Tele-Tech Releases SLC Index

Tele-Tech Services Inc., a provider of local calling area, rating and routing data databases, has released the SLC Index, which helps CLECs keep their subscriber-line rates accurate. Because CLEC billing to end users is based on the wholesale providers subscriber-line rates, using outdated rate information causes billing errors. Tele-Tech said the SLC Index helps CLECs […]

Switchvox Releases New IP PBX

IP PBX maker Switchvox has released the Switchvox SMB platform; pricing starts at $2,495. The IP PBX offers call event notification application programming interface so companies can integrate their IP phone systems with other applications or databases, such as contact directories or order tracking software. The product also includes Switchboard 2.0, a real-time call control […]

Mining LIDBs

A shift from traditional wireline services to mobility and VoIP has lessened the volume for line information database (LIDB) storage for carriers. But this old standby’s unparalleled ability to provide accurate customer information may give rise to new usage models far beyond telecom. Conceived as a way to validate collect calls, calling card calls and […]

Pac-West Delivers VoiceSource

Pac-West Telecomm Inc. (Booth 323), a provider of communications services in the western United States, this week launched VoiceSource. Targeted at carriers, cable operators and providers of enhanced services, such as VoIP, VoiceSource provides a single source for the key components required to deliver IP-based local phone service, including local telephone numbers, access to the […]

Portability Does a Number on Billing, Provisioning

Posted: 12/2003 Portability Does a Number on Billing, Provisioning By Khali Henderson While freeing consumers to select their carriers of choice, number portability is saddling service providers with end-user and access billing and provisioning headaches that line-level database operators and LEC billing clearinghouses are working to mitigate. The problem is line identification, or more precisely, […]

Business News – Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities

Posted: 08/2000 Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities CUniversal Access Inc. ( has expanded its Universal Information Exchange (UIX) databases and plans to open six additional Universal Transport Exchange (UTX) interconnection facilities.The UIX–a set of proprietary databases that contains information about current circuit routes, network availability, interconnection agreements, facility locations and pricing–now includes data on […]

Business News – Sprint Improves Wholesale Order Management

Posted: 06/2000 Sprint Improves Wholesale Order Management Sprint Wholesale ( will expand its portfolio of e-business applications with the release of two new solutions that permit greater customer management and control in order management.The Sprint Wholesale DeskTop Manager III and Sprint Wholesale InfoLink, electronic order management tools, will replace previous order-entry tools utilizing Sprint Mail […]

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