Tailored Solutions for Managed Services, Mobile Data, IP Telephony and Data Over Cable Lower Risk, Shorten Time-to-Revenue
READING, UK, June 26, 2001— XACCT Technologies, the leading provider of business infrastructure software solutions for IP networks today announced a new strategic offering for service providers to improve their profitability by providing answers to their most pressing business questions. The XACCTanswers solutions are based on XACCT’s industry-leading “Network-to-Business” (N2BTM) platform specifically tailored for value-based services. XACCT’s N2B platform allows network service providers to understand in real-time how their network is being used and provides service providers with actionable business information to translate this knowledge into revenue and profit. XACCTanswers solutions released today include: Solutions for Managed Services Providers, Solutions for Mobile Data, Solutions for IP Telephony, and Solutions for Data Over Cable.
The XACCTanswers solutions allow network service providers to operate profitably by answering questions such as: What services do my customers want? Who are my high-value customers? What are my most profitable services? How can I increase revenue per server while decreasing operational costs? Where are the bottlenecks in my network? XACCT developed these solutions based on their first-hand experience working with some of the largest network operators around the world.
Solutions for Managed Services Providers – BROADWING, USA
Solutions for Managed Services Providers are targeted specifically for Co-Location providers, Web Hosting, Content Delivery, and Application Service Providers. Managed Service Providers provide their customers with applications, hosting and network transport solutions in a packaged contract. XACCT’s solution provides complete visibility of their network and service usage. Managed service providers, such as Broadwing have successfully leveraged this information to generate new revenue opportunities and higher margin services.
"Manual integration of network usage data with BSS/OSS applications is a never-ending nightmare, because every new service requires another expensive, time-intensive integration effort, and the entire system becomes more and more complex. The XACCT N2B Platform creates a seamless integration and configuration layer between our network elements and our OSS/BSS applications that allows us to know what services to offer, and also gives us the ability to create and offer those profitable services within weeks. When we decided to make major changes to our underlying network to become the nation's first OC-48 network, having XACCT as our platform meant we could safeguard all the time and effort spent on the business application side for our E-class services." Dave Torline, CIO of Broadwing Communications.
Solutions for Mobile Data – MANX TELECOM 3G, UK
XACCTmobile is targeted specifically at mobile service providers, worldwide. It is already in deployment by major mobile operators on three continents. It combines multi-source, multi-layer data collection and enhancement, providing the most comprehensive and granular data from the network and synthesising this data into actionable business information needed specifically by mobile data operators. Developed working with the world’s leading mobile providers such as British Telecom, XACCTmobile supports all 3GPP mobile standards.
"We evaluated solutions from 18 different companies, and XACCT was the most flexible in terms of versatility and what we call drivability,” said Mark Briers, BT's director for the MANX UMTS Project. “XACCT is a real partner for us because they can accommodate necessary last-minute changes in requirements. This allows us to bill for UMTS services, including streaming video, even though international UMTS standards are still evolving."
Solutions for IP Telephony – GENUITY, USA
XACCT’s IP Telephony solutions leverage the experience gained at some of the largest Voice over IP (VoIP) providers in the world, such as Genuity. The XACCT solution allows IP telephony providers to operate profitably by understanding how their customers are using their services as well as all aspects of service delivery, such as Quality of Service. This knowledge enables operators to create and deploy differentiated, high-value, high-margin services.
"XACCT has enabled Genuity to create flexible, innovative pricing models for Voice over IP (VoIP) services, in a timeframe no one else could meet,” said Robert Olshansky, director of network engineering for Genuity. “XACCT . . . provides Genuity with a carrier-class, scalable, reliable, manageable, and flexible system that has become essential for gathering all the critical billing data needed for VoIP services. XACCT staff has been extremely responsive to our needs."
Solutions for Data Over Cable – TV CABO, PORTUGAL
The Data Over Cable solution allows Cable MSOs a number of benefits including: management of shared bandwidth, maximising operational efficiency, generating new revenues, management of network abuse, and improving customer satisfaction. This solution also takes advantage of XACCT’s service provisioning capability that lets cable operators such as Portugal’s largest cable operator, TV Cabo, to instantly activate new customers and services, in real-time, reducing their time to revenue.
About the XACCT Network to Business (N2B) Platform
The XACCTanswers solutions are based on the XACCT Network to Business (N2B) platform. The XACCT 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 Network to Business platform allows service providers to understand how their networks are 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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