• Happy Birthday IPDR.org
    This being our TeleStrategies Billing 2000 show issue, it’s appropriate to highlight what can happen at events like this. At last year’s show in Dallas, an ad hoc meeting was announced by AT&T, NARUS and TeleStrategies to see whether there was interest in creating an ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    CheckFree Holdings Corp. and BlueGill Technologies will form a new operating group within CheckFree's Software Division. The new group, named CheckFree i-Solutions, will provide integrated software and services for business-to-consumer and business-to-business applications. ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
    ADC and Vitria Technology Inc. are developing a system to enable ICPs to rapidly deploy OSS. The alliance will give ICPs convergent billing, customer management and service assurance capabilities. ADC will provide connectors to link its Singularit.e OSS technology with ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
    Nokia Networks' OSS business unit will use Vertel Corp.’s mediation system to enhance the capabilities of its GSM network management system and third-party vendor management platforms. The mediation framework is designed to ease system interfacing and supports multiple ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Financial Watch : Bulls, Bears and Billing
    Since the middle of March, both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ have experienced a roller coaster ride, to say the least. Both indices lost significant percentages of their value in what’s being termed a short-term market correction. While not quite a full-blown ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • The ‘Smart Build’: One Eye on the Customer, the Other on Investors
    The flurry of financing deals, new technologies, and increased competition can easily overwhelm new entrants. These companies must structure their operations-- particularly billing and revenue assurance--to please both investors and customers. They must also avoid myriad ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
    National Independent Billing Inc. and Herrick Douglass Technology Development Inc., a national IT and business consulting firm, plan to accelerate enhancements to NIBI’s billing software system, WRITE2k. The system is designed for wireless and wireline telecommunications, ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    Mobius Management Systems Inc. now has a new interface between Mobius ViewDirect technology and PeopleSoft business systems. The interface, ViewDirect, is designed to perform integrated report archiving and gives employees, customers and partners access to electronic ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Queuing Up Video: The Next Scene for Usage Based Billing?
    Video is fast-forwarding its way onto the Internet, but are carriers and billing developers still moving in slo-mo? Consumers have had Technicolor dreams about it for years, and corporate enterprises routinely review its potential. For almost half a decade, it has been on ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Making Sense of the ASP Market
    Try and name a player in the telecom industry who doesn’t think they will benefit from the Greenfield opportunities abound in the ASP marketplace. While its true, the dollar signs are everywhere; the fact is the industry is sinking money into the ASP model without a proven ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing