• 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
    ICT Group Inc. and Bell Atlantic plan to include intelligent e-mail management and Web collaboration services as part of a previous agreement supporting sales to BA's long distance prospect base. BA will also use Net2Tel, ICT Group’s Web collaboration technology to provide ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
    Research Triangle Park (RTP), and eMerging Information Systems Inc. (eMIS), will help Electronic Data Systems (EDS) provide systems integration and marketing. The partnership will help deliver eMIS’ billing and customer care system, eMCBS, as an integrated modular system ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Real-Time (All The Time) Operation Support Systems
    The appearance of next-generation, IP-based communication services and devices has become virtually an everyday event. With the charged atmosphere of the Internet, and the subsequent creation of the new economy, companies must develop new services that give them the all ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Cash Money on the Barrel:
    The Pivotal Role of A/R and Receivables in a Changing Billing World
    How quickly a company’s accounts are billed and collected usually means the difference between funding and floundering, or between expansion and erosion. Companies do not want shift funds within their organization to compensate for a poor days’ sales outstanding (DSO) or ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Middleware’s Momentum: Net2000 combines Linguateq and Vitria
    A year ago, if you asked a telecommunications company for an opinion on middleware, you would hear “costly,” “time-consuming,” and “unnecessary.” In a conspicuous shift in attitude, carriers are taking a hard look at middleware companies, especially EAI (Enterprise ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Billing for Mobile Data and Content Services
    Billing for mobile services has never been simple, but at least in the old days it was mainly about voice minutes. Now—with the introduction of high-bandwidth 2.5G and 3G networks—mobile Internet access, m-commerce and content-enhanced, value-added services have introduced ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing