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."
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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,
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