Subex Azure Ltd., which provides revenue maximization platforms for telecom operators, said Thursday it will acquire Canadian-based OSS provider Syndesis Ltd. for $164.5 million in cash. This is the second large acquisition for the company in less than a year as Subex Systems Ltd. and Azure Solutions Ltd. came together in a $140 million merger […]
OSG Billing Services will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for One Communications as a result of a merger between CTC, Conversent Communications and Choice One Communications earlier this year. One Communications, which now serves more than 160,000 businesses in 16 states, sought a common platform across the three companies in order to streamline the […]
Verizon Business added a new option this week to its eBonding portfolio for high-volume partners and customers wanting to automate the ordering, monitoring and troubleshooting of services. Verizon has struck new relationships with six providers of telecommunications expense-management (TEM) software: Cerylion Inc., MBG Expense Management LLC, PAETEC Communications Inc., Rivermine Inc., Tangoe and Telesoft Corp. […]
Tele-Tech Services Inc., a provider of local calling area, rating and routing data databases, has released the SLC Index, which helps CLECs keep their subscriber-line rates accurate. Because CLEC billing to end users is based on the wholesale providers subscriber-line rates, using outdated rate information causes billing errors. Tele-Tech said the SLC Index helps CLECs […]
Less than a month after its intentions were announced, billing and customer care vendor Amdocs Ltd. has completed its $375 million acquisition of Cramer Systems Group Ltd. Amdocs has acquired all of the inventory and service fulfillment provider’s shares of capital stock. The combined Amdocs-Cramer solution integrates OSS systems with billing, CRM and other front-office […]
Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi), a mobile operator and MVNO products and solutions provider, and Freedom Wireless Inc. on Friday announced they have signed a definitive settlement and license agreement settling and dismissing Freedom Wireless patent litigation against bcgi and its carrier customers, including its co-defendants. The license agreement allows bcgi to continue business, including […]
The panel, Peering Into the Future of VoIP, will focus on the growing new business of VoIP peering, in which VoIP service providers exchange traffic directly as VoIP much like ISPs exchange IP traffic without converting it to the PSTN. The panel will be moderated by Rich Tehrani, president of communications media company TMC and […]
Research In Motion Ltd., the manufacturers of the BlackBerry, and NTP have reached a $612.5 million settlement to end their long-running patent litigation. The settlement averts a potential court-ordered shutdown of the tremendously popular mobile “push” e-mail service in the United States, and is a full and final settlement of all claims, the companies said.
BSS/OSS supplier Intec said yesterday it has released its latest convergent offering, Wholesale Business Management, that covers trading and routing, wholesale billing and settlement, and pre-processing and mediation. Intec said Wholesale Business Management will help carriers with wholesale businesses to improve operational efficiency by automating key processes for more accurate and timely management decisions. The […]
Qwest Communications International Inc. narrowed its losses in the third quarter of 2005, reporting a small increase in revenue at $3.5 billion, compared to $3.45 billion a year earlier. Its operating expenses totaled $3.3 billion, a decline of 9 percent, or $326 million, compared to the third quarter of 2004. Overall losses came to $144 […]
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