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Revenue Management Systems: Worldwide Market Shares 2013

Revenue management systems are at the core of all telecoms service offerings, providing the charging functions for communications service providers' (CSPs') services.

The revenue management market grew by 2.1% in 2013, in line with our forecast for the year. The surge in investments for mobile data services and convergent platforms drove the market. This report helps market players to understand the dynamics of this evolving market by tracking more than 70 vendors each year to identify changes and trends.


This report:

  • provides detailed market share data for three sub-segments of the revenue management systems market:
    • billing (prepaid, postpaid and convergent)
    • partner and interconnect
    • mediation
  • includes an overview of key trends in the revenue management market in 2013 and an analysis of the business environment
  • provides recommendations for CSPs and suppliers
  • identifies the leading vendors in each segment, and provides a detailed analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, products and services, and strategic direction
  • includes details of mergers and acquisitions in the revenue management market.

COMPANY COVERAGE

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Amdocs
  • AsiaInfo-Linkage
  • Comverse
  • CSG International
  • Ericsson
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Huawei Technologies
  • NEC/NetCracker
  • Openet
  • Oracle
  • Orga Systems
  • Redknee
  • Syniverse Technologies

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

John Abraham (Senior Analyst) is part of the BSS practice in Analysys Mason's Telecoms Software Research team. He leads our mobile money research for the Digital Economy Software Strategies programme, and also contributes to the Revenue Management programme. John has been part of the telecoms industry since 2006, and joined Analysys Mason in early 2012. He has worked on a range of telco projects in Africa, Europe, India and the Middle East. Before joining Analysys Mason, he worked for Subex, a provider of BSS offerings. John holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Anna University (India) and an MBA from Bradford University School of Management (UK).

Justin van der Lande (Principal Analyst) leads the Revenue Management, Analytics Software Strategies and CSP IT Strategies research programmes, which are part of Analysys Mason's Telecoms Software research stream. He specialises in business intelligence and analytics tools, the functionality of which cuts across all of the research programmes in this area. He also provides project management for large-scale projects within our Telecoms Software research. Justin has more than 20 years' experience in the communications industry in software development, marketing and research. He has held senior positions at NCR/AT&T, Micromuse (IBM), Granite Systems (Telcordia) and at the TM Forum. Justin holds a BSc in Management Science and Computer Studies from the University of Wales.

Table of Contents

  • 5. Executive summary
  • 6. Revenue management market summary by sub-segment
  • 7. Changes in the revenue management segment taxonomy
  • 8. Overall revenue management market summary
  • 9. Overall revenue management market summary, with 2012 comparison
  • 10. Factors that affected the revenue management market in 2013
  • 11. Overall revenue management market summary by region, with 2012 comparison
  • 12. Recommendations
  • 13. Recommendations for CSPs
  • 14. Recommendations for vendors
  • 15. Market definition
  • 16. Definition of geographical regions
  • 17. Telecoms software market segmentation
  • 18. Revenue management sub-segment definitions
  • 19. Postpaid billing systems
  • 20. Prepaid billing systems
  • 21. Convergent billing systems
  • 22. Partner and interconnect systems
  • 23. Mediation systems
  • 24. Revenue management deployment scenario
  • 25. Service sector and revenue type definitions
  • 26. Business environment
  • 27. The business environment in 2013
  • 28. Regional outlook
  • 29. Market shares
  • 30. Overall revenue management market summary
  • 31. Revenue management market shares by product revenue
  • 32. Revenue management market shares by product-related services revenue
  • 33. Prepaid billing
  • 34. Postpaid billing
  • 35. Convergent billing
  • 36. Partner and interconnect
  • 37. Mediation
  • 38. Vendor analysis
  • 39. Alcatel-Lucent
  • 40. Amdocs
  • 41. AsiaInfo-Linkage
  • 42. Comverse
  • 43. CSG International
  • 44. Ericsson
  • 45. Hewlett-Packard
  • 46. Huawei Technologies
  • 47. NEC/NetCracker
  • 48. Openet
  • 49. Oracle
  • 50. Orga Systems
  • 51. Redknee
  • 52. Syniverse Technologies
  • 53. Vendor analysis summary [1]
  • 54. Vendor analysis summary [2]
  • 55. Vendor analysis summary [3]
  • 56. Vendor analysis summary [4]
  • 57. Mergers and acquisitions
  • 58. Mergers and acquisitions
  • 59. About the authors and Analysys Mason
  • 60. About the authors
  • 61. About Analysys Mason
  • 62. Research from Analysys Mason
  • 63. Consulting from Analysys Mason

List of figures

  • Figure 1: Comparison of the old and new taxonomies for the revenue management segment of the telecoms software market
  • Figure 2: Revenue management market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 3: Revenue management market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2012 and 2013
  • Figure 4: Revenue management revenue by region, worldwide, 2012 and 2013
  • Figure 5: Regional breakdown used in this report
  • Figure 6: Telecoms software market segments
  • Figure 7: Definitions of revenue management sub-segments
  • Figure 8: Key functions of postpaid billing systems
  • Figure 9: Key functions of prepaid systems
  • Figure 10: Key functions of convergent billing systems
  • Figure 11: Key functions of partner and interconnect systems
  • Figure 12: Key functions of mediation systems
  • Figure 13: Revenue management deployment scenario
  • Figure 14: Service sector definitions
  • Figure 15: Revenue type definitions
  • Figure 16: Revenue management market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 17: Revenue management market shares by product revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 18: Revenue management market shares by product-related services revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 19: Prepaid billing market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 20: Postpaid billing market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 21: Convergent billing market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 22: Partner and interconnect market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 23: Mediation market shares by revenue, worldwide, 2013
  • Figure 24a-d: Comparison of revenue management suppliers by region and service sector
  • Figure 25: Mergers and acquisitions in the revenue management market, July 2009-2013
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