mPhase Highlights Its Broadband Loop Watch System

mPhase Technologies (Booth 1310) is displaying its Broadband Loop Watch System, which is now in general availability and designed to ensure the quality of broadband services by giving access providers continuous remote visibility into the broadband networks that connect customers to central offices. With triple play platforms and services now being implemented, carriers will be […]

BellSouth, Yahoo! to Co-Brand Services

BellSouth Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. today announced they are providing co-branded broadband service to BellSouth FastAccess DSL subscribers throughout the carriers nine-state operating region. Yahoo! has a similar deal with SBC Communications; the two companies co-brand DSL and related content. Starting late next year, all new BellSouth residential broadband subscribers will receive the co-branded services, […]

FCC Data Highlight Vero Systems

Margin assurance company Vero Systems Inc. said today new FCC data shows customers using the companys software earned more than $100 billion in revenue in 2004. Operating on more than 2,500 carrier switches globally, Vero software is used by U.S. wireline carriers earning more than 50 percent of all wireline telecom revenues. Also according to […]

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 […]

Qwest Offers OCN Billing Option for IP Voice Terminating Service

Qwest Communications International Inc. today announced it will provide operating company number-based (OCN) billing to wholesale facilities-based carrier customers of its IP voice termination services. The new billing option provides pricing at the individual OCN/LATA level, giving wholesale customers the ability to manage costs more effectively. Traditionally, customers pay for services using blended or averaged […]

MCI Returns to Profitability

MCI Inc. said today it returned to profitability in the second quarter of 2005. The company, which is being acquired by Verizon Communications Inc., had net income of $64 million, or 19 cents per share. That compares to a net loss of $71 million a year earlier, or 22 cents per share. Sales fell 10 […]

Qwest Cost-Cutting Lowers Losses

Qwest Communications International Inc. today reported a lower loss in earnings than compared to the second quarter a year ago, crediting cost-cutting for the better results. The fourth-largest U.S. phone company showed a loss of $164 million, or 9 cents per share, as compared to last years second-quarter decline of $776 million, or 43 cents […]

TeleGea Launches VoIP OS

TeleGea Inc. has launched its open-source software platform, the TeleGea VoIP Operating System (OS). The company says New Global Telecom is the latest carrier to deploy the application, using it to meet demand for its hosted VoIP service, 6DegreesIP, for resellers and end users. The TeleGea VoIP OS acts as a central, intermediary software layer, […]

ILD Upgrades Infrastructure

ILD Telecommunications Inc. (Booth 728), a provider of business process outsourcing and conferencing solutions, has implemented an enhanced operator services platform, providing ILD the ability to accept and manage various types of customer service and operator support calls through its IP-based call centers in San Antonio and Atlanta. This new application provides us the enhancements […]

The 411 on VoIP DA

The regional Bell operating companies stand to lose 15 percent of residential lines with average monthly bills of $24 to cable companies, independent carriers and long-haul carriers that offer VoIP service, according to Standard & Poors. As the proliferating group of U.S. VoIP carriers signs a bigger share of customers (accounting for 12 percent of […]

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