Launch of the data-only service, called ananda, marks Amara Communications’ entry into the burgeoning telecom market in Myanmar
The service provides nomadic mobility and WTTx solutions for ananda’s customers
Monday, August 13, 2018, AUSTIN, TX, USA- Amara Communications is witnessing strong growth in Myanmar, month-on-month increasing its subscriber base since the launch of its data service at the end of May 2018. The 4G LTE network is supported by a billing solution from Alepo.
A new entrant to the dynamic Myanmar telecom market, ananda, is licensed to provide services in Yangon and Mandalay regions.
Using Alepo’s BSS solution, ananda offers a range of prepaid data plans, comprising tiered service levels, volume-based quotas, and other base plans.
Vishal Mathur, VP Solution Integration at Alepo, said, “We deployed our BSS solution for this project, and were able to ensure a smooth launch within the set timeframe. Alepo’s MSO experts continue to work with Amara Communications to achieve optimized productivity in their business and network IT operations. We are proud to provide Amara Communications with the tools necessary to rapidly expand their customer base and increase market share in Myanmar.”
Alepo is experienced in assisting new service providers globally. With experts specialized in managing day-to-day operations, identifying pain points, and providing stopgaps, it is known for its expertise in launching successful mobile and fixed networks.
About Amara Communications Co., Ltd.
Amara Communications Co., Ltd. (ACS) is a subsidiary of the International Group of Entrepreneurs (IGE). IGE is a large Myanmar conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of businesses, including trade, real estate, construction, energy, financial services, hospitality, and telecommunications. IGE is one of Myanmar’s five largest conglomerates, possessing eight subsidiaries that employ more than 4,000 people.
ACS is a Network Facilities Service Individual license holder and works with a range of business partners. In October 2016, ACS won the 2.6 GHz spectrum auction to provide 4G broadband data services for regions 2 (Yangon, Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine) and 3 (Mandalay, Sagine, Shan, Kachin, Chin) in Myanmar.
For more information, please visit https://ananda.com.mm/
Alepo has reached the finalist stage in the “Most Innovative LTE Service/Application Deployment” category, for its BSS Transformation Solution.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Austin, TX – Alepo – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that it has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2017 AfricaCom Awards in the category of “Most Innovative LTE Service/Application Deployment,” which recognizes the best LTE core network development solutions which aid in the development of the core to support LTE networks and the services that will be deployed over them.
Alepo’s nomination is supported by the recently announced completion of a BSS transformation project with Green Com (Muni), a top-tier mobile operator in Equatorial Guinea, for which Alepo provided a complete BSS digital stack platform. The project eliminated revenue leakage, reduced churn rate, and provided a personalized digital customer experience. The full case study can be downloaded here.
This nomination builds upon the company’s growing position as a top BSS transformation solution player. Alepo was previously recognized at the 2016 AfricaCom Awards in the category of “Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience” for its Data Monetization Solution and its recognized track record in delivering ICT projects, both in Africa and globally.
“We are thrilled to be shortlisted in this year’s AfricaCom Awards in the most innovative LTE service/ application deployment category,” said Derrick Gross, VP of Business Development at Alepo. “The recognition is a testament to the importance we put in identifying our customers’ needs and developing a solution that empowers them to introduce innovative, differentiated, and personalized services to market quickly.”
Meet Alepo at AfricaCom 2017
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In response to the growing demand for end-to-end LTE based public safety networks, Alepo, the leading LTE solutions provider selected Parallel Wireless, the leading LTE technology provider, for a joint public safety LTE Network-in-a-box solution that can lower deployment time and costs without sacrificing performance and security.
Monday, October 23, Austin, TX – Ahead of AfricaCom 2017, Alepo today announced the selection of Parallel Wireless (www.parallelwireless.com) technology to provide LTE-based network-in-a-box for the global public safety market. The announcement is supported with a trial with a first responder network in the Pacific Rim region prone to earthquakes. The fire, police, and ambulance services in the region will benefit greatly from an independent, private network that doesn’t rely on the public communications networks, which can go down or be congested during an emergency.
The combined public safety solution provides an end-to-end, LTE ready, mission-critical network-in-a-box. The solution pairs Alepo’s PCRF and HSS with Parallel Wireless’s RAN hardware, microwave backhaul, HetNet gateway and embedded evolved packet core. As an end-to-end package, the solution yields significant cost-saving benefits, including a ready and rapid deployment, proven interoperability, and ease of daily operations.
According to the latest market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the public safety LTE market is expected to be valued over USD 3 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 25.7% from USD 782.9 million in 2017. As per the report, the government initiatives toward public safety, and the rising demand for unmanned operations and remote surveillance is driving the need for public safety LTE infrastructure and services.
Private LTE network-in-a-box, tailored for emergency services and tactical communication needs, can be transformative for first responders, especially in areas where there is no existing coverage or coverage is spotty. The joint public safety solution can be deployed in various tactical and multi-cast environments, from police station coverage to ad-hoc scenarios in case of emergencies. 4G LTE in public safety gives law enforcement the advantage to access information, stream video, and collaborate in real time. “LTE can allow public safety field personnel to use bandwidth-intensive applications, such as real-time video/CCTV, which narrowband data networks cannot deliver,” said Derrick Gross, Vice President of Business Development at Alepo. “The public safety LTE market is coming out of the infancy stage and has already experienced good growth trajectory in the last few years, which, in our eyes, is a sure sign of an optimistic future.”
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Alepo’s BSS solution and managed services will enable Amara to quickly launch innovative LTE and FTTx services to maximize return on the multi-network investment. Alepo will enable Amara to bring the most advanced 4G LTE data and FTTx services to Myanmar, yielding contextual and personal subscriber data experiences.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Amara Communications will launch a new 4G LTE and fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx) network with Alepo’s complete BSS solution, ERP and Managed Services Offering (MSO), in Myanmar.
Amara, a new entrant to the burgeoning Myanmar telecom market, turned to Alepo for their expertise in launching successful networks. Alepo has a rich experience assisting new service providers globally, with experts specialized in managing day to day operations, identifying pain points, and providing stop gaps. Alepo’s MSO experts will work with Amara to achieve optimized productivity in their business and network IT operations.
With Alepo’s solution, Amara Communications aims for a swift rollout of new 4G LTE data and FTTx services with advanced customer experience for high-end residential and enterprise customers throughout Myanmar. Alepo will enable Amara to offer customers a range of prepaid and postpaid LTE and fiber broadband data plans, as well as innovative data offers and promotions, such as: tiered service levels, zero rating, volume and time based quotas, and QoS based plans. Alepo’s signature BSS solution will improve Amara’s innovation and creativity by allowing it to launch new multimedia content to differentiate itself in the market and create greater business value.
“When picking Alepo’s complete BSS solution, we looked at our present as well as future needs and found Alepo’s BSS solution very scalable,” said Aye Mya Mya Kyi, CEO for Amara Communications. “We found Alepo’s convergent BSS solution to be one of the most flexible and robust solutions available on the market, and as a greenfield operator, it will open a whole new world for the introduction of advanced data services in Myanmar.”
“We are proud to be supporting Amara Communications as they embark on a path to launch LTE and FTTx services, and we are confident that our solution provides them with the tools necessary to rapidly expand their customer base and increase market share in Myanmar,” said Shivani Sardesai, Technical Director at Alepo.
(From left to right) Shivani Sardesai, Technical Director, Alepo; Aye Mya Mya Kyi, CEO, Amara Communications
About Amara Communications Co., Ltd.
Amara Communications Co., Ltd. (ACS) is subsidiary of the International Group of Entrepreneurs (IGE) Group of Companies. IGE Group of Companies is a large Myanmar conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of businesses, including trade, real estate, construction, energy, financial services, hospitality, and telecommunications. IGE is one of Myanmar’s 5 largest conglomerates, possessing 8 subsidiaries that employ more than 4,000 people.
ACS is a Network Facilities Service Individual (NFSI) License holder and works with a range of reputable business partners, including MPT, Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP), Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Limited (MNTH), Ooredoo, Telenor, Huawei, Ericsson, and ZTE. In October 2016, ACS won the 2.6 GHz spectrum auction to provide 4G broadband internet service for regions 2 (Yangon, Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine) and 3 (Mandalay, Sagine, Shan, Kachin, Chin) in Myanmar.
ACS is aiming to provide wireless broadband service with a 4G LTE network (nomadic and stationary). Services include video-on-demand, VoIP, gaming portals, entertainment hubs, and customize business solutions.
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.
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.
As the Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority (NTA) looks to rapidly evolve the country’s mobile broadband infrastructure from 2G to 4G, it recently enlisted two U.S.-based LTE technology providers – Alepo and Blue Arcus – to deploy a turnkey LTE & WiFi solution in the island nation.
Thursday, September 08, 2016, Majuro, Marshall Islands; Austin, TX; San Jose, CA – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers worldwide, announced today a new partnership with Blue Arcus Technologies Inc. to launch 4G LTE and WiFi services across the Marshall Islands with the National Telecommunications Authority (NTA).
With a vision to provide customers with high-speed fixed and mobile internet services throughout the Marshall Islands, NTA made the decision to rapidly evolve its mobile broadband infrastructure from 2G to 4G LTE and WiFi. In doing so, NTA will be able to offer faster, more reliable mobile broadband services, more personalized data plans and offers for every type of customer, and create a more modern customer experience.
“NTA is committed to providing reliable, high-quality communications services everywhere in the Marshall Islands, and by upgrading our networks to 4G LTE and WiFi, we will be able to give our customers and visitors a greater digital experience,” said Thomas Jr. Kijiner, President and CEO for NTA. “We are confident in our selection of Alepo and Blue Arcus to make our vision of 4G LTE a reality.”
As part of the project, Alepo will deploy its convergent, real-time charging and billing solution, which enables communications service providers like NTA to accelerate time to market of new services and offers, to modernize the customer experience with web and mobile app self-service channels, and to differentiate services via app-based charging, service bundles, family and shared plans, prepaid and pay-as-you-go data plans, flexible promotional offers and loyalty rewards, and much more. Alepo’s solution combines essential LTE evolved packet core network functions, including advanced policy and charging control (PCRF), real-time charging and billing (OCS / OFCS), AAA infrastructure for WiFi interworking, and additional business support systems (BSS), onto a single, high-performance platform that can be rapidly deployed and monetized. In addition, Alepo will integrate with the legacy mobile core infrastructure to create a truly convergent mobile environment.
“We are proud to work alongside the National Telecommunications Authority and Blue Arcus to upgrade the communications infrastructure in the Marshall Islands with LTE and WiFi,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director for Asia Pacific at Alepo. She added, “NTA’s leadership and vision for a more connected Marshall Islands will create a better quality of service and experience for NTA subscribers.”
This deployment marks the first partnership between Alepo and Blue Arcus.
“We are very pleased to partner with Alepo to support the launch of LTE at NTA in Marshall Islands,” said Naren Yanamadala, CEO of BlueArcus. He added, “We trust Alepo’s proven industry experience and expertise in the deployment of LTE solution and hope that the partnership will prove to be beneficial in the roll out of LTE in NTA’s network.”
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About Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority (NTA)
Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority is a private corporation with significant ownership by the National Government. It is the authorized sole provider of telecommunications services and is responsible for providing domestic and international voice, fax, data, and Internet services to and from the Marshall Islands.
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.