• 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 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 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
  • Top Ten Reasons for an Unbundled IP Rating Engine
    The IP revolution keeps changing how we look at billing. Over the last several years, IP mediation devices appeared in the IP billing model as a separate entity. Today, here come IP rating engines with billing and rating unbundled. First, some background. IP services today, ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Airserve, a mobile Internet provider offering end-to-end mobile IP systems, will deploy Amdocs’ IAF Horizon system for billing and service management. Airserve offers WAP, SMS and hosting services, and will use Horizon to introduce GPRS and UMTS wireless services. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    Telcordia Technologies Inc. and SignalSoft Corp. plan to integrate their respective software applications and platforms to let wireless network operators offer subscribers personalized mobile commerce services. Telcordia will integrate SignalSoft’s Wireless Location ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News
    NorthVoice Communications Inc. will use MIND CTI’s MIND-iPhonEX for its IP telephony billing. NorthVoice chose the system to support several IP telephony business models designed to let customers register via the Web, pay online, and offer voice and data services. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    Usha Communications Technology, a provider of customer care and billing systems, has launched Unicorn Customer Care and Billing. The converged system is designed to enable prepaid services to be mixed with postpaid services to deliver an integrated system for communications ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Billing Q&A with Jim O'Neill
    Q—Revenue assurance is becoming increasingly important in billing. Can you elaborate on what it means to a carrier? A—Many years ago, there was a famous bank robber named Willie Sutton. After being caught and sent to jail repeatedly for bank holdups, someone asked him why ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing