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  • The trade show, in its 22nd year, is the largest telecommunications event in the Pacific
  • The objective of the event is to highlight new and different ways of securing digital lifestyles in the Pacific Islands
  • The Pacific Islands are a centrifuge of innovation given the unique challenges faced by communities
  • Alepo’s Vice President of Sales Amelia Power is scheduled to make two presentations on April 24, where she will discuss opportunities for WiFi offload, and the challenges and opportunities for financial inclusion using mobile money in the Pacific

AUSTIN, Texas, Friday, April  20, 2018: Core network and IT software solutions provider, Alepo will be presenting at PITA 2018 Guam, the annual general meeting and trade show organized by the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association, taking place April 23-27.  The objective of the event is to highlight new and different ways of securing digital lifestyles in the Pacific Islands

Now in its 22nd year, the telecommunications event sees participation from 115 organizations across 35 countries. It is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific. The region presents unique challenges for creating digital communities. Populations are geographically dispersed, and there is a sharp digital divide between, as well as within nations. However, these challenges imply that there is vast potential to increase access.

“Alepo sees the Pacific as strategic in a number of ways. We have always felt that the Pacific provides one of the more innovative markets in the world. As an OSS/BSS software company, we have had a long and successful role in enabling LTE in the Pacific,” said Amelia Power, Vice President of Sales, Alepo, who will represent the company at the conference.

Through two talks, both scheduled for April 24, Power will address the adoption challenges and opportunities of mobile money in the Pacific and how WiFi monetization can complement a WiFi offload strategy.

While limited access to traditional banking services, as well as a largely cash-based economy, implies a potential for mobile money, customers are yet to embrace the options available to them. “In our financial inclusion presentation, we will tackle some of the key challenges for mobile money in the Pacific and look at how blockchain is essential for addressing those challenges as it enables new kinds of partnerships that provide compelling use cases, which, in turn, drive the adoption of mobile money,” said Power.

 “In WiFi offload, we want to look at the crucial role of WiFi in expanding connectivity with low capital expenditure and how monetization plays a role in growing your network organically, as well as in creating new classes of business products,” she added.

About PITA

The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of Pacific Islands in the field of telecommunications. Its objective is to improve, promote, enhance, facilitate, and provide telecommunications services within member and associate countries.

For more information, visit www.pita.org.fj