GTE TSI Announces The Signing Of Six CLECs For Access Revenue Management
TAMPA, Fla. ( GTE Telecommunication Services Inc. (GTE TSI) recently signed contracts with several competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) for a service bureau solution to bill for and collect access revenue. Among the many CLECS who have contracted for the services are Adelphia Business Solutions, CoServ, Dialtek L.P., Eagle Communications, Inc., TelePacific Communications and 2nd Century Communications.
GTE TSI's Access Revenue Management is a secure, end-to end solution that provides data collection, conversion, rating, billing and reporting to maximize network access compensation. This unique hybrid solution offers carriers the control and flexibility of a turnkey system with the quick implementation and cost-effective benefits of a service bureau operation.
"Our web-based, online interface provides access to financial and management information with state-of-the-art security," said Terry Lewis, president-GTE TSI. "This application gives the control and audit capabilities necessary to manage this very important revenue stream."
"CoServ Communications recognizes the need for quality service and service bureau credibility in our collection of access revenues from other carriers," said Jim Chism, senior vice president, CoServ Communications. "We are looking forward to GTE TSI assisting us in providing a timely and quality billing system that we may use for all carriers accessing our network resources and growing customer base."
Eagle Communications President and CEO Kent Charugunla added, "We are pleased to outsource all of our access revenue management to specialists like GTE TSI. This allows us to spend our time on operations and sales, which bring revenue to the bottom line."
GTE TSI currently provides interoperability solutions to more than 220 telecommunications providers, including intelligent network services to nearly 40 CLECs nationwide. GTE TSI actively participates in the Ordering and Billing Forum, The Association for Local Telecommunication Services, The United States Telecom Association and CompTel.
About GTE TSI
GTE Telecommunication Services Inc. (GTE TSI), based in Tampa, Fla., USA, is a global supplier of interoperability solutions to wireless, wireline, paging and Internet service providers to help them deliver seamless service and advanced features to their customers. In addition to operating the world's largest wireless data clearinghouse, GTE TSI's broad array of products include inter-standard wireless roaming solutions, intelligent network services, fraud management solutions and other types of service bureau applications that simplify the complex technical and business relationships that exist in today's competitive global telecommunications industry. GTE TSI's customer base includes more than 220 telecommunications operators located in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. GTE TSI is a strategic business unit of GTE Corp.,a leading telecommunications provider with 1998 reported revenues of more than $25 billion. GTE's international operations serve 6.1 million access lines and provide wireless and paging services to 1.5 million customers. To learn more about GTE TSI, visit www.tsi.gte.com.
About Adelphia Business Solutions
Adelphia Business Solutions (NASDAQ: ABIZ), a majority owned subsidiary of Adelphia Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ADLAC), provides integrated communication services to business customers over its state-of-the-art fiber optic network. By the end of 2001, Adelphia Business Solutions will serve approximately 200 cities throughout the United States over its fully redundant, 30,000-mile local and long haul fiber optic network. This network serves as the backbone for the company's full line of communication service offerings, including local and long distance voice, messaging, high-speed data and Internet services. For more information about Adelphia Business Solutions, visit the company's web site at http://www.adelphia- abs.com.
Headquartered in Corinth, Texas, CoServ is a multiple utilities service provider. CoServ installs and maintains all the services modern families and businesses expect; from basics such as electricity, gas, telephone and cable; to increasingly demanded options such as Internet, security/fire and broadband services.
About Dialtek L.P.
DialTek L.P., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a well-established operator services company with a new, value-added concept for market research houses. DialTek has devised a powerful application of cutting edge technology that market research firms, charities, political and other advocacy groups, civic groups, cultural organizations and lobbyists throughout the country can utilize to acquire solid research data.
About Eagle Communications, Inc.
Eagle Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a facilities-based CLEC offering data, voice and co- location services to professional and business customers, including medium to large Internet service providers. Eagle is a next-generation telco that gives access to carrier-grade softswitch systems. Eagle enables its customers to maintain existing services and create profitable new enhanced services quickly and inexpensively in today's hybrid network environment (TDM/IP networks).
Eagle focuses on competitive pricing, superior customer service and state-of-the-art equipment to meet the needs of its clients for convenience and speed in 22 eastern markets. To find out more about our wide range of telecom products and services (VoIP, co-location, unified messaging, etc.), visit our web site at www.eagletelco.com.
About 2nd Century Communications
Headquartered in Arlington, Va., 2nd Century is a privately-held, emerging communications company representing the intersection of networking and applications by providing small and medium businesses a complete package of business tools including high- speed Internet, desktop management solutions, self-healing software and voice applications. As an open network application service provider with a presence in 21 cities nationwide, the company's network combines the flexibility of an Internet architecture with the reliability of a traditional voice network. 2nd Century provides a complete end-to-end solution that begins with broadband access and reaches all the way to the desktop with applications and proactive management support. 2nd Century was recently awarded "Most Innovative CLEC," by Network Magazine, and named one of "10 Companies to Watch," by Network World. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.2ndcentury.com.
About TelePacific Communications
TelePacific Communications is an Integrated Communications Provider (ICP) delivering converged telecommunications services, including local and long distance voice, data and high-speed Internet. TelePacific provides broadband services to small and medium sized businesses and select corporate clients within the California and Nevada marketplace. A leader in Voice over DSL (VoDSL) technology, TelePacific was the first company to deliver VoDSL services. For more information visit: www.telepacific.com
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