Special Report: Wholesale Systems for Advanced Services

August 2013

Special Report: Wholesale Systems for Advanced Services

by Dan Baker

Plenty of technology and market changes are disrupting the telecom wholesale market: advanced services, new kinds of partners,,and the need to monitor relationships and services more closely than was ever required in the circuit voice world.  This article introduces a TRI special report discussing the kind of Wholesale Systems needed in this challenging marketplace.

Data Integrity Issues Go Global in the Telecom Wholesale Exchange

April 2013

Data Integrity Issues Go Global in the Telecom Wholesale Exchange

interview with Vic Bozzo

Wholesale systems enable operators to expand their global reach and work efficiently with partners in an increasingly interdependent telco business.  In this article, you’ll learn about: how many subsystems work together in support of the global trading exchange, why data integrity has become critical, and how wholesale business trends are affecting wholesale systems at Tier 1 and mobile operators.

Carrier Usage Audits: Why Regular Checkups Are the Key to a CSP’s Bottom-Line Health

August 2012

Carrier Usage Audits: Why Regular Checkups Are the Key to a CSP’s Bottom-Line Health

by Brian Silvestri

Many telecoms are wholly unaware of the risks of not having a solid usage auditing program for interconnect bills.  Rather than a once-a-year or once-a-quarter audit, this article makes the case for regular monthly audits.  Also discussed are: the different types of audits and organizations involved; the dangers of not auditing often; and factors to consider when selecting a cost-management vendor.

Invoice Audit Productivity: From 19th Century Textile Mill to SaaS

October 2011

Invoice Audit Productivity: From 19th Century Textile Mill to SaaS

by Peter Yelle

When it comes to invoice reconciliation, are your processes and tools modern and efficient, or is your company stuck in a 19th century time warp?  This article show how operators can vastly reduce their manual audit steps by automating via a SaaS solution.  The  detailed case study and diagram show which tasks were automated to achieve an 80%+ productivity gain.

An Automated Self-Audit Approach to Telecom Cost Assurance

December 2010

An Automated Self-Audit Approach to Telecom Cost Assurance

interview with

What’s the value of an automated approach to invoice validation?  This article explains the power of the SaaS model where the vendor supplies the data-processing expertise, relieves the operator of tedious manual work and boosts auditor productivity so more money is saved.

Cost Assurance: Dealing with Rating Variety in Wholesale Bills

September 2010

Cost Assurance: Dealing with Rating Variety in Wholesale Bills

by David West

Validation of intercarrier wholesale invoices seems like a fairly straight forward process.  But regulatory rules and a variety of bill rating methods have made it very complex.  This article details the challenge by walking through a wireless carrier case, then laying out the argument why operators should opt for a custom solution based on a core reporting engine.

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