• Cash Money on the Barrel:
    The Pivotal Role of A/R and Receivables in a Changing Billing World
    How quickly a company’s accounts are billed and collected usually means the difference between funding and floundering, or between expansion and erosion. Companies do not want shift funds within their organization to compensate for a poor days’ sales outstanding (DSO) or ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Middleware’s Momentum: Net2000 combines Linguateq and Vitria
    A year ago, if you asked a telecommunications company for an opinion on middleware, you would hear “costly,” “time-consuming,” and “unnecessary.” In a conspicuous shift in attitude, carriers are taking a hard look at middleware companies, especially EAI (Enterprise ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Billing for Mobile Data and Content Services
    Billing for mobile services has never been simple, but at least in the old days it was mainly about voice minutes. Now—with the introduction of high-bandwidth 2.5G and 3G networks—mobile Internet access, m-commerce and content-enhanced, value-added services have introduced ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Paytrust.com plans to combine its online billing service with edocs Inc.'s BillDirect Internet billing and customer management platform. Paytrust.com will allow for consumers receive, review, pay and organize all their bills online. BillDirect’s role will be to transform ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Inter-Carrier Billing Faces Uncertain Future: Industry experts discuss trends in carrier access billing
    They're boasting about it on their Websites. "ICG Collects Again: US West and Pacific Bell Pay More than $20 Million in Reciprocal Comp." "US LEC Receives Payment of $11.2 million From BellSouth." "ESpire Wins $14.2 Million from BellSouth For Past Due Reciprocal Comp." US ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Sema Group will merge with LHS Group Inc., for $4.7 billion in fully diluted LHS stock. Sema shareholders will own 73 percent, while LHS shareholders will own 27 percent. LHS shareholders will receive 2.6 Sema shares for each LHS share, valued at $69.7. Officials from both ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News
    Metrocall, a paging and wireless messaging company, will license Primal's Connect CCB, a Web-based, convergent IP and wireless system designed to manage customers, orders and billing over the Internet. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Primal will supply the ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    Stratos Global Corp., a provider of wireless IP, data, and voice systems, plans to acquire Datacom Inc., a Lafayette, La.-based CLEC, for $65 million. ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News
    iPlan Networks, new facilities-based competitive telecom provider in Argentina, has chosen The Management Network Group, Inc. (TMNG) to plan and execute entry into the South American market. TMNG and iPlan Networks will deploy a BSS/OSS infrastructure over a fiber optic and ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Regulatory Watch : FCC: 96 Percent of Local service Revenue Goes to ILECs
    Incumbent local exchange carriers lost 2 percent of their local service revenue between 1997 and 1998, according to a recently released FCC study. ILECs had 96 percent of the local business in 1998, but local service revenue for competitive carriers increased more than ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing