Following a successful customer deployment at Mauritius Telecom (part of Orange S.A.), Affinegy and Alepo announce a partnership to provide service providers a more comprehensive end-to-end service provisioning solution.
Austin, TX, September 26, 2013 — Affinegy and Alepo jointly announced today a new technology partnership between the Austin-based software leaders. As a result of a customer deployment in Mauritius, each will offer joint solutions providing for a complete, highly automated end-to-end system for service provisioning and complete customer activation, including device registration and validated service configuration. Service providers of both fixed and mobile networks will benefit from the partnership between Affinegy and Alepo, whose pre-integrated products bring a total solution for service provisioning that eliminates IT investment and pre-deployment planning to enable faster introduction of new service offerings at lowered operational expense.
The joint solution enables Customer Service Agents (CSA) to easily provision new services to customers. In an Alepo-Affinegy deployment, the CSA would use Alepo’s Service Enabler (SE) Customer Management System to select the services of interest to the customer. SE would then create and manage the policies administered by Alepo’s AAA Policy Management server. Once home, the customer would plug in the access device, like a DSL modem, and then be redirected to Affinegy’s Customer Activation Portal where the device would be authenticated through the RADIUS integration with Alepo’s Service Enabler. Affinegy’s Auto Configuration Server would set the parameters of the device to match the SE service policies and the customer would then be fully operational with his chosen service bundle.
Alepo Service Enabler is a modular, carrier-grade BSS / OSS software framework that enables the delivery, monetization, and management of the latest IP data services. With modules encompassing revenue assurance, service and resource management, reporting and analytics, and customer management, Service Enabler allows providers to build a robust back office solution that is flexible, reliable, and extremely high-performing.
Affinegy offers a carrier-class ACS platform, based on the TR-069 standard, which has been deployed globally, and is built to manage several million devices – routers, DSL/cable gateways, ONTs, LTE/WiMAX modems, SIP phones and set top boxes – from a single server. Affinegy’s Customer Care Agent and Home Portals provide intuitive GUIs, enabling remote and self-care fixes to network and services issues that reduce OPEX and increase ARPU by enabling advanced revenue-generating services.
The IOT event was completed in June 2013. “It is great when two companies cooperate in a strong way on behalf of the end customer. We envision this integration effort will benefit other Service Providers looking to drive efficiencies in their operations” said Frank LaBarbera, Affinegy’s SVP Sales and Marketing.
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Affinegy’s software brings together the Internet of All Things™ into a single experience for profitable quality connections. Affinegy’s smart network management solutions automatically provision, configure, and manage the network and devices that are at the heart of new cloud-based applications and services delivered to homes and offices. Leading broadband service providers, Internet-enabled device manufacturers, and application/service providers deploy Affinegy’s solutions to improve the customer experience, increase services adoption, and slash support costs.
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Cielux and Alepo continue their long-standing partnership by the addition of a customized MVNO module, enabling Cielux to create MVNO partnerships to leverage their existing infrastructure to increase market share and revenue.
Austin, TX, September 19, 2013 — Alepo Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of control plane & business management solutions for next generation services, announced today the successful deployment of its Partner and Affiliate Module for the management of MVNO partnerships within the Cielux network for its first MVNO Partner Fastnet, a subsidiary of the famous SIMCO Group who are into mining, hotels and pharmaceutical businesses and now venturing into the ISP business. Cielux’s existing Alepo Billing System will continue providing support for internal rating and charging while extending the network’s utility into partner networks.
Cielux first partnered with Alepo in 2009 to roll out a trailblazing high-speed 4G customer experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the first of its kind in the country. The two companies have extended their partnership over the years, enabling Cielux to respond rapidly to emerging market trends. In 2012 Cielux began branding its super-fast Internet service under the name INET while upgrading their previous Alepo elements to the latest versions include Service Enabler 8.1, Alepo’s 16e AAA Server, and PCRF Lite.
Continuing to evolve, Cielux/INET has now added a MNVO module, allowing them to use their core network as backhaul for a diverse profile of service providers, each with customized web self-care portals and automated customer hotlining to the relevant MVNO. And with in-depth policy management, rating and charging for both prepaid and postpaid, Cielux and its partners are assured of a flexible and automated platform that leverages the existing network to rapidly increase market share and revenue. With real-time enforcement and commission tracking, as well as interconnect billing, Cielux is also assured of a solution that captures and reports accurately on usage and revenue.
“As the market for 4G services expand, it’s crucial that we meet demand by expanding our market share in intelligent and cost-effective ways,” stated Ashwini Kumar Gogoi, CEO, INET/Cielux. “Our continual partnership with Alepo has provided us with these tools, and our current project is no exception.”
“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Cielux by introducing our MVNO customization,” stated Brandon Johnson, VP of Services at Alepo. “We are committed to helping our partners increase their market footprint with savvy network expansions such as Cielux’s.”
About Cielux Telecom
Founded in 2003, Cielux Telecom is now one of the largest ISP in DRC, combining know-how and technical infrastructure to offer best-in-class products and solutions. In July 2009, Cielux started its operations with triple-play services: Data, VoIP, and Video based on fixed WiMAX technology IEEE802.16d on local loop in 3.5 GHz licensed frequency. With its own VSAT Hubs, ISP, and Microwave license, Cielux was able to set up a carrier-class core network infrastructure across DRC. In July 2012, Cielux launched its high-speed mobile 4G like data services based on IEEE802.16e technology in 2.5 GHz licensed frequency in Kinshasa under the brand INET. Cielux is proud to have generated a good customer base, including many renowned corporate customers to date in just 1 year after launch. Cielux will be expanding its operations to all other major cities of DRC within H1 2014. This will pave the way for whole DRC to experience the next generation high-speed mobile broadband services.
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Digicel Samoa launches a wireless ISP with a focus on policy enforcement by utilizing Alepo’s WiFi ISP Billing Solution.
Sunday, 8th September 2013 —Alepo, a leading provider of network and IT solutions for next telecommunications service providers, announced today that Digicel Samoa has launched a wireless broadband network powered by Alepo’s WiFi ISP Billing Solution, comprised of Alepo’s AAA, PCRF lite, and Service Enabler 8.1.
Digicel Samoa enters the market with a desire to provide robust plans to customers at extremely competitive rates, as a means to offer this new service to as many customers as possible. In order to do so, it was imperative that Digicel Samoa choose vendors that allowed them to offer a rich array of prepaid and postpaid plans, both with the ability to preserve revenue and network integrity with real-time hot-lining and real-time Quality of Service (QoS) enforcement.
Through integration with Cisco ISG Platform, Digicel Samoa has launched a network with an emphasis on policy enforcement, offering customers the choices that distinguish providers in the wireless marketplace. Features such like enforcement of bandwidth caps etc ensure a solution that captures market opportunities while preserving the strength of the network. As the network grows, Digicel Samoa is assured of endless and painless scalability.
“Alepo’s services ensures us of a solution that gives us the flexibility necessary to tailor plans exactly to the changing needs of our customers – this ultimately reinforces the quality and reliability of our products and services,” stated Christian Fruean, CEO of Digicel Samoa.
“As the importance of wireless data continues to grow in the marketplace, it is vital that providers choose partners working to monetize their services in innovative ways,” stated Brandon Johnson, VP of Services at Alepo. “As Digicel Samoa enters this market, we are proud to support their deployment with a solution that enables them to distinguish their offers from day one.”
About Digicel Samoa
After 11 years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has over 13 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia-Pacific. Digicel officially launched in Samoa in 2006 and is the local mobile telecommunications market leader. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.