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Alepo Reveals New Solution to Accelerate Growth in Revenue and Market Share on Mobile Broadband Networks

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015, Alepo announced its new Mobile Broadband Accelerator Solution to help wireless network operators rapidly innovate and monetize 3G and 4G mobile broadband networks.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, AUSTIN, TX – Alepo, www.alepo.com, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today its new Mobile Broadband Accelerator – a packaged solution that enables wireless network operators to readily introduce more advanced and differentiated mobile data offerings. Alepo will showcase the solution at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain on March 2 – 5, 2015. With the recognition that the rate of growth of mobile broadband penetration and traffic consumption worldwide far outpace that of revenues and ARPU, Alepo created its Mobile Broadband Accelerator solution to help wireless network operators to better leverage and capitalize on the value of their mobile broadband networks. “We know that mobile broadband revenues today are growing at a slower pace than in previous years, and so we’ve developed the Alepo Mobile Broadband Accelerator solution to help operators stimulate stagnating revenue growth,” said Derrick Gross, Vice President of Services at Alepo. He explained that the solution enables operators to readily introduce innovative and differentiated services – from bandwidth on demand to data rollover plans to prepaid data models and well beyond.

The solution also provides tools to enhance the customer experience, to gain business insights and analytics, and to explore new revenue models and untapped markets for mobile broadband services – all key factors in growing revenues and market share. Alepo’s Mobile Broadband Accelerator solution brings together best-of-breeds IT and core network software from Alepo and Alepo partners and professional services on a single, pre-integrated platform, oriented towards the operator’s mobile broadband business needs and priorities. An open, flexible solution, it is highly adaptable to any type of network environment. The solution can be deployed as an “overlay” platform that extends the functionality and feature-richness of an operator’s existing mobile broadband network while avoiding unnecessary replacement, complexity, and disruptions to existing services. Conversely, the packaged solution can serve as a complete core network and CRM for Greenfield or startup operators. In any case, operators benefit from Alepo’s constantly evolving collection of out-of-the-box capabilities and business use cases as well as over a decade of industry expertise in “all things data.” “In today’s competitive landscape, operators demand greater business and network agility to bring new mobile broadband offers and experiences to market faster, to the right customer segments, and at the right time in order to compete efficiently and to drive up ARPU,” said Gross, adding, “Alepo’s Mobile Broadband Accelerator delivers on all points, making it simple to launch attractive and targeted data offers – regardless of your current network environment.” To learn more or to request a live demonstration of Alepo’s Mobile Broadband Accelerator solution, please visit www.alepo.com/mwc2015 or visit Alepo at Mobile World Congress 2015 at Stand 5H83 in Hall 5.

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Orange Mali Boosts Customer Experience and Network Performance with an Alepo Upgrade

Orange Mali recently selected Alepo to enhance its WiMAX core infrastructure via Alepo’s high-performance AAA infrastructure.

 Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, www.alepo.com, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today that its longstanding customer Orange Mali has recently upgraded to Alepo’s High Performance AAA Infrastructure in order to support its growing WiMAX business in Mali.

A major reason cited for the upgrade was the desire to have a solution that ensures zero downtime and no service interruption for Orange Mali’s subscribers. Alepo’s AAA solution has helped Orange Mali in the creation and delivery of innovative, differentiated services that heighten the customer experience.

With Alepo’s High Performance AAA Infrastructure, Orange Mali is able to bring broadband services and revenue opportunities to market faster without adding network complexity. The platform offers multi-access network support that has helped Orange Mali reduce OPEX and total cost of ownership (TCO).

For this project, Alepo also deployed its CRM platform, Service Enabler, which is integrated with Orange Mali’s in-house CRM. With features like customer audit trail and customer logs as part of a complete 360°customer view, Orange Mali can deliver a sophisticated customer care service in Mali.

“When we started this upgrade project, our objective was to improve the customer experience, reduce operational costs, and ensure there is no downtime of the system,” said Aristide Sanon, CTO, Orange Mali. “Alepo delivered on all three points.”

“We want to be the first technology provider that our customers think of when they need to modernize their IT and core networks,” said Dan Stern, Vice President of Sales at Alepo. “As Orange Mali looks to develop business strategies based on sophisticated customer care experience, we are proud to support innovative market leader as it evolves in the telecommunications marketplace.”

About Orange Mali

Orange Mali SA is a telecommunications company that offers mobile, fixed line, and Internet services through wholesalers, semi-wholesalers, and retailers in Mali. The company is based in Bamako, Mali. It was founded as Ikatel in 2003 and changed its name to Orange Mali SA in November 2006. Orange Mali SA operates as a subsidiary of Sonatel SA.

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Alepo Introduces Package Advisor for a Smarter Online Shopping Experience for Data Plans

In the latest release of Alepo Service Enabler 9.2, Alepo has introduced new and advanced features for the delivery and monetization of IP data services. Alepo SE 9.2 is already in live production at a mobile operator in West Africa.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, http://www.alepo.com,  a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today the latest release of its signature BSS / OSS framework, Service Enabler 9.2, which boasts new and advanced capabilities for the creation, monetization, and delivery of innovative data plans and promotions. SE 9.2 is already in live production at a major fixed mobile operator in West Africa with numerous deployments underway.

In SE 9.2, Alepo introduced Package Advisor – an intelligent tool that assists subscribers in the online shopping experience by guiding them to select the best data plan based on their usage patterns, habits, or other criteria. The Package Advisor helps customers to navigate the mass of choices at a time when communications service providers’ product offerings and promotions are burgeoning with personalized and differentiated plans.

“On one hand, communications service providers today are creating some of the most inventive and competitive data plans we’ve ever seen – social media app bundles, buy one get one free promotions, trial offers for video on demand – plans that are really tailored to subscribers’ lifestyles,” said Danielle Russell, Marketing Director at Alepo. “On the other hand, this wealth of choice can make it difficult to find the plan that works best for you, and so the Alepo Package Advisor can help subscribers to narrow down the options and to select the right one for them.”

Russell also noted the importance of creating a simple and intuitive customer shopping experience, as does the Package Advisor, in order to reduce drop-off and customer churn.

In addition to the Package Advisor, Alepo SE 9.2 enables service providers to bring new products and offers to market faster than ever, whether family plans or shared plans, data rollover, loyalty rewards, free apps, or others. Service providers can quickly create and push these offers via automate promotional campaigns towards specific customer segments.

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For more information on Alepo Service Enabler 9.2 and other Alepo products, please visit www.alepo.com.

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ETB Colombia Modernizes Its Fixed Broadband Networks with Alepo

In Colombia, ETB Transforms Its Fixed Broadband Services with Alepo’s AAA Infrastructure Colombias premier communications service provider, ETB, completes a major network upgrade with Alepo in order to support new service innovation and subscriber growth on its ADSL fixed broadband network.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, http://www.alepo.com, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today the successful delivery of a major network upgrade to ETB’s fixed broadband network across Colombia.

As part of a major, three-year transformation process, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) has successfully launched new communications services, including a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network, interactive digital television, and 4G mobile services. To bring its corporate strategic plan to life, ETB selected Alepo to provide a high-performance AAA infrastructure that increases the established network reliability, capacity, and services innovation.

As part of the network modernization, ETB replaced its legacy AAA server with Alepo’s High-Performance AAA plus PCRF-Lite for real-time policy control on its fixed ADSL network. Alepo’s AAA platform integrates openly and seamlessly into ETB’s multi-vendor, best of breeds network environment. Already, ETB has experienced increased network speed, performance, and reliability in its current network. In addition, Alepo’s AAA infrastructure features advanced noise reduction, self-healing capabilities, centralized session and accounting database, and convergent authentication and authorization.

“With Alepo’s High-Performance AAA server, ETB Colombia will be able to bring broadband services and revenue opportunities to market faster without adding network complexity,” said Ramiro Costa, Regional Accounts Director at Alepo. “Alepo is proud to support ETB as it evolves in the telecommunications marketplace.”

About ETB ETB is a solid, profitable and competitive company. Founded in 1884, ETB has contributed to the growth of Bogota and Colombia and has been witness of the country´s history across three centuries. ETB is undergoing a process of transformation, with the development of the Corporate Strategic Plan, which comprises six strategic programs (N-Play Services, 4G Mobile Service, Wi-Fi, Regional Empowerment, Customer Experience and Strategic Customer Management) being customer care the current focus of the company.

ETB is moving forward in the deployment of a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network in Bogota that allows for higher speeds in the transmission of data and information. It also features Interactive Digital Television and launched 4G Wireless Service in October 2014, which enabled it to start competing in the fourth generation mobile telephony marketplace. www.etb.com.co

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En Colombia, ETB Transforma sus servicios de banda ancha fija con Infraestructura AAA de Alepo ETB, como proveedor principal de servicios de comunicaciones en Colombia, completa una importante mejora de su red con Alepo, con el fin de apoyar la innovación de nuevos servicios y el crecimiento de abonados en su red de banda ancha fija ADSL. Martes, 3 de Febrero de 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, http://www.alepo.com, un proveedor líder de soluciones de red y software de TI para los proveedores de servicios de comunicaciones a nivel mundial, anunció hoy la entrega exitosa de una importante mejora a la red de banda ancha fija de ETB. Como parte de un proceso de transformación de 3 años, ETB (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá) ha lanzado exitosamente nuevos servicios de comunicaciones, incluyendo una red de Fibra Óptica al Hogar (FTTH), Televisión Digital Interactiva y Servicios Móviles 4G. Para dar vida a su plan corporativo estratégico, ETB seleccionó a Alepo para proporcionar una infraestructura de AAA de alto rendimiento, que aumenta la fiabilidad de la red establecida, capacidad y posibilidad de ofrecer servicios innovadores. Como parte de la modernización de la red, ETB reemplazó su servidor AAA de legado con el AAA de alto rendimiento de Alepo, más la herramienta PCRF-Lite para el control de políticas en tiempo real en la red ADSL fija. La plataforma AAA de Alepo se integra de manera abierta y sin problemas a la red de ETB, compuesta de proveedores múltiples de forma “Best-of-Breeds”. Con esta actualización, ETB ya ha experimentado un aumento de velocidad, rendimiento y fiabilidad de su actual red. Además, la infraestructura AAA de Alepo cuenta con avances en la reducción de ruido, capacidad de auto-curación, base de datos de sesiones y contabilidad centralizadas, y autenticación y autorización convergentes. “Con el servidor AAA de Alto Rendimiento de Alepo, ETB Colombia será capaz de llevar los servicios de banda ancha y las oportunidades de ingresos al mercado más rápido sin añadir complejidad a la red”, dijo Ramiro Costa, Director Regional de Cuentas en Alepo. “Alepo se enorgullece de apoyar a ETB a medida que evoluciona en el mercado de las telecomunicaciones.” Acerca de ETB ETB es una empresa sólida, rentable y competitiva. Fundada en 1884, ETB ha contribuido con el crecimiento de Bogotá y de Colombia y ha sido testigo de la historia del país, a través de tres siglos. ETB vive un proceso de transformación, con el desarrollo del Plan Estratégico Corporativo, conformado por seis programas estratégicos (Servicios N-Play, Servicios Móviles 4G, Wi-Fi, Potencialización de Regionales, Experiencia al cliente y Gestión Estratégica del Cliente) siendo la atención al usuario, el actual foco de la compañía. ETB avanza en la instalación en Bogotá de la red de Fibra Óptica (FTTH), tecnología de punta que permite mayores velocidades en la transmisión de datos e información. También cuenta con Televisión Interactiva Digital y lanzó en octubre de 2014, los Servicios Móviles 4G, con los cuales entra a competir en el mundo de la telefonía celular de cuarta generación. www.etb.com.co Acerca de Alepo Alepo es un proveedor líder de soluciones de software de TI e infraestructura de red para los proveedores de servicios de comunicaciones a nivel mundial. Alepo trabaja en estrecha colaboración con los líderes del mercado incluyendo Vodafone, Saudi Telecom, France Telecom y Digicel, dándoles el poder para competir agresivamente y concretar oportunidades de datos a través de tecnologías y generaciones. Alepo se enorgullece de apoyar innovadores líderes del mercado a medida que evolucionan en el mercado de las telecomunicaciones. www.alepo.com

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