CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Communications Data Group (CDG) is pleased to announce that it is changing the name of its industry-leading interconnection, wholesale circuit, and special access billing solution, CDG CABS, to BDS-I, Business Data Services/Interconnect Ordering and Billing. According to CDG's Vice President of Product Development, Stan Redden, "CDG CABS has held a reputation as the go-to solution for carrier access billing since the birth of access billing more than 30 years ago. However, with the continuing transition to bill-and-keep for terminating access and the industry growth in BDS and other special access services, the CABS moniker no longer properly represents all of the core functionalities and capabilities of our product. Of course we will continue to manage and bill switched access and Interconnect - it's what the system was initially created to do after all - but the change to BDS-I helps us better emphasize our BDS/Special Access ordering and billing capabilities and realign our product with the sector of our market that offers the greatest growth potential, while still acknowledging the continued value of Interconnect services with the 'I' at the end. Our goal is to continue to extend our reputation as an industry leading provider of circuit ordering and billing services and establish the same level of name recognition with BDS-I in the Business Data Services and Interconnect markets as CDG CABS achieved in the carrier access billing market." The transition to the new BDS-I brand will take place over the next few months.