East Caribbean Cellular recently selected Alpha Software Consulting Inc.’s Wireless Billing System (AWBS) for deployment in ECC’s St. Maarten-based cellular telephone network. The carrier will use the Web-based technology for wireline, satellite, cable, Internet and paging ...More
    June 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
    E-Bill Pty. Ltd. of Australia recently licensed the WorkOut Internet billing statement distribution system from @Work Technologies Inc. E-Bill will use the system to provide EBPP service to some of the largest telecommunications companies, utilities and financial service ...More
    June 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE Interview with Frank Semple, President, Williams Network
    After a three-year absence, Williams Communications’ network capabilities reemerged last year when it relaunched into the wholesale network business. Since then, Williams has used its extensive fiber-optic network-which the company says will expand to reach 125 cities ...More
    June 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing
    Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH recently chose Sun Microsystems’ platform for its new customer care and billing system. The system is now built on two Sun Enterprise 1000 servers running Solaris Operating Environment software. The systems are equipped with 56 processors each. ...More
    June 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
  • Data cleansing: What you don't know will hurt you
    Poor data hygiene? It’s not a dirty little secret: The nation’s telecom billing databases contain millions of names and addresses, many of which are redundant, incomplete or just plain wrong. Tracking subscribers as they move, marry, divorce, and change their identities, ...More
    June 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Publisher's Letter Top 10 Telecommunications Industry Hot Buttons at Billing 99
    This being our TeleStrategies Billing ’99 show issue, it’s once again time to look at what’s hot in the telecommunications industry from a billing perspective. Last year this event attracted more than 3,000 telecommunications executives from more than 40 countries. This ...More
    June 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing
    The Savannah, Ga.-based H.O. Systems recently signed a long-term billing and customer care contract with Triton Cellular Partners L.P. in Malvern, Pa. The H.O. system will be used in all Triton markets, and can perform intercarrier settlement, point of sale with integrated ...More
    June 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
    Cavalier Telephone, a new CLEC in Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va., recently hired CHA Systems Inc. to provide it with billing services, company officials said. CHA will help Cavalier present a single bill to customers for its local, long distance, data and Internet ...More
    May 1, 1999 Posted in News, Billing
  • Dear ILEC: You're Making a Big Mistake CLECs turn to automated reconciliation systems to keep tabs on access billing
    Talk about billing systems. You have 35 employees in your cost of access office responsible for tracking and validating thousands of invoices sent to you by ILECs and IXCs every month. Sometimes the invoices are stored on tape, CD-ROM or other digital media, but often, much ...More
    May 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • EBPP: Hype or Reality?
    With increased competition, carriers are hoping that EBPP will be their competitive differentiator. Many carriers are only ramping up to test the waters. A few pioneers, such as AT&T and MCI WorldCom have already begun, setting the pace for what will eventually be a hot ...More
    May 1, 1999 Posted in Articles, Billing