Casa Systems partners with Alepo to deliver 5G SA, 5G NSA, and 4G network solution 

Casa Systems partners with Alepo to deliver 5G SA, 5G NSA, and 4G network solution 

  • Alepo’s subscriber data management (SDM) and policy functions (PCF), with Casa Systems‘ cloud-native 5G core, enable service providers and enterprises to rollout 5G and 4G LTE networks more quickly and cost effectively
  • Alepo’s components support 4G, 5G, and 5G SA core deployments; they are containerized, cloud-native, and have the lowest resource footprint in the industry
  • The solution supports IMS network for voice (VoLTE, VoNR) and SMS services
  • Multiple trials and deployments are currently underway
Monday, June 27, 2022, AUSTIN – 5G core software expert Alepo and Casa Systems (Nasdaq: CASA), a leading provider of physical and cloud-native broadband technology solutions for wireless, cable and fixed networks, today announced a strategic partnership that will simplify the deployment of 5G networks and reduce time-to-market and resource requirements for service providers and enterprise customers. Casa’s cloud-native 5G Core, combined with the Alepo’s subscriber data management (SDM) and converged policy control (PCF, PCRF), will deliver an industry-leading low resource footprint that keeps initial investment low. It will give service providers and private enterprises the ability to deploy 4G, 5G, and fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband networks more rapidly and cost effectively.

5G transforms the role of the service provider, opening new opportunities to forge cross-industry partnerships to launch diverse services. The combination of Alepo’s policy control and containerized SDM with Casa Systems’ portfolio of open, cloud-native 5G Core network functions, facilitates a smooth transition to 5G. Service providers can shift to a fully virtualized service-based environment using a single solution to support both LTE and 5G.

The solution provides a secure, flexible, scalable, cloud-native architecture with 3GPP standards-compliant network functions, enabling service providers to upgrade to 5G without disrupting their existing services. Service providers of all sizes can swiftly introduce 5G capabilities and support new 5G use cases, including private enterprise networks, for diverse industry verticals.

Alepo’s cloud-native network functions are built to maximize ROI, with compact resource needs, high-performance architecture, and an agnostic approach to deployment infrastructure. Alepo’s experience in digital transformation helps modernize operational architecture without service disruption, shifting to a fully virtualized service-based environment as operators evolve to 5G.

Multiple field trials and deployments with leading operators in the US, Europe, and Australia are underway, including a leading mobile operator deploying private 5G and a fixed broadband operator deploying a fixed and wireless solution to expand coverage to underserved communities.

Gibson Ang, Vice President, Technology at Casa Systems, said, “At Casa Systems, we rely on a simple truth: if the network is not built for you, it is not the right network. For 5G to be successful, the network must be tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. That’s why Casa built an open, interoperable, cloud-native 5G Core network architecture that allows us to pull in best-of-breed technologies so that we can create cloud-native network solutions that unlock new markets, new services, and new revenues for our customers. Casa Systems is excited to partner with Alepo to complement our 5G portfolio and provide innovative solutions that deliver the full benefits of 5G.”

Derrick Gross, President of Alepo, said, “Alepo has been at the forefront of 5G, with SDM and policy components that offer among the lowest resource footprints in the industry, and Casa’s components are the perfect complement for what we’ve developed. We’re thrilled to partner with Casa Systems on our shared mission of enabling global operators to launch and monetize 5G regardless of their size.”

About Casa Systems

Casa Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASA) delivers the core-to-customer building blocks to speed 5G transformation with future-proof solutions and cutting-edge bandwidth for all access types. In today’s increasingly personalized world, Casa Systems creates disruptive architectures built specifically to meet the needs of service provider networks. Its suite of open cloud-native network solutions unlocks new ways for service providers to build networks without boundaries and maximizes revenue-generating capabilities. Commercially deployed in more than 70 countries, Casa Systems serves over 475 Tier 1 and regional service providers worldwide.

For more information, visit https://www.casa-systems.com/

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Casa Systems partners with Alepo to deliver 5G SA, 5G NSA, and 4G network solution 

Telma upgrades to Alepo’s Broadband AAA to modernize its fiber network

  • Telma has used Alepo’s network infrastructure for nearly two decades; this latest AAA upgrade will help the operator in further innovating its FTTx service capabilities
  • Alepo’s solution will implement a centralized system for Telma’s prepaid and postpaid customers and an integrated policy server function
  • The modernization will bolster security, prevent revenue leaks, improve customer experience, and provide detailed data insights to enable revenue-driving business decisions
  • The futureproof system will support the network’s traffic needs as it continues to grow

Friday, June 10, 2022, Antananarivo, Madagascar – As demand for high-speed internet services in Madagascar continues to grow, the country’s leading operator, Telma, is modernizing its fiber broadband network. The operator will upgrade to the latest version of digital enablement expert Alepo’s Broadband AAA.

Telma has been using Alepo’s network infrastructure for nearly two decades. Given their longstanding successful association, they decided to update their system with the newest features and enhancements supported by Alepo. The upgrade will enable Telma to introduce more differentiated and innovative FTTx services. The operator will be able to support unlimited data plans with and without caps, specific validity capped plans, and more advanced speed- and volume-based offerings.

Alepo will implement a centralized system for Telma’s prepaid and postpaid customers, as well as an integrated policy server function within the AAA. The solution includes Alepo’s high-performance AAA server, convergent billing, self-care, and more.

Alepo’s solution will bolster security and prevent revenue leaks, helping drive business success. Its high scalability makes the system futureproof, ensuring support for the network as it grows.

“Data consumption has surged in Madagascar over the past few years and demand for quality high-speed services continues to grow. Upgrading to the latest version of Alepo’s Broadband AAA will enable us to continue providing a superior customer experience to our ever-increasing subscriber base. Alepo is a seasoned and reputed AAA vendor, and we’re certain it will help us drive ROI while bolstering our network capabilities,” said Patrick Pisal-Hamida, CEO, Telma Madagascar.

Derrick Gross, President, Alepo, said, “We’re excited to enable a leading operator like Telma to modernize their AAA infrastructure. Their continued commitment to Alepo’s products and services is a testament to our commitment to customer success, and we hope to be their trusted partner for decades to come.”

Alepo’s 5G– and NFV-compliant AAA has played a decisive role in the success of dozens of service providers over the past two decades. It continues to power global networks of all sizes, including Tier 1 operators.

About Telma

Telma is the leading telecommunications service provider of Madagascar. The operator is committed to enabling every citizen to embrace a digital lifestyle. The operator provides consumer as well as enterprise services. Its modern and innovative offerings include mobile and broadband services. In 2020, Telma launched the country’s as well as Africa’s first 5G network.

For more information, please visit https://www.telma.mg/

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YOFC Peru to launch fiber broadband services in four regions using Alepo’s BSS/OSS

YOFC Peru to launch fiber broadband services in four regions using Alepo’s BSS/OSS

  • The project is part of a larger initiative to bridge the connectivity gap in Peru by providing high-quality internet
  • Alepo’s BSS/OSS solution will enable the operator to manage and monitor a wide range of connected devices
  • The solution will let YOFC swiftly launch services with the flexibility to deploy in phases
  • The project includes a transport network and an access network, as well as a central point in Lima to consolidate information
  • Alepo will provide comprehensive reports to help YOFC monitor the network and make sound business decisions

Monday, January 3, 2022, LIMA – Leading fiber provider Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable (YOFC) is entering the broadband market in four Peruvian regions using digital enablement expert Alepo’s BSS/OSS solution. The project will equip the operator with advanced billing, device monitoring, security and enterprise management capabilities.

YOFC will provide broadband services in rural areas of Peru, including Ancash, Arequipa, La Libertad, and San Martin. The project is part of the national telecommunications program PRONATEL’s endeavor to bridge the connectivity gap and enable high-quality services in Peru, particularly for underserved populations.

The deployment will include a transport network and an access network, which will be implemented with optical fiber. The project encompasses four sites with a central point in Lima for reporting, and facilitates interaction between the sites so YOFC can view consolidated information.

Alepo will provide its Business Support Systems and Operations Support Systems (BSS/OSS) infrastructure, enabling YOFC to manage the connections of individual subscribers, schools, government entities, companies, and the general public. The solution will let YOFC launch innovative new products and services as the market evolves. The operator will have the flexibility to deploy in a phased approach, so they can go to market quickly and continue to build the platform with more modules over time. Alepo’s vendor-agnostic platform provides interoperability as well as evolved network elements to integrate seamlessly with third-party systems in YOFC’s network.

In addition, Alepo will configure custom reports providing comprehensive device monitoring and BI insights to help YOFC optimize operations and modify their business strategy depending on customer usage patterns and demand.

“Alepo’s vast experience and extensive track record of proven successes with similar deployments in the region made them the ideal solution provider for this project. We’re confident that the project will enable us to forward our mission of connecting the unconnected by providing high-quality broadband services in Peru,” said Rick Zou, General Manager, YOFC Peru.

Juan Espinosa, Director LATAM at Alepo, said, “From experience, we’re aware that ensuring availability of all the sites poses a challenge. However, having acquired the expertise in mitigating these risks, we will ensure the deployment is implemented smoothly. Through recurrent monitoring and redirection of work to available sites, we are certain the system will operate seamlessly.”

About YOFC

Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC) is a leading global provider and producer of optical fiber preforms, optical fibers, optical fiber cables, integrated solutions, and more. YOFC provides a variety of different products and solutions for telecommunications and other industries in over 70 countries. YOFC is committed to contributing to the rapid development of the optical communication industry by offering whole-process, whole-network and full series optical fibers, and other products and solutions. They work to enable more convenient living by providing special optical fibers, and applications, which are indispensable for sectors such as national defense, electric power and electric grid, medical care and health, smart cities, and more.

For more information, please visit https://en.yofc.com/

 

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SaskTel launches all-digital service called Lüm Mobile using Alepo’s Zero-Touch Network Solution in Canada

SaskTel launches all-digital service called Lüm Mobile using Alepo’s Zero-Touch Network Solution in Canada

  • The service is 100% self-serve, enabling all customer interactions through Lüm Mobile’s website or mobile app
  • Customers can fully manage their accounts online: to sign up, personalize their service, and get help through a chatbot, forums, and FAQs
  • The unique membership-only service does not have monthly plans or billing dates, and the data does not expire; customers buy data only when they need it
  • Alepo’s Zero-Touch Network Solution is deployed in the cloud, so the operator does not need to manage any network infrastructure or IT systems

Monday, December 20, 2021, Regina, Canada – Leading communications service provider SaskTel has launched its fully digital mobile service, Lüm Mobile, using digital enablement expert Alepo’s Zero-Touch Network Solution. Available to residents of Saskatchewan, Lüm Mobile has no stores or customer-facing agents. The unique self-serve model reimagines the subscriber experience. Customers sign up for and manage their own services completely online, through Lüm Mobile’s website or app.

The service has no monthly plans and billing dates. Instead, subscribers purchase a Lüm Mobile membership and then buy data that enables voice, SMS, and data. They buy data and recharge only when they need to, as the data never expires. In effect, they pay only for the data, calls, and texts that they use, and because there’s no expiration date, they never lose any unused data as long as they keep an active membership.

Services such as unlimited calling are charged only if subscribers want them as add-ons. There are no data caps or throttling, and subscribers benefit from the superior coverage of SaskTel’s existing network.

The service provider also seeks to create a sense of community and a way to give back in Saskatchewan, supporting a social cause to help the environment through the Bloom with Lüm program.

Alepo’s Zero-Touch Network Solution – which includes Digital BSS, omnichannel chatbot support, online charging, policy control, promotions management, and more – enables the fully digital mobile model. It ensures that Lüm Mobile customers can control all aspects of their subscriptions, from self-onboarding to resolving issues through a chatbot and using community forums and FAQs. Support is completely automated, so it is instant and always available.

On the network front, Alepo’s solution enables end-to-end automation. The network infrastructure is fully hosted on the cloud, so the operator does not need to manage any IT systems or resources, allowing its internal teams to focus on driving business success and delivering an innovative customer experience. The Alepo platform helps the operator keep costs low and provide affordable services.

“Lüm Mobile is designed to empower our subscribers and to shed light on change – for both their mobile service and the environment. Alepo’s solution has helped us build an advanced digital mobile service with a new membership model that makes data services affordable. We’re excited to launch this sub-brand where users take control to sign up, personalize their service, and access automated support anytime and from any place,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.

Alepo President Derrick Gross said, “At Alepo, our philosophy is to enable CSPs like SaskTel to create cutting-edge services that make life easier for their customers while helping them drive ROI. We’re proud to have partnered with SaskTel to develop the modern and innovative Lüm Mobile service. Alepo’s Zero-Touch Network Solution leverages the latest technology to keep pace with evolving customer expectations for a fully digital and self-serve network offering.”

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, Canada, with over $1.3 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections. SaskTel and its wholly owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet, wireless data, maxTV, data center, cloud-based services, security monitoring, advertising, and international software and consulting services.

For more information on SaskTel, please visit https://www.sasktel.com

To know more about Lüm Mobile, please visit https://lum.ca/

 

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Digicel transforms FTTx services across the Caribbean with Alepo’s Broadband AAA

Digicel transforms FTTx services across the Caribbean with Alepo’s Broadband AAA

  • Alepo’s cloud-based platform enables Digicel to overcome the challenges of their legacy AAAs, scaling to support their rapidly growing subscriber base across the Caribbean islands
  • Digicel was able to implement a robust centralized platform for all islands with Alepo’s API gateway, which enabled easy integration with all of the operator’s CRM and billing systems
  • Digicel’s FTTx services were seamlessly migrated to the Alepo platform with zero service downtime or disruptions
  • Alepo’s georedundant platform has helped the operator improve network availability and security

Friday, December 17, 2021, Saint Lucia – Responding to the surge in demand for high-quality fiber broadband services, leading service provider Digicel has modernized its FTTx network across the Caribbean Islands. Its FTTx services have been migrated to digital transformation expert Alepo’s cloud-based and centralized AAA infrastructure, enabling a highly scalable and streamlined network.

As Digicel’s legacy AAAs had reached full physical capacity with its rapidly growing subscriber bases on many island markets, the operator needed to bolster its infrastructure deployed on Digicel’s private cloud, Alepo’s Broadband AAA solution eliminated the physical constraints to grow. In addition to supporting the operator’s subscriber growth, the platform can easily scale to meet dynamically changing traffic demands.

Further, Alepo’s solution provides an API gateway to easily integrate with the CRM and billing systems in all Digicel markets, without any changes to the operator’s existing IT systems. This made migrating so many islands and markets into a centralized system far more effective.

The Alepo Broadband AAA includes EMS, session management, subscriber profile management, flat charging, CDRs for offline billing, and authentication, provisioning, and accounting for FTTx services. Its modular, open, and virtualized architecture ensured it could be deployed with low risk and keeps Digicel’s operational costs low. With a georedundant setup, the high-performing AAA server has boosted Digicel’s network availability. It has implemented process automation to improve network security and minimize potential issues caused by manual intervention.

Digicel’s services across all Caribbean islands, including Saint Lucia, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Barbados, and more, were migrated with zero downtime or disruptions.

“With a track record of deploying AAA for fiber broadband services in the region, Alepo has been a trusted solutions provider to Digicel for many years. They have helped us achieve our primary objectives of supporting our growing subscriber base and of streamlining management of our services across the Caribbean Islands through a centralized AAA platform which will help us meet evolving customer needs,” said Oleksandr Hnydiuk, CTO H&E and Fixed, Digicel Group.

“We’re delighted to have partnered with Digicel to modernize its fiber network with a centralized AAA solution, helping provide essential connectivity through the pandemic. By implementing a foolproof migration strategy, we were able to overcome the challenges of working remotely to migrate from multiple legacy platforms, across many markets, to a private cloud setup. Alepo’s AAA has enabled Digicel to drive revenue by improving its scalability and network availability,” said Derrick Gross, President, Alepo.

About Digicel Group

As a digital operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.

Through its world-class LTE and fiber networks, together with its suite of eight apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.

Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over three million people to date.

With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

 

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Cable IPTV player VNet Services enters FTTH market using Alepo’s fixed broadband solution

Cable IPTV player VNet Services enters FTTH market using Alepo’s fixed broadband solution

  • The IPTV provider has onboarded 20 multi-system operators and 4,000 local cable operators as affiliates, who will be responsible for onboarding broadband customers
  • VNet has introduced combo plans, IPTV upgrade offers, and device add-ons for its existing cable television customers
  • As part of its fixed broadband solution, Alepo has deployed its AAA, Digital BSS, and affiliate management modules
  • The deployment includes Alepo’s web and mobile self-care, enabling customers to access 24×7 support and make online bill payments

Tuesday, October 05, 2021, Hyderabad, India – In response to increasing post-pandemic data demands, Indian cable television provider VNet has entered the fiber broadband market as an internet service provider (ISP). In addition to attracting new customers, the service provider is also drawing from its existing customer base of 1.6 million cable TV subscribers.

Launched in May, the high-speed service will be available in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In addition to direct subscribers that VNet has already begun onboarding in the system, the operator’s affiliates, including 20 multi-system operators (MSOs) and over 4,000 local cable operators (LCOs), have also been migrated. The system now has around 50K subscribers.

VNet has introduced a range of combo plans and IPTV upgrade offers for its cable TV customers, as well as offering device add-ons that let customers enjoy broadband using their existing televisions. VNet is working on plans to use this platform to eventually upgrade all their cable TV subscribers to IPTV.

Alepo has deployed its fixed broadband solution, including key modules for affiliate management, digital BSS, CRM, billing, AAA, data monetization, voucher management, product catalog, IPoE notification portal, and more. The deployment lets VNet carry out all BSS/OSS operations such as customer onboarding through affiliates, provisioning, service activation, maintaining the customer lifecycle, billing and invoicing, and enabling 24×7 customer support through web and mobile self-care.

Affiliates will be able to directly onboard customers through the Alepo CRM, and a payment gateway integration in the web and mobile self-care will enable customers to pay online for the services they purchase.

Alepo has developed customizations to accommodate the operator’s IPoE subscribers who were unable to access the service, ensuring that they are authenticated and redirected to the captive portal. These subscribers can seamlessly access the network after a one-time login using their credentials. The system also equips the affiliates with a custom feature that enables them to track which customers are online and terminate sessions when needed.

“Our goal is to provide reliable cutting-edge services at competitive prices and to emerge as a trusted name in the region’s fiber broadband market. Through this new service, our customers enjoy high-speed fiber internet in their homes, especially relevant given the ongoing cultural shift to working from home. Alepo is our vendor of choice as it has a rich track record of fiber broadband successes. As we enter the ISP market, we are confident that Alepo’s solution will enable us to swiftly realize ROI and fully monetize our network offerings,” said R. Srinivasa Raju, Director, VNet.

Prabhakar Kakarakayala, VP-Client Relations, Alepo, said, “Our fixed broadband solution is designed to optimize ISP business functions, enabling VNet to rapidly introduce modern and advanced plans. With our affiliate and reseller modules, VNet can easily manage operations with its large number of partners to scale the sale of its services.”

About VNet

Vnetservices Cable & Datacom Limited is one of the leading cable television service providers in Andhra Pradesh, India. It also provides cable television services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vnet Digital Private Limited, which is one of the largest multi-system operators in India. The company aims to be a single point access provider, bringing into the home and workplace a converged world of information, entertainment, and services.

For more information, please visit https://vnetservices.in

 

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