• LUCENT DEBUTS WIRELESS SOFTWARE
    Lucent Technologies now has software designed to let emerging wireless carriers expand their networks and services. The company’s Software Products Group developed a series of integrated software suites designed to meet the evolving OSS needs of wireless service providers. ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • IP QoS and Settlements: Over-provisioning and Proprietary Efforts Abound
    IP service providers have been so focused on growth and competitive pressures that they have proceeded with new content-based rollouts even if they have no way to bill for them or measure QoS. Consequently they have lost a little on every customer, and have failed to make ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Comparing Global Perceptions on Telecom Billing
    Predicting which way the telecom tides will turn varies from country to country. Not surprising given the differences in customer expectations, regulatory change, existing infrastructure and so forth. For example, why would Australians believe that the likes of AT&T and BT ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • GENUITY SELECTS XACCT
    Genuity Inc. recently licensed and integrated Xacct Technologies’ XACCTusage system to create usage-based pricing models for IP services. Genuity deployed the system with its Cisco network to develop different pricing models for IP services. ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • NOKIA TO SUPPLY GPRS SYSTEM
    Taiwanese mobile operator Chunghwa Telecom will use Nokia’s GPRS Core network system to provide mobile Internet access to more than 1 million subscribers, offering packet-switched data via its GSM network. Nokia will integrate its Connecting@care support services to ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • VCS INVEST $20 MILLION IN SIGMA
    Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and Redwood Ventures recently invested $20 million in Sigma Systems Group (Canada) Inc., a provider of customer care, billing, and provisioning systems to telcos and residential broadband service providers. The company will use the money ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Top 10 Managed IP Network Opportunities
    Every terrestrial-based carrier is scrambling to establish a presence in the managed IP space. So, what are the opportunities? First, what is a managed IP network? Basically it’s an IP network that has built-in quality of service (QoS) performance metrics so that a carrier ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • KUBRA, TELPAY TO INTEGRATE SOFTWARE
    CRM system outsourcer Kubra plans to integrate TelPay’s bill payment system into its Kubra e-bill biller-direct system. The new system is designed to let consumers view and pay their bills on-line from any biller’s Web site. ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • PRIMACOM AG CHOOSES NARUS
    German cable modem builder PrimaCom AG plans to deploy Narus’ Internet Business Infrastructure systems, including the Narus IBI platform and Narus billing mediation system, throughout its entire broadband network. PrimaCom will use the systems for its high-speed Internet ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • CISCO TO BUY PIXSTREAM
    Cisco Systems is buying PixStream Inc. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.PixStream develops hardware and software designed to distribute and manage digital video across various broadband networks. Under the terms of the sale, Cisco common stock worth approximately $369 million ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News