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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

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

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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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Ovum Recommends Telcos to Put Alepo PCRF “On the Radar”

Leading analyst firm, Ovum acclaims the Alepo PCRF as a comprehensive and easy-to-use PCRF solution offering telcos simple ways to manage services, rating and policy rules under a single platform.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com), a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Ovum, a leading analyst firm, has recognized Alepo as a well-positioned PCRF vendor in the latest Ovum “On the Radar” report.

Written by Chantel Cary, Ovum Telecom Operations and IT Analyst, the report recommends the Alepo PCRF as a solution well-aligned with the needs of telcos, enabling them to generate new revenue streams while optimizing network traffic and managing their relationships with OTT players.

“An increased demand on telco networks and competition from alternative services has placed an enormous amount of pressure on telcos, which must find new ways to generate new revenue streams while optimizing network traffic and managing their relationship with OTT players,” Cary writes in the report, adding, “Alepo’s PCRF solution integrates network and customer analytics into an easy to use platform that enables telcos to manage their data networks, partner with third-party services, and generate new revenue streams while enhancing the overall customer experience.”

Alepo recently released a major update to its policy and charging control solution to make it easier for non-technical users to easily bring new policy-driven data offers and products to market quickly.

“In the telco network environment, the role of the PCRF has quickly evolved from being a traffic manager to today enabling a wealth of contextual and real-time data services that drive network monetization,” said Danielle Elaine Smith, Marketing Director at Alepo. “As Alepo continues to innovate policy and charging control solutions that are business and revenue-oriented, it is encouraging to receive recognition from well-respected industry thought leaders like Ovum.”

Alepo’s PCRF is NFV-ready, scalable and can be readily integrated with legacy mobile charging and CRM systems, removing the need to replace or upgrade the legacy network support new data-driven use cases.


On the Radar is a series of research notes about vendors bringing innovative ideas, products, or business models to their markets. Although On the Radar vendors may not be ready for prime time, they bear watching for their potential impact on markets and could be suitable for certain enterprise and public sector IT organizations. www.ovum.com

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To Build a Better Broadband Business in Tanzania, UhuruOne Selects Alepo’s Wi-Fi Solution

Tanzanian wireless internet service provider UhuruOne recently selected Alepo to provide a complete solution for its prepaid Wi-Fi business.  With Alepo’s Wi-Fi solution, UhuruOne will be able to effectively deliver, monetize, and manage an expansive network of Wi-Fi services across Tanzania.

Thursday, May 21, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, http://www.alepo.com, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today a new partnership with UhuruOne, a major internet service provider in Tanzania, to support the growth and evolution of the ISP’s prepaid Wi-Fi services in Tanzania.

As part of the agreement, UhuruOne will deploy a complete Alepo Wi-Fi solution, including AAA infrastructure, real-time Wi-Fi charging and policy control, prepaid voucher management, partner management, and more. With this solution, UhuruOne will be able to extend the most innovative and attractive prepaid Wi-Fi offers to its subscriber base, ensuring a real-time, zero-leakage experience that benefits both the end user and service provider. What’s more, UhuruOne will be able to more easily manage its expanse of electronic prepaid vouchers, resellers, and partners across Tanzania.

“UhuruOne is in a time of exciting growth and transformation as we strengthen our prepaid Wi-Fi business,” said Mihayo Wilmore, Chief Executive Officer at UhuruOne. He added, “In this effort, we have the utmost confidence in Alepo as a technology provider with the proven expertise and solutions needed to deliver scalable Wi-Fi infrastructure that drives revenue and business success.”

For over a decade, Alepo’s Carrier Wi-Fi solutions have enabled global internet service providers and mobile network operators alike to deliver and monetize the latest Wi-Fi services as part of convergent network environments as well as standalone businesses. UhuruOne – a pioneer in next-generation broadband services in Sub-Sahara Africa – will leverage Alepo’s scalable, high-performance Wi-Fi solutions to deliver prepaid Wi-Fi services to subscribers throughout Tanzania, in corporate offices, hotels, shopping malls, universities, residential communities and other locations.

“We are proud to support UhuruOne in this endeavor to advance its Wi-Fi business in Tanzania and to make internet affordable, accessible, and available to all,” said Dan Stern, Vice President of Sales at Alepo. “At Alepo, we focus on building innovative solutions that can help internet service providers monetize their Wi-Fi networks by launching multiple, profitable offerings: single-use prepaid service, bundled subscriptions for existing broadband customers, Wi-Fi offload, and more.”

About UhuruOne, Tanzania

UhuruOne  is one of Africa’s leading telecom companies. With the initial focus on providing affordable Internet access to Tanzania, UhuruOne has grown to create and operate the largest seamless Pay-As-You-Go W-Fi Mesh network in Sub-Saharan Africa. With an unique business model and passion for innovation UhuruOne is a founding member of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization.

www.uhuruone.com

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