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  • Inter-Carrier Billing Faces Uncertain Future: Industry experts discuss trends in carrier access billing
    They're boasting about it on their Websites. "ICG Collects Again: US West and Pacific Bell Pay More than $20 Million in Reciprocal Comp." "US LEC Receives Payment of $11.2 million From BellSouth." "ESpire Wins $14.2 Million from BellSouth For Past Due Reciprocal Comp." US ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • SEMA TO BUY LHS GROUP
    Sema Group will merge with LHS Group Inc., for $4.7 billion in fully diluted LHS stock. Sema shareholders will own 73 percent, while LHS shareholders will own 27 percent. LHS shareholders will receive 2.6 Sema shares for each LHS share, valued at $69.7. Officials from both ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • METROCALL TO INSTALL PRIMAL BILLING SYSTEM
    Metrocall, a paging and wireless messaging company, will license Primal's Connect CCB, a Web-based, convergent IP and wireless system designed to manage customers, orders and billing over the Internet. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Primal will supply the ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • STRATOS TO BUY DATACOM
    Stratos Global Corp., a provider of wireless IP, data, and voice systems, plans to acquire Datacom Inc., a Lafayette, La.-based CLEC, for $65 million. ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • IPLAN CHOOSES TMNG
    iPlan Networks, new facilities-based competitive telecom provider in Argentina, has chosen The Management Network Group, Inc. (TMNG) to plan and execute entry into the South American market. TMNG and iPlan Networks will deploy a BSS/OSS infrastructure over a fiber optic and ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Regulatory Watch : FCC: 96 Percent of Local service Revenue Goes to ILECs
    Incumbent local exchange carriers lost 2 percent of their local service revenue between 1997 and 1998, according to a recently released FCC study. ILECs had 96 percent of the local business in 1998, but local service revenue for competitive carriers increased more than ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • BOWSTREET, VITRIA COMBINE FORCES
    Bowstreet, provider of XML infrastructure for business-to-business Web functionality, and Vitria Technology Inc will combine e-commerce technologies, allowing companies to automate core back-end business processes that can be deployed customers and partners across the Web. ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • AMS, BELLE SYSTEMS JOIN FORCES
    American Management Systems and Belle Systems A/S will team up to provide companies with advanced IP systems by integrating Belle Systems' Internet Management Systems (IMS) with AMS' customer relationship management (CRM) and legacy applications to provide customer care and ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • VoIP Still Not Ready for Prime Time
    Ever since the voice-over-IP hype began several years ago, I’ve been saying it’s nowhere near replacing good old circuit switching. Guess what? After literally tens of billions have been spent on moving it along, it’s still not here. This month’s Publisher’s Letter looks at ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • VALITY INTEGRITY DEBUTS E SEARCH
    Vality Technology’s INTEGRITY eSearch, a product indexing and high-speed matching engine, is designed to help consumers and businesses find products in Web catalogs. The system optimizes the indexing and matching process for content with formatting or structure, such as ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News