Mauritius Telecom modernizes its WiFi services using Alepo’s carrier-grade WiFi solution

Mauritius Telecom modernizes its WiFi services using Alepo’s carrier-grade WiFi solution

  • Alepo’s WiFi Service Management Platform (SMP) enables Mauritius Telecom to keep pace with evolving customer expectations and improve its service experience
  • The transformation benefits the operator’s existing network of enterprise customers, including hotels, banks, government institutions, and special events
  • Customers can access the services using Alepo’s captive portal through different journeys, including free (OTP authentication, surveys, social media log in, video ads) and paid (digital payment, vouchers) access
  • The operator can generate advanced BI reports to create contextual offers and targeted advertisements
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, Mauritius – Evolving to keep pace with customer expectations and provide innovative new offerings, leading service provider Mauritius Telecom has revamped its WiFi network by implementing Alepo’s WiFi Service Management Platform (SMP).

The project benefits Mauritius Telecom’s growing base of enterprise customers, which includes hotels, banks, government entities, as well as those signing up for special event-based packages. The operator provides hardware such as Access Points (APs), WLAN controllers, and internet connectivity as part of its WiFi services.

Alepo’s WiFi SMP – a part of its Carrier WiFi solution – helps manage and monetize these services. It also enables the operator to support new business models and innovative services such as WiFi calling, WiFi offload, eSIM authentication, secured onboarding (BYOD), IoT enablement, and more.

Alepo’s solution provides the operator with a captive portal and enables its affiliates to build and maintain their own captive portals. The reporting module provides detailed insights into customer behavior, enabling the operator to create contextual offers and targeted advertisements. A loyalty management module helps create and manage points-based reward programs for customers.

Customers attempting to access the WiFi network are redirected to Mauritius Telecom’s captive portal – also provided as part of Alepo’s solution. They are prompted to connect to the WiFi network through free journeys such as through OTP authentication, completing a survey, logging in with their social media credentials, and watching video ads; they can also gain paid access using online payments and vouchers.

“Innovation is integral to our philosophy, and we’re pleased to partner with Alepo given their track record of successful modernization projects. Alepo’s modern and advanced WiFi solution is the perfect fit for us: it enables us to maintain our focus on providing high-quality innovative services with an unmatched customer experience while maximizing our revenue potential,” said Yoganaden Samy, Principal Telecom Engineer, Mauritius Telecom.

Sameer Bhuttoo, Director-Client Relations, Alepo, said, “Mauritius Telecom has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing telecommunications in the country, and we’re proud to partner with them on this project. Alepo’s WiFi SMP is a future-ready solution that enables Mauritius Telecom to introduce modern services and support innovation in a digitally connected world.”

About Mauritius Telecom

Mauritius Telecom serves as one of the key drivers of the socio-economic transformation of the Republic of Mauritius by creating and nurturing an environment conducive to the growth of the ICT industry, a major pillar of the country’s economy. The operator provides fixed-line, mobile, internet, TV, and mobile money services, has strategic partnerships with content providers, offers affordable fiber services for local businesses, and more. It has a customer base of 1.3 million subscribers, ranking as the leading provider of ICT services and solutions in Mauritius. From a state-owned entity, Mauritius Telecom has successfully undertaken its transition into a private company.

For more information, please visit https://www.telecom.mu/

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Boldt Group to use Alepo platform to launch WiFi in casinos and hotels across Argentina

Boldt Group to use Alepo platform to launch WiFi in casinos and hotels across Argentina

  • The group’s broadband company, SPTI, will manage the service using Alepo’s WiFi monetization solution
  • Casual users can access the service access through various journeys, while Boldt broadband subscribers can use their existing credentials
  • The ROI-driven solution will enable the operator and its casino and hotel affiliates to create and monetize captive portals and gain customer data insights to drive business success
  • Alepo’s solution, which includes its industry-leading AAA, will bolster network security
Thursday, October 27, 2022, Buenos Aires, Argentina – SPTI, a leading telecommunications carrier owned by Argentine group Boldt SA, has partnered with Alepo to provide free broadband internet access to customers at the group’s casinos and hotels across the country. Alepo’s WiFi monetization solution will help bolster security for the operator’s network as it introduces the public WiFi offering.

Once deployed, casual users will be able to access the WiFi network by watching a video, completing a survey, social media login, and other journeys that Boldt can define. It will also enable existing Boldt broadband subscribers use their credentials to access WiFi when they visit the casinos and hotels.

Alepo will deploy its WiFi monetization platform, a part of its Carrier WiFi solution, which includes its industry-leading AAA Server, WiFi Service Management Platform (SMP), and captive portals. The platform is designed to maximize ROI and will enable SPTI and Boldt’s casino and hotel affiliates to create captive portals with in-house and sponsored ads. They will be able to gather customer data through the various access journeys, leveraging advanced data analytics to segment customers and display targeted and contextual promotions to them.

Boldt’s hotspot network will include access points from four different manufacturers, all of which will be seamlessly integrated by Alepo’s vendor-agnostic platform.

“We’re pleased to partner with Alepo given their long history of successes in deploying WiFi solutions. Alepo’s WiFi monetization platform will enable us to introduce free WiFi for casino and hotel guests, helping forward our commitment towards customer service. We’re certain that we’ll be able to drive swift ROI and instantly boost CX,” said Gonzalo Llanos Pereira, Operations, SPTI-Boldt Group.

Juan Espinosa, VP Latin America, Alepo, said, “WiFi remains relevant for operators and customers, especially in closed spaces like casinos and hotels where there may be gaps in cellular connectivity. We’ve been helping service providers to deliver, manage, and monetize advanced WiFi services in the region for several years now, and we’re proud to partner with SPTI-Boldt on this deployment.”

About SPTI-Boldt Group Argentina

Boldt S.A., an Argentine group, is a leader in several domains, including information technology services, entertainment centers, resorts, gaming, and security printing. Its subsidiaries include Boldt, B-Gaming, Boldt Impresores, Trilenium Casino, Orbith, and telecommunications carrier SPTI. SPTI is Argentina’s leading wireless telecommunications company. It handles over one hundred million transactions per month and connects more than ten thousand points of presence.

For more information, please visit www.boldt.com.ar

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ETI Guinea selects Alepo Digital BSS to transform FTTH services and support upcoming LTE launch

ETI Guinea selects Alepo Digital BSS to transform FTTH services and support upcoming LTE launch

  • Alepo’s Digital BSS will provide a unified billing and charging platform for all ETI prepaid and postpaid
    services, including its existing fiber offerings
  • The platform will support advanced policy control, enabling the operator to introduce innovative new
    services
  • In addition, Alepo’s AAA will enhance network security and ensure scalability to support the operator’s
    growing subscriber base
  • The fixed LTE network will be deployed in phases, first as a data network and later introducing voice

Monday, September 26, 2022, Conakry, Guinea – Responding to growing demand for high-quality data
services, Guinea’s leading service provider ETI SA is transforming its network by implementing digital enablement expert Alepo’s industry-leading BSS Transformation. The advanced platform will modernize the operator’s existing FTTH services, as well as provide support for the future launch of its fixed LTE network.

The deployment will replace ETI’s legacy BSS with Alepo’s convergent Digital BSS, providing a unified billing and
charging platform for all of ETI’s prepaid and postpaid services. ETI will be able to introduce a range of advanced new offerings, including limited and unlimited plans, pay-as-you-go offers, high-spending and referral discounts, time- and volume-based offers, and more.

Alepo’s Digital BSS will enable advanced invoicing with support for invoices in different currencies, issued in advance and at different frequencies, and issued on demand. The solution will integrate seamlessly with the operator’s IT and core infrastructure, introducing digitization and automating key processes to streamline network management.

The platform also includes policy control for different services, dynamic offer creation, CRM, online payments, and more. In addition, Alepo’s AAA will bolster network security and enable a scalable network to support expansion as the subscriber base grows.

Alepo’s solution also includes a real-time reporting system that will enable the operator to gain advanced BI insights. These reports will enable ETI to create personalized and contextual plans based on customer usage patterns.

Alepo’s platform will also support data and voice services for the operator’s future fixed LTE network, for which the operator has recently acquired a license from the Guinea government. Over the next few years, the operator will roll out these services in phases, beginning with a pure data network and eventually introducing voice.

“We have plans to launch our LTE network in the pipeline, but we also wanted to modernize our existing offerings to quickly meet demand from our customers for advanced and innovative data services. Given Alepo’s reputation of rapid and seamless BSS deployment, we’re certain they will enable us to seize monetization opportunities now and into the future as we expand our network,” said Latif Taleb, Chairman and Founder, ETI.

Derrick Gross, President, Alepo, said, “We’re proud to partner with ETI in enabling increasingly digital lifestyles in
Guinea. The deployment will empower ETI to modernize their customer experience with enhanced offerings, while better monetizing their network. Alepo’s futureproof Digital BSS will support service innovation as the market evolves and we look forward to being a part of ETI’s growth for years to come.”

About ETI

ETI SA is a telecom operator, integrator, and application developer in Guinea. The designs, installs, operates, and maintains critical telecommunications and IT infrastructure for all sizes of companies, from small businesses to multinationals, ensuring their clients can drive operational success through service continuity and performance. ETI has extensive experience in difficult environments and geographical areas at risk where access, energy, climate, socio- political environment, and logistics, can be problematic.

For more information, please visit https://eti.net.gn/

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Alepo releases its latest Converged Core solution to support advanced 5G use cases

Alepo releases its latest Converged Core solution to support advanced 5G use cases

  • New features have been added to the converged policy control function to enable priority and mission-critical services, as well as advanced private network applications
  • The solution now supports automated one-step installation for simple and effective deployments
  • It is compliant with hyper-scalers such as AWS, Google, Microsoft Azure, and more
  • It supports 3GPP’s Multi-Operator Core Network (5G MOCN) model and PNI-NPNs and SNPNs deployments
Thursday, September 01, 2022, AUSTIN – Digital enablement and core network expert Alepo has announced the latest release of its 5G Converged Core solution. The new version of the solution introduces enhancements to key functions such as policy control and extends support for more advanced and innovative next-generation services.

“As pioneers in 5G Core deployments globally, we’ve closely watched what operators need when they deploy 5G. We’ve made key enhancements to our Converged Core, like multi-tenancy, that will go a long way in enabling them to drive faster 5GC ROI and further enhance CX,” said Derrick Gross, President, Alepo.

Alepo’s Converged Core solution for 4G and 5G services now enables more business use cases for the MNO, MVNO, and private network core. It offers centralized and hybrid core deployments that allow network sharing among multiple private networks or enterprises. The solution supports 3GPP-defined private network deployment models, which include PNI-NPNs and SNPNs.

The Converged Core solution supports priority services such as Mission-Critical-Push-To-Talk (MCPTT), Mission Critical Video (MCVideo), and high-value use cases for private networks such as mines, oilfields, and emergency services.

Another important highlight of the release is that the cloud-native solution is compatible with industry-leading hyper-scalers such as AWS, Google, Microsoft Azure, and more, making it ideal for enterprises looking for a quick rollout using a low or no maintenance platform.

In addition, Alepo’s Converged Core has simplified deployments using a one-step installation. This will help streamline and automate the process, minimizing the possibility of human error during deployment. It will also enable Alepo to deploy the 5G Core for varying business requirements for size, scale, and market landscapes.

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Kurdtel Communications modernizes its network with Alepo’s fixed IN solution

Kurdtel Communications modernizes its network with Alepo’s fixed IN solution

  • The convergent fixed IN system helps Kurdtel Communications streamline charging and network management for all its services
  • Alepo’s system has helped overcome the limitations of the operator’s legacy system, plugging revenue leaks by introducing automation
  • Alepo migrated the operator’s existing subscribers to the new system without disrupting services
  • The operator can introduce advanced prepaid and postpaid plans for residential, government, commercial, and enterprise services

Tuesday, August 02, 2022, SULAIMANIAYH – Leading fixed-line operator Kurdtel Communications has transformed its network with an advanced solution from digital enablement expert Alepo. The modernization has implemented automation that ensures the operator can fully and accurately charge for residential and enterprise services with no revenue leaks.

Kurdtel Communications’ legacy system required manual processes that left the operator susceptible. Alepo replaced this legacy infrastructure with its convergent and automated fixed IN system for all its services, streamlining network management and preventing revenue loss.

The deployment enables the operator to charge for its PSTN fixed-line service, manage its interconnect partners, and charge for interconnect calls, as well as enabling new and existing subscribers to make calls seamlessly.

As part of the project, Alepo migrated Kurdtel’s prepaid and postpaid subscribers to the new system without disruptions or downtime.

The new system enables Kurdtel Communications to support a host of advanced prepaid and postpaid plans for its ADSL and FTTH offerings, including residential, government, and commercial services. The operator will also be able to introduce enterprise DID plans.

The deployment included Alepo’s SCP, CRM, OCS, billing, mediation, interconnect partner management system, product catalog, voucher management, IVR, and other key BSS modules.

“Our objective was to ensure smooth operations of our PSTN network and implement convergent charging. Most important, we needed to immediately prevent revenue loss by overcoming the limitations of our legacy system. We’re already pleased with the results we’re seeing with Alepo’s FIN system. Its advanced revenue management capabilities and robust security measures have equipped us to swiftly drive ROI,” said Jameela T Shareef, Director of Planning and Development, Kurdtel Communications.

Vishal Mathur, VP – Solution Integration, Alepo, said, “Our solution is system-agnostic, and we made all necessary provisions to seamlessly integrate our offering with Kurdtel Communication’s existing infrastructure. This included ensuring that our SCP is compatible with their NGN, and that our CRM supports invoices and payment receipts in the local language. The futureproof system will support the operator’s growing business, enabling them to introduce new plans and services as the market evolves.”

The deployment is one of Alepo’s long list of successful deployments in the Middle East, including leading networks in the region.

About Kurdtel Communications

Kurdtel Communications is the first leading company in Iraq and Kurdistan providing fixed telecommunication services widely. Established in 2001 as a joint effort between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the private sector to operate and develop Sulaimaniayh PSTN, introducing efficient and effective services that help build long-term relationships with customers. Its network now covers most of Sulaimaniayh city, providing internet access to all subscribers in mutual cooperation with the (ADSL) provider company. It also provides international access and interconnect services within Sulaimaniayh through a reliable fiber optics network.

For more information, please visit https://www.kurdtel.net/.

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Alepo announces strategic 5G Standalone collaboration with Red Hat; first deployments now live

Alepo announces strategic 5G Standalone collaboration with Red Hat; first deployments now live

  • The collaboration means Alepo’s Converged Core can be deployed on the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift, for service providers around the world
  • The solution is already live in the United States, and multiple deployments in other geographies are expected to go live soon
  • Red Hat OpenShift’s advanced capabilities simplify network management for large and complex deployments
  • Alepo’s cloud-native Converged Core on Red Hat OpenShift lets operators more easily transition to 5G, supporting next-gen use cases such as those requiring ultralow latency and high bandwidth alongside existing 4G services

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Austin – Digital enablement and core network expert Alepo’s industry-renowned Converged Core has gone live with multiple service providers in the United States. The 5G Standalone (SA) solution is now available to be deployed on the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift. The news is part of a broader collaboration with Red Hat, making this deployment option widely available to service providers globally. The collaboration will enable Alepo to provide service providers advanced infrastructure to support modern 4G and 5G core solutions on Red Hat OpenShift.

Red Hat OpenShift provides comprehensive Kubernetes orchestration for containerized applications to help deploy cloud-native applications such as Alepo’s Docker-based solution, helping operators make the shift to cloud ecosystems with major public cloud vendors faster and with increased reliability. Red Hat OpenShift includes automation capabilities, making it particularly beneficial for distributed deployments to help simplify the management of larger and more complex networks. OpenShift is built with layered security capabilities, further strengthening Alepo’s 3GPP compliant solution for a security-focused robust offering.

Alepo’s cloud-native Converged Core provides support for next-gen services, such as use cases that demand ultralow latency, high bandwidth, and more, alongside existing 4G services. Operators can therefore transition to 5G more easily and at their pace. This is enabled by converged policy management as well as Subscriber Data Management (SDM) to provide a common subscriber data repository for 4G and 5G services.

Alepo’s solution offers flexible deployment modes across hybrid multi-cloud environments, spanning the edge, public cloud, and centralized data center deployment. Red Hat OpenShift is a software infrastructure of choice for leading global operators implementing a converged core with centralized data center deployment, making it the perfect fit for Alepo and its customers.

So far, Alepo has disclosed that the US service providers who have gone live with the platform intend to deliver use cases such as fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband and voice over LTE (VoLTE). The solution is also being tested and deployed in several other geographies, many of which are set to go live soon. The company is expected to reveal more details of the developments in the months to come.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Alepo to better support operators and pave the way for more expansive and reliable foundation for network deployments, backed by a robust partner ecosystem. With Alepo’s Converged Core as a vendor-validated cloud-native network function (CNF) on OpenShift, customers can now benefit from added interoperability to accelerate their mission-critical workloads at scale,” Mark Longwell, director, Partner Alliances, Hybrid Platforms, Red Hat.

Derrick Gross, President, Alepo, said, “We’re excited to add one of the leading technology vendors to our portfolio of supported Kubernetes platforms. Red Hat is a trusted name in the industry and deploying Alepo on Red Hat OpenShift can inspire greater confidence from our clients. Alepo’s Converged Core provides a host of deployment options and is designed to simplify the network upgrade path. Collaborating with Red Hat is another step in enabling operators around the world to set up modern resilient 5G networks.”

To know more about Alepo’s Converged Core deployed on the Red Hat platform, please visit
https://catalog.redhat.com/software/cnf/detail/alepo_converged_core_solution

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