By Telecom Lead Team:
Lakes Data Systems, a provider of billing, subscriber management and
provisioning systems for broadband providers, has been named an Approved
Provider for billing, subscriber management and provisioning by the National
Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).
operator members have long enjoyed the services of Great Lakes Data Systems and
we are thrilled to once again establish a relationship with GLDS for the
benefit of all NCTC members,” said Doug Hull, NCTC Senior Director.
GLDS was the first to enable
smaller operators to cost-efficiently bill and manage converged services including
digital video, IPTV and Internet, and has partnered with more than 22 different
industry voice vendors on more than 70 VoIP deployments to date.
GLDS was also the first to
help monetize IP-based VOD/OTT services, a project first revealed at the 2011
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
GLDS offers triple play
billing, provisioning and other -tier one’ features – at rates averaging 50
percent less than the large service bureaus. We believe the NCTC offers
tremendous value and is a critical member of our industry, representing this
country’s nearly 1,000 small-to-medium cable operators. We’re pleased to
become part of this distinguished organization as an Approved Provider and look
forward to helping NCTC’s member operators launch competitive services, cost-effectively
and quickly,” said GLDS
President Garrick Russell.
Meanwhile, GLDS plans to
demonstrate the company’s new workforce management platform WinForce tech at
the upcoming NCTC Winter Education Conference. A full-featured workforce
automation solution, WinForce tech gives small operators an affordable way to
move customer management data out to the field, reduce field work calls and
speed customer service.