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Wholesalers Add OCN Billing to IP Offers

Two leading wholesale carriers announced in October IP services offers with access-based billing schemes for facilities-based carrier customers and similar granular billing for rebillers on the product road map. Qwest Communications International Inc., for example, announced it will provide operating company number-based (OCN) billing to wholesale facilities-based carrier customers of its IP voice termination services. […]

BTI Leads Customers to Profitability

BTI (Booth 1529) is enabling customers in North America, Europe and Asia to extend their services footprint with a new economic cost equation for WDM that sets them on a path to service profitability. BTIs Netstender platform, built specifically for the needs of the Metro Edge, will be demonstrated to show carriers how they can […]

Entone Introduces Armada Intelligent Asset Manager

Entone Technologies (Booth 526) has deployed an approach to managing video on-demand assets designed to dramatically improve the economics of VoD service delivery. The companys Armada asset allocation solution goes beyond traditional, static VoD content distribution systems by dynamically and cost-effectively placing video assets in the appropriate location and storage media based on their real-time […]

BTI Leads Customers to Profitability

BTI is enabling customers in North America, Europe and Asia to extend their services footprint with a new economic cost equation for WDM that sets them on a path to service profitability. BTIs Netstender platform, built specifically for the needs of the Metro Edge, will be demonstrated to show carriers how they can change their […]

Vertek Announces Managed Financial Assurance Program

Vertek Corp. (Booth 1009) is introducing a suite of hosted financial assurance solutions. The tools help integrated communications companies better understand and manage the details of their services and revenue costs. The privately held professional services firm says its Managed Financial Assurance Program (MFAP) combines data processing, analytic tools and user reporting applications, with specialized, […]

FiberLight Rolls Out New Managed Service Products

FiberLight LLC (Booth 400), formerly known as Xspedius Fiber Group, has come out with a new product line LightSource that provides FiberLight customers with the first all-private fiber interface for DS-3 through OC-192 and GigE capacity. LightSource is a fully managed fiber offering. The family of LightSource services and options sets up a private network […]

Assess Clients Convergence-Readiness in 5 Steps

There is no doubt that IP telephony is going mainstream. Savvy business managers understand that merging voice and data networks into one integrated, converged network will reduce toll charges and make the network easier to manage, which will ultimately lower the companys total cost of ownership and deliver a promising return on investment. However, converging […]

Prepaid: Its Whats In Store for Small Business Conferencing

Hot on the heels of other stored-value services, such as longdistance, wireless and debit cards, Web and audio conferencing now are being offered on a prepaid basis and made available through similar channels as other stored-value products the mass retailers. Prepaid conferencing allows service providers to avoid fighting to deliver the lowest-cost service to the […]

FROM COST CENTER TO PROFIT CENTER

As carriers continue to differentiate on customer service while feeling pressured to reduce opex, driving efficiency wherever possible in the call centers has become a critical issue - as has driving new revenue through this unique channel. New technologies are tackling the triple goals of efficiency, customer retention and new sales with approaches that put customers […]

PAETEC Targeting Financial Industry

PAETEC Communications Inc. announced this week teaming up with Mitel, a Canada-based telecom equipment supplier, to sell IP phone systems to equity firms, hedge funds and other members of the financial industry requiring trading capabilities. In addition to cutting costs for the financial industry, the communications systems will eliminate the need to store shelves upon […]

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