• Narus, Convergys Plug Up IP Leaks
    It has taken years for wireline telephony carriers to set up their processes for end-to-end revenue assurance. Now the focus is shifting to the IP world, as usage-based billing becomes a reality and more IP services become available. However, providers are still faced with ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Telesens AG and Telegate AG are set to become stakeholders in Nexnet GmbH. Cologne-based Telesens will buy a consolidated majority interest in the Berlin-based company. Nexnet GmbH will work as a fixed-network clearinghouse. Nexnet will provide billing of call by-call ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Regulatory Watch :ILECs Turn to Congress in Reciprocal Comp Battle
    If you're an owner of a CLEC or an ISP, you're probably not going to like this one: The U.S. House Commerce Committee is pushing a bill that would end your compensation for Internet calls that originate on a LEC's network. H.R. 4445 would dump those payments and revert the ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
    TechSpan, a global provider of e-business systems, has become the latest member of the Avolent Certified Solution Program. Certified to implement Avolent’s BillCast and BizCast software, TechSpan will provide complete, standards-based EBPP software systems worldwide. ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • CALLS Order Illegal, Group Says
    Consumer groups and U S West are asking a court to strike down a new access fee formula created by long-distance companies and LECs that terminate their calls. The Coalition for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service (CALLS)-which includes AT&T, BellSouth, GTE, SBC, ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
    BillSoft, Inc. said it had hit more than 800 million transactions per hour on its EZTax software. Transactions taxed in the benchmark were timed as follows: 812,178,305 per hour, 13,536,305 per minute and 225,605 per second. The benchmark was performed on a Dell Dimension ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • H.O. Systems Unveils New Products
    H.O. Systems recently unveiled its SpeedSuite of products, designed to let carriers migrate from their existing customer/server infrastructure to Internet and wireless platforms. SpeedSuite is designed as an integrated end-to-end business system for wireless carriers. The ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    National Telemanagement Corp. (NTC) recently signed an agreement with Rural Cellular Corp., based in Alexandria, Mont., for NTC’s iRoam service. The service is designed to add nationwide roaming and other applications for RCC’s Smartpay wireless prepaid subscribers in 14 ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • IBM Unveils ICMS Version 5.1
    IBM recently unveiled the latest version of its Integrated Customer Management System (ICMS) billing software. Version 5.1 includes such features as a graphical user interface, wireless support for the North American market and data conversion support for the CIBER ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    TMNG and HarmonyCom plan to co-market an OSS product. HarmonyCom’s automatic broadband provisioning software will be a component of TMNG’s OSS architecture. The companies also plan to enhance TMNG’s NextGen Process architecture by incorporating automatic provisioning, ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News