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Saudi Telecom Partners with Alepo to Modernize STC’s Core DSL Network

Saudi Telecom recently selected Alepo to enhance its legacy DSL core infrastructure via Alepo’s high-performance AAA server, Service Enabler, and Policy Framework, resulting in a three fold increase in AAA performance capacity and ten fold increase in system response time.

Austin, TX, March 22, 2013—Alepo, a leading provider of control plane & business management solutions for next generation services, announced today its partnership with Saudi Telecom to modernize its existing core DSL network in order to reduce system lag time while increasing subscriber capacity and allowing new products and services to be introduced to the market immediately, without impact on existing services or the customer experience.

After a rigorous selection process, Alepo was chosen to help STC respond to their growing subscriber base through the implementation of Alepo’s high-performance AAA server and policy framework, coupled with its award-winning OSS/BSS framework, Service Enabler. Alepo’s rich library of APIs was also employed for seamless integration with a network of legacy systems.

Since the implementation of Alepo’s solution, STC has reported a three-fold increase in AAA performance capacity, ensuring a solution built for growth. System response time has increased ten fold due to Alepo’s high-performance provisioning APIs. The system upgrade was completed with no customer disturbances and with no reported data errors.

“With Alepo’s comprehensive solution, STC has gained the speed, agility and flexibility to deliver new, innovative services faster and to meet our customers’ evolving needs,” stated Turki Mohammed Al-Badri, Billing Section Manager at STC.

“STC’s commitment to providing unparalleled service to customers, especially in times of growth and change, presented us with an opportunity to showcase our own commitment to helping service providers respond to an ever-evolving marketplace with flexible and high-performance solutions,” stated Brandon Johnson, Director of Operations at Alepo.

About Saudi Telecom

STC (Saudi Telecom) is the leading national telecommunications services provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. STC provides four key services: Home services which include PSTN, broadband DSL, Personal services which include mobile telephone services and value added services, Enterprise services which provide advanced business data solutions to enterprises and Wholesale services that provide network services to other local operators. In the recent years STC grew beyond its local borders and went global forming a network of business and investments in various Gulf countries, Asia, and Africa. The group is present in Kuwait, Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, and South Africa enabling it to provide services to a bigger customer base and increasing its total number of customers externally by studying and evaluating investment opportunities. For more information, visit STC on the Internet: http://www.stc.com.sa/

About Alepo

Alepo Announces MultiService Forum Membership, Sponsorship of VoLTE Test Event

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.

www.msforum.org

About Alepo

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