• IMS to Spur IPv6
    A year ago, IPv6 was hyped as the possible silver bullet to an impending shortage of IP addresses. Even though the address shortage scare never materialized, IPv6 has continued to garner attention. ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Hype-Busting: IMS Is Gonna Take a While
    The telecommunications industry seems slow to learn certain lessons, like those that demonstrate the dangers of over-hyping innovation. Once again the industry finds itself predicting an ambitious future, often without citing the massive hurdles that must be overcome. IMS, ...More
    October 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Editorial: The Telecom Industry: Still Driven by Voice
    You can talk all you want about IPTV, Mobile TV, the last 10 feet of the Internet (RFID) and other IP-based developments, but if you are charged with plotting a course for business success or survival, don't take your eyes off voice service. ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Standards Watch: IMS Could Be the Key to Wireless-Wireline Convergence
    Carriers want to enable users to engage in a voice call that seamlessly migrates into a mobile call with the same device as the user roams from house to car to work. They also want to add to that session the ability to simultaneously transmit a text message, picture or ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • EDITORIAL: Supercomm 2004- The Good News, No News and Bad News for the OSS/BSS Community
    Supercomm was the place to be for network and service provider engineers. In fact, with 625 vendors demonstrating equipment advances, and hundreds of technical sessions on everything from test equipment to video servers, it was technology paradise ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • ENUM: Bridging the Worlds of IP and Telephony
    ENUM (electronic numbering) is a protocol developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to bridge circuit-switched PSTN networks with the Internet’s packet switched networks. By enabling telephone numbers to translate directly into IP-based formats, Internet ...More
    February 4, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Editorial : ISS ROI Revisited
    The only thing a telco CEO and a privacy advocate have in common is that they both cringe when you say the words “lawful intercept and Internet surveillance.” CEOs cringe because they see all the money going to support government mandates with no ROI, and the privacy ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Billing
  • Billing & Customer Care
    IMS product used for VoIP clearinghouse and billing settlement ...More
    November 1, 2003 Posted in News, Billing
  • News Briefs
    Agilent Technologies has released the Agilent OSS NgN Analysis System, which manages wireless SIP-based push-to-talk services. The product offers network-wide troubleshooting and service-level management capabilities by correlating all SIP signaling into individual call ...More
    November 1, 2003 Posted in News
  • Contracts
    Intec Telecom Systems has signed an agreement to acquire the entire business of billing and OSS firm Digiquant. This includes Digiquant’s IMS product and its worldwide customer base comprising some 50 providers such as Telecom Italia, Telekom Malaysia, Tiscali, iBasis and ...More
    October 1, 2003 Posted in News, Billing