• Billing Q&A with Jim O'Neill
    Q & A With Jim O’Neill—October 2000 Column Q—Our company is a fairly new entrant to telecommunications and we don’t have much experience with interconnection. Can you shed any light on this subject? A—Well, given the ever shifting sands and rapid changes underway not only ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Uniform sourcing forces tax changes
    Two significant developments are creating opportunity for telecom tax software vendors at the state level. First, the federal Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act, passed this summer, bases taxation for wireless services on the place of primary use, or the single address ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • NOKIA TO SUPPLY GPRS SYSTEM
    Taiwanese mobile operator Chunghwa Telecom will use Nokia’s GPRS Core network system to provide mobile Internet access to more than 1 million subscribers, offering packet-switched data via its GSM network. Nokia will integrate its Connecting@care support services to ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • SBC AND E-PLUS TO USE AMDOCS’ HORIZON
    Amdocs will implement IAF Horizon, its billing, rating, customer care and service management system, for SBC Internet Services, Southwestern Bell’s business ISP. The system is designed to support Web hosting, virtual private networks and dedicated products for large and ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • HNC SIGNS FRAUD SERVICE CUSTOMER
    HNC Telecommunications Solutions signed the first customer for its ATACS Online fraud detection and management service. Canadian CLEC Axxent Inc. signed a multi-year service agreement designed to reduce its exposure to fraud. ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ACE*COMM SIGNS $9 MILLION PACT
    Ace*Comm Corp. recently signed a $9.2 million contract with an unnamed European voice and data carrier. The agreement calls for Ace*Comm to deploy an operations management system to monitor and manage a network of more than 80 switches. Ace*Comm NetPlus Enterprise OSS will ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • LUCENT DEBUTS WIRELESS SOFTWARE
    Lucent Technologies now has software designed to let emerging wireless carriers expand their networks and services. The company’s Software Products Group developed a series of integrated software suites designed to meet the evolving OSS needs of wireless service providers. ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • IP QoS and Settlements: Over-provisioning and Proprietary Efforts Abound
    IP service providers have been so focused on growth and competitive pressures that they have proceeded with new content-based rollouts even if they have no way to bill for them or measure QoS. Consequently they have lost a little on every customer, and have failed to make ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Comparing Global Perceptions on Telecom Billing
    Predicting which way the telecom tides will turn varies from country to country. Not surprising given the differences in customer expectations, regulatory change, existing infrastructure and so forth. For example, why would Australians believe that the likes of AT&T and BT ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • GENUITY SELECTS XACCT
    Genuity Inc. recently licensed and integrated Xacct Technologies’ XACCTusage system to create usage-based pricing models for IP services. Genuity deployed the system with its Cisco network to develop different pricing models for IP services. ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News