• IP Mediation: Confrontation and Consensus
    Mixed messages from the fledgling mediation market are confusing potential customers. Current clients and partners are attempting to dissect and separate the strategies. Identifying who developed the first IP mediation device is tricky. Xacct’s account conflicts with HP’s ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • IP Mediation’s Financial Learning Curve
    For the last 18 months, “IP mediation” has been one of the top buzzwords in the billing and OSS space. Established vendors and startups alike have been touting the benefits of platforms that collect a variety of usage data and aggregate it into nice, neat packages that are ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Case Study: Pulling political heartstrings to get your business
    Some telecommunications companies aren’t shy about who they want to sign up for their services. Take Amerivision, a telco formed in May 1990 that isn’t coy about its target market: conservatives who want their money to go only to “family friendly” causes. Through Lifeline, ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • SAVERA, OPENET JOIN FORCES
    Savera Systems and Openet Telecom plan to enable communications service providers to accelerate the pace at which new telecom and IP services are defined, priced and introduced. The companies will integrate Savera’s Web-based InterCarrier billing system and Openet’s ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • TMNG.COM AND XACCT
    TMNG.COM will integrate XACCT Technologies’ XACCTusage into its e-Lexicon toolset, providing carrier-class, usage-based billing and customer relationship management services to IP service providers worldwide, company officials said. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • APOGEE, CSC TO PUSH IP SYSTEM
    Apogee Networks Inc. and Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) plan to market and sell Apogee’s NetCountant, a usage-based IP billing system, to enterprise customers. CSC also bought Apogee’s NetCountant platform for its own use. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Small Texas town residents already have video-on-demand
    Even as Enron and Blockbuster Video announced that they plan to provide video-on-demand over DSL for residential customers by 2001, Livingston Telephone Service—which serves the Texas town of 7,500 souls—had beaten them to the punch. And it’s working quite well, thank you. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • IPDR Continues Rapid Progress
    During the first half of 2000, the IPDR Organization (IPDR.org) accomplished several goals. The group approved the first draft of the Network Data Management–Usage (NDM–U) document, and the certification process for IPDR-compliant products got underway. IPDR.org also made ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • MAXBILL CONTINUES GLOBAL EXPANSION
    MaxBill recently opened its new Eastern European subsidiary in Kharkov, Ukraine. The subsidiary initially will serve as a development center to further the functionality and scalability of its billing system and related products. It will also be a service office for Central ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • TISCALI, BELLE PARTNER
    Tiscali S.p.A., a European ISP, and Belle Systems plan to provide billing services in Europe. The companies plan to offer a platform for value-added VoIP services. Tiscali will deploy Belle Systems’ Internet Management System for billing voice- and fax-over-IP services. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing