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Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 3b: Billing Mediation Market Share Analysis, Forecast, and Global Supplier Assessment

  • December 2013
  • 56 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 1938192

Summary

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This report delivers an assessment and market profiles for more than 50 suppliers, provides a market share analysis based on recent financial information, and establishes a five-year forecast for the billing mediation market.

Executive Summary

Stratecast has taken a deep dive into the changing communications marketplace, and evaluated the role of billing and policy management within the communications service provider (CSP) business support system (BSS) operations. Stratecast views billing and policy management as inextricably linked; and, as such, launched a major study of over global suppliers that offer a variety of billing, policy management, or combined solutions. The results of this work include a report concentrated on policy management, and a multi-part report series focused on the end-to-end billing marketplace, as detailed below:

• Global CSP Policy Management Strategy Definition and Solution Supplier Market Analysis examines how the policy rules and policy enforcement functions are presently realized in connection with convergent rating & charging. This report provides a market share analysis for the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) and Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) segments. It also delivers a five-year market forecast for each. The report identifies a number of solution suppliers that address these business functions, in addition to providing company-level profiles for a selection of them. It was published in March 2013 as Stratecast report OSSCS 14-03, Global CSP Policy Management Strategy Definition and Solution Supplier Market Analysis.

• Global CSP Billing Part 1: Billing Market Business Requirements Survey Analysis. Global CSP Billing Part 1 examines the market forces that are driving change within the global billing market and provides a close look at the billing solution requirements that must be addressed by the supplier community as the CSP market continues to evolve. It was published as two documents:
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 1a: Market Drivers, Changing Strategies, and New Business Models looks into the forces that are redefining the current CSP landscape, and explains how new business models are essential for engaging in new monetization strategies needed to offset declining revenues in traditional voice, text, and data access services. It was published as OSSCS 14-05, Global CSP Billing Part 1a – 2013 Edition: Market Drivers, Changing Strategies and New Business Models, July 2013.
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 1b: Business Requirements Market Survey Analysis provides a perspective on the billing solution requirements that must be addressed to meet current CSP business needs and to flexibly meet new customer service options. It delivers a view of the Stratecast survey findings concerning business and technology billing solution requirements deemed important by the global CSP community. It was published as OSSCS 14-06, Global CSP Billing Part 1b – 2013 Edition: Business Requirements Market Survey Analysis, July 2013.

• Global CSP Billing Part 2: Global CSP End-to-End Billing Market. Global CSP Billing Part 2 examines the business strategies for billing; what is contained within the overall CSP billing marketplace; and identifies more than suppliers that address various aspects of the end-to-end billing supplier market. It is published as two documents:
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 2a: Global Business Drivers, Market Trends, and New Solution Strategies describes the changes in today’s CSP marketplace that require a keener focus on the customer experience. The report places the significance of billing systems upgrades in a broader picture, to reflect on the needs of not just the CSP billing marketplace but accommodation of the requirements from changing business models that engage with other industries. It was published as OSSCS 14-07, Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 2a: Global Business Drivers, Market Trends, and New Solution Strategies, August 2013.
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 2b: Global Billing Market Share Analysis, Forecast and Supplier Identification offers a five-year market forecast of the overall billing market, identifies the overall billing industry leaders, and highlights billing solution leaders by revenue within the following regions: North America (NA); Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America (LATAM); Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific (APAC). It was published as OSSCS 14-08, Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 2b: Global Billing Market Share Analysis, Forecast, and Supplier Identification, August, 2013.

• Global CSP Billing Part 3: Billing Mediation. Global CSP Billing Part 3 examines the billing mediation sector—the first of four major billing sub-sectors that address the monetization needs of the global CSP marketplace. It is published as two documents:
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 3a: Billing Mediation Business Drivers and Market Trends analyzes the key business drivers that are shaping the global billing mediation market, and looks at the trends within that market. This report is published as OSSCS 14-12, Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 3a: Billing Mediation Business Drivers and Market Trends, November 2013.
o This Report – Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 3b: Billing Mediation Market Share Analysis, Forecast, and Global Supplier Assessment delivers an assessment and market profiles for more than suppliers, provides a market share analysis based on recent financial information, and establishes a five-year forecast for the billing mediation market. Key insights include:
- Five-Year Billing Mediation Forecast – Billing mediation is the fastest growing segment of the global CSP billing market, due to a number of converging factors facing the industry. Using a base year of 2012, the five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2017, is expected to exceed percent.
- Market Leaders – The top seven suppliers of billing mediation solutions control percent of the market. The top six suppliers remain the same since our 2011 forecast, with Huawei at the top; but all leading suppliers have seen gains in revenue, and most have seen changes in market share.
- Profiles of Suppliers – Stratecast includes profiles of all identified suppliers. The profiles of the market leaders include additional Stratecast insight and analysis.

• Global CSP Billing Part 4: Rating & Charging and Other Core Billing. Global CSP Billing Part 4 examines the rating & charging and other core billing sector—the second of four major billing sub-sectors that address the monetization needs of the global CSP marketplace. It will be published as two reports:
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 4a: Rating & Charging and Other Core Billing Business Drivers and Market Trends examines the business drivers and market trends unfolding in the global rating & charging and other core billing functions (payments, accounts receivable, and collections) marketplace. This report is scheduled for publication in early 2014.
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 4b: Rating & Charging and Other Core Billing Market Share Analysis, Forecast, and Global Supplier Assessment includes a market share analysis, five-year market forecast, and assessment profiles for the more than suppliers Stratecast identified as offering solutions within this billing sector. The analysis includes a breakout of market share and forecast information for rating & charging and for other core billing, in addition to the combined sector totals. This report is scheduled for publication in early 2014.

• Global CSP Billing Part 5: Policy Management (Rules Function). Global CSP Billing Part 5 examines the policy management domain—in particular, the policy rules function tied to or integrated with real-time rating & charging—the third of four major billing sub-sectors that address the monetization needs of the global CSP marketplace. It will be published as two reports:
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 5a: Policy Management (Rules Function) Global Business Drivers and Market Trends details the market trends and business drivers that shape the policy-enabled, real-time convergent billing marketplace. This report is scheduled for publication in early 2014.
o Global CSP Billing 2013 Edition Part 5b: Policy Management (Rules Function) Market Share Analysis, Forecast, and Global Supplier Assessment includes a market share analysis, a five-year market forecast, and assessment profiles for the approximately suppliers Stratecast identified as offering solutions within this sector. This report is scheduled for publication in early 2014.

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