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Round Table

On the recent Congressional push to keep Internet access services such as Web hosting tax-free [T]he fledgling industry argument for Internet services in the United States is no longer relevant. Electronic commerce is a mature and important part of the U.S. and international economy. The continued moratorium on taxing charges for Internet access should be […]

Not Necessarily News

Gain Time, Save Your Electronics If you thought the millennium was going to make your gadgets go haywire, just wait for the expansion of daylight-saving time. Computers, PDAs, video cassette recorders, DVRs, phones, and any other electronic devices that have a time zone setting will require a software update to accommodate the change in daylight-saving […]

e-billievable: Resellers Convert to EBPP

WHILE ELECTRONIC BILL PRESENTMENT and payment (EBPP) continues to evolve, it is reaching maturity and providing a new opportunity for telecom resellers to save on operations costs and deepen their relationships with customers. Overall growth of EBPP is increasing and continues to gain consumer acceptance, according to Forrester Research, which notes the growth rate for […]

Product News

MetaSolv, Foundry Develop Platform for Service Providers OSS provider MetaSolv Software Inc. has teamed with Foundry Networks Inc., a maker of equipment including LAN, backbone and applications switches. The companies have created a pre-integrated platform they say supports quicker time-to-market as providers deploy MPLS and Ethernet services. The joint service covers activation of MPLS-based VPN […]

UDP, MasterCard RPPS Offer New Electronic Payment Service

Teaming with MasterCard RPPS, UDP has introduced an accounts receivables service that helps customers electronically post received payments more quickly, accurately and securely. The telecom billing company has aligned with MasterCard RPPS to provide customers with this efficient and cost-effective service called E-POST. Today, millions of people in the United States pay their bills online […]

3PVs AssureSign Ensures Integrity of Electronic Signatures

3PV Third Party Verification Inc. (Booth 1316) has launched an electronic signature called AssureSign that permits anyone with a computer to sign one or more documents securely over the Internet in a matter of minutes using their mouse. No special equipment or software is needed, and the signature is legally binding. 3PV employs a patented […]

EFF Accuses AT&T of Helping Government Spy on Americans

The nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Inc., accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and impinging on its customers privacy by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) to wiretap and data-mine communications. AT&T refused to comment on the lawsuit. The document makes a number of allegations […]

TMI Offers New Electronic Publications

Technologies Management Inc. (Booth 729), a regulatory consulting firm for telecommunications providers, announced it now offers expanded electronic publications to help carriers comply with consumer obligations imposed by states and the FCC. Among the expanded publications is TMIs Credit, Billing and Disconnection Rules Handbook, which provides essential information on how to bill and collect for […]

OSG Billing Services Wins ABS-CBN Contract

OSG Billing Services (Booth 524) has announced an agreement to manage invoice presentment and distribution services for ABS-CBN International, which brings Tagalog-language TV and radio programming to more than 100,000 Filipino residents in North America. OSG Billing Services is providing invoice consultation services, new capabilities for design, electronic composition, printing and mailing for ABS-CBN, along […]

Products News

APCOM, UDP INTEGRATE SYSTEMS Mapcom Systems and UDP have signed a non-exclusive co-marketing agreement to integrate Mapcom Systems’ geographic information services-based M4 Solutions with UDP’s Web-based customer billing suite, COMET. The agreement means users of Mapcom’s M4 Solutions will be able to drill down into any of their cables, fibers, network components or structures, and […]

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