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Internet-based Phone Service for Small to Midsize Companies
Typically, the cost of feature-rich and scalable business phone systems prevents small businesses from purchasing these powerful tools in the initial stages of

mainstream companies  for access as traditional mainstream services continue to leverage broadband connections. c. Low-Cost Broadband Changes the Telephony Game The explosive adoption of broadband Internet access is aiding VoIP market growth. Since so many potential VoIP customers want features like voicemail to email notification and online account management, VoIP phone service is quickly becoming a logical alternative to costly traditional phone service solutions. Over the past ten years, the market for VoIP has been

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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