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In Partnership with Alepo, Bitflux Launches the first Wholesale LTE Services in Nigeria

Bitflux recently launched new wholesale LTE data services on Alepo’s advanced policy and charging control, convergent charging and billing, and CRM platform.

Thursday, August 25, 2016, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Bitflux, the only wholesale communications service provider in Nigeria, has launched the first wholesale LTE services in the country on Alepo’s complete BSS platform.

With Alepo’s core LTE solution and built-in affiliate management, Bitflux is able to operate as a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), supporting multiple MVNO operations on a single, hosted platform. As part of the deployment, Alepo delivered its advanced policy and charging control, convergent charging and billing, CRM, and other BSS modules.

With the deployment, Bitflux promises to deliver faster Internet user experience than what existing 4G LTE service providers offer in Nigeria.

Nigeria shows immense potential for 4G LTE connectivity, boasting a population of more than 160 million and rapidly growing economy. In the effort to advance Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan and to accelerate Nigeria’s development in LTE technology innovation, Bitflux will work closely with Alepo as its strategic “All Things Data” technology partner.

“At Bitflux, our vision is to enhance customer experience though continuous innovation, and the launch of the wholesale LTE network is a step towards realizing this vision,” said Biodun Omoniyi, Director at Bitflux Communications Ltd. He added, “With Alepo as our technology partner, we are able to offer a range of wireless services that are in tune with the demands of our customers and that will enable us to remain a market leader in this domain.”

With Alepo, Bitflux enjoys a proven, end-to-end 4G LTE solution that supports current business needs and future services as they evolve. The pre-integrated solution provides Bitflux a sophisticated service creation environment, enabling a rapid time to market while maintaining a low total cost of ownership.

“We are proud to be associated with Bitflux to launch a wholesale LTE network in Nigeria,” said Shivani Sardesai, Director for Africa region at Alepo. “As Bitflux looks forward to a smooth and fast-performing LTE network infrastructure, Alepo assures to deliver the most advanced BSS/OSS platform that guarantees an amazing customer experience.”

At NigeriaCom 2016, Alepo will showcase its policy, charging, and CRM solutions with live demonstrations at booth #17. NigeriaCom 2016 will take place on Sep 20 – 21, 2016 at Lagos, Nigeria. For a live demonstration, please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Alepo at NigeriaCom 2016.

https://www.alepo.com/news-events/upcoming-events/

About Bitflux Communications Ltd.

Bitflux Communications Ltd. is a licensed Wholesale Wireless Access Broadband Service Provider offering innovative 4G Broadband Services on a state-of-the-art world class LTE Network. Bitflux is focused on helping telecommunications service providers grow nationwide.

http://www.bitfluxng.com/

About Alepo

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To Rollout a New LTE Network at Caricel Jamaica, Alepo Partners with Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Alepo recently announced a new partnership with U.S.-based system integrator, Comtech Telecommunications Corp, to support Caricel’s islandwide LTE network deployment in Jamaica with a complete Alepo LTE monetization solution.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today a new partnership with Comtech Telecommunications Corp., a leading provider of advanced communication solutions to government and commercial customers, to launch LTE services at Caricel in Jamaica.

Caricel is vying to be the first 4G LTE network in Jamaica as several other communication service providers, including Digicel and Lime, prepare to roll out LTE in Jamaica.

As part of the project, Alepo will deploy its complete LTE monetization solution, including its advanced policy and charging control (PCRF), convergent charging and billing (OCS), CRM, and home subscriber server (HSS). With 4G LTE competition intensifying in Jamaica, Alepo’s LTE monetization platform enables operators like Caricel to rapidly launch innovative and competitive data offers.

“As we prepare to launch our new, superfast LTE broadband services, we are thrilled to work with Alepo as we seek to transform the Jamaican landscape with the introduction of the latest developments in LTE technology,” said Lowell Lawrence, CEO for Caricel Jamaica. “We are confident in the proven LTE leadership, innovation, and deployment expertise that an Alepo Comtech partnership offers.”

This is the first joint LTE deployment between the two U.S. companies, Comtech and Alepo.

“We are very pleased to partner with Alepo to support the launch of LTE at Caricel Jamaica,” said Jude Panetta, Group Vice President, Strategy and Technology in Comtech’s Government Solutions Segment. “Alepo’s complete LTE solutions and proven industry experience, coupled with its commitment to customer service helped them gain a competitive advantage in Caricel Jamaica’s LTE network rollout.”

Caricel is Alepo’s second mobile network operator client in Jamaica. Alepo has worked closely with Digicel Jamaica on multiple projects since 2009.

About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

For more information, please visit www.comtechtel.com

About Caricel Jamaica

Caricel is a greenfield LTE operator in Jamaica. The company is creating a 4G network to provide faster internet in the form of fixed and wireless LTE broadband service to the Jamaican market, and to give special attention to services in the education and security sectors.

http://caricel.net/

About Alepo

Please Note: Alepo is exhibiting at Communicasia 2016 in Singapore on May 31, 2016-June 3, 2016. We cordially invite you to visit our booth BQ2-07 in India Pavilion. During Communicasia 2016, Alepo will give live demos of its real-time data charging and policy control solutions for 3G, LTE, and Wi-Fi.

Banglalion Selects Alepo’s LTE Charging and Billing Solution to Advance Growth in Bangladesh

With Alepo’s LTE Convergent Charging & Billing solution, Banglalion will be able to launch innovative LTE services and promotions for residential and commercial customers in Bangladesh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that its longstanding client, Banglalion Communications Limited (BCL) has selected Alepo’s LTE Convergent Charging and Billing platform as part of its anticipated launch of new LTE services in Bangladesh.

With Alepo’s Convergent Charging and Billing platform, BCL will be able to readily offer advanced and competitive LTE data offers and position itself as a leading, customer-oriented service provider in the LTE space. Alepo’s solution enables such advanced features as data rollover, family and shared data plans, emergency top-ups, loyalty rewards, and more. What’s more, BCL will be able to combine its WiMAX and LTE services onto a single, convergent platform for greater cost savings and flexibility between the two technologies.

“Our commitment is to bring the most advanced and innovative mobile broadband services to Bangladesh,” said Ekhlas Uddin Ahmed, CTO at BCL. “Our continued partnership with Alepo ensures that we are able to lead the mobile broadband market in a way that is also cost-effective and assuring of our investment.”

BCL originally deployed Alepo’s charging and billing solutions for its WiMAX network in 2009 and has worked with the technology partner as its network and business needs have expanded and evolved.

As part of the LTE deployment, BCL will extend its Alepo Service Enabler 9 solution. SE9 is Alepo’s signature BSS / OSS framework. With all-in-one features that include real-time charging, CRM, web self-care, and automatic customer alerts, BCL can ensure a sophisticated customer experience from start to finish.

Bangladesh’s internet and broadband sectors remain largely underdeveloped. According to figures from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), Bangladesh ended March 2015 with 44.62 million active internet subscribers. With a population of about 156 million there is a high potential for LTE growth in Bangladesh. For BCL, early entry into the LTE market will translate into strong market share as LTE becomes mainstream in Bangladesh.

“BCL has long been on the forefront of mobile broadband technology and service innovation,” said Dan Stern, Vice President of Sales at Alepo. “As the 4G LTE market in Bangladesh emerges rapidly, we are proud to be a partner of BCL and to ensure the company’s continued competitive advantage and market success.”

About Banglalion Communications Limited (BCL)
BCL is a private limited company incorporated in Bangladesh in 2009. It was awarded BWA license from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on November 18, 2008. Its license covers data, IP based voice and video. BCL is proud to declare that it is the largest 4G network of Bangladesh in terms of coverage, subscriber number and revenue.

http://www.banglalion4g.com

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Alepo Lands LTE Charging and Billing Deal with Ivory Coast’s VIPNET

As Ivory Coast embraces a new era of digital technologies, Alepo announces a partnership with VIPNET to provide a complete BSS/OSS framework, including charging and billing, for the upcoming LTE network. The new 4G LTE service launch by VIPNET will give a major boost to Ivory Coast’s digital revolution.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, https://www.alepo.com, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced a new agreement with VIPNET, a major internet service provider in Ivory Coast, to support its launch of a new 4G LTE network. As part of the deployment, VIPNET will leverage Alepo’s Service Enabler 9 (SE)– a complete BSS/OSS framework that spans CRM, charging and billing, and customer experience management.

VIPNET cited the need for advanced mobile broadband speeds to increase data ARPU as a main driver behind the LTE project. With a complete Alepo charging and billing core, VIPNET will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetize 4G LTE services, upon launch and as those services and market demands evolve. Alepo’s Convergent Charging and Billing platform readily enables advanced LTE use cases including data rollover, application-based charging, shared and family plans, and many others, giving operators like VIPNET the ability to differentiate its business and stand apart in the emerging LTE marketplace.

“VIPNET is committed to the advancement of digital technology and keeping pace with the latest technology trends to exceed the customers’ expectations in Ivory Coast. Thanks to Alepo’s vast expertise in 4G LTE core infrastructure, we are able to make that commitment a reality,” said Ahmed Chérif, CEO at VIPNET Ivory Coast.

While Ivory Coast’s internet and broadband sectors remain largely underdeveloped, the government of Ivory Coast has started creating awareness about digital technology so that a greater number of citizens adopt internet connectivity. With the new 4G LTE launch by VIPNET Ivory Coast is expected to move fast to reduce its digital divide.

“We are proud to be supporting VIPNET as they embark on a path to implement LTE and are confident that our solution provides them with the tools necessary to rapidly expand customer base and increase market share in Ivory Coast,” said Dan Stern, VP of Sales at Alepo.

Alepo’s partnership with VIPNET underscores the technology vendor’s focus on the West Africa region as an area with tremendous growth potential for evolved wireless broadband technologies, including LTE and Wi-Fi. In addition to VIPNET, Alepo recently announced LTE deployments with Ghanian operators BLU Telecommunications and ZIPNET. Alepo has major communications service provider customers across the region, including Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Conakry.

 

About VIPNET IVORY COAST

Founded in 1999, VIPNET is a leading internet service provider in Ivory Coast. The operator provides ADSL and Wi-Fi services in Ivory Coast. The business portfolio covers telecommunications and related services for residential customers, SMEs, NGOs, governments, international companies and institutions.

www.vipnet.ci

 

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ETB Colombia Modernizes Its Fixed Broadband Networks with Alepo

In Colombia, ETB Transforms Its Fixed Broadband Services with Alepo’s AAA Infrastructure Colombias premier communications service provider, ETB, completes a major network upgrade with Alepo in order to support new service innovation and subscriber growth on its ADSL fixed broadband network.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, https://www.alepo.com, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today the successful delivery of a major network upgrade to ETB’s fixed broadband network across Colombia.

As part of a major, three-year transformation process, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) has successfully launched new communications services, including a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network, interactive digital television, and 4G mobile services. To bring its corporate strategic plan to life, ETB selected Alepo to provide a high-performance AAA infrastructure that increases the established network reliability, capacity, and services innovation.

As part of the network modernization, ETB replaced its legacy AAA server with Alepo’s High-Performance AAA plus PCRF-Lite for real-time policy control on its fixed ADSL network. Alepo’s AAA platform integrates openly and seamlessly into ETB’s multi-vendor, best of breeds network environment. Already, ETB has experienced increased network speed, performance, and reliability in its current network. In addition, Alepo’s AAA infrastructure features advanced noise reduction, self-healing capabilities, centralized session and accounting database, and convergent authentication and authorization.

“With Alepo’s High-Performance AAA server, ETB Colombia will be able to bring broadband services and revenue opportunities to market faster without adding network complexity,” said Ramiro Costa, Regional Accounts Director at Alepo. “Alepo is proud to support ETB as it evolves in the telecommunications marketplace.”

About ETB ETB is a solid, profitable and competitive company. Founded in 1884, ETB has contributed to the growth of Bogota and Colombia and has been witness of the country´s history across three centuries. ETB is undergoing a process of transformation, with the development of the Corporate Strategic Plan, which comprises six strategic programs (N-Play Services, 4G Mobile Service, Wi-Fi, Regional Empowerment, Customer Experience and Strategic Customer Management) being customer care the current focus of the company.

ETB is moving forward in the deployment of a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network in Bogota that allows for higher speeds in the transmission of data and information. It also features Interactive Digital Television and launched 4G Wireless Service in October 2014, which enabled it to start competing in the fourth generation mobile telephony marketplace. www.etb.com.co

About Alepo

En Colombia, ETB Transforma sus servicios de banda ancha fija con Infraestructura AAA de Alepo ETB, como proveedor principal de servicios de comunicaciones en Colombia, completa una importante mejora de su red con Alepo, con el fin de apoyar la innovación de nuevos servicios y el crecimiento de abonados en su red de banda ancha fija ADSL. Martes, 3 de Febrero de 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo, https://www.alepo.com, un proveedor líder de soluciones de red y software de TI para los proveedores de servicios de comunicaciones a nivel mundial, anunció hoy la entrega exitosa de una importante mejora a la red de banda ancha fija de ETB. Como parte de un proceso de transformación de 3 años, ETB (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá) ha lanzado exitosamente nuevos servicios de comunicaciones, incluyendo una red de Fibra Óptica al Hogar (FTTH), Televisión Digital Interactiva y Servicios Móviles 4G. Para dar vida a su plan corporativo estratégico, ETB seleccionó a Alepo para proporcionar una infraestructura de AAA de alto rendimiento, que aumenta la fiabilidad de la red establecida, capacidad y posibilidad de ofrecer servicios innovadores. Como parte de la modernización de la red, ETB reemplazó su servidor AAA de legado con el AAA de alto rendimiento de Alepo, más la herramienta PCRF-Lite para el control de políticas en tiempo real en la red ADSL fija. La plataforma AAA de Alepo se integra de manera abierta y sin problemas a la red de ETB, compuesta de proveedores múltiples de forma “Best-of-Breeds”. Con esta actualización, ETB ya ha experimentado un aumento de velocidad, rendimiento y fiabilidad de su actual red. Además, la infraestructura AAA de Alepo cuenta con avances en la reducción de ruido, capacidad de auto-curación, base de datos de sesiones y contabilidad centralizadas, y autenticación y autorización convergentes. “Con el servidor AAA de Alto Rendimiento de Alepo, ETB Colombia será capaz de llevar los servicios de banda ancha y las oportunidades de ingresos al mercado más rápido sin añadir complejidad a la red”, dijo Ramiro Costa, Director Regional de Cuentas en Alepo. “Alepo se enorgullece de apoyar a ETB a medida que evoluciona en el mercado de las telecomunicaciones.” Acerca de ETB ETB es una empresa sólida, rentable y competitiva. Fundada en 1884, ETB ha contribuido con el crecimiento de Bogotá y de Colombia y ha sido testigo de la historia del país, a través de tres siglos. ETB vive un proceso de transformación, con el desarrollo del Plan Estratégico Corporativo, conformado por seis programas estratégicos (Servicios N-Play, Servicios Móviles 4G, Wi-Fi, Potencialización de Regionales, Experiencia al cliente y Gestión Estratégica del Cliente) siendo la atención al usuario, el actual foco de la compañía. ETB avanza en la instalación en Bogotá de la red de Fibra Óptica (FTTH), tecnología de punta que permite mayores velocidades en la transmisión de datos e información. También cuenta con Televisión Interactiva Digital y lanzó en octubre de 2014, los Servicios Móviles 4G, con los cuales entra a competir en el mundo de la telefonía celular de cuarta generación. www.etb.com.co Acerca de Alepo Alepo es un proveedor líder de soluciones de software de TI e infraestructura de red para los proveedores de servicios de comunicaciones a nivel mundial. Alepo trabaja en estrecha colaboración con los líderes del mercado incluyendo Vodafone, Saudi Telecom, France Telecom y Digicel, dándoles el poder para competir agresivamente y concretar oportunidades de datos a través de tecnologías y generaciones. Alepo se enorgullece de apoyar innovadores líderes del mercado a medida que evolucionan en el mercado de las telecomunicaciones. www.alepo.com

Alepo Announces Major LTE Win to Provide Policy and Charging for BLU Telecommunications in Ghana

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.”

About BLU

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

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