TMNG Showcases Advanced Wireless Data Billing and VoIP Conferencing Solutions
First Billing Management System for Wireless Messaging to be Unveiled on April 29th at Wireless Technology Lab in La Jolla, California LA JOLLA, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Management Network Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMNG), a leading provider of management consulting services to the global communications industry, will showcase advanced wireless billing management and an IP-based broadband video conferencing solution at the Wireless Technology Lab (WTL) Open House on Thursday, April 29 in La Jolla, California. The Wireless Technology Lab, a partnership between TMNG and inCode will highlight high speed, wireless data access solutions for carriers and the enterprises. Live demonstrations will including a simulation of the end user experience of the first billing management system for wireless messaging, as well as a wireless video conferencing solution using wireless over IP. “The rollout of advanced wireless networks and the popularity of camera phones have resulted in an explosion of wireless data content providing carriers with additional revenue opportunities,” said Ron Angner, Principal and Wireless Team Leader at TMNG. “The Wireless Technology Lab demonstrations will show how carriers can maximize this ancillary revenue by providing the control measures to ensure appropriate account management and revenue capture capabilities.” TMNG’s Balance Management demonstration will reveal how real-time rating can interact with a Multi-Media Messaging Server to control the movement of pictures or other content from one telephone to another, based on the amount of money in a user’s account. The interaction of content servers with an advanced Balance Management system provides a new dimension of control for carriers over their product offerings. ADC, whose network equipment, software, and systems integration services make broadband communications a reality worldwide, and Openwave, will cooperate on the demonstration to show how a service provider can implement account controls, with a balance management application to manage the flow of MMS transactions using Openwave’s Multimedia Messaging Services Center and ADC’s Singl.eview dynamic transaction management platform.
Separately, TMNG will demonstrate a unique, wireless, IP-based broadband video conferencing solution. This first-of-its kind wireless demonstration will (bring) together iPAQ and PC-based VoIP and full-motion video communication over both WiFi and UMTS-based networks to create video conference that can be billed by a commercially available software application.
TMNG developed the business and operational processes for this application, defined the system, functional and interface requirements, and developed and performed the end-to-end test and service assurance functions to insure the application could be provisioned, billed and maintained. Open Lab Day Highlights: — Wireless System Solutions & Demonstrations: — MMS/SMS Service Delivery & Interoperability — In-Building Coverage Solutions — IP-Based Video Conferencing — Wireless Surveillance & Security Systems — VoIP over WiFi — 3G/WiFi Data Roaming with Billing — Panel discussions on Wireless and IP: the capabilities, the applications and the concerns – Engaging industry executives executive-level representatives from carriers, large enterprises, and professional services firms in a lively and informative panel discussion on how carriers and vendors will play a part of society’s move into ubiquitous, mobile, universal and transparent communications. About the Wireless Technology Lab The Wireless Technology Lab, a partnership between TMNG and inCode Telecom Group, is the first independent facility to provide a real-world testing ground for the industry’s next generation wireless technologies and applications. The lab, located in La Jolla, California, was created to help wireless carriers and technology providers solve complex network integration, support and interoperability issues before committing significant capital to new ventures. UshaComm has provided convergent mediation, real time rating, rules-based billing, m-commerce engine, customer care, and service activation components for the advanced technology Business Support System environment. The laboratory’s advanced m-commerce services, such as location-based directories, real-time streaming video and content settlements are supported by UshaComm’s Unicorn Release 5 and Electronic Merchant customer care and billing solutions. About TMNG
The Management Network Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMNG) is a leading provider of strategy, management, marketing, operational and technology consulting services to the global communications industry. With more than 400 consultants worldwide, TMNG serves communications service providers, technology companies, and financial services firms. Since the company’s inception in 1990, TMNG and its subsidiaries — TMNG Strategy, TMNG Marketing, TMNG Technologies and TMNG Europe — have served more than 1,000 clients worldwide, including all the Fortune 500 telecommunications companies. TMNG is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, with offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Utrecht and Washington, D.C. TMNG can be reached at 1.888.480.TMNG (8664) or online at http://www.tmng.com.
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