Using Probes to Protect LECs in North America

The regulation of the communications industry in North America generates many idiosyncrasies for revenue assurance in that part of the world. One of them is the complexity of intercarrier billing involving Local Exchange Carriers (LECs), and the associated dangers when the necessary data is missing. See here for an interesting article where Darrell Merschak of Carrier Management Systems Inc talks to Dan Baker of B/OSS World about using network probes to fill the gaps.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.