5/7/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced industry-first enhancements to its revenue assurance solution suite that enable telephone companies to measure and jurisdictionalize intercarrier wireless traffic in the United States. These precise measurements replace inaccurate estimates previously used for billing and also alert telcos to potentially unscrupulous practices that aim to avoid full payment of fees.
Agilent's enhanced acceSS7 Interconnect Analysis enables local exchange carriers (LECs) in the United States to ensure proper payment for use of their networks to transport wireless intercarrier traffic, maximizing billing revenue. Wireless service providers (WSPs) can use the same system to validate interoperator bills received from LECs and interexchange carriers (IXCs), minimizing their payments to other carriers for originating traffic and maximizing their revenue for terminating traffic. Additionally, many telcos have long suspected that the fees received from other service providers for transiting and terminating calls do not reflect the actual use of their networks. The Interconnect Analysis solution addresses this problem by introducing jurisdictional analysis of wireless originating and terminating traffic.
"Originally developed as an interoperator billing verification package, Interconnect Analysis can also identify suspicious practices by other operators," said Giorgio Dina, Agilent OSS vice president and general manager. "Used by most tier-one service providers in North America, our comprehensive suite of revenue assurance solutions has enabled the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the United States."
Interconnect Analysis captures and generates real-time and historical usage data from any SS7 network and gives an accurate picture of resource consumption. Because the system can now measure wireless originating and terminating traffic, wireless service providers can validate invoices from LEC interconnect partners, eliminating overbilling and reducing their operating costs.
Agilent's suite of revenue assurance solutions includes the following:
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