GSA to Unveil New Strategy for Voice Providers

GSA to Unveil New Strategy for Voice Providers at Channel Partners Evolution

Alpharetta, GA — GSA, the leading Regulatory and Tax Compliance firm in the US, is excited to announce our VIP session August 15 at the Channel Partners Evolution 2016 show in Washington DC. Our Session is titled Business Valuation Through Compliance, What You Need to Know.

This session will not only cover the importance of having a sound regulatory and tax compliance practice for your business but how such a practice can affect the value of your company and ultimately it’s viability as an asset. See GSA’s website, for additional information and real life examples of how bad practice caused the buyer of an existing company with poor compliance routine thousands of dollars.

This session will also serve to introduce Covoda Communications to those seeking to enter the Voice Solutions market but don’t have the resources to properly bill their clients and comply with Government rules. “North America is the largest market for hosted VoIP and unified communications services. From hosted PBX to SIP trunking and data networking, Covoda is excited to leverage its strategic partnership with GSA to provide advanced IP solutions throughout the country,” said Mark Thomas, Managing Director of Covoda. “Our team will share a new model for resellers and agents who want to grow and maximize income without having to become a communications carrier until they are fiscally ready,” he continued.

About Covoda

Covoda Communications, Inc. is a full-service broadband telecommunications company providing an array of business solutions. It has been successfully providing a wide range of voice/telecommunications solutions for more than 10 years.

Don’t miss this informative session. It could present the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. To Register email Jessica Barreras at [email protected] To contact GSA, please call Karine Vosberg at 678.304.6469 or email at, [email protected]

GSA, BeQuick To Host MVNO Tax Event

Tax Workshop offered by GSA and BeQuick November 17, 2015.

General Solutions Associates and BeQuick to host a tax workshop November 17 as a pre-show event to the MVNO Summit held November 18th- 19th in Dallas.

Atlanta, GA — Telecommunications regulatory and tax compliance leader, General Solutions Associates, LLC, along with BeQuick, widely recognized as the leading cloud-powered billing and fulfillment software provider for wireless and MVNO carriers, will offer a tax workshop focused on the MVNO.

Topics offered at this seminar include:

  • Choosing the right billing & rating platform
  • Licensing the MVNO at all levels – federal, state & local
  • Choosing the best packages and services offering for your market &
  • Taxation & regulatory pass – throughs for MVNOs
  • Tax Optimizations & Audit Support
  • Bill presentation
  • Seamless Remittance Strategies

General Solutions Associates (GSA) is a telecommunications industry leader in regulatory requirements consulting, compliance outsourcing and tax processing.  “This workshop will provide strategic and relevant topics to the MVNO industry,” says Samantha Maqueo, VP Regulatory for GSA.

BeQuick is 100% devoted to the future of MVNO enablement. Designed for mobile from the ground up, the BeQuick Cloud BSS/OSS for Mobile is a powerful hosted back office service that enables the management and monetization of the entire subscriber lifecycle.

“We are confident that MVNOs developing or enhancing their business will benefit from this workshop,” says Steve McIntosh, COO of BeQuick.

GSA and BeQuick encourage our workshop participants to take in the solutions and networking benefits of the MVNO Summit.  As a registered attendee to the MVNO Summit and a client of either GSA or BeQuick you will automatically be given a place at the workshop. To register please go to

To find out more about BeQuick solutions visit their website at  To learn more about how GSA can manage your regulatory and tax obligations visit


GSA; OneBill to Offer Free Webinar

GSA and OneBill are excited to announce a free webinar titled;

“Billing, Taxation and Compliance – Why Outsource?”

During the Webinar you will learn and engage in the following;

  • How to reduce risk and cost in your back office;
  • What full-lifecycle revenue management can offer to close the gaps and improve your metrics;
  • How to understand your taxation footprint and work towards compliance – quickly; and
  • How outsourced solutions can streamline operations, reduce risk and maximize revenue and margins.

To register please follow the following link:

GSA Offers new Carrier Credentialling Certificate Management Tool

GSA launches new business document tool

RBO Cert Tracker™ allows quick storage, management and retrieval of required forms and documents.

Atlanta, Ga — GSA, a leading provider of regulatory, tax and compliance solutions to the telecom industry, has announced the launch of RBO Cert Tracker™. The new tool is designed to meet the needs of telecom providers with multiple documents, exemption certificates and time-sensitive paperwork to manage.

“This is a key addition to our innovative suite of back office business resources,” says Joe Solana, the company’s president. “From W9 forms to complex contracts and attachments, as well as corporate credentialing and revalidation—RBO Cert Tracker™ provides a superior approach to keeping track of documents while minimizing cost.”

Now more than ever, forms and certificates necessary to meet government regulations must be securely stored and instantly accessible, he notes.

In designing the new product GSA heard the needs of clients who have to track, store and complete multiple forms for each company they do business with, says Samantha Macqueo, GSA’s vice-president for regulatory matters.

“Documents such as exemption certificates can be critical components to many telecom contracts, and mismanagement opens the door to very real risks,” she says. “With RBO Cert Tracker™ documents and certificates are stored and managed easily and cost-effectively.”

GSA plans to debut RBO Cert Tracker™ at the 2014 Cloud Partners Expo in New Orleans September 8-10, 2014. “This is a perfect venue to launch what our industry will agree is a well-designed and much needed management tool,” adds Solana. “We look forward to the opportunity to showcase its many built-in advantages.”

Based in Atlanta, GSA has been providing telecommunications consulting services and solutions to businesses since 2002.

For more information about GSA or its products visit them at or email Karine Vosberg at [email protected]

GSA Welcomes Samantha Maqueo to Executive team!

General Solutions Associates, LLC (GSA), a leading Telecommunications Regulatory Outsourcing and State and Local Tax compliance Advisor, welcomes our newest team member. Samantha Maqueo, who formerly served in various capacities as the Regulatory and Tax Compliance process owner, Billing and Tax Policy research professional, and State Regulatory Annual Reporting liaison for Cox Communications, Inc., Cox Enterprises, Inc., has joined GSA and will lead our Regulatory Advisory and Tax Consulting divisions.

Samantha is widely known by our industry to hold specific expertise in SALT (State and Local Tax Best Practices) as well as Federal and State Regulatory requirements and cost-saving proficiency streamlining, impacting the Telecommunications industry. Combined with GSA’s leading role in Business and Operational Support Systems (B-OSS) consulting, GSA expects further success in assisting their clients to increase efficiency in managing all their business needs as the industry changes and maintaining control through their enterprise B-OSS.

“As we have developed our verticals in Regulatory and SALT Outsourcing, GSA has searched for the right expertise to meet the growing customer demands in integrating their policies and practices with the right management solutions. From the moment we met Samantha we knew she possessed the right mix of knowledge and experience to meet our clients’ expectations.” Matt LaHood, CEO.

Samantha will be providing clients, and prospects alike, her perspective on Telecommunications industry challenges. She will impart GSA’s Best Practices approach to streamlined integration, which involves unification of disparate Operational Support System architecture with the help of GSA’s custom integration partner, Blue Hat Services (a leading custom CRM and API specialty group). She will also have the assistance of our internal: Wholesale and CLEC; Wireless and Lifeline; IXC and CABS, consultants, to enable our clients to successfully manage current and future demands of the industry.

Samantha received her Bachelors of Science, with a minor in Economics, from the University of North Georgia, (The Military College of Georgia) and went on to acquire her BBA in Accounting, with a minor in Finance as well. Her experience and certification as a CMI – Sales & Use Tax from the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, display her dedication to understanding her area of expertise, and the industry has responded to her.

Samantha is routinely invited to speak, with her most recent presentations at CompTel, Telestrategies, and RIA user conferences on important issues like Federal USF rules, Managing Telecommunications Exemptions, and Transaction Tax Outsourcing. These are particular areas of foundational success within GSA. Samantha is the Foundations Committee Chair for the UNG Young Alumni Board and is an active member of (WICT) Women in Cable Telecommunications and (IPT) Institute for Professionals in Taxations. Samantha will be leading the Telecommunications tax instruction, for the upcoming 2015 session, at Georgia Tech. She will be leading on behalf of the IPT.

For more information, please contact:
Matthew LaHood, CEO, General Solutions Associates, LLC. 678.687.1435 (D)

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.


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 [email protected] or Matt LaHood at [email protected]