• APOGEE RELEASES IP BILLING SOFTWARE
    Apogee Networks Inc. debuted NetCountatn/SP, an IP billing and account management software designed to let ISPs introduce and bill for new products. The system has two subsets: Dynamic Business Creation, which translates business service concepts into billable products, and ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • GENEVA UPGRADES BILLING SOFTWARE
    Geneva Technology has launched Version 4.0 of its billing software, which provides comprehensive support for pan-national billing. The enhancement is intended for international operators who need support for multiple languages and currencies under multiple taxation ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • VOCALTEC UNVEILS SURF&CALL
    VocalTec Communications Ltd. has unveiled its ASP strategy called Surf&Call Network Services. The ASP enables e-commerce storefronts to provide integrated voice Internet telephony, co-browsing, text chat and form completion assistance directly to customers via the Web. ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ILLUMINET, QUINTESSENT WORK ON OSS
    Illuminet Holdings Inc. and Quintessent Communications Inc. recently released interconnection software for carrier-to-carrier OSS mediation and e-commerce functionality. The companies will offer the product under a service bureau model. Illuminet will use Quintessent’s ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • GROUP 1 LAUNCHES DATA ENGINE
    Group 1 Software will work with ASP USinternetworking Inc. to develop and manage Group 1’s new DataQuality.net engine. The Web-accessible portal provides real-time, customer data quality and data enrichment systems for e-commerce and enterprise-wide applications. The ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ADC RELEASES OSS FRAMEWORK
    ADC recently released Singularit.e, an OSS framework for real-time customer contact and service management for broadband. The software is designed to automate key OSS processes. ICPs can use the software to manage a full range of IP, circuit-switched and wireless services ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • PAYTRUST, DERIVION TEAM
    Paytrust and Derivion are creating a system to give consumers a single access point for online bill review and payment. The companies hope to propel adoption and availability of EBPP by targeting not just billers, but consumers as well. ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • EBPP: Strategic, But How Do You Justify the ROI?
    Presenting a formal business case and measuring return on investment are sometimes neglected when time-to-market pressures prevail. But they are a necessary evil if billers want to avoid costly surprises. Electronic billing is becoming a strategic initiative for most, as it ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • NETWORK COMPLETES TESTING
    Network Telephone Corp. has completed the first step in implementing its $10 million automated, flow-through OSS using MetaSolv Software Inc.'s Telecom Business Solution (TBS) order management software. TBS is designed to automate order management and service fulfillment ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • FCC says goodbye to tariffs
    IXCs face notification burden after court ruling
    The FCC is getting out of the long-distance tariff business, and the implications for IXCs are broad. Now that IXCs can't file rate changes with the FCC, they'll have to mail new contracts or rate change notification to customers whenever they change their rates. But FCC ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles