Seamless Integration with Kenan Arbor Billing System Enables Carrier to Launch Services Quickly, Expand Globally
READING, U.K., June 26, 2001— XACCT Technologies, the leading business infrastructure platform for IP networks today announced that Cable & Wireless has standardised on XACCT’s real-time “Network-to-Business” (N2BTM) software platform to support multiple service offerings around the world.
XACCT has been chosen as Cable & Wireless’ global mediation standard with initial deployments taking place in Japan, the United States, and the UK, with other locations in Europe to follow later this year. XACCT’s N2B platform will support multiple Cable & Wireless services in these regions including Business Dial, Global Dial and the Virtual ISP products. In addition, XACCT’s N2B platform is currently being used to support usage-based billing for Cable & Wireless’ Managed Hosting Solutions in the US.
The XACCT platform enables Cable & Wireless to collect critical data from multiple network sources, and synthesise that data to support the various dial access, Virtual ISP and web hosting services. This functionality includes data filtering to eliminate unwanted or superfluous information, aggregation to meaningfully summarise data elements, categorisation to group data using logical and Boolean operations and merging to detect and eliminate duplicate data. The XACCT N2B platform will feed this data into Cable & Wireless’ existing Kenan Arbor Billing system. In addition, XACCT’s platform provides un-matched insight into customer and service usage trends that will enable Cable & Wireless to design and deploy new differentiated IP services quickly and cost effectively.
“XACCT’s N2B platform enables Cable & Wireless to leverage a common platform globally to support these services,” said Stephanie Resh, director of IP Engineering, Cable & Wireless. “We tested other systems and considered developing an in-house system, but XACCT already had a field-tested carrier-class solution, off-the shelf. XACCT has integrated its software with industry leading hardware and business support solutions such as Cisco and Kenan. These established partnerships have saved us a tremendous amount of time, allowing us to focus our efforts on launching our business venture quickly and scaling it globally.”
“Cable & Wireless has earned a well-deserved reputation as a customer-focused organisation, and it is through the deployment of an innovative technology platform like XACCT that they are able to improve their customer support services and continue to grow revenue, ” said Eric Gries, president and CEO of XACCT Technologies. “We are pleased to see that XACCT’s N2B platform is viewed as an important component of Cable & Wireless’ global rollout. It enables them to understand how their customers conduct business, and by delivering precise information on customer usage trends, identify and capitalise on the enormous opportunities in the IP services market.”
About The XACCT “Network to Business” (N2B(TM)) Platform
The XACCT “Network-to-Business” (N2B™) Platform is the industry’s first and only platform that provides a bi-directional real-time link between the physical network infrastructure and the business support systems, for network usage and automated service provisioning. The XACCT “Network to Business” platform allows service providers to understand how their network is being used and then translate this knowledge into new revenue opportunities by developing and managing profitable value-based services.
About XACCT Technologies
XACCT Technologies is the market and technology leader in intelligent business infrastructure software for Internet carriers and network service providers. XACCT’s award-winning, carrier-class Network-to-Business (N2B™) platform speeds time to market and time to revenue for new Internet services while lowering service provider costs. XACCT offers the industry’s first and only platform that enables real-time data capture and enhancement; seamless integration with any upstream business or operations application; and instantaneous, flow-through service provisioning. XACCT was recently named by Red Herring magazine as one of the “Top 50 private companies most likely to change the world.” XACCT investors include Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW), Dell Computer (NASDAQ: DELL), Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DTBKY), Technology Crossover Ventures, Trident Capital, Ampal (NASDAQ: AMPL), Eucalyptus Ventures, and Israel Seed Partners. With offices around the globe, XACCT has more than 60 customers, including Bell Canada (NYSE:BCE), British Telecom (NYSE: BTY), Broadwing (NYSE: BRW), Cable & Wireless (NYSE: CWP), COLT (NASDAQ:COLT), Global One, Genuity (NASDAQ: GENU - formerly GTE), Interland (NASDAQ: ILND), Mannesman Ipulsys, Siemens (NYSE: SIE), Teleglobe (NYSE: BCE), TV Cabo, Verio (NYSE: NTT), and WorldCom (NASDAQ: WCOM).
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