WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FINAL LIFELINE BIENNIAL AUDIT PLAN

FCC released late 4/2/14 The Wireline Competition Bureau’s announcement of the final Lifeline Biennial Audit Plan. ETCs that receive $5 million or more from the low-income program, as determined on a holding company basis including all operating companies and affiliates, for calendar year 2013 will be subject to the first round of biennial audits.

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Joe Solana, GSA’s President, will be participating in a highly regarded panel discussion at this year’s Telestrategies event! The event runs May 14-16 in Orlando Fl. Visit the website form more information.
http://www.telestrategies.com/tax/

GSA and TeleSphere Software to team up

February 23, 2014; For Immediate Release: TeleSphere Software, a leading provider in CABS billing solutions, Advantage CABS(SM), Advantage Mediation Plus(SM) and Advantage Wholesale Billing(SM) has chosen GSAssociates as their professional services partner to jointly serve mutual customers. We are announcing our partnership to let the telecommunications sector know that two of the most experienced providers in carrier billing, wholesale business process management, IS solutions and business process outsourcing have joined forces to serve the market.

“WE ESTIMATE THAT AS MUCH AS 30% OF ALL CARRIER ACCESS BILLING GOES UNBILLED OR UNPAID. THIS IN A MARKET THAT IS STILL ESTIMATED, BY TIA, TO BE OVER $1TRILLION IN ANNUAL WIRELINE SERVICES.“ Todd Twete, National Sales Director for TeleSphere Software.

Based in Missoula, MT, TeleSphere Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackfoot Telecommunications Group, recognizes the needs of the industry are changing. “Due to FCC Reform, the CABS landscape has been altered. As a result, our customer’s operations are evolving and they are seeking additional expertise and demanding more integration between our billing systems and other mission critical BSS/OSS platforms. Despite FCC Reform and contrary to popular industry beliefs, CABS remains a viable source of revenue for carriers,” says Todd Twete, National Sales Director for TeleSphere Software. He added, “We have been impressed by GSA’s expertise and their best practices methodology which results in excellent quality of service and significant cost savings for our mutual customers. ”

GSAssociates, the premier telecom compliance outsourcing and business practice consulting company, is based out of Atlanta, GA. With over 10 years in the industry, GSA serves all carrier types on implementation of solutions based applications, consulting and compliance outsourcing services. GSA’s knowledge and expertise perfectly position them to assist TeleSphere and their customers. “We have built a great relationship with TeleSphere Software. We have worked with many marketplace solutions and TeleSphere has the corporate values and devotion to customer needs that we both share.” Says Matt LaHood, CEO of GSAssociates.

“We have seen a resurgence in carriers requiring billing support for CABS who are in need of assistance to navigate through overly complex changing regulations. Carriers are looking for expertise to augment their own staff to ensure conformity and effective results. We believe TeleSphere is the answer to keeping new regulations in check and assuring revenue targets are achieved for our customers.

For more information, contact Todd Twete at TTwete@telespheresoftware.com or Matt LaHood at matt@gsaudits.com.