Published today: ROCCO’s Data and Financial Clearing Market Intelligence Report
29.06.2017 London. Taking several months to design and research, featuring 5 Clearing Houses we have finally concluded our Data and Financial Clearing Market Intelligence Report. In the coming weeks we will be talking about our findings in this research but for now we invite everyone in the Operator and Vendor community to take a look at an extract from our report by following the attached link.ROCCO Data and Financial Clearing Market Intelligence Report 2017 – Executive Summary
All MNOs need Clearing Vendors to help them deliver billing for International Roaming services. Since the early days of the GSMA and when Roaming began in the late 1980s, MNOs would only exchange paper billing records in bulk when they met at International conferences. As Roaming grew it was always going to be necessary to make the process of billing more robust and efficient. Then came the Clearing Vendors who are to this day still supporting MNOs in delivering this core requirement for roaming.
As time moves on we are always eager to see what efficiencies and innovations can be made in every field of Roaming. Here’s what the Vendors said for instance about Data Clearing.
The Participating Vendors
- Nextgen Clearing,
- Starhome MACH
Why ROCCO is doing this research
Every year we have been performing Data and Financial Clearing Vendor Performance Reports and we thought it was time to meet the vendors who feature in these reports.
This research seemed like a natural evolution of those studies and we were excited to understand more about the specific services delivered and the vendors approaches to this topic.
Who this report is relevant to
This report is over 300+ Pages of detailed analysis and is particularly relevant to:
- MNOs who want an overview of Data and Financial Clearing
- MNOs who are actively looking around for alternatives
- Vendors who seek competitor analysis
- Vendors who are looking to enter into this field
Our methodology behind this report
This report has been designed by ROCCO with the help of MNOs and suggestions from several Vendors. Ultimately the insights are coming from what we consider the leading vendors in this field. This report however, as always with ROCCO is independent research and sponsored only by ROCCO. We don’t take sponsorships. We see little point in glorifying the work of a specific vendor and getting paid for that (frankly no-one benefits from that kind of research, but often Vendors succumb to that research since they don’t have other options). Our value is in providing a platform for all vendors to present their solutions, in the same way that an MNO does its own research when they perform an RFQ. Therefore this report is detailed in its questioning and with 100 pages in length is also quite complete in its analysis.
We prepared over 100 questions for this research, we contacted 11 vendors who claimed to have Clearing solutions and we waited to see who would respond. Within one week we found that some of the industries biggest names wanted to take part and we already had some insights. A lot of the questions we asked were open-ended, with hardly any information supplied as to how to answer our questions. This was deliberate since we wanted to capture what the vendors truly knew about these services without giving leading questions. The answers we received were very diverse.
We are open to feedback on all our reports. We look forwards to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org