• From churches to airlines, telcos aim for affinity partnerships
    They’re not just long distance companies anymore. They distribute airline miles, raise money for churches and political groups, and reward subscribers for staying at hotels, renting cars or buying shirts. The relationships between telcos and affinity groups are complex, and ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • GENEVA JOINS AMS
    Geneva Technology Ltd. has joined AMS’ 360si program to provide IP-based billing services for audio- and video-based content, GPRS and WAP providers. Geneva’s convergent billing and rating product, Geneva 4.0, will be integrated into 360si. Geneva also recently became a ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • ATS LAUNCHES REVENUE ASSURANCE SYSTEM
    Advanced Technologies and Services Inc. recently launched its Mechanized Translations Platform, (MTP), a set of revenue assurance and network integrity products. At least one major carrier is using the tool, which has the working project name of Golden Eye. The carrier uses ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • NETWORKOSS SELECTS DALEEN
    NetworkOSS will use Daleen Technology’s e-business software suite of billing services. By using Daleen’s software in its BusinessNow system, NetworkOSS will be able to deliver integrated billing and customer management, EBPP, Web-enabled catalog and customer self-care ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • ASP CHOOSES EMERGENT
    ASP Broad:Margin Inc. recently signed a 3-year contract with Emergent Information Technologies Inc. Emergent licensed its BillTamer and NetTamer software to the ASP. BillTamer is a cost management system for telcos, including long-distance carriers, wireless carriers and ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Future IP Billing Requirements Combining Aggregated Network Element Data and Real-Time Independent Probing
    Overcoming the challenges of delivering, managing and billing for multiple services over a shared network infrastructure is the key success factor for many communications service providers today. During the past year, the industry has changed its emphasis from selecting ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • 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