• Amp’d Goes Bankrup’d
    Down but not yet out: After 17 months of fast growth, hipster MVNO Amp'd Mobile filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday night, blaming a lack of OSS/billing scalability for its troubles. To finance a back-end infrastructure overhaul necessary to maintain ...More
    June 4, 2007 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Criminal Minds
    TRADITIONALLY, SUBSCRIBER FRAUD has been defined as the problem of subscribers signing up for service they have no intention of paying for. But this seemingly simple (and credit-shattering) practice has ballooned into a delicate cat-and-mouse game of identity theft, illegal ...More
    May 31, 2007 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Buyer's Guide: Billing Service Bureaus
    ARIS Software 10681 Foothill Blvd., Suite 100Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730Phone: +1 909 980 1034Fax: +1 909 944 3995Toll-Free: +1 800 874 7749Contact: Richard J. Card, PresidentE-mail: rcard@arisinc.comWeb: www.billingteam.comCompany Type: Vendor — Manufacturers and Software ...More
    April 30, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Changing Gears
    “THE TELECOM INDUSTRY has been in transition ever since Alexander Graham Bell first gave us the telephone,” said Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, in a presentation at this spring’s CTIA conference. “But the last few years [have] been simply ...More
    April 30, 2007 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • SunTec to Open U.S. Support Center
    India-based SunTec Business Solutions said it is opening a dedicated support center in the United States in an effort to cut down on customer response time and expanded its presence in the country. The new center will deliver support to telecommunications firms such as ...More
    April 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Survey Says: We’re Not Prepared for New Services
    Cramer, the Amdocs OSS division, has released the results of a survey that asked 100 executives from wireline and wireless service providers about their OSS. The results identified a need to modernize their existing systems to reduce time to market for new services, improve ...More
    April 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Tekelec Jazzes Up IAS
    Tekelec has upgraded its Integrated Applications Solutions (IAS), which monitors networks for the business intelligence to perform revenue assurance and performance management. The newly souped up IAS features improved modularity, increased redundancy, improved performance ...More
    April 25, 2007 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • NetCracker Platforms to Serve UPC
    UPC Broadband, Europe's largest cable operator, will use NetCracker Technology platforms for network and service management. UPC Broadband has approximately 10 million subscribers, and provides video, broadband, high-speed Internet and traditional voice, VoIP and mobile ...More
    April 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • QUALCOMM Unit to Use Intec Products
    Intec Telecom Systems will provide technology for QUALCOMM’s Wireless Business Solutions division’s next-generation billing system, the company said. The QUALCOMM unit will use Intec Convergent Billing and Intec Mediation usage event pre-processing rating/billing and ...More
    April 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Martin Dawes Systems Looks to Grow U.S. Business
    Billing and CRM provider Martin Dawes Systems Ltd. is creating a new sales role in its Boston office in an effort to grow its North American business. The effort will be led by Jeff Fraser, the company’s new U.S. director of business development. He will focus on new ...More
    April 25, 2007 Posted in News