April 10, 2015 — Nashville, TN-based Equinox Information Systems and Maitland, FL-based Technologies Management, Inc. (TMI) today announced their newly-formed partnership. Their alliance centers on the FCC Rural Call Completion Order. Both companies, in concert with one another, can aide clients in responding to this reporting obligation.
The FCC initiated the Rural Call Completion order in an effort to address concerns surrounding rural call completion issues, including attempts not reaching the called party, unusually long delay in call setup, and poor quality once connected. To address these concerns, the order requires covered carriers to capture, store, and report specific call completion data points for the purpose of calculating call answer rates and Network Effectiveness Ratios (NER). This data must be reported by jurisdiction and aggregated based on whether the area is served by rural LECS.
Equinox’s TeleLink application, a robust traffic reporting tool, stores and reports all call completion data. TMI, who specializes in regulatory compliance and managing regulatory strategies, can take this compiled data and electronically approve, submit, and store it using their sophisticated compliance reporting tracking system. “TMI has a long history of regulatory compliance excellence,” explained David West, Equinox Information Systems EVP. “Equinox is pleased to contribute the TeleLink component of this solution to address compliance reporting for TMI’s customer.”
TMI’s Director of Business Development, Thomas M. Forte stated that, “The combined strength of Equinox tracking and documentation of rural call completion data and TMI’s ability to coordinate that data to provide timely, accurate report filings will alleviate the burden of this new FCC reporting requirement. Providers of telecom services can continue to focus on expanding their markets and increasing revenue. We will manage the scheduling and the filing of this important data.”
To learn more about the Rural Call Completion Order, visit http://www.fcc.gov/document/rural-call-completion-appendix-c-declaratory-ruling.
About Equinox Information Systems
Since 1986, Equinox has helped hundreds of customers in the global telecommunication industry protect and optimize revenue. They do so by offering a full range of business assurance solutions that target critical profitability and network efficiency challenges, including data mediation, fraud management, usage analytics, revenue/expense management, routing assurance, network analysis, and custom development applications. For more information, visit www.equinoxis.com.
Technologies Management, Inc. (“TMI”) is a consulting firm specializing in state and federal regulatory matters for the telecommunications and competitive energy industries. Established in 1986, our firm brings our ability to collaborate, innovate, and accurately manage required regulatory actions to our clients. Our solid experience with market entry, product planning, and regulatory compliance has enhanced the value of hundreds of competitive service providers by establishing compliance “best practices” and maintaining good standing with state and federal regulatory agencies. Each member of TMI’s consulting staff has worked within the industry or the public utility commission environment and brings practical, real world experience to help our clients meet their goals. For more information, visit www.tminc.com.