• INFO DIRECTIONS COMPLETES TESTING
    Info Directions Inc. recently completed engineering and integration testing of CostGuard release 3.0. The software, using Microsoft SQL Server as its database, contains enhancements including a collections component, PIC to all RBOCs, and real-time application programming ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Jonathan Sieg Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, AP Engines
    At the “Under the Radar” session at TeleStrategies Billing 2000, financial analysts gathered to scrutinize five start-up companies. Based on the companies’ objectives and direction, product, management team and partners, the analysts chose a promising company given the ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Bandwidth and Minutes Exchange: Rating, Billing and QoS
    Carriers from IXCs to ILECs and CLECs have all suffered through traditional methods of exchanging telecom capacity. They may not have enough information to know who might be selling minutes or who might need them. Also, bandwidth exchange negotiations can take several ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • The WIN II Standard: Key Milestone for Prepaid Market
    In early July, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published IS-826, otherwise known as the Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) Phase II Prepaid Charging standard—or, more briefly, WIN II. The revised standard offers several notable capabilities for prepaid ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • UNI-X SELECTS OPENCON
    German ISP Uni-X Software AG will use OpenCon Communications Systems to sell its OpenInformer accounting and billing system in North America. Uni-X and OCS plan to deliver an IP collection, mediation and billing system for emerging convergent network applications. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • OPENET TELECOM RELEASES FUSIONWORKS 2.0
    Openet Telecom Inc., a provider of convergent data/IP mediation systems, has released FusionWorks 2.0. The software has been enhanced with capabilities to support the business infrastructure needs of wireless Internet service providers running WAP or 2.5/3G technologies, ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • LUCENT, ORACLE PARTNER
    Lucent Technologies and Oracle Corp. plan to develop and market a CRM and billing software system. The companies will integrate Oracle’s E-Business Suite and Lucent’s Kenan Arbor/BP billing system to combine customer and billing data into a single system. It will be ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • IP Mediation: Confrontation and Consensus
    Mixed messages from the fledgling mediation market are confusing potential customers. Current clients and partners are attempting to dissect and separate the strategies. Identifying who developed the first IP mediation device is tricky. Xacct’s account conflicts with HP’s ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • IP Mediation’s Financial Learning Curve
    For the last 18 months, “IP mediation” has been one of the top buzzwords in the billing and OSS space. Established vendors and startups alike have been touting the benefits of platforms that collect a variety of usage data and aggregate it into nice, neat packages that are ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Case Study: Pulling political heartstrings to get your business
    Some telecommunications companies aren’t shy about who they want to sign up for their services. Take Amerivision, a telco formed in May 1990 that isn’t coy about its target market: conservatives who want their money to go only to “family friendly” causes. Through Lifeline, ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing