National Independent Billing Inc. and Herrick Douglass Technology Development Inc., a national IT and business consulting firm, plan to accelerate enhancements to NIBI’s billing software system, WRITE2k. The system is designed for wireless and wireline telecommunications, ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • The ‘Smart Build’: One Eye on the Customer, the Other on Investors
    The flurry of financing deals, new technologies, and increased competition can easily overwhelm new entrants. These companies must structure their operations-- particularly billing and revenue assurance--to please both investors and customers. They must also avoid myriad ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
    Nokia Networks' OSS business unit will use Vertel Corp.’s mediation system to enhance the capabilities of its GSM network management system and third-party vendor management platforms. The mediation framework is designed to ease system interfacing and supports multiple ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Financial Watch : Bulls, Bears and Billing
    Since the middle of March, both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ have experienced a roller coaster ride, to say the least. Both indices lost significant percentages of their value in what’s being termed a short-term market correction. While not quite a full-blown ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Sema Group and Lucent Technologies’ new enterprise networks group plans to create e-commerce, customer relationship management, integrated messaging, data/voice convergence, one-to-one marketing, network management and customer care and billing systems. Sema Group will ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Making Sense of the ASP Market
    Try and name a player in the telecom industry who doesn’t think they will benefit from the Greenfield opportunities abound in the ASP marketplace. While its true, the dollar signs are everywhere; the fact is the industry is sinking money into the ASP model without a proven ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Back billing rights still ill-defined
    Carrier interpretations differ on 'reasonable time' to invoicing
    Here's the dilemma: You are an auditor at a Florida CLEC, and you notice that one of the LECs with which you buy access hasn't charged you for 23 T-1s in the Miami area for the past six months. Do you pick up the phone and alert the LEC that you owe it money, or do you wait ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Queuing Up Video: The Next Scene for Usage Based Billing?
    Video is fast-forwarding its way onto the Internet, but are carriers and billing developers still moving in slo-mo? Consumers have had Technicolor dreams about it for years, and corporate enterprises routinely review its potential. For almost half a decade, it has been on ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Mobius Management Systems Inc. now has a new interface between Mobius ViewDirect technology and PeopleSoft business systems. The interface, ViewDirect, is designed to perform integrated report archiving and gives employees, customers and partners access to electronic ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
    Just one day after Bell Atlantic Corp. and Vodafone AirTouch combined their U.S. cellular, paging and PCS businesses to form Verizon Wireless, the companies announced plans to launch an IPO of the new company. Once GTE's domestic wireless business is added to the new ...More
    May 1, 2000 Posted in News