• The Number One Information Age Barrier: Carrier Interoperability
    Managed IP networks, with all their grand, 21st century Information Age promises—IT outsourcing networks, ASPs, video streaming, wireless Internet access and more—will reach nowhere near their potential, because of the No. 1 next-generation networking problem: carrier ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • EFFECTNET CHOOSES BELLE SYSTEMS
    EffectNet recently adopted Belle Systems’ IMS 3.2 customer care and billing system to support its private-label unified communications and Internet services. The system is designed to give EffectNet accounting and provisioning information as well as near real-time account ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ILLUMINET BUYING NTC
    Illuminet Holdings Inc. plans to buy National Telemanagement Corp., a Dallas-based developer of advanced wireless applications. Its products include prepaid services, real-time account management and unregistered nationwide roaming services. The acquisition is designed to ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • SOLANT TO BE INSTALLED ON IBM SERVERS
    Solant Inc., an eCRM provider, and Houston-based Strategic Systems Inc., an IBM AS/400 reseller, will make Solant’s Internet-based applications available on IBM’s enterprise-class and midrange servers. The partnership is designed to promote and deliver e-commerce customer ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Smarten releases Smarten R2
    Smarten Software, a European developer of customer care and billing software for ISPs and telcos, released the Linux version of its ISP billing system, Smarten R2. The system is a carrier-grade, out-of-the-box system that is fully scalable for high customer growth, company ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • VITRIA NAMES NEW PROJECTS
    A partnership between Vitria Technology and Architel Systems Corp. is designed to let service providers rapidly deploy carrier-grade service provisioning systems using an integration middleware architecture. Architel will provide connectors to link its service provisioning ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • SIGMA, NARUS TO COMBINE EFFORTS
    Sigma Systems Group and Narus Inc. plan to offer end-to-end, usage-based billing and customer care systems to their mutual customers. The companies will combine Narus’ IBI Solutions with Sigma’s CLEC in a Box for carrier-class systems. The companies also will develop ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ACE*COMM JOINS CISCO PROGRAM
    ACE*COMM Corp. recently joined Cisco’s New World Ecosystem Partner Program, technology partners that plan to let service providers rapidly develop and deploy new telecommunications services. The partnership supports open, standards-based architectures and shares ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • COLORADO CELLULAR SELECTS VOYAGER
    NE Colorado Cellular will use Infotech Solutions Corp.’s Voyager convergent, real-time customer care and billing system. It runs on an HP/Unix server with a SQL-compliant Sybase relational database. The graphical user interface is Windows-compliant. Star Cellular also will ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • NARUS: IBI SOLUTIONS UPGRADE
    Narus Inc. released IBI Solutions Version 2.0. The upgrade includes new content metering and Web commerce service modules for Narus’ billing mediation system, and new hardware-based, high-availability analyzers with multi-gigabit performance. New virtual analyzers extend ...More
    August 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing