been based on usage.
However, market developments and industry changes are placing these traditional charging models
under stress. In this viewpoint, we outline a vision for an alternative mobile wholesale charging
model – one based not on usage but on capacity, proposing that it may offer a more efficient, flexible
and cost-effective way to manage wholesale billing relationships.
Cartesian is a specialist consulting firm of industry experts, focused exclusively on the communications,
technology and digital media sector. For over 20 years, Cartesian has advised clients in strategy
development and assisted them in execution against their goals. Our unique portfolio of professional
services and managed solutions are tailored to the specific challenges faced by executives in these fast-
moving industries. Combining strategic thinking and practical experience, we deliver superior results.
Cartesian has supported clients in a wide range of projects concerning interconnection and wholesale
services. From strategy formulation to negotiation support, we assist operators, service providers,
vendors and investors achieve their strategic objectives. Example focus areas include:
Wholesale strategy formulation
Wholesale pricing and proposition design
Network economics and cost modelling
Access and interconnection negotiations
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