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Horizon Telecom International Selects Alepo & SKSpruce Technologies to Launch WiFi services in Myanmar

With Alepo’s WiFi Offload and Monetization solution, Myanmar’s greenfield operator, Horizon Telecom International (HTI), will be able to fully monetize its WiFi hotspot network by offering attractive WiFi prepaid plans and promotions. Alepo’s solution will allow HTI to launch its service offerings with a high quality of service and unparalleled customer experience.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Austin, TX, USA– Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that it has partnered with SKSpruce Technologies for HTI’s nationwide WiFi service rollout in Myanmar. The WiFi project is aimed at supporting the growth and evolution of WiFi services in Myanmar.

As part of the agreement, HTI will deploy Alepo’s WiFi Offload and Monetization solution, including AAA infrastructure, real-time WiFi charging, billing, and more. With this solution, HTI will be able to extend the most innovative and attractive prepaid WiFi offers to its subscribers, ensuring a real-time, zero-revenue-leakage experience, that benefits both the end user and service provider, across the country.

“We at HTI are committed to providing excellent WiFi services and a better user experience in all the regions of Myanmar,” said Nyan Win, Vice-Chairman and CEO at HTI Myanmar. He added, “With Alepo and SKSpruce as our technology partners, we are sure that we will be able to deliver unprecedented quality of service, at affordable prices, to our subscribers, based on their needs and lifestyles.”

With Alepo’s WiFi offload functionality, HTI will be able to leverage its planned network of WiFi hotspots across Myanmar to enhance customer experience, with a seamless WiFi offload experience via WiFi hotspots at hotels, shopping malls, universities, and other public places.

“We are proud to support HTI in their endeavor to introduce an advanced WiFi broadband infrastructure in Myanmar and make internet affordable, accessible, and available to ALL,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director for APAC at Alepo. “At Alepo, we focus on building innovative solutions that can help internet service providers monetize their WiFi network by launching multiple, profitable offerings like single-use prepaid service, seamless offload, and bundled subscriptions for existing broadband customers.”

With Alepo’s complete WiFi solution, HTI will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetize the WiFi network, upon launch and as the market demands evolve.

“We are very pleased to partner with Alepo to support the launch of WiFi Services for HTI in Myanmar,” said Henry Wu, VP at SKSpruce Technologies. He added, “In its selection of Alepo, SKSpruce is assured of a solution partner with the knowledge and real-world proven products needed to launch WiFi services quickly and cost-effectively.”

About HTI Myanmar

Horizon Telecom International (HTI) is one of the uprising telecommunication services and solutions providers in Myanmar’s Information Technology and Telecommunications sector. The company was founded in 2012 by a group of competent professionals.  HTI is headquartered in Yangon, Myanmar. Regional sales and distribution centers are located in upper Myanmar.

For more information, please visit –  www.telecom-horizon.com

About SKSpruce Technologies

SKSpruce Technologies, Inc. delivers market leading, carrier-class WiFi solutions that allow carriers and commercial operators to meet rapidly growing bandwidth demands and provide their customers with the highest quality of experience. The company was founded in 2011 by an entrepreneurial Silicon Valley leadership team of wireless and networking experts, committed to the vision of an increasingly connected world where high-quality voice, video, and data are available virtually anywhere, anytime through WiFi. SKSpruce has research and development centers in California’s Silicon Valley, and a newly opened center in the Tianfu Technology park in Chengdu, China. Sales and support center locations include San Jose, Chengdu, and Hong Kong.

For more information, please visit – www.skspruce.com

Please Note: At 5G MENA 2017 in Dubai, Alepo will showcase its policy, charging, and CRM solutions with live demonstrations at POD F. 5G MENA will take place on 30 Apr – 2 May 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. For a live demonstration, please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Alepo at 5G MENA 2017.

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Amara Communications Selects Alepo’s BSS Solution and Managed Services to Launch Advanced LTE and FTTx Services in Myanmar

Alepo’s BSS solution and managed services will enable Amara to quickly launch innovative LTE and FTTx services to maximize return on the multi-network investment. Alepo will enable Amara to bring the most advanced 4G LTE data and FTTx services to Myanmar, yielding contextual and personal subscriber data experiences.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Amara Communications will launch a new 4G LTE and fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx) network with Alepo’s complete BSS solution, ERP and Managed Services Offering (MSO), in Myanmar.

Amara, a new entrant to the burgeoning Myanmar telecom market, turned to Alepo for their expertise in launching successful networks. Alepo has a rich experience assisting new service providers globally, with experts specialized in managing day to day operations, identifying pain points, and providing stop gaps. Alepo’s MSO experts will work with Amara to achieve optimized productivity in their business and network IT operations.

With Alepo’s solution, Amara Communications aims for a swift rollout of new 4G LTE data and FTTx services with advanced customer experience for high-end residential and enterprise customers throughout Myanmar. Alepo will enable Amara to offer customers a range of prepaid and postpaid LTE and fiber broadband data plans, as well as innovative data offers and promotions, such as: tiered service levels, zero rating, volume and time based quotas, and QoS based plans. Alepo’s signature BSS solution will improve Amara’s innovation and creativity by allowing it to launch new multimedia content to differentiate itself in the market and create greater business value.

“When picking Alepo’s complete BSS solution, we looked at our present as well as future needs and found Alepo’s BSS solution very scalable,” said Aye Mya Mya Kyi, CEO for Amara Communications. “We found Alepo’s convergent BSS solution to be one of the most flexible and robust solutions available on the market, and as a greenfield operator, it will open a whole new world for the introduction of advanced data services in Myanmar.”

“We are proud to be supporting Amara Communications as they embark on a path to launch LTE and FTTx services, and we are confident that our solution provides them with the tools necessary to rapidly expand their customer base and increase market share in Myanmar,” said Shivani Sardesai, Technical Director at Alepo.

(From left to right) Shivani Sardesai, Technical Director, Alepo; Aye Mya Mya Kyi, CEO, Amara Communications

About Amara Communications Co., Ltd.

Amara Communications Co., Ltd. (ACS) is subsidiary of the International Group of Entrepreneurs (IGE) Group of Companies. IGE Group of Companies is a large Myanmar conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of businesses, including trade, real estate, construction, energy, financial services, hospitality, and telecommunications. IGE is one of Myanmar’s 5 largest conglomerates, possessing 8 subsidiaries that employ more than 4,000 people.

ACS is a Network Facilities Service Individual (NFSI) License holder and works with a range of reputable business partners, including MPT, Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP), Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Limited (MNTH), Ooredoo, Telenor, Huawei, Ericsson, and ZTE. In October 2016, ACS won the 2.6 GHz spectrum auction to provide 4G broadband internet service for regions 2 (Yangon, Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine) and 3 (Mandalay, Sagine, Shan, Kachin, Chin) in Myanmar.

ACS is aiming to provide wireless broadband service with a 4G LTE network (nomadic and stationary). Services include video-on-demand, VoIP, gaming portals, entertainment hubs, and customize business solutions.

For more information, please visit http://www.igemyanmar.com

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation Selects Alepo & Blue Arcus to Launch LTE and WiFi Services in Tuvalu

With Alepo’s LTE and WiFi solutions, Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) aims for a swift rollout of new broadband and voice services with an advanced customer experience throughout Tuvalu.

Monday, February 13, 2017, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning, global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today, in partnership with Blue Arcus Technologies Inc., a leading provider of cost-effective mobile network solutions, the launch of LTE and WiFi services at TTC in Tuvalu.

As part of the project, Alepo will deploy its market-ready “LTE in a Box” and WiFi solutions to enable TTC to launch innovative data and voice services rapidly in the market, and enhance the customer experience in Tuvalu through real-time policy and a customer self-care app.

Alepo’s “LTE in a Box” solution combines essential LTE core network functions, including policy and charging control (PCRF), convergent charging and billing (OCS), and business support systems (BSS) onto a single high-performance platform that can be rapidly deployed and monetized.

TTC is investing in LTE and WiFi with the goal to provide its subscribers with a faster network and a better digital experience. With Alepo’s LTE and WiFi solutions, TTC can bring innovative voice and data offers to market faster, enhance the customer experience, and increase mobile broadband revenues with application-based charging, bundled content & apps, family & shared plans, and many other innovative use cases.

“As we roll out our LTE and WiFi networks we need not only a return on our investment but also a partner with proven LTE and WiFi leadership, innovation, and deployment expertise,” said Simeti Lopati, CEO for TTC. “We are confident that the joint efforts and expertise of Alepo and Blue Arcus will enable us to transform the island’s telecommunication landscape with the introduction of the latest developments in LTE and WiFi technology” he further added.

“We are very pleased to partner with Alepo to support the launch of LTE and WiFi at TTC in Tuvalu,” said Naren Yanamadala, CEO of Blue Arcus. He added, “We trust Alepo’s proven industry experience and expertise in the deployment of LTE and WiFi solutions, having participated in multiple projects together.”

“We are happy to partner with Blue Arcus in the deployment of our LTE and WiFi solution in TTC’s network,” said Vani Manian, Alepo Director of Technical Sales, APAC. She added, “We share TTC’s vision and promise to deliver rapid data monetization coupled with the real-time policy for customer needs which will help TTC provide the best quality of service and experience to its subscribers.”

About Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TCC) is a state-owned enterprise of the Tuvalu government established under the Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation Act 1993 and currently the only operator in Tuvalu. TTC provides fixed line telephone communications and internet services to subscribers on each island and mobile phone services on Funafuti, Vaitupu, Nukulaelae, Nanumea, and Niutao. Apart from a few services operated by the ICT department and other Government Agencies, TTC owns and operates most the ICT/Telecommunication infrastructure in the Country. TTC is a reseller of Sky Pacific Satellite TV service, previously owned by Fiji Television Limited.

About Blue Arcus

Blue Arcus Technologies Inc., a California-based company, specializes in providing cost-effective mobile network solutions across the globe. The company also addresses telecommunication needs through its rural & remote community solutions, maritime & ferry solutions, tactical & emergency solutions, and mobile network solutions.

For more information please visit www.bluearcus.com

About Alepo

For more information, please visit www.alepo.com

Please Note: Alepo will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb 27, 2017 – March 2, 2017.

Alepo we will be located at booth 5H71, Hall 5. Please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Alepo at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

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In partnership with Alepo, Green Com S.A. completes a Major BSS Transformation in Equatorial Guinea

With Alepo’s complete, carrier-grade solutions for policy control, real-time charging and billing, roaming and interconnect billing, subscriber data management, and CRM, Green Com S.A. has launched new 3G voice and data services in Equatorial Guinea.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Austin, TX, USA; Malabo, Equatorial Guinea– Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Green Com S.A. – a mobile network operator, doing business under the brand name Muni in Equatorial Guinea – has launched 3G services powered by Alepo’s complete BSS transformation solution for voice, data, and roaming. The successful completion of the BSS transformation project has enabled Green Com to modernize the customer experience and to gain a competitive edge with advanced mobile offers and bundles.

Green Com leadership cited the need to evolve the existing network and IT infrastructure in order to streamline business processes and operations. The project resulted in a more agile and convergent network environment that enables Green Com to launch innovative mobile offers and service bundles faster than ever. With Alepo’s policy and charging control (PCC) framework, Green Com S.A. today can launch popular mobile data offers and promotions, such as app-based bundles, turbo or on-demand bandwidth, family plans and shared wallets, location-based offers, and much more.

                                                              Oumar Bonkoungou, CEO, Green Com

Oumar Bonkoungou, CEO, Green Com

Alepo’s PCC solution enables real-time data usage alerts and the ability to require SMS authorization from a subscriber before mobile data overage services are charged. With Alepo’s solution subscribers enjoy full control over their data usage leading to a more transparent and positive customer experience. In addition, this allows Green Com S.A. to deliver hyper-contextual, in-the-moment promotional offers and brand-boosting discounts.

“We understand the need for telcos to be focused on subscribers’ demands and come up with innovative services that resonates with their digital lifestyles,” said Charles Borome, CTO at Green Com S.A. He added, “With Alepo as our technology partner, we are now able to deliver unprecedented quality and value of services to our subscribers based on their needs and lifestyles in real time.”

Since the implementation of Alepo’s solution, Green Com S.A. has reported early signs of subscriber growth. The project was implemented within ten months with no customer disturbances and with no reported data errors. As part of the project, Alepo delivered a carrier-grade BSS software framework that combines advanced policy and charging control, DPI, CRM, and convergent billing on a unified cross-functional platform. Alepo SE made it possible for Green Com to bring together multiple communications services, including mobile voice, data, content, and VAS, as well as multiple access technologies in a single, truly convergent BSS environment. This led to reduced complexity and operational costs for Green Com.

“Green Com S.A. has shown tremendous leadership in the region through its efforts to modernize its legacy system, which will benefit its customers, employees, and stakeholders alike,” said Shivani Sardesai, Director for Africa region at Alepo.  She added, “We’re proud to be Green Com’s preferred technology partner to turn this vision into reality.”

Alepo’s partnership with Green Com S.A. marks the company’s second deployment in Equatorial Guinea, following a successful deployment of policy, charging, and billing solutions for fixed and mobile data networks in the region. In the surrounding region, Alepo supports mobile operators and internet service providers in Ghana, Nigeria, and Niger.

About Green Com

Green Com S.A is an established mobile network operator in Equatorial Guinea, offering 2G mobile services. In August 2016 Green Com launched its 3G data services in Equatorial Guinea. The company is built on the principles of making quality products and providing innovative and reliable services. Green Com S.A.’s unique service has established its place in this industry. This allows the company to make a distinctive and substantial impact for its clients.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/muni-eg

Alepo Introduces New Global Technical Assistance Center, Managed Services Offerings for Communications Service Providers

To fully support the diversifying needs of global telecommunications service providers, Alepo launched its new Global Technical Assistance Center as well as a new Managed Services portfolio.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com), a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today the launch of its Global Technical Assistance Center (GTAC) and new Managed Services portfolio for its communications service provider clients. With a full suite of technical and business support services, including systems integration, monitoring, business consulting, and more, Alepo is well-positioned to serve the dynamic needs of communications service providers in today’s data-driven global marketplace.

Client success and a renowned quality of service in support have long set Alepo apart from other and larger technology providers and have attributed to Alepo’s long-term, multi-deployment partnerships with leading CSP groups like Orange and Digicel. Alepo made the decision to bolster its support services with the creation of GTAC and a complete managed services portfolio in response to a growing demand for advanced technical and business skill sets and subject matter expertise, especially in mobile broadband, LTE, virtualization, and Carrier Wi-Fi networks.

“In today’s telecom industry, marked by a constant evolution in technology, market pressures, and customer expectations, operators are leveraging technical assistance and managed services not only as a way to cut OPEX, but also as a way to extend the knowledge and skill sets of their internal technical and business teams,” said Atul Ajmani, Unit Head at Alepo. He added, “With Alepo GTAC and Managed Services, our operator clients are able to readily ensure network high performance, plan for ecosystem changes, build a better customer experience, and create executable strategy for data monetization and market differentiation.”

Alepo GTAC

Alepo’s Global Technical Assistance Center (GTAC) is Alepo’s in-house technical services department that builds upon the technology maker’s renowned support services. Alepo GTAC comprises of a team of skilled and experienced support professionals and engineers who provide immediate response, technical assistance, and implementation services to existing Alepo clients. Alepo GTAC offers convenient, multi-channel, 24 x 7 x 365 support in many languages. All Alepo clients are able to subscribe to GTAC on an annual or multi-year basis.

Alepo Managed Services

Alepo’s Managed Services offerings furnish communications service providers with the proven expertise and manpower to deliver on today’s most pressing challenges and opportunities that surround their businesses, technologies, and customers. Equipped with a diverse and talented team of subject matter experts, business analysts, system and network engineers, and systems integration specialists, Alepo serves its clients with best-in-class managed services.

With Alepo as a strategic “All Things Data” technology partner, communications service providers gain the assurance of a mature and established technology vendor that can confidently help them to optimize their networks, save costs, evolve to new IP-based technologies, generate a rapid ROI, and deliver the most compelling data services and customer experiences.

Alepo Managed Services may be packaged in any combination and purchased on demand to best suit each operator’s individual and timely needs. Alepo

Managed Services include the following –

  • Alarm Monitoring & Handling
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Backup & Archiving
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Batch Billing Quality Checks
  • Marketing, Product & Promotions
  • Voucher Management
  • Planned Activity Management
  • Application Admin
  • Database Admin
  • System Admin
  • Onsite Handholding Support
  • Service Fulfilment Coordinator (Offsite)
  • Reports Management
  • Security Audits
  • Solution & Integration
  • Change Request Bucket

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Sri Lanka Telecom Deploys Wi-Fi Nationwide with Ruckus and Alepo

Dominant Provider of Broadband Internet Services Integrating WiFi with ADSL and Cellular Networks to Expand its Offerings and Explore Monetization Opportunities

Austin, TX, Sunnyvale, CA, and Colombo, LK – June 24, 2015 – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), with the help of Ruckus channel partner Alepo, is deploying Ruckus Smart WiFi products and technology across this island nation of over 20 million people, located just southeast of India in the Indian Ocean. SLT is Sri Lanka’s national information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. For over 150 years, it has been the country’s leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider.  

With the help of Alepo, a worldwide leader in providing IT and network infrastructure software solutions for communications service providers (CSP), SLT is combining  Ruckus ZoneFlex™ indoor and  ZoneFlex outdoor access points (APs), centrally managed with the Ruckus SmartCell™ Gateways (SCGs), with Alepo BSS/OSS software infrastructure to create a seamless, high-performance carrier-class Ruckus Smart WiFi network. Sri Lanka Telecom plans to readily expand into new wireless services and markets, and launch multiple, profitable offerings, including: single-use prepaid service, bundled subscriptions for existing broadband customers, automated offload for mobile users, and partnerships with external providers for roaming and wholesale.  

The deployment follows successful interoperability testing with SLT conducted earlier this year with Alepo and Ruckus Wireless.  

“Our joint solution with Alepo provides Sri Lanka Telecom with a comprehensive and seamlessly integrated platform to help enable them to maximize revenue in the growing wireless market,” said Sudarshan Boosupalli, managing director, India & SAARC region, Ruckus Wireless.  

As service providers worldwide are looking to deploy WiFi networks based on Hotspot 2.0, Release 2, Alepo and Ruckus are demonstrating how service providers can leverage their existing infrastructure to maximize the potential of seamless and secure WiFi offload and integration with their existing cellular networks, and the monetization opportunities it can offer.  

“As the wealth and diversity of connected devices explodes, which now includes wearable devices, vehicles, and even home appliances – service providers demand more sophisticated and seamless infrastructure to manage and monetize data over WiFi,” said Dan Stern, VP of Sales at Alepo. “Through our collaborative partnership with Ruckus – a world leader in wireless technology – we are giving service providers the most complete and proven WiFi solutions for increasing revenue, customer experience, and network performance.”  

Sri Lanka Telecom selected the Ruckus/Alepo carrier-class WiFi solution in order to bolster its ADSL data service offerings with a nationwide network of WiFi hotspots. With this deployment, SLT is able to provide WiFi access to existing postpaid ADSL customers, as well as prepaid casual or one-time customers. The solution also makes it simple for SLT to accurately manage the company’s wholesale partners and WiFi offload mobile partners.  

“SLT’s carrier-grade WiFi network provides a host of direct, targeted marketing opportunities for shop owners, companies and big brands within these environments,” said Dileepa Wijesundera, Group CEO at SLT. “With our extensive country-wide fibre optic network, we’re able to provide the end-to-end infrastructure required, delivering carrier-grade WiFi to business locations as well as crowd-sourcing public places. We are aiming to adopt an aggressive expansion strategy for this solution, and already have a pipeline of additional retail sites that we will be launching very soon. Together, Alepo and Ruckus have delivered a robust and proven WiFi solution that will enable SLT to aggressively expand our WiFi footprint and to capitalize on the high demand for fast wireless broadband services nationwide.”  

ABOUT SRI LANKA TELECOM (SLT)

  Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is the nation’s number one integrated ICT solutions provider. The Company is also the major provider of ICT networks and services for top enterprises and multinational corporations representing all economic sectors and other operators & ISPs, public sector, small, medium & micro business and domestic customers facilitates them with seamless and sophisticated connectivity to carry out local and global business operations. The SLT Group provides a full range of ICT facilities and services in the areas of voice, data, broadband, wholesale, enterprise, TV and mobile services. One of the key strategic objectives of the Group is to drive broadband-based consumer and enterprise services by expanding the broadband footprint via Next Generation Network and National Backbone Network and Next generation access of ADSL2+,VDSL2, Optical fibre, Carrier-grade Wi-Fi and both fixed and mobile 4G LTE technologies. SLT aims to be a key regional player by offering state-of-the-art global services provided through multiple international undersea cable systems. Thus, the company has made major investments in international submarine cable systems such as SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE 4, SEA-ME-WE 5 (New), Bharat-Lanka submarine cable system and Dhiraagu-SLT submarine cable system. www.slt.lk  

ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS

  Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has approximately 52,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.   Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless, SmartCell, and ZoneFlex are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.  

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