CCMI Webinar Series Helps Communications Service Providers Brace for Dramatic Changes of FCC Intercarrier Compensation Reform

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Two-part Webinar Series Details the Impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s Reform of Intercarrier Compensation Rates on Service Providers’ Cost, Revenue, and Routing Management Applications

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Service providers must fully understand the Order, and use that understanding to build a flexible set of strategies for their critical operations systems.

On Dec. 29, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission’s long-awaited Order in FCC Docket 10-90 became effective. The Order, which is being implemented over a seven- to nine-year period, eliminates an antiquated state- and service-specific system of rates for communications traffic exchanged between carriers and replaces it with a unified system administered by the FCC. The Order impacts virtually all industry participants – wireline and wireless carriers, VoIP service providers, and all local exchange carriers.

CCMI (Center for Communications Management Information) is hosting a free two-part webinar series, “Understand the Impact of FCC Intercarrier Compensation Reform” to help industry participants understand the provisions and implementation timeline of the Order and, as importantly, the changes the Order requires of service providers’ established applications for cost management, revenue management, and routing management.

The first webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, and the second webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 22.

The featured speakers for the webinar series include Andy Regitsky, President of Regitsky and Associates, a company that monitors telecommunications regulatory trends and events. Mr. Regitsky, in the first webinar, details the key pieces and implementation timeline of the FCC’s reforms and discusses the legal and regulatory challenges the initiative faces.

In the second webinar, Mr. Regitsky is joined by Derek Canfield, Executive Director of Regulatory and Audit Service with TEOCO, and Michael Beach, Senior Advisor for Regulatory Affairs to Razorsight, two leading companies that provide applications and analytics to major communications service providers worldwide.

Together, in a roundtable discussion, they analyze the financial and operational implications on billing, cost, and routing applications premised on a 30-year-old compensation system that is undergoing radical change.

Additional program and registration information is available at http://www.ccmi.com/ICC-Reform-Impact.

“The FCC’s Order went into effect on December 29, 2011, and is now a reality for service providers. But, the Order faces several challenges, most notably several legal appeals that will be heard this year. These appeals, along with the lengthy implementation period, pose significant challenges to all of the players for the next several years,” said Mr. Regitsky.

George David, president of CCMI added, “Service providers must fully understand the Order, and use that understanding to build a flexible set of strategies for their critical operations systems. This webinar series, featuring an outstanding panel of industry experts, will aid greatly in that understanding.”

Learn more at http://www.ccmi.com/ICC-Reform-Impact.

About CCMI
CCMI is the industry’s leading provider of telecom rate and data information. We are dedicated to delivering highly specialized and strategically focused information in a timely fashion. Learn more about CCMI’s solutions for communications service providers at http://www.ccmi.com/ServiceProviderApps.

About Razorsight
Razorsight Corporation provides cloud-based business intelligence and profit analytics solutions to communications services providers. Razorsight's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivers network intelligence and unparalleled visibility into all aspects of network assets and customer usage, thereby improving CSP operating margins and profitability. Razorsight's highly scalable, web-based software is easy to install, requires no capital investment, and has delivered millions of dollars in profitability gains at industry leaders such as AT&T, Verizon, Telus, Comcast, Cbeyond, CenturyLink, T-Mobile, Tata, Windstream and IBM. Learn more at http://www.razorsight.com.

About TEOCO
TEOCO is a leading provider of assurance and analytics solutions to communications service providers worldwide. By taming the glut of telecom network, operational and business data, TEOCO leverages its expertise in ‘big data’ and ‘real-time’ capabilities to analyze and optimize network and business performance. We help over 100 of the largest service providers around the world to run their businesses more efficiently and effectively by delivering solutions they need to remain competitive and profitable in a rapidly evolving industry. Learn more at http://www.teoco.com.

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