• Large Systems Integration in a Multivendor Environment
    The prepackaged solutions available in today’s billing and OSS market can achieve what would have been thought miraculous only several years ago. As recently as the early ’90s, many carriers with complex pricing, billing or product requirements still had to develop many of ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • CONVERGYS ANNOUNCES INTERNET BILLING SYSTEM
    Convergys Corp. has launched Catalys, a system created specifically for Internet service providers (ISPs) for the domestic and international markets. Catalys, a real-time, client-server system, is available via license, or it can be outsourced and managed by Convergys in ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Billing Q&A with Jim O'Neill
    Q—Can you please explain the term LATA and how it affects billing rates? A—The acronym means Local Access and Transport Area, or the specific geographic area within which a LEC (local exchange carrier) provides service. With a few exceptions, when you call from one number ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • SOLECT LAUNCHES IAF HORIZON FOR ASPs
    Solect Technology Group has released IAF Horizon for ASPs, designed to meet the needs of application service providers. Key features enable application provisioning and activation, customer management, usage data collection and billing for hosted applications. The product ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • NKSOFT, ERICSSON TO BUILD CLEC BILLING SYSTEM
    Cincinnati-based CLEC Rapid Transmit Technology Inc. (RTT) will use NKSoft, a provider of information technology systems, and Ericsson, a provider of VoIP technology, to develop a property management, customer care and billing system. Ericsson and NKSoft will develop the ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • CSG TESTS REAL-TIME IP BILLING
    CSG Systems, a subsidiary of CSG Systems International, has conducted real-time billing for an Internet protocol telephone call over hybrid fiber/coax telephone lines using the PacketCable standard, company officials said. Equipment from three companies, NetSpeak, AP ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • SMS Paving the Way to Mobile Multimedia
    While short message service (SMS) represents mobile data in its infancy, it is an important steppingstone toward third-generation wireless data applications. But existing billing systems and data speeds will have to be greatly improved to support those third-generation ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • SMT LAUNCHES SERVICE MANAGEMENT UPGRADE
    Service Management Technologies Inc. announced that Service Central Enterprise 2.0 is now available. SCE is designed to combine customer service, retail store service, depot management, installation/repair scheduling, asset management, warranty and loaner phone tracking, ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • UNE Audits: World of Missed Revenue
    So, Mr. CLEC, you’ve bought loads of unbundled network elements (UNEs) from your ILEC. You’re billing the enduser and collecting their money. Guess what? You may be missing the most important network item: someone to audit your bills to ensure your’re paying the right price ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • INTEGRETEL JOINS INIP INITIATIVE
    Integretel Inc. will submit its software, a service bureau-based IP billing system, to Telecom Technologies Inc.’s INIP-powered laboratory in Richardson, Texas, where its interoperability with Telecom Technologies’ INtelligentIP soft switch will be tested. If it ...More
    January 1, 2000 Posted in News