• Billing Q&A with Jim O'Neill
    Q—I recently got a mobile phone and see charges for “incoming” on my bills. I don’t remember being charged for receiving calls on my landline phone. How are calls from landline phones to mobile phones charged? A—The short answer is that usually whoever calls pays. However, ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Tundo Corp., a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of network telephony systems, has partnered with Mind CTI to provide customers with integrated call accounting systems for IP telephony systems, company officials said. By integrating Tundo’s Network Telephony System with ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News
    CrossKeys Systems Corp. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allentown, Pa.-based Dynamic Broadband Networks (Dyband) for $10 million along with warrants to purchase up to 2 million CrossKeys common shares. Dyband develops broadband access management software to manage ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • IP Billing… A View from Europe
    December, in southern France, IIR held their next generation billing conference event. As a precursor to the event, a workshop entitled “An Introduction to IP Billing” was held in conjunction with the first European IPDR Working Group Meeting hosted by Kimber Lewis. I ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Daleen Technologies Inc. recently delivered BillPlex, its customer management and billing software package, to Rio de Janeiro-based America Latina Telecomunicacoes Avancadas S/A (ALTA). ALTA provides a mix of high-technology services to multinational corporations operating ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Billing for Wireless Data: The Amdocs Strategy
    Editor’s Note: Amdocs’ has recently expanded their wireless customer base. This is a direct result of their acquisition of ITDS and their list of prominent European customers where wireless data services are ahead of the rest. Therefore it is logical to assume that Amdocs ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Cisco, Narus Partner
    IP service providers are well aware of the challenges of going beyond flat-rate pricing and offering plans based on exactly what a customer uses and what type of content is involved. This granular approach to billing still requires more than a little customization, and ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    CTI Group Inc. will buy Texas-based Celltech Information Systems Inc. for $5.25 million, completing a triad of companies that also includes Centillion Data Systems of Indianapolis. The combined firms will provide processing and billing analysis. The price included $1.7 ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Cisco Systems’ Billing Strategy
    Executives at Cisco Systems, Inc. know that switches and routers are just part of the picture when routing ATM, frame relay and IP traffic. Now Cisco is looking to add software and billing functionality to its products. The company is studying the downstream actions on the ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • UNE Reformation
    With a modified list of unbundled network elements from the FCC, Bell Atlantic strains to accommodate the recent changes and present up-to-date billing systems and operational support systems. Regulatory shifts keep incumbent LECs and competitive LECs in constant ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing