Concretio (Booth 216), a OSS vendor, and Smart Telecom Concepts, a provider of cost-management solutions, announced a partnership to offer CLECs a turnkey solution for least-cost provisioning.
The solution starts with an analysis of a carriers customer base to determine the lowest cost wholesale ILEC and alternative carrier platforms. Customers are transitioned to the lowest-cost networks via automated batch orders. After the base is converted, ongoing analysis and provisioning tools ensure future orders are placed in accordance with established least-cost provisioning standards.
More than ever, carriers are challenged to find ways to reduce their costs, and our partnership with Concretio through least-cost provisioning provides quick and easy savings to address that need, said Thad Pellino, principal with Smart Telecom Concepts, which provides ILEC invoice audits, dispute management, revenue assurance and wholesale cost analysis to CLECs across the country.
Pellino said the initial savings can be thousands of dollars per month and continue over time.
Once the analysis is complete, our customers are recognizing the savings within a week due to the orders being provisioned electronically via automated batches in Concretios TRS system, said Concretio Vice President John McManus.
TRS is an OSS solution that allows CLECs, ICPs, resellers and ISPs to electronically bond to ILEC OSS systems and perform all the pre-order and ordering functions. TRS processes resale, local wholesale and UNE-L services for POTS, Centrex, DS1, ADTS, BRI, and PRI, along with many other services.
Smart Telecom Concepts