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Horizon Telecom International Selects Alepo & SKSpruce Technologies to Launch WiFi services in Myanmar

With Alepo’s WiFi Offload and Monetization solution, Myanmar’s greenfield operator, Horizon Telecom International (HTI), will be able to fully monetize its WiFi hotspot network by offering attractive WiFi prepaid plans and promotions. Alepo’s solution will allow HTI to launch its service offerings with a high quality of service and unparalleled customer experience.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Austin, TX, USA– Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that it has partnered with SKSpruce Technologies for HTI’s nationwide WiFi service rollout in Myanmar. The WiFi project is aimed at supporting the growth and evolution of WiFi services in Myanmar.

As part of the agreement, HTI will deploy Alepo’s WiFi Offload and Monetization solution, including AAA infrastructure, real-time WiFi charging, billing, and more. With this solution, HTI will be able to extend the most innovative and attractive prepaid WiFi offers to its subscribers, ensuring a real-time, zero-revenue-leakage experience, that benefits both the end user and service provider, across the country.

“We at HTI are committed to providing excellent WiFi services and a better user experience in all the regions of Myanmar,” said Nyan Win, Vice-Chairman and CEO at HTI Myanmar. He added, “With Alepo and SKSpruce as our technology partners, we are sure that we will be able to deliver unprecedented quality of service, at affordable prices, to our subscribers, based on their needs and lifestyles.”

With Alepo’s WiFi offload functionality, HTI will be able to leverage its planned network of WiFi hotspots across Myanmar to enhance customer experience, with a seamless WiFi offload experience via WiFi hotspots at hotels, shopping malls, universities, and other public places.

“We are proud to support HTI in their endeavor to introduce an advanced WiFi broadband infrastructure in Myanmar and make internet affordable, accessible, and available to ALL,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director for APAC at Alepo. “At Alepo, we focus on building innovative solutions that can help internet service providers monetize their WiFi network by launching multiple, profitable offerings like single-use prepaid service, seamless offload, and bundled subscriptions for existing broadband customers.”

With Alepo’s complete WiFi solution, HTI will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetize the WiFi network, upon launch and as the market demands evolve.

“We are very pleased to partner with Alepo to support the launch of WiFi Services for HTI in Myanmar,” said Henry Wu, VP at SKSpruce Technologies. He added, “In its selection of Alepo, SKSpruce is assured of a solution partner with the knowledge and real-world proven products needed to launch WiFi services quickly and cost-effectively.”

About HTI Myanmar

Horizon Telecom International (HTI) is one of the uprising telecommunication services and solutions providers in Myanmar’s Information Technology and Telecommunications sector. The company was founded in 2012 by a group of competent professionals.  HTI is headquartered in Yangon, Myanmar. Regional sales and distribution centers are located in upper Myanmar.

For more information, please visit –  www.telecom-horizon.com

About SKSpruce Technologies

SKSpruce Technologies, Inc. delivers market leading, carrier-class WiFi solutions that allow carriers and commercial operators to meet rapidly growing bandwidth demands and provide their customers with the highest quality of experience. The company was founded in 2011 by an entrepreneurial Silicon Valley leadership team of wireless and networking experts, committed to the vision of an increasingly connected world where high-quality voice, video, and data are available virtually anywhere, anytime through WiFi. SKSpruce has research and development centers in California’s Silicon Valley, and a newly opened center in the Tianfu Technology park in Chengdu, China. Sales and support center locations include San Jose, Chengdu, and Hong Kong.

For more information, please visit – www.skspruce.com

Please Note: At 5G MENA 2017 in Dubai, Alepo will showcase its policy, charging, and CRM solutions with live demonstrations at POD F. 5G MENA will take place on 30 Apr – 2 May 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. For a live demonstration, please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Alepo at 5G MENA 2017.

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Alepo to Showcase Prepaid Data Monetization Solution at GITEX Technology Week 2016 in Dubai

Meet Alepo team at booth Z-J46 at GITEX 2016 from October 16-20, 2016 and learn how Alepo’s prepaid data monetization solution is helping wireless network operators rapidly innovate and monetize 3G and 4G mobile broadband networks.

Monday, October 10, 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 it will showcase its prepaid data monetization solution at GITEX Technology Week 2016 in Dubai, UAE during October 16 – 20, 2016.

Alepo’s Prepaid Data Monetization Solution combines Alepo’s advanced policy and charging control ecosystem, rapid service creation environment, and sophisticated subscriber tools to deliver end-to-end functionality and a rich customer experience. With Alepo’s prepaid data monetization solution, mobile network operators can readily introduce or evolve their prepaid mobile data business with market-ready use cases for app and content-specific offers, pay as you go, recharge rewards, data rollover, location-based service, shared family data packs, and so much more.

“At Alepo, we realize the importance of an effective data monetization strategy in order to improve customer experience and increase revenue. We, therefore, make it simple and more enjoyable for subscribers to consume more data services with modern, mobile app user experiences, personalized services, and real-time, contextual offers,” said Derrick Gross, VP of Business Development at Alepo. “From 3G to LTE, we deliver end-to-end solutions to communications service providers that enable them to rapidly bring new, compelling offers to market and stay ahead of their competition,” he further added.

Alepo’s Data Monetization Solution makes it possible to generate ROI from Day One of deployment. From its pre-built library of constantly evolving use cases to its drag-and-drop service designer to an award-winning subscriber experience mobile app, Alepo’s solution is one of the most advanced and sophisticated prepaid data monetization solutions in the market.

For more info visit: https://www.alepo.com/solution-briefs/prepaid-charging-solution/

To learn more or to request a live demonstration of Alepo’s prepaid Data Monetization solutions, please fill the form at https://www.alepo.com/news-events/upcoming-events/ and visit Alepo at booth Z-J46 at GITEX Technology Week 2016 from October 16-20, 2016 at Dubai world Trade Center, Dubai, UAE.

About Alepo

Bhutan’s Largest Telecom Operator, Bhutan Telecom, Taps Alepo for Wi-Fi Monetization and Offload

As part of a major initiative to modernize its telecommunications network, Bhutan Telecom selects Alepo to provide a complete, carrier-grade Wi-Fi Offload and Wi-Fi Hotspot Monetization solution for the Bhutanese market.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 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 Bhutan Telecom, the largest mobile operator in Bhutan, to launch an expansive Wi-Fi Offload and Hotspot Monetization Solution for the Bhutanese market.

With Alepo’s Wi-Fi monetization solution Bhutan Telecom will be able to fully monetize its Wi-Fi hotspot networks by offering attractive Wi-Fi plans and promotions to its subscribers. Bhutan Telecom’s customers will be able to use a single mobile voucher to purchase mobile and Wi-Fi hotspot services, making it a simple and convenient experience.

As part of its Wi-Fi monetization platform, Alepo provides an end-to-end solution for the entire purchase, activation, real-time charging, and customer care of Wi-Fi hotspot services, as well as integration with the charging system in the mobile core.

With Alepo’s Carrier Wi-Fi offload solution, Bhutan Telecom will be able to leverage its planned network of Wi-Fi hotspots across Bhutan in order to increase its capacity for mobile data services as well as to enhance the customer experience of those data services. Bhutan Telecom subscribers will enjoy a seamless 3G/4G LTE to Wi-Fi offload experience, thanks to Alepo’s full integration with the HLR and HSS in the mobile core network.

“Bhutan Telecom is committed to provide a world-class mobile experience for our customers. Alepo’s carrier Wi-Fi solution will allow us to carry out this mission by offering new and innovative services to our customers,” said Tshewang Gyeltshen, Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Telecom. “In its selection of Alepo, Bhutan Telecom is assured of a solutions partner with the knowledge and real-world proven products needed to launch new Wi-Fi hotspot business models rapidly and cost-effectively without disruption to existing networks and services.”

The agreement with Bhutan Telecom signifies major milestone for Alepo. The “all things data experts” technology provider has announced several Wi-Fi monetization and offload contracts with many tier one mobile operators like Sri Lanka Telecom, Afghan Wireless, ETB Colombia and others.

“Front-edge mobile operators like Bhutan Telecom recognize Wi-Fi as a resilient technology that will continue to fit into their overall data strategy,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director at Alepo. “At Alepo, we focus on Wi-Fi solutions that fit harmoniously into the operator’s existing network and business environments, affording the high performance and convergence that make for a great customer experience.”

About Bhutan Telecom Limited

Bhutan Telecom Limited is the leading provider of telecommunications and Internet services in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Besides fixed line telephony, it provides GSM Mobile services under its flagship brand B-Mobile, and Internet Services. It is the leading provider of both mobile telephony and Internet services in the country, and the only fixed line telephony services provider in the country.

http://www.bt.bt

About Alepo

Please Note: Alepo will be participating at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb 22-25, 2016.

Alepo we will be located at Stand 7E14, Hall 7. Please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Alepo at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

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Alepo and Altai Partner on a Carrier WiFi Solution

Alepo and Altai, two leading Wi-Fi technology providers, recently cemented their ongoing partnership with the release of a joint solution for ready-to-launch carrier Wi-Fi networks.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, Dubai, UAE; Austin, TX; Hong Kong – Ahead of GITEX 2015, Alepo (www.alepo.com) and Altai (www.altaitechnologies.com), announced today the release of a joint solution for carrier Wi-Fi networks, responding to the growing demand in the telecommunications industry for ready-to-launch Wi-Fi network infrastructure that can lower deployment time and costs without the sacrifice of carrier-class high performance, security, and scalability.

The joint solution pairs Altai’s Super Wi-Fi base stations and access points with Alepo’s complete Wi-Fi monetization and Wi-Fi offload software platforms. When deployed together, the Alepo and Altai products afford significant cost-saving benefits, including a ready and rapid deployment, proven interoperability, and ease of daily operations. In addition, the solution enables carriers to bring more competitive Wi-Fi offers to market quickly in order generate revenue from the investment.

“We know that ROI can be a decisive factor for operators evaluating Wi-Fi, even for those who plan to use the network primarily for mobile offload or to expand their coverage area,” said Derrick Gross, Director of Business Development at Alepo. “An Alepo-Altai solution justifies the investment by not only providing significant cost-savings in deployment and OPEX, but also by exposing Wi-Fi as a strategic revenue stream for a wide population of customers and partners.”

Gross noted that the solution readily enables diverse Wi-Fi business models, including subscriptions and casual use, advertising and location-based offers, reseller and affiliate models, international roaming, and many other emerging Wi-Fi business models today.

Ben Chan, VP of Sales & Marketing at Altai, commented on the recent and current project success that Altai and Alepo have achieved. Chan said, “Altai has been working with Alepo on various high performance wireless broadband networks, and we are pleased to be able to deliver high quality solution and services to operators/ISPs together. With the proven track record of integrating Alepo’s software platform with Altai’s Super WiFi, we can speed up to provide a completely customized solution to fit the stringent requirements of our customers.”

The announcement of this solution follows multiple joint Wi-Fi projects in 2015, including the launch of Wi-Fi services for UhuruOne in Tanzania and a large ISP in South Asia (unnamed). Alepo and Altai also provided the complete Wi-Fi experience for participants at Andicom 2015 in Cartagena, Colombia earlier this year.

alepo and altai solution framework

Sample Diagram of Alepo and Altai solutions in a Carrier Wi-Fi network

Alepo and Altai to Showcase CARRIER Wi-Fi Solutions at GITEX 2015

Executive leadership from Altai and Alepo will be available at the upcoming GITEX 2015 industry event to discuss their carrier Wi-Fi solution offerings. GITEX 2015, October 18 – 22, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE. To schedule a time to meet with either or both companies, please visit www.alepo.com/upcoming-events.

In the GITEX 2015 exhibition hall, Alepo will be located at stand Z-M47 within the Indian pavilion. Altai will be located at stand SR-N6 in the Hong Kong pavilion. For more information about GITEX 2015, please visit www.gitex.com.

 

About Altai Technologies

Altai Technologies is a leading supplier of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies with deployments in 100 countries. It is also the leading solution for the vertical industrial markets, covering over 180 terminal ports and airports globally. The Altai Super WiFi Solution includes a complete portfolio of indoor and outdoor products for carriers, WISPs, and enterprises to support a wide range of applications such as mobile data offload, public access, WLAN access, and backhaul.

For more information, please visit www.altaitechnologies.com.

About Alepo

FilAsia System Technologies Selects Alepo for IPTV and Wi-Fi Delivery in Philippines

On the heels of the Philippines government announcement to offer free citywide Wi-Fi services to half of its towns and cities this year and nationwide coverage by end of 2016, Alepo penned an agreement with FilAsia System Technologies Inc. (FAST) to provide a complete Wi-Fi management solution, including charging and billing, for the IPTV Service.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 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 FAST, a leading wireless internet service provider in Philippines, to provide a complete Wi-Fi hotspot manager, including charging and billing, for internet and IPTV over Wi-Fi services.

As part of the new partnership, Alepo will employ its carrier-class convergent charging, billing, and CRM platform, Alepo Service Enabler (SE), which will enable FAST to fully deliver and monetize its Wi-Fi and IPTV services. To create a sophisticated and enjoyable customer experience for FAST subscribers, Alepo SE includes end-to-end support for the entire purchase, activation, real-time charging, notifications, and customer care of Wi-Fi hotspot services.

“The high competition amongst ISPs in Philippines puts downward pressure on average revenue per user (ARPU) and limits revenue potential from traditional revenue streams. This drives ISPs to introduce services like IPTV over Wi-Fi to differentiate themselves from the competition,” said Glenn Caagbay, President at FAST. “Alepo has a long and proven legacy in Wi-Fi and IPTV monetization and is able to provide FAST with solutions that are both technologically advanced and highly sophisticated from a business standpoint.”

“FAST recognizes IPTV as part of a new breed of services that will continue to fit into their overall data monetization strategy,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director at Alepo. “In its selection of Alepo, FAST is assured of a solutions partner with the knowledge and real-world proven products needed to launch new IPTV business models rapidly and cost-effectively without disruption to existing networks and services.”

About FilAsia System Technologies Inc.

FilAsia System Technologies Inc. or FAST provides Wi-Fi services in Philippines. The company is already servicing areas where broadband data infrastructure is not available and will continue to build its network to reach places where there is no or limited service, especially in rural communities.

www.filast.com

About Alepo

Please Note: Alepo will be attending GITEX 2015 in Dubai on October 18-22, 2015. We will be located at booth Z-M47. Please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Alepo at GITEX 2015.

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Alepo Makes Wi-Fi Offload a Reality for ETB in Colombia

La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), Colombia’s principal communications service provider, recently launched Alepo’s Wi-Fi Offload solution in Bogota to ensure consistent coverage across its fixed and mobile broadband networks.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), has successfully launched Alepo’s Wi-Fi Offload solution in Bogota, Colombia. The launch marks the second major milestone in the ETB and Alepo partnership, following the successful modernization of ETB’s ADSL network with Alepo’s AAA solution earlier in 2015.

With Alepo’s Wi-Fi Offload solution, ETB is able to broaden its next-generation data footprint with a combination of high-speed LTE and Wi-Fi Hotspot services. In doing so, ETB can deliver complete data coverage for its subscribers. Whether connected to ETB’s recently launched LTE network or – in absence of LTE coverage – offloaded to the operator’s expansive Wi-Fi hotspot network, ETB subscribers enjoy a consistent and convenient data experience.

“As part of ETB’s major multi-year transformation, we recognize that a multi-access network approach to IP-based services will give ETB subscribers the most comprehensive, cost-effective, and sophisticated customer experience possible,” said Daniel Federico Vásquez, CTO at ETB. “As a top technology provider and strategic partner, Alepo understands ETB’s vision for fixed and mobile broadband success and continues to deliver the solutions and services needed to work towards that vision.”

In order to enable LTE to Wi-Fi offload at ETB, Alepo integrated its carrier-class Wi-Fi Offload platform with ETB’s LTE Home Subscriber Server (HSS). Armed with subscriber profile information, the Alepo solution is able to authenticate ETB subscribers to the Wi-Fi hotspot without requiring them to manually log on to the Wi-Fi hotspot network at each use. The scalable solution employs open, standards-based interfaces, making ready to deploy in best-of-breeds network environments of any size.

“With our Carrier Wi-Fi solutions deployed at tier one operators around the globe, Alepo is bullish about Wi-Fi offload and Wi-Fi hotspot monetization,” said Ramiro Costa, Latin America Regional Director at Alepo. “With Alepo’s Wi-Fi Offload solution, ETB is assured of a tested and proven solution designed to ease OPEX, increase customer satisfaction, and adapt to the operator’s evolving business and network needs.”

Alepo will showcase its Carrier Wi-Fi solutions at Andicom, September 2 – 4, 2015 in Cartagena, Colombia. Visit Alepo at Stand 40, 2nd Floor. For more information, please visit www.andicom.co.

About ETB

La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (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

About Alepo