• FCC Issues Payphone Compensation Rules
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has modified payphone per-call compensation rules to fairly compensate payphone service providers for coinless calls involving multiple carriers. The American Public Communications Council estimates 20 percent to 50 percent of ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Amdocs Creates New Company; Sema Finds a Savior; More Acquisitions and Funding
    In the first couple of months of 2001, M&A agreements are being signed left and right. But probably the most interesting deal isn’t a merger or an acquisition.At the end of January, Amdocs announced the creation of a joint venture with Bell Canada, the leading telecom ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Business Edge Develops velOSSity 3
    BusinessEdge Solutions has developed velOSSity 3 OSS integration reference platform, which incorporates advanced optical provisioning, application service delivery, and enhanced user and security management. VelOSSity 3 supports provisioning and application management ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • DSET Enhances ezAccess 3.0
    DSET Corp. has upgraded its ezAccess ASR gateway and extended its capability to upport CLECs, ILECs, DLECs, IXCs and wholesale providers. The 3.0 version is designed to let service providers receive ASRs automatically and complies with industry standard Access Service ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Siemens Develops Mobile Services with Followap
    Siemens Information and Communication Mobile plan to integrate Followap’s iFollow mobile instant messaging platform into its existing and future mobile applications. The iFollow platform uses SMS, WAP, Web and the SIM Tool Kit to enable messaging services, with which ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • CoManage Integrates with Telution
    CoManage Corp. has integrated its Integrated Service Manager software for provisioning, fault monitoring and performance managing with Telution’s Communication Exchange 3.0 billing and customer care suite. The combined OSS and network performance management system is ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Schlumberger to Buy SemaU.S. energy company Schlumberger plans to buy
    T services company Sema for $5.2 billion. The company does not expect to break up Sema and plans to keep Pierre Bonelli as chief executive, according to Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Euan Baird. With this acquisition, Schlumberger plans to enhance its systems integration ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • YourAccounts.com to Build Avaya’s Invoice System
    YourAccounts.Com Communications will build systems provider Avaya’s B2B electronic invoice presentment and payment system to simplify its extended commerce chain process. YourAccounts.com plans to include system features such as roles- and rules-based payment processing, ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Proxima Secures $2.27 Million in Financing
    Proxima Systems has secured approximately $2.27 million in investments from the GATX/MM Venture Finance Partnership. Proxima plans to channel the funding toward European expansion and for improving product functionality. The GATX/MM partnership is a privately held venture ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • CAMEL 2 Standard Brings Enhanced Functionality to Prepaid
    Prepaid wireless is driving the acceptance of CAMEL Phase 2 and Phase 3 as a standard implementation platform in GSM networks.Prepaid wireless—once stigmatized as an application for poor credit risks who rarely traveled to other countries—is now burgeoning among traveling ...More
    April 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Billing