• Mind CTI to Bill for Clarent
    Clarent, an IP telephony provider, plans to use Mind CTI's billing system. Clarent will integrate its network with MIND-iPhonEX so service providers can send voice, fax and data traffic over converged networks and bill for those services. ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Portal Acquires Solution42
    Portal Software bought German billing software company Solution42 for close to $290 million. Solution42 is a privately held voice mediation, provisioning and rating developer for wireless networks. Sources at Portal said the move would also enhance its Infranet billing ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • PeopleSoft Launches New CRM
    PeopleSoft launched its CRM for Communications, an online order management and customer care application. The software is designed to address how to rapidly acquire new customers, seamlessly process orders, expedite service activation and improve customer service. ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • FCC Rejects Depreciation Reform Proposal
    The FCC recently rejected the depreciation process reform plan proposed by ILEC members of the Coalition for Affordable Local and Long-Distance Service (CALLS). At the same time, however, the commission agreed to drop its investigation into carrier property records. ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Protek Opens U.S. Office
    U.K.-based Protek, an international supplier of business and OSS software, recently opened a new U.S. office in Austin, Tex. Protek’s software supports circuit-based networks and those of data service providers. The suite’s open design, based on Corba and APIs, allows for ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Cablecom to Use IAF Platform
    Cablecom will use Amdocs' IAF Horizon billing platform to support the launch of its extended telephony services for cable modem customers. Cablecom, which expanded its product offerings to include telephony, will use the platform for its IP billing and customer care ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Davinci and ASC Release WAP-Sentori
    Davinci Technologies, an enterprise-class Web and wireless products provider, combined its Trinity 3.0 platform with ASC Billing Solutions’ Sentori system to create WAP-Sentori, an integrated wireless billing product. The product is designed to let wireless service ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Group 1 Upgrades Message1
    Group 1 Software recently released a new version of its Message1 software, with expanded functions for developing, managing and delivering capabilities for individualized marketing messages. Message1 is a subsystem of Doc1, an electronic document composition system designed ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Premium Service: Potential fact, or forever fiction?
    New protocols that label routing queues and service classes are enabling quality of service (QoS) management at the network's core and edge. Before customers receive service guarantees, though, equipment providers must fine-tune their work to ensure that premium traffic can ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Cell phones go on a cruise
    BT Aeronautical and Maritime (BT A&M) and Cerillion Technologies have developed a “floating” GSM cell designed to let cruise ship passengers use their cell phones and be billed for service while at sea. They linked an onboard base station via satellite to the BT Manx ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News