• APEX VOICE ADDS NEW FEATURES
    APEX Voice Communication, a manufacturer of enhanced services and billing for network service providers on existing and IP-based next-generation networks, added three features to its Apex billing system. The enhancements include two new modules—Internet Billing and Dialer ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • I-VPNs: Billers Be Prepared!
    The emergence of VPNs, and especially IP-based VPNs, will lead to more complex billing. While VPNs promise cost reductions, ubiquity and security, carriers and service providers must decide: at what price? As VPNs evolve, billers will have to ultimately rethink rating, ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • PRINCETON ECOM SELECTS WEBEASY
    Princeton eCom has selected WebEasy Inc., an Internet technology consulting company, to integrate its EBPP systems with WebEasy’s OFX application server to handle high volumes of financial transactions by Quicken software clients. The OFX application server is designed to ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • CSG INTRODUCES REAL TIME RATING ENGINE
    CSG Systems International, a developer of customer care and billing systems, has developed a real-time rating engine that in tests rated 750 records per second for multiple usage types across 5 million accounts, company officials said. The testing process, with Sun ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • BLUEGILL GAINS INVESTORS FOR INTERNET BILLING
    BlueGill Technologies recently announced that Financial Technology Ventures (FT), a venture capital firm, has led a $19.5 million investment in BlueGill’s Internet billing software with three other contributing partners: Blue Chip Ventures of Cincinnati, Menlo Ventures of ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • LIGHTBRIDGE LAUNCHES NEW CRM SYSTEM
    Lightbridge Inc. is launching a new component-based product called Telesto Portal, company officials said. Telesto Portal is designed to let carriers leverage existing Lightbridge credit, activation, risk assessment and fraud screening processes to support the Internet as a ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ASC EXPANDS ITS CARIBBEAN SCOPE
    ASC Billing Solutions recently signed a contract to supply its Sentori billing and customer care system to St. Maarten Telephone Company (SMTC), company officials said. SMTC operates as wireline provider TelEm and wireless provider TelCell. Customers can receive charges for ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • IP Mediation Enters Real World
    As IP-based services become part of a provider’s revenue, they need to be billed for accurately. Usage-based mediation platforms can play an important role in capturing and processing data for these new service offerings. Rather than sticking with the traditional flat-rate ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • U S West: Bill Your Services Elsewhere Cramming leads carrier to halt billing for enhanced services
    U S West, tired of being blamed by its customers for crammed services on phone bills, has pulled the plug on vendors of enhanced services and will no longer bill for them. It is by far the most aggressive move a carrier has made against crammers. “We have a lot of people ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • CERILLION ACQUIRES FROST
    Cerillion Technologies, a new London-based telecom company, has recently completed the acquisition of the Frost customer care and billing product business from Logica, a systems integration and software company. The acquisition was completed through a management buyout and ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing