• LUCENT SIGNS BILLING CONTRACT WITH TELEMAR
    Lucent Technologies has signed a contract with Telemar, a wireline carrier in northeastern Brazil, to supply its Billdats call record management software. Telemar will use Billdats for collection, mediation and distribution of call records. Billdats is now part of Kenan ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
  • Dog ‘Signs’ Up for New Long Distance
    Qwest faces $2 million FCC fine for allegedly forging long distance contracts It is the kind of behavior that gives even telemarketers a bad name. In a fever pitch to get customers to sign up for Qwest’s long-distance service, the FCC charges, telemarketers forged customer ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles
  • THREE TO USE CSF SYSTEM
    M&I Data Services has signed three new customers for its CSF Internet system. US Bank, ABM AMRO and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. will use the electronic bill payment and presentment system. M&I and its partner BlueGill Technologies Inc. will implement the system. ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in News
  • Wireless Access Billing: Make it Right
    Editor's Note: In the May issue of Billing World magazine, we explored how CLECs are turning to automated reconciliation systems to keep tabs on access billing (Page 42). This month, we've peeked into the world of wireless/wireline reconciliation to learn how disparate ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • ERICSSON TO INTEGRATE SOLECT
    Ericsson will deploy and integrate Solect Technology Group’s IP billing software, IAF Horizon, into its data communication portfolio, company officials said. The system is designed to support pre- and postpaid billing and improve IP management capabilities for service ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
  • TRANSPOINT GAINS MCIW, MOBIL, GTE
    MCI WorldCom Inc., Mobil Oil Corp. and GTE customers can now receive and pay bills on-line through TransPoint LLC’s e-bill service over the Internet. The following companies are scheduled to go live with TransPoint by year-end: Time Warner Communications Mid-South Division, ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in News
  • ENTEL S.A. SELECTS LIGHTBRIDGE, NORTH SUPPLY
    Entel S.A., a Bolivian telecommunications carrier, has purchased Lightbridge Inc.’s FraudBuster from North Supply, a Chilean provider of systems integration. Entel will use the product to monitor traffic patterns and detect fraud. Lightbridge and North Supply will work ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in News
  • TELE DANMARK, SWISSON-LINE CHOOSE SOLECT
    Tele Danmark A/S, an international voice and data carrier, has implemented Solect’s IAF Horizon billing and customer care software to support its IP services for several European markets. Tele Danmark A/S was privatized in 1994 and is the largest provider of wireline, ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
  • Consolidating Customers and Products in the M&A Pool
    Analyzing the future direction of systems Whether old systems are to be decommissioned, new systems implemented or existing systems enhanced, a high-level gap analysis of billing system functionality and capacity is necessary when consolidating customers and products ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • The Internet: Chapter Three
    From a 30,000-foot view, the Internet changes every decade, on the decade. In 1970 packet switching was initiated with the ARPANET, and during the decade the internetworking protocol (IP) was conceived—although its implementation didn’t happen until 1981, the start of ...More
    December 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing