We interviewed David Smith, an author of Successfully Managing Revenue Assurance, the 2001 publication that defined RA.
Test call vendor Araxxe has shared data about 3,665 charging errors they found on behalf of 61 telcos over the last three years.
Regulators should procure the systems needed to test telcos instead of telling telcos to test themselves.
Ofcom believes it has evidence of overcharging between 2011 and 2015. The onus is now on Plusnet to defend themselves.
EE overcharged 40,000 customers, and were slow to reimburse them. The issues identified show how flawed the UK’s billing accuracy regime is.
Ofcom wants to extend its metering and billing scheme to data services, even though it failed to protect voice customers.
The series continues with the thorny question of whether RAFM is helped or hindered by the need to comply with external rules.
The mountain of complaints about Vodafone UK billing errors has led to an equally large mountain of negative press.
UK regulator Ofcom likes to investigate billing errors that telcos already admitted to making. Maybe Plusnet will be the first telco to discover why Ofcom does this.
The UK regulator adds a new twist to the long-running farce surrounding the accuracy of Vodafone charges.