• XACCT, MER COMBINE FORCES
    Xacct Technologies and MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. have entered into a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, XacctUsage, a metering and mediation system for IP networks, will be integrated with MTS’ systems to offer IT managers of large networks a unified ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • RAPID LINK SECURES EQUITY FROM VAXA CAPITAL
    Rapid Link Inc. received a $10 million equity investment from Vaxa Capital Partners LP. Rapid Link will use the money to expand its global IP-based network, accelerate the growth of its retail customer base and revenue, and attract more strategic IP alliances with ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • U S West loses fight to keep service quality data secret
    U S West began the new year with an old problem: angry state regulators. The much-beleaguered RBOC lost a battle to keep its service quality performance data from public view after the Oregon PUC on Jan. 4 disagreed that data on the carrier’s 77 wire centers is protected as ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • INFOZECH DEVELOPS FRAUD DETECTION
    Infozech has developed a system that can detect cellular fraud patterns in real time. It can also track usage and destination by billing entity, and is designed to let telcos curb cell phone misuse by tracking call activities on their network and interconnecting networks. ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • OPTUS CHOOSES EDOCS
    Optus Corp., a Toronto-based customer communication and management service provider, has contracted with edocs to offer bill and statement issuers in Canada in-house or outsourced electronic bill presentment and payment systems. Under the agreement, Optus will integrate ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • TELSTRA MAKES GSM GPRS DATA CALL
    Telstra recently completed a live digital GSM general packet radio service (GPRS) data call in Australia. The call was made on Telstra’s trial GPRS network using Ericsson hardware. Telstra plans to commercially launch its service this year and is seeking competitive tenders ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • INTEGRAL ACCESS RELEASES OMS
    Integral Access Inc. recently introduced its PurePacket Operations Management System (OMS). The system lets competitive carriers reduce lead time for entering new markets, accelerate service provisioning and activation, and create a portfolio of voice and data offerings. By ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • OPEX GETS NEW BILLING SYSTEM
    OPEX Communications is using CostGuard software to manage its billing, rating and customer care operations. Developed and licensed by Info Directions Inc., the software is designed to let OPEX use its remote network of agents. OPEX will leverage the Web-enabled, customer ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • ORACLE CHOOSES INTERFACE
    Oracle Corp. is working with Interface Systems Inc., a provider of legacy-to-Internet technology, to provide legacy system integration using Oracle’s bill presentment and payment product. Interface’s e-Bill Bridge software will be used to extract, convert and route ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • ACE*COMM UPGRADES MEDIATION
    Ace*Comm recently released Version 3 of N*Vision, its convergent mediation platform. The release has functionality and performance enhancements, including SS7 mediation, IP device mediation, generation of softswich billing records, real-time rating and wholesale generation ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News