Nashville, TN - November 3, 2009 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that Americatel, a leading provider of telecommunication services to ethnic businesses and consumers in the United States, has upgraded its installation of TeleLink to version 5 and deployed the software's mediation functionality. In addition to providing network reporting and analysis, TeleLink is a mediation platform that integrates with all usage, including Sonus and Nortel DMS GSP as well as off-net feeds. Americatel uses TeleLink 5 to mediate all of its call data for downstream billing system.
TeleLink facilitates the delivery of usage records by filtering and converting data to the appropriate formats for billing operational support systems (B/OSS). TeleLink allows telecom carriers to perform important operational functions, such as billing, fraud control, and verifying the usage of interconnect partners. Americatel uses TeleLink to process call records from multiple switch sources as well as six off-net feeds: Bell Nexxia, Verizon, Global Crossing, ANI Networks, Sprint, and Level 3.
"We have used TeleLink's reporting functionality for several years, and it plays an important role in our back-office operations," explained Russell Clarkson, CIO for Americatel. "In addition to the new query tools and enhanced reporting available with the upgrade, we are now using TeleLink to mediate call data from all of our switches and off-network partners to our billing system, as well as generate reports based on operational measurements (OMs)."
"Equinox is a trusted vendor for software development in the telecom industry." said David West, Equinox Executive Vice President. "Our relationship with Americatel is an excellent example of how our mediation software can lay the groundwork for the solid growth of a telecom company. We look forward to working and growing with Americatel in the years ahead."
Americatel is the leading provider of telecommunication services to ethnic businesses and consumers in the United States. Americatel services connect world-wide communities through a flexible network of owned and leased facilities, operating and termination agreements, and resale arrangements. Americatel's technology assets include an extensive network of IP gateways, international gateways, domestic switches and ownership in undersea fiber optic cables. Americatel services consumers in North America through its Americatel brand and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Startec Global Communications (www.startec.com). Americatel branded services primarily target Hispanic consumers in the United States. Services range from the highly recognized 1010-123 dial around service to the rapidly growing Cellular Accesso and LíneaPaís services. Startec branded services are targeted primarily to non-Hispanic consumers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit Americatel at www.americatel.com.
Founded in 1986, with hundreds of customers worldwide, Equinox Information Systems is a global provider of software solutions for the telecommunications industry. Providing a full range of software applications, which are backed by exceptional customer support, the company offers solutions in areas critical to profitability and network efficiency, including revenue assurance, fraud management, mediation, network analysis, and custom application development. For more information, visit Equinox at www.equinoxis.com.