• STAPLES SELECTS INFO DIRECTIONS
    Staples Communications, a provider of telecom systems and local and long-distance network services, has implemented Info Directions Inc.’s CostGuard for its rating, billing and customer care system. Staples chose the system to support its growing customer base. ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • QUANTUM SELECTS USHA
    Usha Communications Technology will supply and implement Unicorn, its mediation, provisioning, customer care and billing system for Quantum Communications. Quantum and its service bureau customers will be able to register customers, provision and activate multiple services, ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • SIGMA, ARKIPELAGO TEAM
    Sigma Systems Group recently invested in Arkipelago Group, a network planning, design and inventory management software developer. Under the deal, telcos, as well as cable and Internet service providers, will have access to both the full suite of Arkipelago’s network ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • INFOZECH DEVELOPS FRAUD DETECTION
    Infozech has developed a system that can detect cellular fraud patterns in real time. It can also track usage and destination by billing entity, and is designed to let telcos curb cell phone misuse by tracking call activities on their network and interconnecting networks. ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • BT TO USE GENEVA BILLING
    British Telecom will use Geneva Technology Ltd.’s billing system, Geneva, for its Internet and multimedia services. BT is moving off its legacy billing system, which cannot process usage-based event records. Geneva’s service creation and mediation platform can create new ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Open APIs Mean Anything and Everything
    Ask billing vendors about the code for their application programming interfaces (APIs) and you’re likely to hear a declaration that it’s “open.” But how they define “open” affects the way you’re about to do business with them. APIs, which link OSS and billing components, ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • GLOBAL CROSSING LICENSES KENAN
    Global Crossing will use Lucent Technologies/Kenan Systems’ Arbor/BP software platform to bill international data, voice and Internet services for its multinational retail customers and other carriers. The billing system is designed to support multicurrency, multilanguage ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Wireless Internet: Y2K Buzz and Billing Challenges
    The telecommunications industry’s answer to Woodstock this year would have to have been the February Annual CTIA Wireless show in New Orleans. You truly got the feeling at this show that we are on the verge of moving IP to the next level of the Internet and that you better ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • LHS LAUNCHES BSCS ADVISE
    LHS in January debuted BSCS Advise, a decision support tool. The system lets telecoms use data extracted from LHS’ BSCS database to make decisions on up-selling, churn and campaign management. Operators can analyze usage patterns and trends to support customer profiling, ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • LUCENT, AERIAL TO USE DSET
    Lucent Technologies will integrate DSET Corp.’s local service management system for LNP with its own Enhanced Services Manager (eSM), which provides carriers with support for intelligent networks and enhanced services. Aerial Communications Inc., a wireless provider, will ...More
    April 1, 2000 Posted in News