• Wisconsin faces lawsuit over telco taxes
    Wisconsin—like other states—is apparently having trouble keeping up with changes in telecom taxing law. A lawsuit charges that the state’s department of revenue has been illegally collecting sales tax on several telecom services since 1991. According to the suit filed by ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    German cable modem builder PrimaCom AG plans to deploy Narus’ Internet Business Infrastructure systems, including the Narus IBI platform and Narus billing mediation system, throughout its entire broadband network. PrimaCom will use the systems for its high-speed Internet ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    Broadband provider Formus Communications Europe BV will use TeleKnowledge Group Ltd.’s Total-e 2.4 customer care and billing system for its European operations. The system is designed for fast customization and implementation of telecom services and pricing plans. It is ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    Orillion, a provider of systems for telecom and engineering, recently released its Ovantage and Ovista systems. Ovantage, for network inventory management, is designed to track a telecom network’s infrastructure of physical and logical components—facilities, equipment, ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
    HNC Telecommunications Solutions signed the first customer for its ATACS Online fraud detection and management service. Canadian CLEC Axxent Inc. signed a multi-year service agreement designed to reduce its exposure to fraud. ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Road littered with OSS, billing failures
    Billing managers must walk carefully through minefield of vendor choices The billing project manager is staring into space. He’s thinking about what he’s just been told by the CEO at the department meeting. Within 18 months, his company will launch a wireless Web service to ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Billing Vendors Stake Out New Territory
    In the past 18 months, several high-profile European billing and customer care companies have opened offices and headquarters on the North American side of the pond. In June 1999, Sweden’s EHPT opened the U.S.-based part of its operation near Denver. Danish IP billing ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Ace*Comm Corp. recently signed a $9.2 million contract with an unnamed European voice and data carrier. The agreement calls for Ace*Comm to deploy an operations management system to monitor and manage a network of more than 80 switches. Ace*Comm NetPlus Enterprise OSS will ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Portal Takes the Wireline Plunge
    Portal Software has always been adamant about not getting into the circuit-switched wireline voice business—so much so that the company’s president and CEO, John Little, has said on the record that his company has no interest in pursuing a wireline voice strategy. Never say ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
    Microcell Solutions Inc., which provides PCS under the name “Fido,” has a new Internet bill payment service developed using Derivion’s inetBiller and Console, an administrative and customer service tool designed to give billers control over e-billing applications. The ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in News