Alepo recently signed an agreement with QUBEE for a new business support system (BSS) that will enable the 4G broadband provider to deliver more advanced services to its mobile broadband customers. The partnership underscores Alepo’s growing presence and commitment to telecommunications service providers in Bangladesh.
Wednesday, October 22, Austin, TX — Alepo, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today its plans to expand its business presence in Bangladesh, citing the county’s rapid growth and modernization of its telecommunications industry. The announcement follows an agreement and signing ceremony between Alepo and QUBEE – one of Bangladesh’s leading 4G internet providers.
Alepo’s decision to strengthen its ties with Bangladesh was in large part due to the company’s multiple contracts with communications service providers across the country and region. In addition a recent contract with QUBEE to replace its legacy BSS / OSS platform, Alepo has worked closely with Banglalion (BCL) since 2010, supporting its continual evolution and innovation of 4G data services.
“Rapidly emerging markets like Bangladesh present unique challenges and opportunities to communications service providers that we at Alepo know how to expertly navigate,” said Shekhar Bhat, Director of Client Services at Alepo. “We see great potential in the Bangladesh marketplace, and by concentrating our efforts there, Alepo will be better positioned to leverage our expertise in order to support our Bangladesh customers, and in turn, their customers – internet and mobile subscribers.”
Speaking on those challenges, Bhat said that CSPs in emerging markets often require turnkey solutions that can be deployed quickly and made profitable from day one. He noted that Alepo’s suite of IT and network solutions are market ready and highly adaptable, offering the benefits of a faster time to market, lower total cost of ownership, and assurance in the investment, even as market trends change and technologies evolve.
Augere Wireless Broadband Bangladesh Ltd. (QUBEE) signed an agreement with Alepo Technologies, Inc. for a new business support system, which will help QUBEE to provide more services to its customers. D.S. Faisal Hyder, CEO, QUBEE and Chandrashekhar Bhat, Director, Client Service, Alepo signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Andalib Islam, Local Representative, Alepo and other QUBEE officials were present at the occasion.
“In our selection process, Alepo stood out as the software vendor that not only could provide the best fit solution for our business goals, timeline, and budget, but also Alepo demonstrated a proven knowledge and dedication to our specific business needs,” said D.S. Faisal Hyder, CEO of QUBEE. He added, “We are proud to partner with a company that shares in our commitment to the future and prosperity of Bangladesh.”
QUBEE is one of the leading broadband internet service providers in Bangladesh from Augere. Its network is available in Barisal, Bogra. Chandpur, Chittagong, Comilla, Dhaka, Dinajpur, Feni, Joypurhat, Khulna, Laxmipur, Naogaon, Narayanganj, Natore, Noakhali, Pabna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Savar, Sirajganj and Sylhet. To make a customer’s journey better, QUBEE encourages customers to check network coverage in the area before selling a connection. Apart from being the first to launch 4G ready network, QUBEE has revolutionized how internet was used by home users in Bangladesh. More than 150,000 QUBEE users consume a major share of total bandwidth in Bangladesh. The company is dedicated to continuously provide uninterrupted internet experience using Wireless Broadband technology.
BLU goes live with new 4G LTE services in Ghana using Alepo’s complete LTE solution for policy and charging control, data monetization, customer experience management, and more.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Austin, TX – Alepo, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, proudly announced today that its customer, BLU, has launched 4G LTE services in Tema and Accra, the capital city of Ghana, marking one of the first LTE deployments in the West African nation. Alepo supported BLU’s rapid deployment with an end-to-end LTE solution for policy and charging control, data monetization, customer experience management, and more.
Photo Credit: BLU Ghana, www.blu.gh.com
BLU marked the launch of its new 4G LTE network with an aggressive promotional campaign called “No Limits” in which new customers can receive a free LTE-ready device and one month of unlimited LTE data. As BLU continues to invent new services and offers, the company has confidence in the flexibility, future-readiness, and ease of use of the Alepo system to bring those offers to life.
“With our tight deployment deadlines, it was imperative that we choose a solutions provider like Alepo, whose proven, market-ready solutions meet our immediate goals today while also being able to flex and adapt to our ever-evolving network and business,” stated Ekow Thomson, COO at BLU.
As part of this launch, BLU has leveraged Alepo’s Evolved Packet Core, including advanced policy and charging control, and Alepo’s Service Enabler 9.0 (SE) – a complete, carrier-grade BSS / OSS framework that enables a smart customer experience as well as an efficient back office. Pre-integration of SE 9.0 with Alepo’s advanced policy and charging control nodes means that BLU will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetize LTE services, upon launch and as those services and market demands evolve. Alepo’s platform enables services over multiple access networks, supporting BLU’s LTE and Wi-Fi networks.
In this phase of the launch, BLU focused its LTE network on the delivery of 4G LTE data services. Blu plans to later extend its offerings to include services such as Wi-Fi, Voice over LTE and Video on Demand, assured of its future-proof solution from Alepo.
“We are excited to help bring such innovative LTE services to life for the citizens of Ghana,” stated Dan Stern, Vice Presidentt of Sales at Alepo. “BLU has proven to be a strong and savvy competitor, no doubt an LTE market leader in such a rapidly growing marketplace, and we look forward to our continued partnership to support BLU’s delivery of innovative new LTE products and technologies.”
Blu Telecommunications Limited (BLU) is a Ghanaian owned premier telecommunications company utilizing the latest 4G technology to deliver ultra-fast broadband to consumers in Ghana. BLU has secured a 4G license from the National Communications Authority, the Regulator of Telecommunications in Ghana and will be launching its services in 2014, providing a wide range of telecommunications services including data, voice, Wi-Fi hotspots and IPTV services to residential and business subscribers using an ultra-fast 4G LTE network. www.blu.com.gh