• FAIRPOINT SELECTS DALEEN; DALEEN ALLIES WITH TWO
    FairPoint Communications, a CLEC headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has selected Daleen’s BillPlex convergent system for its 30,000 access lines in the northern United States. FairPoint uses a combination of resale and facilities-based approaches to serve the business ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • EASTLINK CHOOSES SIGMA TO PROVIDE PIC SYSTEM
    EastLink Telephone, a Halifax-based CLEC, has selected Sigma Systems Group, a provider of billing and operational support systems, to furnish its PIC (primary inter-exchange carrier) system, company officials said. The customized and scalable system will be designed to ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • MILITARY REPLACES SERVICE BUREAU WITH COSTGUARD
    The Military Communications Center (MCC) recently implemented Info Directions Inc.’s CostGuard to bring its billing operations in-house. MCC had been relying on a service bureau to bill its enhanced calling card, which is used exclusively by several branches of the U.S. ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • SOLECT PARTNERS WITH DEBIS SYSTEMHAUS
    Debis Systemhaus GmbH, a European systems integrator, will use Solect Technology Group’s billing software, IAF Horizon, in its telecommunications portfolio, company officials said. The agreement lets Debis Systemhaus resell Solect’s IAF Horizon, as well as provide systems ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • IDI LAUNCHES E-COMMERCE ENHANCEMENT
    Info Directions Inc. has announced OnlineBill for electronic bill presentment and payment. The software is designed to fully integrate with the CostGuard family of products. With OnlineBill, businesses and individual consumers receive electronic notification of monthly ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • TELE2, TANGO IMPLEMENT SAVERA’S WEB-BASED BILLING IN EUROPE
    Savera Systems, a developer of Web-based billing systems for the IP and telecom industries, recently debuted its Web-based interconnect and prepaid billing systems, InterCarrier and RealTime Prepaid, company officials said. Tele2 Europe and Netcom, a telephony provider in ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • INTEGRA INSTALLING PROXIMA BILLING SYSTEM
    Integra Telecom of Beaverton, Ore., has licensed Proxima System’s Mystral customer care and billing system. It is the first U.S. CLEC to use the billing system, which Proxima has spent 3 years developing. Integra has about 40,000 lines and offers local, long-distance and ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • FCC Order Tightens EEL Rules
    The Federal Communications Commission on Nov. 24 moved to shore up restrictions on the use of enhanced extended loops (EELs) until it can resolve the debate over whether IXCs can use EELs to bypass special access services offered by ILECs (see related story, Page 22). EELs ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Bell Atlantic Mobile Tests CPP in Delaware
    Bell Atlantic Mobile, hoping to gauge how well customers accept calling party pays, tweaked its wireless mediation and billing system to launch a CPP offering in its Delaware test market Nov. 15. The carrier is offering CPP to residential and business customers in the 302 ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Unified Messaging: The Next Service Differentiator
    Unified messaging (UM) is a single inbox that allows for the storage and retrieval of voice, fax and e-mail through a telephone or Web-interfacing PC, smart phone or palmtop device. The service is designed to notify users when a message is received, and may provide a wide ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing