VIENNA, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Telarix, Inc., the leading innovator in Interconnect Business Optimization (IBO) solutions, today announced that it has published a new white paper entitled, "Real-Time Event-Based Call Detail Record (CDR) Processing: The Key to Increasing Interconnect Carrier Margin." This internally-authored white paper examines the evolution of IBO alternatives and confirms that event-based processing architectures provide greater flexibility, accuracy and functionality to the interconnect industry. Today's carriers operate in a complex environment, where competition has driven down prices and profit margins have dropped sharply. To most efficiently route and terminate calls around the world, carriers typically have partnerships with between 40 to 100 different carriers. Management of traffic over carrier and partner networks can be a challenge when dealing with rapidly changing rates and termination costs that result in large volumes of network data. The true complexity of today's interconnect business is realized when analyzing, enhancing and rapidly acting on these data. "The constant interaction that global carriers face on a daily basis has created a fast-moving environment that even the most experienced telecom- industry veterans need to pay attention to," said Amir Yazdanpanah, CEO of Telarix. "To make the smartest routing and interconnect decisions, interconnect managers need the most accurate data available from their networks. Processing CDRs individually enables carriers to more effectively optimize their interconnect traffic and helps them compete in near real-time, with the rapidly changing nature of today's industry." Some carriers in the past have used systems, which process CDRs at an aggregated level on which they base their traffic margin analysis and routing decisions. At the time, the rationale for this approach was that it provided a more effective rating performance than event-based processing systems, with an acceptably lower level of accuracy. As the white paper argues, carriers using aggregated processing systems do not achieve net gains in rating performance compared to event-based processing systems, yet are subjected to substantially lower routing accuracy and overall margin realization. The level of detail achieved through event-based processing provides increased visibility into the capacity of a carrier's network and the networks of its wholesale partners. Event-based processing also provides a stronger means of achieving interconnect business optimization for several reasons. * Critical business information is delivered in near real-time that allows interconnect managers to adopt the most optimal rates to call destinations and make intelligent business decisions, including key capacity and routing decisions. * Partner agreements can be managed by first rating CDRs at the individual level and then aggregating them in groups. This allows the data to be reviewed and rate differences or discounts applied from the terms of the bilateral agreement. * Applying the most accurate rates to individual CDRs achieves a greater level of detail and accuracy and provides carriers with the true cost of calls traversing the network. * Event-based CDR processing provides carriers an accurate inventory of each call that crosses its network. This detailed information allows carriers to better prepare for and negotiate inter-carrier disputes should they arise. "The power and sophistication of iXTools delivers a superior alternative for interconnect carriers," said Shawn Zargham, Chief Technology Officer of Telarix. "With iXTools' robust processing engine, interconnect managers have access to enriched data that they can quickly analyze, understand and act on. The accuracy that results from event-based processing contributes to a strong impact on the bottom lines of carriers today." To download the white paper, go to: http://www.telarix.com/telarix/Telarix_Event-Based_WP.pdf. About Telarix Telarix, Inc. is the leading innovator Interconnect Business Optimization (IBO) software solution, which gives telecommunications companies the ability to easily manage costs and drive profitability on their interconnect traffic. Telarix's innovative platform, iXTools, maximizes carrier profitability by leveraging operational intelligence to enable real-time business decisions. The company's web-based tools analyze and report on traffic, rates and destinations almost as quickly as the calls move across the global network. Telarix customers include global Tier-1 carriers such as BellSouth, Embratel, Global Crossing, KDDI, T-Systems, Telefonica, TELUS and more. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Vienna, VA. Please visit http://www.telarix.com for more information. CONTACT: Christine Keck of SheaHedges Group, +1-703-287-7822, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Telarix, Inc.; or Sahar Javadi of Telarix, Inc., +1-703-564-9626, email@example.com.
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