• Bills could simplify taxation of mobile calls
    For years, industry groups have complained about the confusion surrounding tax collection for wireless calls. Now, legislation recently introduced in both houses of Congress could simplify the complex world of wireless telecommunications taxation. States impose sales taxes ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • ACE*COMM AWARDED BELL CANADA CONTRACT
    ACE*COMM will supply Bell Canada with a telecom data warehousing and business support system based on its N*VISION mediation platform, company officials said. The system will support Bell Canada International and Bell Nexxia, an IP services company, in their international ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • PROXIMA TO INTEGRATE WITH XACCT
    Proxima Systems, a developer of customer management and billing software systems, and XACCT Technologies Inc., which provides IP mediation systems for ISPs, will integrate their systems, company officials said. Proxima plans to integrate Mystral, its customer management and ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Billing Q&A with Jim O'Neill
    Q—I recently got a mobile phone and see charges for “incoming” on my bills. I don’t remember being charged for receiving calls on my landline phone. How are calls from landline phones to mobile phones charged? A—The short answer is that usually whoever calls pays. However, ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • TUNDO, MIND INTEGRATE CALL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM
    Tundo Corp., a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of network telephony systems, has partnered with Mind CTI to provide customers with integrated call accounting systems for IP telephony systems, company officials said. By integrating Tundo’s Network Telephony System with ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • CROSSKEYS TO ACQUIRE DYBAND NETWORKS
    CrossKeys Systems Corp. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allentown, Pa.-based Dynamic Broadband Networks (Dyband) for $10 million along with warrants to purchase up to 2 million CrossKeys common shares. Dyband develops broadband access management software to manage ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • IP Billing… A View from Europe
    December, in southern France, IIR held their next generation billing conference event. As a precursor to the event, a workshop entitled “An Introduction to IP Billing” was held in conjunction with the first European IPDR Working Group Meeting hosted by Kimber Lewis. I ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • DALEEN DELIVERS BILLING SYSTEM TO ALTA
    Daleen Technologies Inc. recently delivered BillPlex, its customer management and billing software package, to Rio de Janeiro-based America Latina Telecomunicacoes Avancadas S/A (ALTA). ALTA provides a mix of high-technology services to multinational corporations operating ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in News, Billing
  • Billing for Wireless Data: The Amdocs Strategy
    Editor’s Note: Amdocs’ has recently expanded their wireless customer base. This is a direct result of their acquisition of ITDS and their list of prominent European customers where wireless data services are ahead of the rest. Therefore it is logical to assume that Amdocs ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Cisco, Narus Partner
    IP service providers are well aware of the challenges of going beyond flat-rate pricing and offering plans based on exactly what a customer uses and what type of content is involved. This granular approach to billing still requires more than a little customization, and ...More
    February 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Billing