BSS / OSS pure player Alepo joins telecommunications industry leaders to develop open-architecture, multiservice next generation networks and promote interoperability within the scope of the MultiService Forum.

March 8, 2012, Austin, TX – Alepo announced today its membership within the MultiService Forum, an organization committed to developing open-architecture, multiservice systems and promoting interoperability for next generation networks. As the first BSS / OSS pure player to join the global association, Alepo is in the company of leading network equipment vendors worldwide.

Alepo’s affiliation with the MSF underscores the company’s commitment to advancing standards-based interoperability and best practices between all telecommunications players. Alepo brings to the organization and its seasoned members a unique perspective on control plane & business management solutions as well as 15 years of experience in deployment and integration within multi-vendor networks, spanning all services: data, voice, video, messaging, multimedia content, and value-added services.

“By working closely with the foremost network solution providers to achieve successful IOTs via the MultiService Forum community, Alepo will be able to grow our list of partners, and extend the benefits of proven interoperability to our clients,” stated Jonathan Garini, Alepo Vice President of Products. Garini noted that those benefits include more a cost-efficient, best-of-breeds network, greater convergence of services and technologies (present and future), and a rapid time to market.

“We’re pleased to welcome Alepo to the MultiService Forum,” stated Jim McEachern, MSF President. “The knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm that Alepo brings to the MSF will make a valuable contribution to our ongoing interoperability program, and we welcome its contribution.”

Without delay, Alepo has already demonstrated involvement within the organization as a supporting member of the first ever MSF/GSMA VoLTE (Voice over LTE) Interoperability Event. The test event, backed by the GSMA as part of its VoLTE initiative, will focus on validating key network interfaces to ensure multi-vendor deployment strategies for LTE/EPC/IMS technology.

“Alepo’s commitment to the VoLTE IOT, alongside Vodafone and China Mobile, highlights the significance of this technology for the telecommunications industry,” said Jim McEachern, MSF President. “The MSF and GSMA are working together to validate the standards that support it.”

About the MSF

The MultiService Forum (MSF) is a global association of service providers, system suppliers and test equipment vendors committed to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice Next Generation Networks. Founded in 1998, the MSF is an open-membership organization comprised of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. The MSF’s activities include developing Implementation Agreements, promoting worldwide compatibility and interoperability of network elements, and encouraging input to appropriate national and international standards bodies.

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