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Qpass Delivers Revenue Assurance White Paper on Off-Portal Transactions

QPass has made available an independent white paper it commissioned, authored by market research consultancy iGR, which examines the business model for off-portal content distribution. The study finds that in their efforts to embrace new off-portal offerings, many mobile operators are actually incurring losses due to the escalating and complex costs associated with off-portal content […]

Cramer Unveils New OSS Vision

Traditionally known as an inventory company, Cramer Systems this week shifted its ideology toward becoming a service factory, with the launch of Cramer6, an end-to-end fulfillment suite. The suite contributes seven new integrated products to the Cramer portfolio, with an eye to being a complete OSS platform for rolling out new services. The launch takes […]

KPMG Study Offers Dim View on Revenue-Generating Potential for Converged Services

New information on consumer willingness to pay a premium for converged services is being unveiled today by KPMG LLP. And the news aint good. As the industry moves toward converging voice and data on cell phones, many consumers say they might be unwilling to pay a premium for them, according to the audit, tax and […]

Reinventing the Back Office Post UNE-P

TEN YEARS AFTER THE TELECOM Act of 1996 brought competition to the local loop, FCC deregulation of UNE-P rates is forcing CLECs to reinvent themselves with facilities, VoIP or a high-volume margin resale strategy. As the March deadline for ending legacy UNE-P contracts approaches, vendors are catering to the segment with tailored solutions to ease […]

Rent-to-Own Model Eases VoIP Entry

CARRIERS AND SERVICE providers that want to offer hosted VoIP services often begin by buying one of the highend fully featured software suites designed to support those services, such as BroadSoft Inc., Netcentrex S.A., Sylantro Systems Corp. and Tekelec Inc. These suites, which can include all the features of a PBX, plus softswitch functions and […]

First Avenue, First Mover

With the deregulation of copper access pipes, ISPs and CLECs looking for alternative customer access could consider deploying WiMAX or Wi-Fi in licensed bands. First Avenue Networks hopes to be a first mover in such a carrier-grade virtual broadband wireless access operator market, offering capacity on a resale basis. No stranger to the wholesale business, […]

Intec Launches Comprehensive IPTV Solution

Intec Telecom Systems (Booth 1119), a leading OSS/BSS software vendor for fixed, mobile and nextgeneration networks, is showcasing its new pre-integrated IPTV solution, Intec IPTV, this week. Intec IPTV addresses key service provider challenges surrounding customer interaction and the management and charging of IPTV services, including rating, charging and balance management for different payment models; […]

Profitec Introduces OmniBill.net, Transitions To Internet Delivering Model

Profitec Billing Services (Booth 210) has taken the wraps off a Web-based replacement of its server-based master database, dubbed OmniBill.net. The move is part of a greater strategy of transitioning Profitecs OmniSuite retail billing and OSS product set to an Internet-delivered model. The new online hosted version of OmniBill component contains OmniCare CRM for order […]

Comstock Unveils Logo, Lobbying Initiative

COMPTELs new president and CEO Earl W. Comstock addressed his first convention of the associations membership by unveiling a new logo and a new lobbying initiative designed to reflect a new era in the competitive telecommunications market. After mergers with three other industry groups ACTA, ASCENT and ALTS — over the last few years, COMPTEL […]

TAG Shows Partners How to Diversify

These days its imperative to change and grow your product portfolio. But this is something much easier said than done. To that end, Dale Johnson, president of association sponsor Technology Assurance Group (TAG), an industry association for solutions providers, will tackle the question of how to diversify your business in an age of constantly evolving […]

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