COMPTEL: Transaction Clearing Enters LEC Clearinghouse Market

Having recently made its debut in the LEC clearing market, Transaction Clearing (Booth 912) is unveiling various services and solutions at the COMPTEL PLUS show this week. The company offers validation services, customer care, billing management and back-office support for One-Plus providers, Zero-Plus providers, enhanced services, and digital merchant clients. Transaction Clearing provides Web-based tools […]

NeuStar Launches Convergent Clearinghouse

At Billing and OSS World 2004 NeuStar Inc. took the wraps off an end-to-end convergent clearinghouse service for intercarrier service management among wireline, wireless and cable operators. It facilitates ordering, provisioning and information access across shared network resources and customers, by consolidating transactions and integrating workflow among multiple partners. A whole new approach in operational […]

LEC Clearinghouse Merger Springboard for Full-Service BillingOutsourcer

Four months after the industry’s top two LEC clearinghouses were combined under the Billing Services Group LLC banner, the company’s Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Haynes III says the combination of Billing Concepts Inc. and ACI Billing Services Inc. “is going to be our platform and our engine to proceed in making this a full-service […]

It’s All in the Delivery

Billing just might be the least glamorous of carrier responsibilities; it is, though, one of the most important. The statement that’s sent to thousands, if not millions, of people each month puts a face to a company. The last thing a carrier needs is for a customer to view someone else’s sensitive account information or […]

Cleared for Takeoff

Posted: 2/2003 Cleared for Takeoff OSS Interconnection Service Bureaus Redux By Khali Henderson THE CONCEPT OF A THIRD-PARTY administrator for OSS interconnection has been floated almost as long as there have been competitive local service providers. In reality, the OSS interconnection clearinghouse business model has few successes primarily due to lack of attempt — it […]

ASCENT: CustomCall Data Systems Adds Interface to BizTelOne Clearinghouse

CustomCall Data Systems (Booth 309) today announced that it is expanding its OSS offering with software that will interface to EDI platforms seamlessly from all CustomCall order-entry applications. With the EDI interfaces, CustomCall will enable UNE-P resellers to provision orders for local service through EDI platforms without leaving the CustomCall application. Results from EDI order […]


Posted: 2/2002 BACK OFFICE BRIEFS By Kim Sunderland *EUR Systems announced ILC, a carrier that provides access to domestic and international long-distance services, has selected its Global Wholesale Solution to process call data minutes, automate report functions for real-time account balance information and access client accounts via the Internet. Wholesale billing is a major revenue […]

Same Zoo, Different Animals

Posted: 12/2001 Same Zoo, Different Animals LEC Billers Cast Wider, Finer Net For Lost Revenue, New Opportunities By Peter Lambert What’s a clearinghouse provider to do when the community it has been serving shrinks with consolidation?In the case of local exchange carrier (LEC) billing clearinghouse providers, part of the answer lies with some consolidation of […]

No Telco is an Island

Posted: 12/2001 Wholesale Channel No Telco is an Island IP Alliance Networks Speed Worldwide Connectivity, Community By Khali Henderson Three years ago, global deregulation and the emergence of IP telephony technologies heralded a new breed of provider. This provider would be a middleman set up to provide routing and multilateral settlement among virtually unknown counterparts […]

Trading Desk: Energy Merchant Buys Into Capacity Trading

Posted: 10/2000 Energy Merchant Buys Into Capacity Trading By Khali Henderson In a deal that puts yet another energy merchant at the forefront of capacity trading, Dynegy Inc. ( announced Aug. 2 that it will acquire Extant Inc. (, a provider of transport, OSS interconnect and clearinghouse solutions to ICPs for $60 million in cash […]

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