Alepo recently signed an agreement with QUBEE for a new business support system (BSS) that will enable the 4G broadband provider to deliver more advanced services to its mobile broadband customers. The partnership underscores Alepo’s growing presence and commitment to telecommunications service providers in Bangladesh.
Wednesday, October 22, Austin, TX — Alepo, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today its plans to expand its business presence in Bangladesh, citing the county’s rapid growth and modernization of its telecommunications industry. The announcement follows an agreement and signing ceremony between Alepo and QUBEE – one of Bangladesh’s leading 4G internet providers.
Alepo’s decision to strengthen its ties with Bangladesh was in large part due to the company’s multiple contracts with communications service providers across the country and region. In addition a recent contract with QUBEE to replace its legacy BSS / OSS platform, Alepo has worked closely with Banglalion (BCL) since 2010, supporting its continual evolution and innovation of 4G data services.
“Rapidly emerging markets like Bangladesh present unique challenges and opportunities to communications service providers that we at Alepo know how to expertly navigate,” said Shekhar Bhat, Director of Client Services at Alepo. “We see great potential in the Bangladesh marketplace, and by concentrating our efforts there, Alepo will be better positioned to leverage our expertise in order to support our Bangladesh customers, and in turn, their customers – internet and mobile subscribers.”
Speaking on those challenges, Bhat said that CSPs in emerging markets often require turnkey solutions that can be deployed quickly and made profitable from day one. He noted that Alepo’s suite of IT and network solutions are market ready and highly adaptable, offering the benefits of a faster time to market, lower total cost of ownership, and assurance in the investment, even as market trends change and technologies evolve.
Augere Wireless Broadband Bangladesh Ltd. (QUBEE) signed an agreement with Alepo Technologies, Inc. for a new business support system, which will help QUBEE to provide more services to its customers. D.S. Faisal Hyder, CEO, QUBEE and Chandrashekhar Bhat, Director, Client Service, Alepo signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Andalib Islam, Local Representative, Alepo and other QUBEE officials were present at the occasion.
“In our selection process, Alepo stood out as the software vendor that not only could provide the best fit solution for our business goals, timeline, and budget, but also Alepo demonstrated a proven knowledge and dedication to our specific business needs,” said D.S. Faisal Hyder, CEO of QUBEE. He added, “We are proud to partner with a company that shares in our commitment to the future and prosperity of Bangladesh.”
QUBEE is one of the leading broadband internet service providers in Bangladesh from Augere. Its network is available in Barisal, Bogra. Chandpur, Chittagong, Comilla, Dhaka, Dinajpur, Feni, Joypurhat, Khulna, Laxmipur, Naogaon, Narayanganj, Natore, Noakhali, Pabna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Savar, Sirajganj and Sylhet. To make a customer’s journey better, QUBEE encourages customers to check network coverage in the area before selling a connection. Apart from being the first to launch 4G ready network, QUBEE has revolutionized how internet was used by home users in Bangladesh. More than 150,000 QUBEE users consume a major share of total bandwidth in Bangladesh. The company is dedicated to continuously provide uninterrupted internet experience using Wireless Broadband technology.
Alepo Technologies, Inc. announced its partnership with BLU Telecommunications Limited (BLU) to launch new 4G LTE services in Ghana. Alepo will deploy a complete LTE solution for policy control, charging, and BSS / OSS.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Austin, TX — Alepo, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today that it will provide policy and charging control for a new 4G LTE network at BLU Telecommunications in Ghana. Blu plans to launch LTE services – including data, voice, IPTV and Wi-Fi hotspots for residential and commercial customers – in the second half of 2014.
As part of the network launch, BLU will leverage Alepo’s Service Enabler 9.0 (SE) – a complete, carrier-grade BSS / OSS framework that enables a smart customer experience as well as an efficient back office. Pre-integration of SE 9.0 with Alepo’s policy and charging control nodes means that BLU will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetize LTE services, upon launch and as those services and market demands evolve.
Initially, BLU will focus its LTE network on the delivery of data, Wi-Fi, content, and IPTV. Blu plans to later extend its offerings to include services such as IMS & VoLTE, assured of its future-proof solution from Alepo.
“It was vital that we choose a scalable and flexible solutions provider such as Alepo, experienced in multi-service, convergent charging and policy with a strong dedication to LTE,” stated Ekow Thomson, COO at BLU.
Alepo will also provide a high-performance AAA infrastructure to support Wi-Fi hotspot services, and will integrate its platform with third-party vendors including Cisco and Huawei.
“We are excited to deliver such high value to our LTE service provider customers,” stated Dan Stern, Vice President of Sales at Alepo. “With our proven dedication to launching innovative LTE services for service providers around the world, Alepo has significant insight into the immediate and long-term goals of LTE service providers. We continue to develop advanced software solutions that enable our customers to lead their markets with the delivery and monetization of new data services and capabilities.”
Blu Telecommunications Limited (BLU) is a Ghanaian owned premier telecommunications company utilizing the latest 4G technology to deliver ultra-fast broadband to consumers in Ghana. Blu has secured a 4G license from the National Communications Authority, the Regulator of Telecommunications in Ghana and will be launching its services in 2014, providing a wide range of telecommunications services including data, voice, WiFi hotspots and IPTv services to residential and business subscribers using an ultra-fast 4G LTE network. www.blu.com.gh
Alepo Technologies, Inc. announces a partnership with Tishknet, providing Alepo Service Enabler 4G Management Suite with chosen EPC to offer a thrilling LTE service throughout Iraqi Kurdistan.
February 25, 2014, Austin, TX — Alepo, a leading provider of control plane solutions for telecommunications service providers, announced today another LTE win. Tishknet, a leading 4G service provider in the Middle-East, is upgrading its WiMAX network to LTE in order to provide faster and more modern services to a rapidly expanding customer base.
As part of its migration, Tishknet will be deploying Alepo’s Service Enabler 9 Suite including its CRM, OCS and PCRF for End-to-end Convergent Service Management. Through integration with a third-party Evolved Packet Core, Alepo’s solution will provide the backbone for an innovative, Policy 2.0-ready LTE network including mobile apps for easy access and control of the service.
“Iraqi Kurdistan is an area of rapid growth, with customers increasingly looking for faster, more personalized services,” said Rasty Mazhar, CTO of Tishknet. “Our choice of proven vendors in the LTE marketplace assured us of a smooth transition to this exciting new technology.”
Alepo’s LTE Solutions provide a full suite of innovative products to meet the promise of flexible, fine-grained 4G offerings. With market-leading features such as branded Point of Sale, over-the-air device activation, voucher promotions & discounts, mobile app self-care, intelligent re-direction to portals & fair usage policies, Alepo’s LTE Solutions provide a robust, pre-integrated platform to support the most diverse customer needs. With proven success in the emerging LTE market, standards compliance, and multiple IOTs and deployments with leading vendors, providers are also assured of a solution that allows the launch of a best-of-breed network, ready to introduce reliable and nuanced services at breakneck speeds.
“As the LTE market continues to grow and evolve, we are excited to be partnering with Tishknet to introduce high speed Internet & modern services in the region,” stated Dan Stern, VP Sales at Alepo. “We are proud to support their forward-thinking business in introducing new technologies to the region and look forward to a long-term partnership and continued success.”
Tishknet is a leading communications provider in Iraqi Kurdistan. Established in 2011, Tishknet has been providing 4G Wimax services throughout the region since its launch. Now expanding into LTE, the company is dedicated to serving the diverse customer base of this growing market and is actively expanding its service nation-wide.
Autelan and Alepo offer service providers rapid deployment of a robust fully-integrated Wi-Fi platform
Austin, TX, August 2, 2013— AUTELAN and Alepo jointly announced today a technology partnership to enable seamless interoperability for Wi-Fi services. The technology partnership has important implications for the growing wireless broadband marketplace. Providers are now presented with a complete out-of-the-box solution for both Wi-Fi Offload and Wi-Fi Monetization. For Wi-Fi providers of all sizes, the partnership promises a seamless and robust solution for the management of Wi-Fi networks. 3G/4G Mobile providers are also assured of a complete solution that can leverage existing infrastructure to reduce the strain on overtaxed mobile networks. For both cases, providers are assured of reduced integration costs and a rapid deployment.
AUTELAN Access Points and WLAN Controllers and Alepo’s Service Enabler Wi-Fi Hotspot Monetization and Offload platform will seamlessly authenticate a subscriber smartphone to a Wi-Fi network with roaming across the wireless network as it comes within range of the AUTELAN access point. To realize this, an EAP-SIM/AKA device enrolled for 3G/4G Offload can be securely authenticated and offloaded onto the Wi-Fi network without intervention from the subscriber. The Alepo Wi-Fi Offload platform also serves as a gateway towards the mobile core network, communicating with the HLR to match the subscriber’s identity. The result is a seamless and hands-free offload process that will benefit most 3G/4G Mobile Operators or ISPs supporting Mobile Operators with internet services. A similar scenario can be supported for devices that do not support EAP-SIM/AKA like previous versions of Android phones.
With this Technology Partnership, Autelan and Alepo provide an innovative Portal authentication business model for Wi-Fi networks. This business model provides for a network solution that ranges from free Wi-Fi access to fully monetized internet services enabling localized advertisement revenues. The joint solution provides a Self-service platform, and an “apps” solution which interworks with the Autelan Wireless Access Controller and Access Points for carrier customers. The Autelan Wi-Fi system uses SSID, and location based portals with EAP-SIM/AKA authentication for offload.
“The Wi-Fi market continues to grow and become an important aspect of all 4G providers,” said Jonathan Garini, Alepo Vice President of Products. “Integration of Alepo’s Wi-Fi Hotspot Monetization and Offload solution with AUTELAN demonstrates our dedication to providing operators with complete end-to-end solutions that aid them in deploying robust networks capable of fully capitalizing on these wireless opportunities.”
“Autelan’s Wi-Fi system comprises of Indoor & Outdoor Access Points and Wi-Fi Base Stations that can offer the most cost-effective solution in providing comprehensive wireless coverage. With the core Wireless Access Controller that can support central management of millions of APs, RF channel optimization and RF power control, Autelan’s CUBE technology guarantees high availability of wireless networks and the best user experience. And now with our partnership with Alepo, we can provide an authentic end-to-end Wi-Fi offload solution and an operable wireless network to carrier customers.” stated Rockies Ma, Managing Director of Autelan APAC region.
Alepo’s Wi-Fi Offload platform is a complete, carrier-grade solution that consists of Alepo’s high-performance EAP / AAA framework, policy controller, MAP / SS7 gateway, and more. The solution falls within Alepo’s greater Carrier Wi-Fi solutions portfolio, which also features innovative products and solutions for Wi-Fi hotspot monetization, intelligent access network discovery and selection (ANDSF), and more. Alepo has implemented real-world, proven network solutions for leading service providers for over 17 years.
Established in June 2007, AUTELAN has become one of the global leaders in wireless and IP broadband carrier grade network solutions within five years. Autelan is primarily focused on providing state-of-art telecommunication products for operators, cable carrier, enterprise networks, as well as other services within the scope of the wireless market. Autelan is currently supplying Wi-Fi products to China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and Indonesia PT TELKOM for Carrier Wi-Fi Hotspot and Seamless Offload application.
BCL found its needs changing as the company rapidly expanded, and chose to continue their partnership with Alepo by upgrading to Service Enabler 8.2 and replacing their existing AAA Server with Alepo’s 16e AAA.
Singapore, June 17, 2013—Alepo Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of control plane & business management solutions for next generation services, announced today the decision of core client Banglalion Communications Ltd. (BCL) to modernize its network by replacing its existing AAA with Alepo’s record-performing 16e AAA Server and upgrading their current Alepo BSS solution (Service Enabler) to the latest version (8.2).
BCL first partnered with Alepo in 2010 as to provide a complete Business support and billing system for its business when it first launched 4G broadband services in Bangladesh. Since that time, BCL has experienced rapid growth and has extended its partnership with Alepo to support its growing client base.
Major reasons cited for the upgrade included a desire to improve the customer experience. Alepo’s 8.2 Service Enabler upgrade responds to this requirement with several customer-centric innovations. Relevant features include a real-time messaging interface to prevent bill shock and increase satisfaction, Aging and Dunning interfaces that automatically hotline overdue customers, and an intuitive 360° account view for both employees and customers. To further streamline their network and increase customer satisfaction, BCL also chose to add Call center integration (CTI) and Trouble Ticketing Service Enabler modules.
In order to fully support BCL’s ability to utilize Alepo’s revolutionary Service Enabler business features, BCL will also be deploying Alepo’s 16e AAA while upgrading. This will ensure BCL of advanced policy business cases, support for many types of access networks, extremely high-performing and reliable growth, and streamlined OPEX.
“Alepo has been not just a vendor, but a partner as our business continues to grow,” stated Tanzila Mannan, President of BCL. “Over the past years, Alepo has been important to our rapid growth in our market and we’re pleased to work with them to upgrade our system to the latest technology to continue to drive our business growth.”
“BCL is the largest 4G provider in Bangladesh, and we’re proud to continue our partnership with them to help them maintain market leadership,” stated Brandon Johnson, VP of Services at Alepo. “As we continue to improve our products to stay ahead of quickly changing 4G technologies, it’s great to have a forward-thinking operator facing the 4G frontier with us.”
About Banglalion Communications Ltd.
Banglalion Communications Ltd (Banglalion) is the largest 4G Wireless Broadband operator in Bangladesh. BCL utilizes WiMAX technology, having obtained a nationwide license from BTRC to provide Broadband Wireless Access services. Banglalion’s license covers Data, Voice and Video. Banglalion now covers 7 divisional headquarters and 30 major districts of Bangladesh. Banglalion is proud to declare that it is the largest 4G network of Bangladesh in terms of coverage, subscriber number and revenue.
June 7, 2013 – Austin, Texas — Alepo, a leading provider of network and IT solutions for next telecommunications service providers, announced today the successful deployment of a convergent 4G solution in Zimbabwe, enabling Utande to provide WiMAX, Intranet, and Wi-Fi services to a diverse client base of residential and corporate customers.
Through the deployment of Alepo’s AAA Server, Policy Manager, and award-winning Service Enabler, Utande is successfully supporting a fast-growing network of 4G users across the country. A solution built to support growth without straining resources, key features include robust web self-care, real-time policy control, and remote configuration and monitoring of a vast network of Wi-Fi hotspots.
“My background as a programmer makes me truly appreciate the work involved in creating and maintaining a product such as Alepo SE,” stated Colin Franco, Chief Technical Officer at Utande.
Alepo’s professional services were also cited as an important element of the successful deployment. Franco also stated: “It’s clear though that the effective and dependable skill and effort of [Alepo’s] support team is a big part of our increasing success.”
Customers of the service have also expressed satisfaction with the speed and efficiency of the service. One customer is quoted as saying: “Your network is very stable. I am really appreciating the quality service I am getting, it really is worth the money I am paying. It is just perfect service, please keep it up.”
Utande, a division of Dandemutande Investments (Pvt) Ltd, has been delivering top quality Internet and connectivity services to the Zimbabwean market place since 1997. Utande offers a broad range of individual, small business and corporate Internet solutions with high-speed bandwidth delivered via fiber and wireless last-mile solutions. Utande is renowned within the telecommunications industry for its innovation and commitment to advancing technology in Africa.