• The Firefly system recently was used to generate reports that identified a CLEC that was changing Calling Party information on calls so that they could send them over local interconnect trunks and try to avoid toll tariffs. Once confronted with the detailed report, the fraudulent traffic ceased.
    — Roger Barnhart, Champaign Telephone
  • We have been using the NAMS System in our network for over 12 years where it interfaces the switch and the network by collecting the call records and passing to the billing system to collecting SS7 messages in real time for network visibility, validation and correlation purposes to find network leakage. The NAMS has allowed us to streamline many processes that once took multiple personnel days to do.
    — Randy Siler, West Wisconsin Telephone
  • With NAMS Centralized System, we have been able to manage our network at a level that has saved us time and money.
    — Kirk Petty, Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative
  • I would highly recommend NAMS Firefly for any company in need of a quality carrier-class call management solution. NAMS Firefly's ability to capture call records, SS7 messages and network traffic statistics provides the critical visibility needed to effectively manage a voice network.
    — John Monday, Fast Track Communications
  • We now have the peace of mind in knowing that our data is being collected on a reliable robust mediation device and being sent to the billing system automatically.
    — Terry Gentle, Lake Livingston Telephone
  • For more than 16 years, NAMS has helped to seamlessly integrate our various switching platforms into our complex billing system. It has served as an invaluable tool in the rapid expansion of our network.
    — Lou Lombardi, Jr, Cooperative Communications


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Case Studies
ILEC Telephone Company vs. Bypass Carrier
12 Jul 2011 4:32 PM
-Case Study-ILEC Telephone Company vs. Bypass Carrier ILEC Telephone Company - Mid-sized, Rural, Texas-based
Bypass Carrier – Large and with national presence
CMSI NAMS Firefly BTC (Bypass Traffic Controller)™

Eliminate bypass traffic on common/toll (FGC) trunk groups.  

Other benefits:
Identified and caused non-local traffic that was transiting IntraLata EAS / ELC...[read more]
Illinois Telephone Association 2014
10 Sep 2014 2:45 PM
CMSI advises at the ITA (Illinois Telephone Association) conference for carriers to continue to monitor all their network traffic leveraging SS7 technology in order to correlate this SS7 data to billing exchange record data to ensure that carriers are receiving all the revenues due.  CMSI advises carriers this is still an important revenue assurance function despite recent FCC regulation and court ruling given that carriers have suffered significant...[read more]
Metaswitch Forum 2014
15 May 2014 2:44 PM
CMSI releases to the telecom industry market at the Metaswitch Forum a new product called Fraud Tracker Controller (FTC) designed to protect carriers network by tracking calling thresholds and alerting carriers of excessive calling which exceeds established calling patterns in order to help carriers avoid fraudulent international and domestic calling due to IP PBX hacking and other forms of calling malware.
IP Possibilities 2014
14 Apr 2014 2:43 PM
CMSI is sending for immediate press release announcement at IP Possibilities Conference 2014 a new software technology leveraging CMSI's SIP solution and SSR (SIP Session Record) data that is designed to monitor and measure data volume usage for carrier broadband circuits.  CMSI has developed this software technology as part of their latest generation network probe technology which has the ability to monitor both legacy SS7 and SIP data networks. ...[read more]
MTA 2014 Conference
20 Mar 2014 2:41 PM
CMSI announces at the MTA (Minnesota Telephone Association) 2014 regional conference an innovative technology software product that will help carriers accurately tabulate and segment their intra-MTA versus inter-MTA wireless cellular traffic from land to mobile, mobile to land, and mobile to mobile calling.  CMSI has released this product following multiple requests from carriers attempting to comply with recent legal letters from major wireless...[read more]
19 Nov 2013 2:40 PM
CMSI is announcing for immediate press release during the NECA EXPO 2013 a new technology software report that has the ability to help carriers track industry call termination issues.  CMSI is testing the use of the most recent generation CMSI SS7/SIP probe technology as a vehicle to isolate and identify for further analysis various forms of call termination issues such as network dropped calls, phantom ringing with no voice conversation, false...[read more]
Telecom Industry News
Surviving with SS7/AMA
14 Apr 2011 9:38 AM
B/OSS Billing World MagazineB/OSS Chief Editor Tim McElligott interviews CMSI executive staff and publishes an article in the B/OSS Billing World telecom magazine entitled “Surviving with SS7/AMA”.
ILEC Business in the Balance: The Case for Probe-Based Traffic Monitoring
8 Apr 2011 9:43 AM
For the last 20 years, most small ILECs and rural LECs in North America have relied on the tandem companies to provide them with their source billing usage data. It’s been a marriage of convenience. Rather than go through the expense of collecting their own interexchange (IXC) billing usage, why not have the large tandem company such as an RBOC, etc., supply billing tapes to the ILECs to enable the ILECs to turn around and bill the IXCs...[read more]
Tradeshow News
MTA 2017 Annual Conference
3 Apr 2017 2:41 PM
CMSI had a another great trade show at the MTA (Minnesota Telephone Association) 2017 regional conference, where we were able to continue to build key relations with MTA members that have NAMS Firefly systems and those that are looking at it for a viable solution to assist them to manage their network more efficiently.
Rtime - NTCA Expo - 2017
10 Feb 2017 8:00 AM
CMSI would like to thank all attendees that visited our booth at the Rtime-NTCA Annual Expo in San Diego CA. CMSI continues to advise carriers during the troubling times confronting the telecom industry to leverage CMSI technology to capture and accurately identify all network traffic for complete revenue recovery. CMSI has the correct product solutions that meet carrier revenue recovery requirements and will always as warranted continue to develop...[read more]
NECA Expo 2016 Las Vegas, NV
21 Nov 2016 8:00 AM
As more and more telephone companies are turning up SIP trunks, CMSI is right there with them with supplying them the visibility tools to transition from legacy to next generation’s networks. THE NAMS SIP collector and module is designed to monitor and measure data volume usage for carrier broadband circuits. CMSI developed this software technology as part of their latest generation network probe technology which has the ability to monitor...[read more]
Carrier Management Systems, Inc. at Metaswitch Forum 2012
1 Oct 2012 8:00 AM
Metaswitch Forum 2012, Orlando, FL; October 1, 2012-- Carrier Management Systems, Inc., a leading developer oftelecommunications network analysis management software (NAMS), today announced in support of the Metaswitch conference opening keynote and conference theme calling for carriers to embrace and join the "innovation race" an enhancement of their newest software product NAMS Firefly SIP probe for generation of SSR (SIP Session Record)...[read more]
Minnesota Telecom Alliance
28 Mar 2012 4:00 PM
CMSI would like to thank everyone that attended and stopped by our booth during the MTA conference on March 25-27th held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minnesota. Once again this year the MTA conference was a premier telecom industry event focusing on the most important topical industry issues and new technologies. CMSI was proud to attend and be a valued member of the program. 
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