• High-speed Internet Access Grows 57 Percent
    At least 4.3 million people have high-speed Internet lines, up 57 percent from the end of last year, according to an FCC report released Tuesday. The report, which covers the first half of 2000, indicates that ADSL subscribership has increased by 157 percent, and that ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Revenue Assurance for Cable Broadband
    Data and enhanced video offerings add revenue to the multiple system operator's bottom line. However, to offer these services, MSOs are forced to make significant investments in existing provisioning and billing systems-or purchase new systems.Revenue leakage is almost ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • ASPs: Tangled in a Web of Billing Complexities
    While analysts are still projecting an explosion in the market for application service providers, it will not be without some significant growing pains. There are countless ASP models, and each player is tackling the market from a different angle. Some software developers ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Amdocs Enhances IAF
    Amdocs recently released an enhanced version of IAF to support advanced mobile IP services. The new features are designed to support pre-paid mobile IP services, location-based services and m-commerce partner relationship management. The system includes revenue sharing ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Standards Watch : Interoperability Between Content Delivery Networks?
    The evolution of content delivery will depend on communication among key industry consortia. Just what is a content delivery network (CDN), and why is fierce activity taking place with content peering initiatives? Recently, the Content Bridge was formed by Adero, Inktomi ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Infotech Upgrades Voyager
    Infotech Solutions has added a point of sale and inventory module to its Voyager Billing and Customer-care application. The module is designed to let clients automatically activate service and includes cash drawer control, computerized pricing and promotions based upon date ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Central and Eastern Europe Focus: Billing Systems in the Czech Republic
    This article is the second in a series of articles on the international telecommunications marketplace for billing and OSS. Liberalization of the Czech voice market is in the works, with Czech Telecom's monopoly on fixed-line telephony set to expire at the beginning of ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Considerations for Outsourcing Revenue Assurance
    In this world of hybrid telecommunications companies, even a simple phone call can involve several kinds of carriers. The multi-level handoffs mean that carriers have to mediate and dispute more complicated combinations of revenue, billing and tariff data. And often they ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • 10 Wireless Network Predictions for 2001
    10 Wireless Network Predictions for 2001 By Dr. Jerry Lucas Based on the stock performances of the industry, the international user experience, and regulatory and technological developments, here are my top 10 wireless predictions for the North American market and what they ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • PeopleSoft Teams with IBM
    PeopleSoft and IBM plan to jointly provide Internet-based human resource management systems and consulting services. Under the agreement, IBM will combine PeopleSoft’s human capital software with its e-Business infrastructure hardware, software and consulting services. ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News