Press Release

Alepo and IBW Announce Launch of 4G Networks

Austin, TX, October 27, 2011 — Alepo and Latin American service provider IBW announced today the successful commercial launch of multiple 4G networks in Central America using Alepo’s LTE-ready 4G Online Charging System. With it, IBW is able to offer prepaid data and voice services over WiMAX today and LTE in the future.

The investment in 4G technology represents a major step forward in the region and reinforces IBW’s position as a market leader. By deploying a convergent charging and billing system that supports WiMAX and LTE, IBW can readily launch new services over LTE as they become available without replacing the existing core network, resulting in lower CapEx and faster time to market.

“In such a transitional period for emerging 4G technologies, it was crucial to implement a solution that can readily adapt to changes in technology, market conditions and regulations,” said Paul Ives Choiseul, IBW CTO. “The flexibility of Alepo’s Online Charging System reassures us of our investment, even as technologies evolve and our subscriber base grows.”

IBW will utilize Alepo’s flexible platform to offer a wide range of convergent 4G services to corporate and residential customers across Central America and has recently launched its consumer brand, Japi (http://www.soyjapi.com) in Costa Rica and El Salvador, with Guatemala to follow soon.

Alepo’s 3GPP-compliant Online Charging System (OCS) is a convergent charging & billing system that handles the real-time rating, charging and balance management of all IP-based services. Part of Alepo’s comprehensive Service Enabler platform, it incorporates business management applications such as revenue assurance and voucher management to create an end-to-end, carrier-grade solution. The flexible, future-ready solution can support multiple radio access technologies (RANs), facilitating the addition of LTE to IBW’s existing WiMAX network or a complete migration to LTE in the future.

“With simultaneous deployments in multiple markets, IBW has proven to be an ambitious and forward-thinking market player,” said Jonathan Garini, Alepo Vice President of Products. “Alepo was able to meet IBW’s aggressive timetable and deliver a market-ready core solution that offers an immediate and continuous ROI.”

About IBW

IBW, an emerging service provider across Central America, is positioning itself to provide high-quality commercial and residential services, including voice, data and video, over a licensed 802.16e WiMAX network. Today, the company has a presence in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador and operates its 4G consumer services under the “Japi” brand.

About Alepo

Alepo Names Randy Cook to Head Worldwide Sales and Business Development

Telecommunications veteran Randy Cook joins Alepo to lead the company’s growing sales organization as the new Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development.

October 11, 2011, Austin, TX – Alepo, a leading provider of convergent charging solutions for telecommunications service providers, has named Randy Cook as the new Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development. With over 20 years of industry experience, Cook will lead the company’s rapidly growing global sales organization.
Cook joins Alepo after his tenure at Nokia Siemens Networks, where he served as the Head of Carrier Ethernet Sales for Nokia Siemens Networks. Prior to NSN, he was the Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Atrica, a Silicon Valley-based telecommunication infrastructure leader, and led the private start-up throughout its merger with Nokia Siemens Networks.

Within Alepo, Cook is already deep in discussions with leading service providers to help them realize 4G market opportunities and secure the position of global market leaders.
“In such an explosive era in telecommunications, service providers today must seek to differentiate services in order to drive the profitability of 4G services,” said Cook. “Alepo’s constant innovation, grounded in 15 years of proven industry experience, pushes the boundaries of what service providers can achieve.”

Cook joins Alepo at a time of tremendous growth for the telecommunications solutions provider. This year, Alepo has expanded operations in North America, and launched new regional offices in South America and Asia. The company’s growth marks a rising demand for Alepo’s 4G evolved packet core products, including the Alepo Online Charging System and PCRF, innovative solutions for carrier Wi-Fi, mobile data offload and more.

Cook will speak at the upcoming WiMAX Forum Operator Summit in Cape Town, South Africa on November 8, 2011. He will also be available in Cape Town for face-to-face meetings and media interviews during AfricaCom on November 9th and 10th, 2011.

About Alepo

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