universal pricing tool for Switched Access and Carrier Access Billing
**CCMI's SARPdb has recently transitioned to a new switched access pricing engine; NetExpress.
NetExpress takes all the usage rate elements including tandem switching and transport, local switching and various multiplexing components to come up with a single rate (for both and inter- and intra-state).
NetExpress provides bi-directional pricing for every end office and access tandem in the United States enabling organizations to update routing systems and properly size their networks. To further enhance savings, NetExpress can verify Carrier Access Billing systems (CABs) to find inaccuracies.
The computed costs include use of the accurate distances from the Access Tandem to the End Office plus any additional costs involved where an End Office is a Remote served from an Intermediate or Host End Office. The results are provided by jurisdiction, end office, OCN, state and access tandem.
NetExpress is designed for use in short term routing decisions and provides prices for measured use components for inter-state and instrastate: