transactions

 

Skype Gets Into Financial Transactions

Skype is moving into the transactions space, the companys CEO and founder Niklas Zennstrom announced Tuesday at VON. The company, which has more than 171 million users, now offers a variety of services and features including the ability for users to send money to each other, an online marketplace and a local business listing search […]

Bernie Ebbers

THEN: Bernie Ebbers was CEO for Mississippi-based long-distance reseller Long Distance Discount Service (LDDS), which in 1995 became WorldCom Inc. The companys legendary buying spree — 65 transactions since the company was created in 1983 including the $40 billion merger with MCI in 1997. In 1997, PHONE+ named him the most influential person in the […]

InTELEbills Online Payment Module Simplifies Prepaid Model

The latest version of Sandy Beaches Softwares (Booth 721) customer care and billing software, InTELEbill, includes a real-time retail-type payment module. The new feature is well-suited for the prepaid dial-tone provider [with] multiple agents and therefore several payment locations, explained SBS software developer Choo Khor. Our prepaid clients want to save time by having agents […]

Mobile Payment Processing Gives New Meaning to COD

AS BUSINESSES BECOME wireless-enabled, the resulting changes to their service-delivery models are creating even more opportunities for wireless dealers beyond selling phones and connectivity. One of these changes is that the point of sale oftentimes has moved to the field. This means mobile workers must be able to accept credit and debit card payments away […]

Qpass Delivers Revenue Assurance White Paper on Off-Portal Transactions

QPass has made available an independent white paper it commissioned, authored by market research consultancy iGR, which examines the business model for off-portal content distribution. The study finds that in their efforts to embrace new off-portal offerings, many mobile operators are actually incurring losses due to the escalating and complex costs associated with off-portal content […]

TEOCO Explores the Depths of Transaction Activities With SONAR

With ringtones, video, music and games moving onto public networks in greater numbers, service providers such as telcos, cablecos and cellular providers are facing a growing need to manage such transactions. TEOCO Corp. is heeding that call with a new solution it calls SONAR. SONAR is our deep-dive capability, says John Devolites, general manager of […]

Tex-Link Converts UNE-P Customers with Concretios Help

Tex-Link Communications Inc., a Texas CLEC, is using Concretio Inc.s CompleteSuite of OSS modules to convert wholesale UNE-P customers to its network. CompleteSuite automates the loop and porting transactions, updates the softswitch, and creates and uploads the CNAM, LIDB, CARE and E911 transactions for each order. It literally flips customers from UNE-P service to our […]

Concretio Enhances OSS to Automate UNE-P to On-Net Migration

Concretio Inc. (Booth 818) announces enhancements to its Complete Suite OSS products will allow the automatic conversion of customers riding UNE-P to an on-net platform. Complete Suite now automates the loop and porting transactions along with updating the switch and creating and uploading the CNAM, LIDB, CARE and E911 transactions for each order. John McManus, […]

Competitors Still Pursuing Consolidation

Competitive telecommunications providers still are aiming to improve the bottom line through mergers and acquisitions. With plenty of assets on the market, dealmakers once saddled by huge debt obligations have conceded the necessity of getting bigger, some executives say. Many private companies backed by venture capitalists do not have an exit strategy to go public […]

Qwest Penalized in SEC Probe

In an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Qwest Communications International Inc. will pay a $250 million penalty over government accusations that it fraudulently recognized more than $3.8 billion in revenue and excluded $231 million in expenses between 1999 and 2002 as part of a strategy to meet optimistic revenue and earnings projections. Denver-based […]

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