Thursday, November 15, 2007

NexTone Customers Throughout Europe, Asia, andSpringboard Americas Can Now Enjoy Innovative Billing Capabilities With Springboard

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexTone®, a leader in session border controllers and scalable session management solutions for VoIP, multimedia, and IMS network interconnects, and Springboard-ASA Limited, a provider of customized billing and analysis solutions, today announced that Springboards leading-edge VoIP billing services are now ServiceReady certified for VoIP billing with NexTones IntelliConnect® System.

Springboard, a UK-based company, develops and deploys highly scalable, customized billing and analysis solutions for VoIP providers of all sizes. These solutions are offered on a highly competitive usage-based model. ServiceReady certification validates that Springboards services are interoperable end-to-end with NexTones IntelliConnect System.

Certifying Springboard as ServiceReady benefits NexTone customers by providing them with a reliable and robust billing and analysis tool that improves their profitability, revenue assurance, and maximizes their LCR, said Andrew Whitelaw, managing director for Springboard. The simplicity of implementing the Springboard system allows customers to take full advantage of uninterrupted service, enabling them to maintain a competitive advantage and reach peak efficiency and performance.

This collaboration supports NexTones commitment to help its customers profitably grow their VoIP and multimedia revenues through the combination of NexTones best-in-class technology and a range of ServiceReady partners. The Springboard suite of solutions is currently used by several NexTone customers, including iCard Telecom, Liquid Telecommunications Ltd, Europtel Ltd, and Livewire Ltd because it provides significantly improved billing functionality and flexibility, yet is easy and economical to implement.

Service providers are continually challenged to introduce new services. With Springboard participation in NexTones ecosystem service providers have additional options to introduce new service capabilities based on Springboard billing and analysis tools, said John Longo, vice president of marketing for NexTone. ServiceReady certification with Springboard provides both NexTone and Springboard customers with new tools to quickly offer high-quality, secure VoIP services with easy access to critical session information.

Springboard provides the following carrier billing and analysis services:

  • Carrier Bill Verification users have access to a summary or detailed-level bill to easily verify if the suppliers invoice is correct.
  • Invoicing users can generate variable billing cycles, including hot billing, third-party billing, threshold billing, pre and post payment, multiple currency, and smart re-pricing/re-rating.
  • Un-billed Traffic users can easily view unaccounted revenue.
  • Gross Profit allows users to view the health of a product or service to ensure they are getting an optimum price/performance ratio.
  • Minutes Reporting users can view real-time minutes, ASRs, and ACDs at a destination level for customers or carriers, daily or hourly.
  • Graphics a suite of graphics tools assist with trend analysis and provide at a glance information.
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