GSA to Put On State Regulatory Workshop Pre-Telestrategies

GSA is glad to sponsor the Telestrategies’ Communications Taxation event May 13-15 at the Phoenix Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ.  In conjunction with the event GSA will offer a free State Regulatory (PUC) workshop the morning of May 13 on site.  This informative workshop will cover the following items;

Public Utility Commission Technical Filing Requirements – While many content providers and outsourced service providers focus on indirect tax, compliance with state Public Utility Commissions does not get the attention that is needed.  Your PUC license is a valuable asset of your business. Without focus on Regulatory Compliance this valuable asset can be lost or placed in jeopardy.  This Workshop will focus on the technical filing requirements of PUC compliance.

Case Study in Public Utility Compliance – Regulatory compliance issues, the rules driving commission remittances and imposition based on license type are the focus of the session.  We will also explore recent case studies and activity by the commissions to seek out non-compliant carriers.  This session will map a path, that will avoid the pitfalls of non-compliance and focus on what each licensed carrier type should be prepared for.

Licensing with the Public Utility Commission (A Company Asset) – This session will focus on the various licensing requirements for specific carrier types. The presenters will share the highlights of the process to obtain an asset license for your business, focusing on requirements, process, pitfalls, timeline and cost.

To register for free please follow the following link.  http://www.cvent.com/d/66qsc5/4W

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Industry Leading Trade Partners Team Up to Offer VoIP Evolution – Providing CLECs, IVPs, and VoIP Providers Local Number Access & Control Over Local Number Porting

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Global Strategic Accountants, LLC

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1-866-766-3591

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info@gsaudits.com

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GSA has teamed up with two other industry leading suppliers to provide a cohesive solution to Evolve your VoIP or CLEC business through greater control over customer DIDs. This unique offering allows VoIP providers to gain greater control over the port in and out of customers DIDs. In recent studies, findings show that the average VoIP provider can not only gain greater control over their DID’s but in most cases, it can also result in a significant increase in profit.

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In 2016, the FCC changed the rule regarding qualifications for carriers who wish to manage their own DIDs. Prior to this ruling, only CLECs and ILECs could directly control DIDs, handle porting, gain access to local number pooling, and register to 911. Later in the year, the order was extended to VoIP and Wireless Carriers who register and qualify under the guidelines. In short, a VoIP or Wireless Carrier must be an Interconnected Carrier – either by their own infrastructure, or through interconnection agreements, and show proof that they can and will conform to the Numbering Database guidelines for managing the DIDs they possess.

Providers looking to enter this space, and take control of their numbering assets, are faced with an uphill regulatory battle on top of new administrative challenges. While it is now possible for VoIP and Wireless Carriers, the underlying requirements and procedural changes can be daunting and out of reach for most businesses without significant financial investment.

Porting.com has teamed up with Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (www.gsaudits.com) and Peerless Network(www.peerlessnetwork.com) to unveil a simplified method for VoIP and Wireless Carriers to scale their businesses through new revenue channels, reduced overhead, and enhanced control of their most important asset – numbers. This collaborative solution, aptly named VoIP Evolution, is a process by which providers can transition from a reseller to becoming an FCC-approved Interconnected VOIP Provider (IVP), establish wholesale interconnect agreements to gain access to the PSTN, and gain access to their own numbering resources for local and toll-free numbers.

Research has shown that there is significant cost savings associated with controlling numbering resources. Recurring DID fees are eliminated for numbers that are “on-net” (LATAs where the business has thousand blocks), and provisioning teams gain direct control of the pre-port (LSR) and port (SV Management) process, leading to greater customer satisfaction and faster activations. For numbers that are “off net” you still will have the ability to view and control activities with this program.

In a recent study performed by Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, a business with 15,000 DIDs under contract and 500 ports per month would realize an estimated monthly savings of $10,770. With return on investment being achieved in 2.79 months, the business would see an estimated $99,240 first year benefit and $116,172 benefit in the second year to devote towards additional support for managing the DIDs inhouse.

Together, through this collaborative solution, Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, Peerless Network and Porting.com, aim to grant local number control to providers who have yet to realize their most important business asset.

ABOUT GLOBAL STRATEGIC ACCOUNTANTS, LLC

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC was formed in 2002 with the goal of providing superior telecommunications consulting services and solutions to help clients meet their business needs. They are among the most recognized telecommunications consulting firms in the country and are a dynamic business spearheaded by industry leaders with proven track records of providing unparalleled first-class service to meet compliance and customer needs. Under their guidance, they are able to define clear objectives, deliver topnotch work, and meet deadlines to effectively provide assistance when businesses need it most.

ABOUT PORTING.COM

From CSR/LSR to SV activation and every step in between, Porting.com features full-service solutions for local number porting, CSR/LSR, LSMS, and local number query. With the most technologically-advanced, user- and developer-friendly TPP management and SOA platform on the market, as well as the only provider to include APIs with each subscription at no additional cost, Porting.com is leading the industry in LNP automation.

The overriding goal at Peerless Network is to simplify the interconnection process of telecommunication systems and enhance competitiveness in emerging markets. Peerless does this by building solutions that help customers lower their costs, scale more efficiently, enter new markets faster, and improve the quality of service they deliver to their own customers.

 

ABOUT PEERLESS NETWORK

Peerless offers a complete line of tandem, end-office and value-added services designed specifically to enhance competitiveness in the telecom market. Long Distance Providers, Wireless Carriers, Cable Companies, CLECs, VoIP and Enhanced Service Providers and telecom-intensive Enterprises all rely on Peerless Network to provide high-quality and innovative services, at market-driven rates.