• 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
  • Convergence with a Vengeance
    Billing in North American and Western European Broadband Operations Over the past 10 years, the Western European cable television market evolved from a TV reception service run by state-owned utilities to a cutting-edge, privatized, multi-service business, owned at least in ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    XACCT Technologies and ADC plan to provide systems that let carriers deploy and bill for IP-based services. The companies will integrate Singl.eView, ADC’s real-time convergent billing platform, with the XACCTusage business infrastructure system for IP networks. ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • WorkOut 2.0 Hits the Streets
    Alysis Technologies has released WorkOut 2.0. The software, available on both UNIX and Windows NT systems, supports enterprise and Java Bean-compliant application servers, such as IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic. The software handles B2B e-billing applications ranging from ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Financial Watch : Billing Concepts Sells Off Major Holdings; mdocs and Convergys Go Head-to-Head over Sprint PCS
    It has been a busy couple of months for billing and other OSS vendors-months that have further emphasized the competitiveness and volatility of the billing and customer care industry. Perhaps the most surprising deal is that Billing Concepts is essentially getting out of ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing