Telecommunications veteran Randy Cook joins Alepo to lead the company’s growing sales organization as the new Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development.
October 11, 2011, Austin, TX – Alepo, a leading provider of convergent charging solutions for telecommunications service providers, has named Randy Cook as the new Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development. With over 20 years of industry experience, Cook will lead the company’s rapidly growing global sales organization.
Cook joins Alepo after his tenure at Nokia Siemens Networks, where he served as the Head of Carrier Ethernet Sales for Nokia Siemens Networks. Prior to NSN, he was the Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Atrica, a Silicon Valley-based telecommunication infrastructure leader, and led the private start-up throughout its merger with Nokia Siemens Networks.
Within Alepo, Cook is already deep in discussions with leading service providers to help them realize 4G market opportunities and secure the position of global market leaders.
“In such an explosive era in telecommunications, service providers today must seek to differentiate services in order to drive the profitability of 4G services,” said Cook. “Alepo’s constant innovation, grounded in 15 years of proven industry experience, pushes the boundaries of what service providers can achieve.”
Cook joins Alepo at a time of tremendous growth for the telecommunications solutions provider. This year, Alepo has expanded operations in North America, and launched new regional offices in South America and Asia. The company’s growth marks a rising demand for Alepo’s 4G evolved packet core products, including the Alepo Online Charging System and PCRF, innovative solutions for carrier Wi-Fi, mobile data offload and more.
Cook will speak at the upcoming WiMAX Forum Operator Summit in Cape Town, South Africa on November 8, 2011. He will also be available in Cape Town for face-to-face meetings and media interviews during AfricaCom on November 9th and 10th, 2011.
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Vodafone Qatar recently selected Alepo to provide a comprehensive billing & customer care solution for fixed voice, video and data over high-speed broadband in Qatar.
February 11, 2011, Austin, TX – Alepo, a leading provider of control plane & business management solutions for next generation services, announced today its partnership with Vodafone Qatar to bring triple-play services over IP, including fixed voice and data, to the manmade luxury island of The Pearl Qatar.
In deploying the Alepo Service Enabler, a comprehensive billing & customer care solution for next generation networks, Vodafone Qatar will achieve a centralized location to provision and manage all subscribers and services. The solution includes a real-time rating & charging system, allowing the service provider to design flexible business plans from an intuitive, point-and-click interface while ensuring zero leakage of revenue.
In addition, Alepo will provide a web-based subscriber portal for online customer self care, including purchasing services, paying invoices and topping up accounts. Alepo will also provide integration with other network elements and external payment gateways.
“In selecting a back office solution to support multi-play services, Alepo emerged as an obvious frontrunner, offering a robust product as well as the expertise required to fulfill our business needs,” stated Jenny Howe, Director of Technology, Vodafone Qatar.
“Vodafone shows unparalleled commitment to becoming Qatar’s premier service provider, not only in terms of revenue, but also in the eyes of its customers,” stated John Kim, Alepo Vice President of Business Development. “We are excited to work with Vodafone and assist the organization in realizing its mission by providing a tenacious billing & customer care solution.”
About Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C.
Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. (“Vodafone Qatar”) is the holder of the Second Public Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications Networks and Services License in the State of Qatar.
Vodafone Qatar’s purpose is to “Make a World of Difference for All People in Qatar” by aiming to become “the most admired brand in Qatar.”
Please visit www.vodafone.com.qa for more details.
Alepo is a leading provider of IT and network infrastructure software solutions for communications service providers worldwide. Alepo works closely with market leaders including Vodafone, MTN, France Telecom, and Digicel, empowering them to compete aggressively and realize data opportunities across technologies and generations. Alepo is proud to support innovative market leaders as they evolve in the telecommunications marketplace.
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November 11, 2009, Capetown, South Africa — Alepo Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of OSS/BSS solutions for next generation services, announced today its partnership with Telkom Kenya, the leading provider of voice services in the country, to provide a fixed mobile convergent solution that can offer a consistent user experience and single account for both fixed and mobile services.
Alepo will provide a fixed mobile solution through integration with various legacy IT systems, creating centralized balance and identity management. Alepo will aid Telkom Kenya in providing a customer-centric network that includes automatic activation and pairing of devices, hotlining, comprehensive voucher management, and customer self-care via web portal, allowing for customers to purchase and manage multiple services on a single account, from a single web-based interface.
In selecting Alepo, Telkom Kenya is assured of a solution that is not only feature-rich, but also serves to lower operational expenses by automating service activation and customer care, while also allowing for the rapid introduction of new services without service interruptions.
Alepo was chosen to deploy the following proprietary products: AAA Server, IN to IP Charging Gateway, Billing and Charging engine, Customer Self-Care Module, Activation Module, Provisioning Module, and the Alepo Voucher Management System.
Alepo was chosen due to its flexibility, maturity and experience.
“We look forward to aiding Telkom Kenya to increase market share by providing a consistent user experience across all services and creating an infrastructure that eases the introduction of new products and services,” stated Jonathan Garini, Vice President of Products at Alepo.
About Telkom Kenya
Telkom Kenya was established as a telecommunications operator under the Companies Act in April 1999. They are proud to play a prominent role in the information and communications technology sector, serving millions of Kenyans across the country. The company currently has a customer base of about 500,000 customers on both fixed and CDMA wireless with a country-wide presence.
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