• Bandwidth and Minutes Exchange: Rating, Billing and QoS
    Carriers from IXCs to ILECs and CLECs have all suffered through traditional methods of exchanging telecom capacity. They may not have enough information to know who might be selling minutes or who might need them. Also, bandwidth exchange negotiations can take several ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • The WIN II Standard: Key Milestone for Prepaid Market
    In early July, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published IS-826, otherwise known as the Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) Phase II Prepaid Charging standard—or, more briefly, WIN II. The revised standard offers several notable capabilities for prepaid ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    German ISP Uni-X Software AG will use OpenCon Communications Systems to sell its OpenInformer accounting and billing system in North America. Uni-X and OCS plan to deliver an IP collection, mediation and billing system for emerging convergent network applications. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    Openet Telecom Inc., a provider of convergent data/IP mediation systems, has released FusionWorks 2.0. The software has been enhanced with capabilities to support the business infrastructure needs of wireless Internet service providers running WAP or 2.5/3G technologies, ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News
    Lucent Technologies and Oracle Corp. plan to develop and market a CRM and billing software system. The companies will integrate Oracle’s E-Business Suite and Lucent’s Kenan Arbor/BP billing system to combine customer and billing data into a single system. It will be ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • IP Mediation: Confrontation and Consensus
    Mixed messages from the fledgling mediation market are confusing potential customers. Current clients and partners are attempting to dissect and separate the strategies. Identifying who developed the first IP mediation device is tricky. Xacct’s account conflicts with HP’s ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • IP Mediation’s Financial Learning Curve
    For the last 18 months, “IP mediation” has been one of the top buzzwords in the billing and OSS space. Established vendors and startups alike have been touting the benefits of platforms that collect a variety of usage data and aggregate it into nice, neat packages that are ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Case Study: Pulling political heartstrings to get your business
    Some telecommunications companies aren’t shy about who they want to sign up for their services. Take Amerivision, a telco formed in May 1990 that isn’t coy about its target market: conservatives who want their money to go only to “family friendly” causes. Through Lifeline, ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Savera Systems and Openet Telecom plan to enable communications service providers to accelerate the pace at which new telecom and IP services are defined, priced and introduced. The companies will integrate Savera’s Web-based InterCarrier billing system and Openet’s ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
    TMNG.COM will integrate XACCT Technologies’ XACCTusage into its e-Lexicon toolset, providing carrier-class, usage-based billing and customer relationship management services to IP service providers worldwide, company officials said. ...More
    September 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing