P R E S S   R E L E A S E – for Immediate Release  

 

May 17, 2010 - Alliance named Finalist in Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards

May 5, 2010 - Alliance Telecom Solution Exhibits at B/OSS Conference & Expo

December 17, 2009 - Alliance Telecom Solutions Celebrates 15th Anniversary

February 5, 2009 - Alliance Telecom Solutions President Speaks at Telecom2009 Session

December 5, 2008 - Alliance's President Addresses 2009 Wireless Symposium

June 6, 2007 - Alliance Honored by AT&T as Outstanding Supplier

 

Alliance Telecom Solutions Named Finalist in Billing & B/OSS World Excellence Awards

       May 17, 2010 —  Billing & OSS World magazine and Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo have announced that Alliance Telecom Solutions is a finalist in the Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2010 for Best Process Automation.  The awards recognize excellence in service providers’ business from vendor-enabled or internal initiatives. The award categories were revamped for 2010 to recognize benefits over technology type and welcomed submissions from across the BSS/OSS spectrum.

       The Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2010 will be presented at ceremonies on Wednesday, June 9, at the Billing & OSS World 2010 Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. Award winners and runners-up will be featured in an upcoming issue of Billing & OSS World magazine and on the companion Web site, www.billingworld.com.

       Nominations were open to participating exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees of the Billing & OSS World 2010 Conference & Expo, June 9-11, in Washington, D.C.

       The Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2010 are being judged by an independent panel that includes Ari Banerjee, senior consultant for telecommunications research company Heavy Reading; Susan McNeice, global director for communications infrastructure and OSS/BSS software at Stratecast, a division of Frost & Sullivan; Elisabeth Rainge, program director of network and telecom software research for IDC; and members of the Billing & OSS World editorial team.

       For more information on the Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2010, visit www.billingworld.com/excellence awards. 

About Alliance Telecom Solutions —

       Alliance is a global consulting firm that partners with emerging and major telecommunications companies throughout the world to develop and implement successful business strategies, operations, and systems.  Alliance is currently working with fixed and mobile carriers and MSOs to implement converged product offerings.

About 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 service provider organizations worldwide.

About Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo

       Celebrating its18th year in 2010, the Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo is the premier conference and exposition focusing on the business and operations support systems requirements for next-generation communications networks.  Billing & OSS World 2010 will be held June 9-11, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  For more information, go to www.billingworldexpo.com/2010 .  

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Alliance Telecom Solutions Exhibits at B/OSS Conference and Expo

       May 5, 2010 —  Alliance Telecom Solutions will exhibit again at the Billing and OSS World Conference and Expo.  The event will welcome hundreds of communications service providers and B/OSS ecosystem providers to Washington, DC on June 9-11, 2010.

       Since its founding in 1994, Alliance Telecom Solutions focused exclusively on the telecom industry and has had a primary practice area in billing.  Alliance consultants have played an integral role in developing, testing, project managing and implementing billing support and operations support systems to fixed and mobile carriers across the world.  The firm works with clients to make tactical business process changes and to implement the systems needed for the deployment of traditional and next-generation voice and data services.

       Alliance Telecom Solutions President Richard McFarlane said, "I am delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit again this year at B/OSS.  Carriers are under intense competitive pressure to offer their customers next-generation services, including VoIP, IPTV, and the many new offerings enabled by 3G and 4G networks.  Getting the billing done right is critical to the customer experience as well as to back office operations.  I look forward to sharing what we've learned at Alliance and talking to our clients and partners about overcoming common challenges in billing.” 

       Alliance Telecom Solutions will exhibit at Booth 204.  The firm will present case studies about recent successes in their billing practice area, outline their work in related practice areas, share information about their approach to new projects, and answer questions attendees might have about billing system selection and other challenges.

About Alliance Telecom Solutions

       Alliance is a global consulting firm that partners with emerging and major telecommunications companies throughout the world to develop and implement successful business strategies, operations, and systems.  Alliance is currently working with fixed and mobile carriers and MSOs to implement converged product offerings.

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  Contact:  Richard McFarlane (847) 782-1500

  mac@atswireless.com 

  Alliance Telecom Solutions

  

    Alliance Telecom Solutions Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    December 17, 2009 —  Alliance Telecom Solutions is proud to complete its 15th year in business with most of its current management team serving more than 10 years.

    President Richard McFarlane reflected, “Our history mirrors the telecom industry’s history and can be viewed as having several distinct periods.  Most of us have long forgotten what it was like when there was duopoly in telecom markets.  We started Alliance in 1994, which coincided with the C-band auctions and a tremendous expansion in new players.”

    Alliance worked with many of those new players, including seven of the nine companies that chose the GSM technology.  The firm specialized in BSS/OSS selection and implementation, exhibiting deep expertise in Kenan, Saville, Convergys, MetaSolv, BSCS, and ProfitLine.  Key clients from those early years included Ameritech Cellular, Aerial Communications, BellSouth Mobile, and Powertel, all now gone by way of merger.

     By 1996 Alliance was operating in North America, South America, Europe, Taiwan and Dubai.  The company achieved quarter-to-quarter growth every quarter between 1994 and 2000.

     2000 brought the recession.  “Telecom was the poster child of the 2000 recession, as banking is to today’s recession,” said Mr. McFarlane.  “Sound finances kept us in business but we had declining revenues through 2003 and we’ve been rebuilding ever since.” 

   Some of the firm’s key clients have retired or left the business through consolidation and some are still here.  Several of them commented on their experience in the industry during the past 15 years.

    Richard Hevert, a longtime Alliance client at T-Mobile and Bell South, is an industry veteran, logging 20 years in telecom.  “I think the two biggest industry changes are the migration from the IBM mainframe computing environment to a distributed, server-based environment, and the transition from landline to wireless telecom,” said Mr. Hevert.  “This industry is fast paced and we’re always on the bleeding edge.  Personally, I’ve enjoyed the friendships and camaraderie I’ve experienced running into the same people all these years.  I’ve known Richard since 1996 and have found Alliance to have extremely talented, experienced consultants who are thought-provoking and very professional.”

    Chuck Johnson, now with Amdocs, goes back more than ten years in telecom.  “There have been so many changes in this industry,” he said.  “Consolidations are continuing and accelerating, data services are exploding, billing vendors have much more complexity with managing gateways to the network and settlements, IT is getting outsourced and off-shored (which is quite difficult to do well), and on the handset side smart devices are everywhere.  Who but Steve Jobs would have expected the iPhone to capture 50% of the market and dwarf even the Motorola Razr?  This industry is fast paced, has fascinating technology, is very customer-focused and is intensely competitive.  I’ve worked with Alliance at BellSouth and T-Mobile and had a wonderful experience, one that I expect to repeat.”

    Mr. McFarlane summed up, “While maintaining our telecom specialization and business model as cornerstones for 15 years, we have adapted to new client structures and the consolidation of vendors.  We believe that being a small, focused company allows us to bring our clients highly experienced consultants who solve problems and transfer knowledge.  Our special thanks goes to our clients who see the value we provide have made a particular effort to keep us as a consulting option.”

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Alliance Telecom Solutions President Speaks

at Telecom2009 Session

     Chicago, Illinois, February 5, 2009 Richard McFarlane, President and Founder of Alliance Telecom Solutions, was selected to address the National Association of Broadcasters’ Telecom 2009 Education Session.  The event will welcome thousands of communications service providers and suppliers to Las Vegas on April 18-23, 2009.

     Mr. McFarlane will speak on the subject “Overcoming the Top Five Issues of Converged Billing.”  He will provide an overview of triple play services offered by cable carriers and traditional telcos and address the biggest challenges faced in billing for bundled services.  

       Since its founding in 1994, Alliance Telecom Solutions has provided experienced functional and technical consultants to fixed and mobile carriers and MSOs.  Alliance consultants have played integral roles in supporting the launch of triple play services for some of the nation’s leading carriers.  The firm works with clients to make tactical business process changes and to implement the OSS and BSS systems needed for the deployment of Voice over IP, IPTV, and other next-generation services.

       “I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at NAB’s Telecom 2009 Education Session,” said Mr. McFarlane.  “Carriers are under intense competitive pressure to offer their customers converged services.  Getting the billing done right is critical to the customer experience as well as to back office operations.  I hope to share what we’ve learned at Alliance and shed some light on overcoming common challenges.”

About Alliance Telecom Solutions –

     Alliance Telecom Solutions is a global consulting firm that partners with emerging and major telecommunications companies throughout the world to develop and implement successful business strategies, operations, and systems. Alliance is currently working with fixed and mobile carriers and MSOs to implement converged product offerings.

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Contact:  Richard McFarlane (847) 782-1500

mac@atswireless.com 

Alliance Telecom Solutions

 

Alliance's President Addresses 2009 Wireless Symposium

     Chicago, Illinois, December 5, 2008 Richard McFarlane, President and Founder of Alliance Telecom Solutions, was selected to address the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s 2009 Wireless Symposium.  The event will welcome hundreds of telecommunications service providers to Austin, Texas on January 7-9, 2009.

     Mr. McFarlane will speak on the subject “LTE vs. WiMAX:  What Technology Will Win and Why?”  He will present and then facilitate a panel discussion on topics including the deployment costs, roaming opportunities, technology migration paths, end-user applications, consumer electronic devices, and business models of the two technologies.

     Since its founding in 1994, Alliance Telecom Solutions has provided experienced functional and technical consultants to telecom carriers in both the wireless and fixed line sectors.  Alliance is working with clients to make the tactical business process changes and to implement the OSS and BSS systems needed for the deployment of next-generation high speed data networks.

     “I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at NTCA’s Wireless Symposium,” said Mr. McFarlane.  “Telecom carriers face an important decision in the next year or two about their WiMAX or LTE deployment strategy.  I hope to share what we’ve learned at Alliance and shed some light on the pros and cons of each technology, and I look forward to gaining insight from the companies attending about real world strategies being implemented.  I expect a lively discussion.”  

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Alliance Telecom Solutions, Inc.

Honored by AT&T as Outstanding Supplier

    Chicago, Illinois, June 6, 2007 – Commitment to excellence over the past year has     earned Alliance Telecom Solutions recognition as an outstanding supplier to AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), one of the world’s leading data, voice, wireless and Internet services providers.

            “We are proud of our long-standing tradition of providing unparalleled products and services to our business and residential customers,” said Maureen Merkle, President, AT&T Procurement.  “We’re successful on that front in large part thanks to supplier partners like Alliance Telecom that consistently go above and beyond the call of duty.”

            Alliance Telecom received one of 39 supplier recognition awards for its work in helping AT&T deliver outstanding service to its customers during the past year.  Alliance Telecom was recognized for its contributions in the Customer Service category.

           “Our relationship with AT&T recognizes their belief in the value of specialized services.  We are very pleased to have been selected for this award,” said Richard McFarlane, President of Alliance Telecom.

            As part of its annual supplier recognition program, AT&T took our a half-page ad in the June 5, 2007, edition of the Wall Street Journal to publicly thank the selected companies.

About Alliance Telecom Solutions –

            Alliance Telecom Solutions is a global consulting firm that partners with emerging and major telecommunication companies globally to develop and implement successful strategies, operations, and systems.  Alliance was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in suburban Chicago.  

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Contact:  Richard McFarlane (847) 782-1500

Alliance Telecom Solutions