Our world is becoming more digitally connected by the day. Service providers are looking beyond simple voice and data services. The growth of the internet of things (IoT) is changing what it means to be a service provider. Now, mobile network operators (MNOs), either directly or through partnerships, are offering services such as home security, connected car capabilities and even drone services. With a complex web of partner related services and billing scenarios, these new relationships will generate transformative business models and revenue streams with complex SLAs and pricing strategies that include revenue sharing, zero-rated and sponsored services, elastic pricing, loyalty points, pro-rated services and others.
The goal of this paper is to analyse the impact 5G networks will have on how CSPs look for revenue assurance as part of their risk management strategy.