WiMAX, IMS, Ethernet Key Areas of Focus for Siemens at Show

WiMAX, IMS and Ethernet seem to be two key themes at TelecomNEXT, as evidenced by the news from Siemens Communications this week at the show. Noting that Verizon has an RFP out for broadband wireless gear, Harald Braun, president of the networks division of Siemens, told xchange in an advance interview that the company will […]

BSG Arm Works with China Mobile Division

Billing Services Group Clearing Solutions GmbH, the German division of Billing Services Group (BSG), and China Mobiles subsidiary, Advanced Roaming Clearing House (ARCH), this week said they are working together to deliver telecommunications data clearing services. ARCH, a subsidiary company of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd, is the first clearing house to offer international […]

Roaming Alliance Seeks WiMAX World

While the first WiMAX-certified products arent expected until later this year, some supporters of the 802.16 standard are paving the way for industry maturation now. Spearheaded by hotspot aggregator RemotePipes Inc., the fledgling WiMAX Global Roaming Alliance (WGRA) aims to make seamless interoperator roaming for mobile, broadband wireless data as ubiquitous as cellular roaming is […]

CSG Provides Standalone Roaming Module

Customer care and billing provider CSG Systems has released a standalone Roaming Module for mobile operators. CSG has offered roaming as part of its billing engine, Kenan/BP, but by un-coupling it the module now can be updated quickly as new standards become available. It also includes built-in rating capabilities and the ability to configure the […]

Space Data, MCI Enter Roaming Pact

Space Data Corp., a company providing wireless data services in rural areas, on Thursday announced a mutual roaming agreement with MCI Inc. Space Data and MCI’s SkyTel expect to begin offering roaming this month for location and fleet management services, with roaming capabilities for two-way messaging service to follow later this year. Space Data offers […]

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

Nowadays you can take your phone to pretty much any city and it will work seamlessly, thanks to the beauty of roaming agreements. The term ‘roaming’ describes a mobile customer’s ability to use his or her mobile telephone outside the service area of the operator with which the customer established mobile service, so the user […]

Hot Billing for Hotspots

Posted: 6/2003 Hot Billing for Hotspots Revenue Management for Public Wi-Fi Partners By Khali Henderson Public wireless LAN or Wi-Fi is one of the most hyped opportunities to come down the pike — affording potential opportunities for both wireless and wireline providers to expand their networks for relatively low cost. In the end, however, the […]

Carrier Channel: Back-Office: WLAN’s ‘Ollie’

Posted: 5/2003 Back-Office: WLAN’s ‘Ollie’ By Chris Luzine Carriers have two very attractive opportunities in the Wi-Fi market space: to offer hotspot access and roaming to their subscribers and to provide managed WLAN services to their enterprise customers. However, carriers have their work cut out for them. In the public hotspot market that means developing […]

Partner Channel – NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 09/2001 Partner Channel NEWS BRIEFS * GTC Telecom Corp. ( has stepped up recruitment for its sales affiliate program. It offers residual commissions to affiliates for the life of the customer, at a rate of 10 percent of the agent’s monthly account revenue. GTC says it plans to expand its sales and marketing programs, […]

Wholesale: Concert’s Wholesale Portfolio Goes IP

Posted: 10/2000 Concert’s Wholesale Portfolio Goes IP By Khali Henderson In response to the evolving needs of next-generation fixed and wireless carriers, ISPs, ASPs and other new players, Concert Communications Co. (–the global joint venture of AT&T Corp. ( and British Telecommunications plc (–announced July 31 a new portfolio of IP-based wholesale services.“Worldwide deregulation and […]

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