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Global TEM market expand at a 13.5% CAGR from 2016 to 2024

Once limited only to a few large companies with vast internal telecom networks and a huge fleet of mobile devices, telecom expense management (TEM) has presently become a necessary practice for enterprises of all sizes, operating across any industry/business domain. Driving the need for effective telecom expense management practices are some revolutionizing trends and the sheer development observed in corporate…

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Businessman Trond Hammerstad complains of bill shock after switching to Dipper

Norwegian businessman Trond Hammerstad was surprised to find his mobile telecommunications bill double after he switched from Talkmore to Dipper, according to an article on broadcaster NRK’s news website. A Dipper sales representative rang to solicit his custom and Hammerstad explained that he travelled frequently to visit clients. Hammerstad said they discussed prices for the US and Germany in particular, which…

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Does Your TEM Inventory Support Service and Asset Lifecycle Management?

Telecom expense management (TEM) vendors have long touted service visibility as a major benefit delivered by their systems.  Over the past decade, TEM vendors have expanded functionality to include telecom assets in inventory as well.  It makes sense to assume that a TEM inventory contains everything an enterprise would need to manage the lifecycle of each telecom service and asset…

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MetTel Selected by US GSA for $50 Billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Government Transformation Initiative

The US General Services Administration (GSA) today selected MetTel (Manhattan Telecommunications Corp.), a leading communications solution provider with advanced software-defined networking (SDN) skills and technologies, as a winner under the $50 billion, 15-year telecommunications infrastructure contract known as GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS). The GSA for the first time included non-traditional communications companies such as systems integrators and communications companies classified as businesses…

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Telesoft and MDSL Join Forces

MDSL announced that Sumeru Equity Partners (“SEP”) has acquired the company and made a strategic investment in support of the company’s continuing growth, strengthening its position as a global TEM leader. SEP, which also owns TEM provider Telesoft, has acquired MDSL based on its explosive growth rate, global reach, advanced technology platform, market leading customer service and high quality of employees….

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Comview Introduces Enhanced Visual Business Analytics for Telecom Expense Management

Comview Corporation, a leading provider of fixed/mobile telecom expense management (TEM), call accounting and related software and services, announced the addition of Tableau business analytics to its communications lifecycle management platform. The move provides added interactive data visualization, exploration, and customization for its enterprise customers. Tableau’s visual business analytics capabilities augment the existing rich reporting and BI tools in Comview’s portal and…

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ACM finds 14% of consumers have suffered bill shock

Around 14 percent of Dutch consumers have received an unexpectedly high phone bill in the past year. This is around EUR 50-85 million in unexpected costs each year, according to a blog posting by the regulator ACM ahead of the publication of a new study on ‘bill shock’.The regulator found that providers may be taking advantage of consumers’ inability to…

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Cloud cost control: expense management and auditing for SaaS and beyond

1 Summary Today’s Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings enable near-instant productivity and capacity. Businesses, however, have little visibility into or control over their cloud solutions’ true cost. Cloud computing allows lines of business to self-provision tools, often without IT’s knowledge. The result is an increase in localized productivity. But…

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Nebula boosts business efficiency with TEM hub

South Africa’s Nebula has launched its Telecoms Expense and Lifecycle Management Integration Hub which enables clients to integrate third-party, IT and business applications on a single cloud-based platform. Powered by Microsoft Azure, Nebula’s Telecoms Expense and Lifecycle Management platform, OneView, helps customers across various industries keep tabs on their telecoms usage, spend and service provider performance. READ MORE: Telecom Consulting Services…

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Marlin acquires Tangoe in take-private deal

Marlin Equity has acquired Tangoe, a provider of expense management software, for $6.50 per share in a take-private acquisition. Marlin has merged Tango with portfolio company Asentinel LLC, a provider of tech lifecycle management solutions. The newly combined company will be based in Parsippany, New Jersey.Stifel served as financial adviser to Tangoe on the deal. Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”), a global investment firm, announced today…

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