• 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
  • EDISON SELECTS CHA SYSTEMS
    Edison Carrier Solutions, a provider of wholesale special access circuits to local and long-distance companies, wireless carriers, ISPs and cable companies, recently selected CHA Systems’ CAB services to bill large carriers for the use of its high-bandwidth fiber optic ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Wisconsin faces lawsuit over telco taxes
    Wisconsin—like other states—is apparently having trouble keeping up with changes in telecom taxing law. A lawsuit charges that the state’s department of revenue has been illegally collecting sales tax on several telecom services since 1991. According to the suit filed by ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing