• 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
  • ADVANCED UPGRADES AMADEUS
    Advanced Technologies and Services Inc. recently upgraded its AMA Data Extractor of Usage Statistics (AMADEUS) tool designed to more easily validate reciprocal compensation. The validation is obtained through external data sources, such as Telcordia’s local exchange routing ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • The ASP Wave: Bill or Bail Water
    The application service provider (ASP) market resembles a mere ripple far out at sea. Yet by the time it hits the shore it could have the size and velocity of a tsunami, washing over the world of communications with even greater speed and impact than the ISPs did. ISPs ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • LEVEL 3 TEAMS WITH CONVERGYS
    Level 3 has teamed with Convergys Corp., a Cincinnati-based provider of customer care and billing services, to integrate Level 3's service offerings with its business support systems and to market its offerings for Internet service providers. ISPs will be able to bill, ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Prepaid Voice Over IP
    When prepaid Internet calling cards hit the market several years ago, they didn’t have a broad appeal. Mostly due to their poor sound quality, prepaid VoIP cards were not viewed as serious challengers to cards issued by major long distance companies, but were specifically ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • LHS LAUNCHES BSCS ADVISE
    LHS in January debuted BSCS Advise, a decision support tool. The system lets telecoms use data extracted from LHS’ BSCS database to make decisions on up-selling, churn and campaign management. Operators can analyze usage patterns and trends to support customer profiling, ...More
    March 1, 2000 Posted in News