Bush Nominates McDowell FCC Commissioner

President Bush has nominated Republican attorney Robert McDowell, COMPTEL’s senior vice president and assistant general counsel, to be a commissioner on the FCC. Aside from representing COMPTEL members before Congress, the FCC and the appellate courts, McDowell is a veteran of several Republican presidential campaigns most recently as a member of the Bush-Cheney Florida Recount […]

Billing Concepts, Other Subsidiaries Re-Named

Billing Services Group Ltd. said today it has combined the operation of its subsidiaries and is re-branding the Billing Concepts operating company and the former EDS Interoperator Services GmbH to BSG Clearing Solutions. Our new name BSG Clearing Solutions clearly communicates our ability to clear financial and data transactions across varied communications platforms for the […]

Expo Hall Preview Party Showcases Whats Next

TELECOM 05 attendees got a two-hour sneak peek of whats next for the industry in Mondays Exhibit Hall Preview Party sponsored by Siemens and Starz Entertainment Group LLC. There is extraordinary energy and enthusiasm for the new technologies on display on the TELECOM 05 exhibit floor. We can see a clear sense of momentum for […]

VoiceLog Releases TPV Best Practices Report

VoiceLog LLC (Booth 207) provider of third-party verification services says it has released its new report, Best Practices in Third Party Verification, which lists 24 recommendations for meeting regulatory requirements and successfully obtaining customer consent. We hope these guidelines will be useful both to the telecom and utility clients we serve, and to other companies […]

Synchronoss, 3PV Partner to Help VoIP Providers

Synchronoss Technologies Inc. and Third Party Verification Inc. have teamed to help broadband operators increase their subscriber numbers and abide by regulatory requirements. They say the increased adoption of VoIP led them to partner to offer local number portability (LNP), e-commerce order management technology and third-party verification services. Synchronoss Technologies Inc. provides e-commerce channel automation […]

VoiceLog Offers Internet-Transaction Verification

Third-party verification company VoiceLog LLC today announced the availability of NetTPV, its newest service for verifying Internet-based business-to-consumer and business-to-business transactions. NetTPV allows companies to prove that a consumer agreed to almost any kind of sale or other transaction, over e-mail or the telephone. To use NetTPV, a client company gives VoiceLog the agreement in […]

WTG Holds Tee & Sea Event

Master agency World Telecom Group (WTG) (Booth 220) is inviting its agents to take part in its third annual Tee & Sea networking event in Southern California this spring. Several of WTGs suppliers sponsor and attend the three-day festivities, which include an open house, happy hour on the beach, an afternoon of yacht cruising on […]

Arbitration: A Double-Edged Sword

Most agreements, including most telecommunications agreements, contain language identifying the forum in which disputes will be resolved. To an everincreasing degree, telecommunications agreements require the parties to submit their disputes to arbitration. Although these provisions can be among the most important in any agreement, they are little understood, buried in the boilerplate at the end […]

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