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T-Mobile to Acquire SunCom Wireless

T-Mobile USA Inc. has announced it will acquire regional operator SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc. for about $2.4 billion in cash and assumed debt. The acquisition of the regional cellular carrier and its GSM/GPRS/EDGE network will give T-Mobile a deeper footprint in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Much like Verizon […]

BSG Solution Combats Roaming Fraud

BSG Clearing Solutions, a subsidiary of Billing Services Group Ltd, has launched its Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) service. BSG’s NRTRDE solution exceeds industry standards by offering processing speeds that greatly minimize GSM mobile operators’ exposure to roaming-related fraud, the company said. Additionally, BSG announced that avea (Turkey), Cellcom (Israel) and Geocell (Georgia) […]

Endace Adds Netflow to NinjaProbe Appliances

Endace Ltd, a provider of network traffic monitoring solutions, today announced that its NinjaProbe appliances can now generate and export NetFlow statistics. By building upon technology licensed from Sprint Nextel Applied Research & Advanced Technology Labs (AR&ATL) Endace application-independent monitoring probes have the ability to produce granular NetFlow statistics independent of the network infrastructure, removing […]

Pack a Punch

With Pure-Play VoIP resellers struggling to hang on in a market dominated by cablecos, attention has turned lately to the business model surrounding these virtual VoIP providers and the big margin punch the back-office can pack. A new crop of back-office enablers has arrived to help. Like their mobile cousins, VoIP virtual network operators (VVNOs) […]

Ampd Out

Well, its the end of a story which could tentatively be called Behind the Minutes: Ampd Mobile. By all reports, Ampd Mobile will likely cease operations Tuesday. Like a made-for-VH1 rock and roll tragedy, the once-cool MVNO has fallen onto disreputable hard times, driven by excess and self-indulgence. While its Web site says the shutdown […]

NGT to use CustomCalls Webtop BPM

New Global Telecom (NGT) will use CustomCall Data System Inc.s Webtop BPM platform to provide secure, end-to-end bill processing and order management for their private label VoIP resellers, the companies said this week. NGTs private label service targets VARs, ASPs, ISPs, systems integrators, retailers and other non-traditional telecom providers with a platform for adding hosted […]

Vercuity, Quickcomm Partner

In a move that could herald a change in the TEM space, Vercuity Solutions and Quickcomm Software have partnered to help Global 2000 companies combine and manage their telecom services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is not a merger Vercuity will use Quickcomms software to integrate users wireless, wireline, domestic […]

Ampd Goes Bankrupd

Down but not yet out: After 17 months of fast growth, hipster MVNO Amp’d Mobile filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday night, blaming a lack of OSS/billing scalability for its troubles. To finance a back-end infrastructure overhaul necessary to maintain operations, the company is expecting to restructure its more than $100 million […]

Changing Gears

THE TELECOM INDUSTRY has been in transition ever since Alexander Graham Bell first gave us the telephone, said Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, in a presentation at this springs CTIA conference. But the last few years [have] been simply breathtaking. Resellers could learn from this truism as the industry has continued to put […]

Buyer’s Guide: Billing Service Bureaus

ARIS Software 10681 Foothill Blvd., Suite 100Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730Phone: +1 909 980 1034Fax: +1 909 944 3995Toll-Free: +1 800 874 7749Contact: Richard J. Card, PresidentE-mail: rcard@arisinc.comWeb: www.billingteam.comCompany Type: Vendor Manufacturers and Software Providers Serving Carriers and Service Providers ATS Inc.3192 Winchester Ave.Martinsburg, WV 25401Phone: +1 304 264 8502Fax: +1 304 264 8726Contact: Roger Unger, […]

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