- Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on September 24, as part of the two-day Telecoms World Middle East conference in Dubai
- This is the second consecutive year Alepo has been shortlisted for a Telecoms World Middle East award
- The nomination recognizes Alepo’s success in its own complete digital transformation, thus benefiting the telecommunications industry, particularly in the Middle East
- The transformation has helped Alepo achieve faster project delivery, better development cadence, and the ability to do more remotely
- Results of the transformation have been evidenced by key announcements including a comprehensive digital BSS, one of the industry’s first 5G core solutions, and a cloud-native version of Alepo’s Carrier WiFi
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, DUBAI – Digital enablement and revenue management software provider Alepo has been shortlisted for the 2019 Telecoms World Middle East Awards in the Digital Transformation – Vendor category. The shortlisting recognizes Alepo’s success in the digital transformation of its own products, processes, and tools – a transformation that has benefited the telecommunications industry, particularly in the Middle East region.
Winners will be announced on September 24 at an awards ceremony as part of the two-day Telecoms World Middle East conference to be held in Dubai.
“We’re thrilled Telecoms World Middle East recognizes our team’s efforts and dedication to digital transformation. It is a testament to our longstanding commitment for self-improvement and our mission to give operators of all sizes the ability to harness leading technologies,” said Derrick Gross, President, Alepo.
Alepo’s nomination is supported by key milestones from the last year including several new product releases, automation of its testing processes, and significant reduction of delivery efforts and timelines. Most significantly, Alepo has introduced a new comprehensive digital BSS platform, with capabilities like omnichannel customer experience, open APIs, rapid configurations, and modularization of the legacy codebase.
The BSS player has also introduced one of the industry’s first 5G core (5GC) solutions, providing authentication and subscriber management for 5G networks. The 5GC works alongside the digital BSS to monetize and deliver 5G services such as IoT and network slicing.
In addition, Alepo released a cloud-native version of its AAA solution and has since upgraded a tier-1 telco in the Middle East to its virtualized AAA – a unique deployment in that all professional services were performed remotely.
Vishal Mathur, Vice President – Solution Integration at Alepo, said, “Digital transformation is not only about technology, but also about culture, processes, and people. This is what we mean when we talk about a holistic approach and this is what we have implemented. Seeing the impact of our own transformation on our customers is truly gratifying.”
With over 1,000 attendees, 200 speakers, and 600 telcos, the annual Telecoms World Middle East Awards and conference bring together the technology, media, and telecom ecosystem to discuss and acknowledge technological developments in telecommunications. Alepo has been shortlisted from a list of eminent vendors operating in the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and North Africa.
About Telecoms World Middle East
Entering its fifteenth consecutive year in Dubai, Telecoms World Middle East is the go-to event for CxOs from across the TMT industry who want to learn how technology, innovation, variation, and partnerships can transform and diversify the future of telecommunications.
The two-day conference hosts over 1,000 attendees, 200 speakers, 75 sponsors and exhibitors from the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa, Central, and South Asia.
For more information, please visit Telecoms World Middle East 2019
- Customers can access the internet using a range of free and paid options: watching a promotional video, logging in with social media credentials, purchasing vouchers, subscribing to plans
- Hotspots have been installed at prime locations in Banja Luka, including a prominent hospital and popular hotel, with more locations to be added
- The project soft-launched in February, with casual plans added in May
- Existing m:tel’s mobile subscribers who opt for the WiFi service enjoy seamless and transparent login
- Alepo’s WiFi Service Management Platform enables m:tel to earn direct revenue through advertisements and analytics
Tuesday, July 02, 2019, Banja Luka – The leading telecommunications operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, joint stock company Mtel a.d. Banja Luka, trading as m:tel, has introduced a range of free and paid WiFi plans. To facilitate the rollout, m:tel has employed digital enablement and revenue management software provider Alepo’s WiFi Service Management Platform (SMP).
The project has progressed in phases since February, with hotspots installed at prime locations in Banja Luka, including a prominent hospital and popular hotel, with many more locations to be added soon. Thousands of subscribers have already signed in, giving an insight into the project’s potential once the full-scale rollout is complete. Plans for existing subscribers of m:tel have been introduced, with both prepaid and postpaid customers able to access the hotspots. Casual subscribers can watch a promo or log in with their social media credentials for free access. Paid offers include vouchers and subscriptions, including fixed-validity unlimited data plans.
Subscriber authentication is integrated with m:tel’s core network, so existing m:tel mobile customers can seamlessly connect to WiFi once they have purchased the add-on. Prepaid users can use their mobile balance to purchase WiFi offers, while post-paid users see it reflected in their monthly invoices.
WiFi access is granted through location-specific multilingual captive portals. Alepo’s WiFi SMP enables m:tel affiliates to create captive portals and location-based offers, allowing these affiliates to create their own hotspots using flexible revenue-sharing arrangements. Affiliates can, for instance, create video advertisements and share revenue with m:tel based on the number of views. An integrated analytics tool provides customizable granular reports for specific locations and usage patterns.
“As a tier-1 carrier, the security, robustness, and integration capabilities Alepo offers are essential to us. The ease with which we can use the platform to create new offerings helps us stay ahead of the competition. We are pleased with the response we’ve received from our customers so far, and are confident we can efficiently monetize our growing WiFi network with Alepo’s WiFi SMP,” said Srđan Bundalo, Head ICT at m:tel.
Vishal Mathur, VP-Solution Integration of Alepo, said, “Our solution enables m:tel to create offerings that go beyond charging for access, giving them a range of possibilities for organic growth via affiliates, cross-promotion with traditional mobile plans, and data monetization. We are happy with their success so far and look forward to seeing how they will leverage the system over time.”
As the leading telecom operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Joint Stock Company Mtel a.d. Banja Luka offers unique communication solutions unified under the m:tel corporate brand.
In the more and more dynamic BiH market, m:tel offers the latest telecommunication services in the field of telephony, landline network, internet, data, and IPTV.
With a constant following of the world trends and the latest technological achievements in the field of telecommunications, m:tel also recognizes its customers’ needs and wishes.
Aware of the fact that today, people need more than just simple communication, m:tel provides a wide range of additional services. The company offers business customers integrated business solutions with calls and data within both mobile and landline networks, which form the basis for creating sound conditions for a successful business.
Besides high-quality services and application of the newest information technologies, m:tel invests a lot in sports, culture, education and humanitarian projects, and by conducting business in a socially responsible way it influences the development of true values in its environment.
The company has achieved outstanding business results, evidenced by a record number of over 1.6 million users of all services.
For more information, please visit www.mtel.ba
- Main mobile service provider on the South Pacific island of Niue
- In August last year, it launched 4G/LTE plans using Alepo’s digital BSS platform
- The project has given residents and tourists access to new services: 4G speeds, VoLTE calls, digitized bill payment
- Already more than 50 percent of the Island has come on board
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, NIUE – Telecom Niue, the main mobile operator of the island of Niue, has seen significant revenue growth and widespread adoption after launching 4G using business support systems (BSS) from core network and mobile software solutions provider Alepo.
The 4G offers were announced in August 2018 as part of the government’s plan to transform telecommunication on the South Pacific island. Residents and tourists now have access to 4G speeds, competitive pricing, and advanced data services including Voice over LTE (VoLTE). digital self-care, including online bill payment, has been added.
To achieve their goals, Telecom Niue employed a digital BSS from Alepo including a PCRF (Ro/Rx) for advanced monetization and control of data services, including prepaid billing.
“This was the fastest BSS migration we have ever done,” said Derrick Gross, President of Alepo.
The digital transformation, along with the introduction of modern services and plans, has seen more than half of the Island’s population adopt 4G within a few months of launch.
“Our goal was to modernize communication in Niue, and the swift growth we’ve seen is a testament to how much this project has been appreciated by our subscribers. We were already impressed when Alepo met our stringent deadline without hiccups. And we continue to appreciate the quality and flexibility of their solutions,” said Brett Collier, 4G Rollout Manager, Telecom Niue.
“Our advanced CRM and charging features are particularly valuable for this deployment. Alepo’s self-care and mobile application are highly flexible, enabling Telecom Niue to offer the best possible services catered to their customers’ specific needs,” said Vishal Mathur, VP Solution Integration, Alepo.
Alepo has partnered with Blue Arcus for the project.
“Having worked with Alepo on several LTE and WiFi projects since 2016, we have time and again seen their expertise in the deployment of 4G LTE solutions. Telecom Niue’s latest offering is one of our many combined successes,” said Naren Yanamadala, CEO of Blue Arcus.
The project is the third Alepo-Blue Arcus collaboration in the Pacific Islands, following successful deployment of policy, charging, and billing solutions for the Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority, and another with Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation in Tuvalu.
About Telecom Niue
Telecom Niue Limited is a company incorporated in Niue and fully owned by the government of Niue. It was formed out of the business and operations of the Department of Post and Telecommunications.
As part of the government’s corporatization of utilities in early 2016, Telecom Niue was registered as a private company. It is the sole provider of mobile and fixed telephone services in Niue and the main provider of internet services.
The company’s mission is to ensure affordability, reliability, security, and high-quality telecommunication services anytime, anywhere.
For more information, please visit www.telecomniue.com
About Blue Arcus
Blue Arcus Technologies, Inc. is a California-based company that specializes in providing cost-effective mobile network solutions across the globe. The company also addresses telecommunications needs through its rural and remote community solutions, maritime and ferry solutions, tactical and emergency solutions, and mobile network solutions.
For more information, please visit www.bluearcus.com