• Billing Q&A with Jim O'Neill
    Q—We are a fair-sized wireless company and have roaming agreements with medium and large carriers throughout the United States and Canada. What will happen when my subscribers are roaming elsewhere, access the Internet through their handset, and obtain some service that may ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • CheckFree Adds Capabilities to WebPay
    CheckFree has added two new capabilities to its electronic billing and payment services, WebPay. The latest version e-mails bills with summary information to customers and provides links for bill details and secure sites for payment. ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in News, Billing
  • Where’s the Wireless Opportunity?
    The best place to get the pulse of the wireless industry is at the annual CTIA show, and this year was no exception. Other than hearing the wireless carrier executives predict that data traffic will exceed voice in two years, as they have been predicting over the last five ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • FCC: CLEC Penetration up 93 Percent
    The number of phone lines CLECs control grew 93 percent in 2000, according to a study released by the FCC Monday. The competition and broadband data-gathering program, adopted last year to gauge the effects of the Telecom Act, show that CLECs now control 16.4 million lines, ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • TSI Launches Mobile Internet Clearinghouse
    TSI Telecommunication Services recently launched a clearinghouse for mobile Internet event management. Combined with EHPT USA’s Content Management Solution, TSI provides data collection, rating, clearing, settlement and reporting for delivering Internet services. Wireless ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Regulatory Watch :Pennsylvania Orders ‘Functional Separation’ for Verizon
    Pennsylvania in late March became the first state to order the functional structural separation of an RBOC into wholesale and retail divisions. Although falling short of total separation of the divisions into separate entities, including separate buildings and billing and ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • European ISPs Shy From Flat-Rate Pricing
    European ISPs are moving away from flat-rate Internet access because they are unable to make the pricing scheme profitable. Deutsche Telekom cancelled its flat-rate dialup services, and Wanadoo, the ISP arm of France Telecom, froze new subscriptions in France and Spain. ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Jones Cyber Solutions Enhances CRM Software
    Jones Cyber Solutions has made enhancements to its Intelligent Customer Support System (ICSS) for cable and broadband service providers. ICSS Version 4.0 has improved inventory management, a configurable user interface, and interoperability with network devices and ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • EUR Systems Appoints New CEO
    Communications outsourcing company EUR Systems has appointed John E. Boyd as its new president and CEO. Boyd has more than 35 years of industry experience and held leadership positions at AT&T Local Service and with Consolidated Edison Solutions. Additionally, Creedin ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Acterna Adds Capacity Manager to OSS Suite
    Acterna has added Capacity Manager for Data Networks to its NetOptimize OSS suite to help service providers improve QoS. Capacity Manager monitors and forecasts usage-sensitive components in DSL, ATM, frame relay and VoIP and also provides network performance ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in News