Billing & OSS World Names Veteran Industry Journalist Tim McElligott as Editor in Chief

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Virgo Publishing LLC, a business-to-business information services company, announced today that it has named veteran telecom industry journalist Tim McElligott as editor in chief of Billing & OSS World magazine. Additionally, McElligott will be part of the editorial strategy team for Virgo's Telecom Division, which also includes xchange, PHONE+ and New Telephony magazines and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

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This is an important time for billing and operations support systems as they take center stage in the delivery, management and monetization of the next-generation network. Through Billing & OSS World magazine and our Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo, we are committed to remaining your primary source for telecom software news, analysis and education.

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Virgo Publishing LLC, a business-to-business information services company, announced today that it has named veteran telecom industry journalist Tim McElligott as editor in chief of Billing & OSS World magazine.

McElligott comes to the post after nine years covering billing and OSS, software, testing, signaling and IP-based telephony as senior editor for Telephony magazine. In addition, McElligott was editor of Telephony's Independent, a print magazine chronicling the rural telecom market. His career also includes 14 years in the telecom service provider sector where his duties ranged from central office technician to wireless network engineer.

In his new post at Virgo Publishing, McElligott is charged with content development for Billing & OSS World magazine, the Billing & OSS World Web site, weekly electronic newsletters, Webinars and eBooks, as well as the annual tradeshow, the Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo.

McElligott will be part of the editorial strategy team for Virgo's Telecom Division, which also includes xchange, PHONE+ and New Telephony magazines and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Virgo acquired the Billing & OSS World properties from TeleStrategies in September 2007.

"We acquired the Billing & OSS World franchise because we were convinced of the potential for the magazine and the trade show to thrive in today's evolving communications environment given the investment and expertise of a seasoned publishing and events team," said Mike Saxby, group publisher for Virgo's Telecom Division. "Already, we have made significant structural and content improvements in the publication, Web site and educational conference. And, we have forged invaluable strategic partnerships for the 2008 trade show. Bringing Tim McElligott on board to lead the effort is further proof of our commitment to putting together a world-class publication and event. He is a knowledgeable and well respected journalist who also has rare in-the-field experience to inform and ground his editorial efforts."

Beginning next week, Billing & OSS World readers can check out McElligott's blog on the B/OSS World Web site at http://www.billingworld.com.

"I am excited to have this opportunity to join Virgo Publishing and contribute to the continued success and growth of Billing & OSS World and other Virgo publications," said McElligott. "This is an important time for billing and operations support systems as they take center stage in the delivery, management and monetization of the next-generation network. Through Billing & OSS World magazine and our Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo, we are committed to remaining your primary source for telecom software news, analysis and education."

Billing & OSS World magazine
Since 1995, Billing & OSS World magazine has been the primary source for coverage and analysis of the telecommunications billing and operations support services -- from service creation, provisioning and customer management to fraud management, billing, revenue assurance and more. Published six times a year, Billing & OSS World provides in-depth analysis for executives and billing professionals at communications services provider organizations worldwide. For information, visit billingworld.com.

Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo
Celebrating its 16th year in 2008, Billing & OSS World is the premier conference and exposition focusing on the business and operations support systems requirements for next-generation communications networks. More than 1,100 industry professionals, including communications services providers and their vendors, attend. Billing & OSS World 2008 will be held April 29-May 1, at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. There will be five simultaneous tracks of education covering OSS transformation, service creation and delivery, service assurance, revenue assurance, billing and payment processing, legal & regulatory, customer loyalty programs and customer experience management. For more information, visit billingworldexpo.com.

About Virgo Publishing LLC:
Virgo Publishing is a dynamic information services company specializing in communications through print and electronic media, trade shows and special events, education and training, and value-added business services. Virgo Publishing produces 17 business-to-business magazines and nine conferences across six verticals.

Virgo Publishing's Telecom Division publishes PHONE+, xchange and New Telephony magazines and is the producer of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. The company has a track record of success in the telecom industry. PHONE+ marked its 20th anniversary in 2007, and xchange and the Channel Partners Expo each are more than 10 years old. For more information, visit vpico.com.

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