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Orange-GETESA, Planet Online Laos Upgrade to Alepo Service Enabler 7.2

Longstanding Alepo clients Orange-GETESA and Planet Online recently upgraded to Alepo Service Enabler v7.2 to support their expanding data services, including WiMAX, Wi-Fi Hotspots, ADSL and Dial Up.

April 26, 2011, Austin, TX – Alepo Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of control plane & business management solutions for next generation services, announced today the decisions of longstanding clients Orange-GETESA and Planet Online to upgrade to Alepo Service Enabler 7.2 and deploy additional Alepo solutions in order to support their growing businesses. The wins underscore the lasting partnerships between Alepo and these leading service providers.

Planet Online

After having deployed Alepo’s solutions for wireline data services over three years ago, Laos service provider Planet Online has again selected Alepo to provide a complete back office solution for its burgeoning WiMAX network, including Alepo’s convergent charging & billing platform and high-performing 16e AAA Server. The comprehensive solution will enable Planet Online to design flexible business plans and support multiple access technologies on a single platform.

“Alepo’s solutions have been instrumental to the evolution of our broadband networks and business requirements,” stated Dr. Robert Winch, Planet Online Chairman. “Alepo’s position as an innovative market leader continually reassures us of our investment.”

In addition to upgrading to Service Enabler 7.2, Alepo will implement policy management tools for WiMAX, including Alepo’s 16e AAA Server, hotlining features and IP Address Management. The BSS platform will also include a voucher management system, subscriber portals and trouble ticketing.

Orange-GETESA

A subsidiary of France Telecom, Getesa is Equatorial Guinea’s leading service provider, offering mobile and internet services. Getesa recently sought out Alepo to upgrade to Service Enabler 7.2 to provide support for prepaid and postpaid DSL services, Wi-Fi and Dial-Up. Alepo will also integrate with existing legacy systems and provide voucher management and Wi-Fi hotspot management systems

In partnering with Alepo, both operators are assured of proven and scalable solutions that will enable them to respond quickly to changing market trends and expand their businesses without costly or risky replacements. Both operators will receive dedicated on-site training & support during the deployment, and continual 24/7 off-site support thereafter.

“At Alepo, we take great pride in fostering enduring relationships with clients like Orange-GETESA and Planet Online, not only by offering the latest, innovative technologies that enable operators to evolve quickly, but also by providing continual support and direct communication before, during and after the deployment of our solutions,” stated Brandon Johnson, Alepo Director of Operations.

About Planet Online

Planet Online Laos has been providing IT services in Lao PDR since 1996, today offering ADSL, Wi-Fi Hotspot services and WiMAX broadband services. The entrepreneurial characteristics of the founder members and its subsequent Directors have steered the company to become a serious player in the Laos IP services market. PLANET prides itself in maintaining a reputation of technical excellence, combined with high reliability and fast, easy Internet access.

About Getesa, Orange Equatorial Guinea

Getesa, Equatorial Guinea’s incumbent operator, is 40%-owned by France Telecom and 60%-owned by the State. It is active on the mobile and Internet markets.

At the end of 2009, GETESA’s mobile market had 334,000 active customers, up by more than 20% compared with 2008. Orange-GETESA has a direct distribution network of 815 retailers. New offers are set to be launched in 2011, with the introduction of GPRS and the development of SMS-related services.

About Alepo

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Safaricom Partners with Alepo to Bring 4G Services to Kenya

Safaricom, East Africa’s largest mobile carrier, selected Alepo Technologies, Inc. to provide an integrated BSS/OSS solution for WiMAX and Wi-Fi, including Alepo’s award-winning 16e AAA Server and DHCP Server. The robust solution will allow Safaricom to extend more finely grained service offerings to customers while maintaining high network security and optimizing resources.

February 12, 2011, Austin, TX – Alepo, a leading provider of control plane & business management solutions for next generation services, announced today its partnership with East Africa’s leading integrated communications firm, Safaricom, to support its growing WiMAX network with enhanced policy control, QoS granularity, and IP address management.

Safaricom has selected Alepo to implement its award-winning 16e AAA server and DHCP server as part of its nationwide WiMAX network.

“A high-performing AAA server is a fundamental element of any mobile WiMAX solution, enabling advanced policy control as well as secure authentication and provisioning of subscribers to the network,” stated Jonathan Garini, Alepo Vice President of Products. “Alepo’s standards-based AAA server, with successful deployments worldwide, assures Safaricom of a proven, feature-rich solution.”

For advanced IP address management, including support for IPv4 and IPv6, Safaricom will deploy Alepo’s DHCP Server. The server automatically provisions IP addresses to CPEs, either dynamically or statically for services requiring static IPs. The ability to segment and allocate IP addresses via IP pools prompts greater resource optimization.

“The implementation of Alepo’s core network elements will afford Safaricom greater control over network policy, security and resource allocation, while achieving more flexibility in designing WiMAX and Wi-Fi service offerings for our customers, residential and commercial,” stated Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore.

In addition, Alepo will provide integration with Safaricom’s existing CRM system, allowing the incumbent mobile operator to provision and manage both WiMAX and GSM subscriber accounts from one centralized and familiar CRM interface, thus reducing operational and training expenses.

“Alepo’s AAA server and DHCP server are fundamental components of Alepo’s comprehensive suite of 4G products and solutions,” stated Garini. “We are pleased to bring these solutions to Safaricom so it may remain a fierce, competitive leader in the region.”

About Safaricom

Safaricom offers total communications solutions to a growing clientele in Kenya. With a subscriber base of over 17 million, Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof: mobile and fixed voice and data services on a variety of platforms: Kenya’s widest and only 3G network; a growing fiber optic cable footprint and its most expansive WIMAX presence. Safaricom also pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful such service anywhere in the world.

http://www.safaricom.co.ke/

About Alepo

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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IBW Selects Alepo to Launch First Multi-Ran 4G Online Charging System

Latin American service provider, IBW recently selected Alepo to implement an online charging system with the flexibility to support multiple 4G technologies, including WiMAX and LTE, on a single charging & billing platform.

February 11, 2011, Barcelona, Spain – Alepo announced today its partnership with Latin American service provider, IBW, to provide an LTE-ready Online Charging System (OCS) for the rollout of WiMAX networks across Central America, enabling IBW to later extend or transition to LTE and other 4G technologies while maintaining a single, convergent billing & charging platform.

Deployment of Alepo’s Online Charging System will ensure that IBW remains at the forefront of 4G technologies while protecting its investment in the core network.

“In the developing Latin American markets, it was crucial to implement a solution that can readily adapt to changes in technology, market conditions and regulations,” stated Paul Ives Choiseul, IBW CTO. “The flexibility of Alepo’s OCS reassures us of our investment, even as technologies evolve and our subscriber base grows.”

Alepo’s 3GPP-compliant OCS handles the rating, charging, and balance management of all services in real time and communicates with policy controls to ensure zero leakage of revenue. With an integrated offline charging system and billing domain, the innovative solution dismantles the traditional vertical architecture, allowing for fully convergent prepaid / postpaid business plans.

In addition, the LTE-ready system supports advanced authentication functions, mobility management, roaming, and handover, allowing for interworking between access technologies, both 3GPP and non-3GPP.

“Until recently, WiMAX and LTE had been thought of as dueling technologies, racing to become the standard for 4G,” stated John Kim, Alepo Vice President of Sales. “However, the convergence of access technologies is a very real scenario and is likely to gain momentum as service providers look to future-proof their investments in core network systems.”

Whether IBW ultimately decides to transition from WiMAX to LTE or to support both technologies simultaneously, the Alepo OCS will remain intact, which will allow the service provider to act swiftly on market conditions without additional costs, risks or delay on the part of the charging system.

“We look forward to our partnership with IBW to provide innovative and robust solutions that will enable the organization to grow its customer base and evolve into new technologies while protecting its investment,” stated Kim.

About IBW

IBW, an emerging service provider across Central America, is positioning itself to provide high-quality commercial and residential services, including voice, data and video, over a licensed 802.16e WiMAX network. Today, the company has a presence in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador.

About Alepo

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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Alepo Partners with Banglalion to Bring Multiplay WiMAX Services to Bangladesh

Austin, TX, July 28, 2010 — Alepo Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of BSS/OSS solutions for next generation services, announced today its partnership with Banglalion, Bangladesh’s fastest growing greenfield provider, to provide a fully convergent prepaid/postpaid solution for WiMAX services spanning data, voice and video.

With plans to provide seamless WiMAX coverage to the entire country by 2011, Banglalion has selected Alepo to provide a high-performing, reliable solution, citing the maturity and stability of Alepo.

“In a rapidly expanding marketplace like Bangladesh, there is a clear competitive advantage of partnering with an experienced vendor such as Alepo.” stated Major Abdul Mannan, Chairman of Banglalion Communications. “Our partnership with Alepo guarantees us not only a rapid deployment but also a flexible, scalable solution that will allow us to quickly respond to market changes and serve the growing needs of our customers.”

In selecting Alepo, Banglalion 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 will deploy the following proprietary products: Billing and Charging engine, Web Self Care Module, Activation Module, Service Enabler Voice & Video modules, and the Alepo Voucher Management System.

“We look forward to providing a convergent WiMAX solution that will enable Banglalion to increase market share and effortlessly add new services,” stated Jonathan Garini, Vice President of Products at Alepo, adding, “The scalable solution will allow Banglalion to become a multiplay provider without costly upgrades or downtime.”

About Banglalion

Banglalion provides broadband internet services to residential and commercial users in Bangladesh using WiMAX technology. As Bangladesh’s newest and fastest growing service provider, BanglaLion is developing WiMAX infrastructure starting in Dhaka and other major cities to eventually bring the whole country under coverage. Services include high-speed internet service, VoIP, Live IPTV, Secured VPN ATM Connectivity, online radio and more.

About Alepo

Alepo is a leading provider of enabling infrastructure for telecommunications service providers. Alepo provides IT systems and IT consulting services for telecommunication companies, enabling them to compete efficiently and realize next generation services’ opportunities.

Alepo Provides 4G WiMAX Solution to Digicel Jamaica

Alepo will provide its record-performing 16e AAA Server, Policy Server, DHCP Server, and Service Enabler Software to Digicel for its 4G WiMAX deployment in Jamaica.

February 19, 2010, Austin, TX – Alepo, a leading provider of OSS/BSS solutions for next generation services, announced today expansion into a new market by partnering with Digicel for the deployment of a 4G WiMAX network in Jamaica.

Alepo will provide its record-performing 16e AAA Server, Policy Server, DHCP Server, and Service Enabler Software to provide a bundled B/OSS Solution that will support tens of thousands of active users in Jamaica following the success of their Alepo WiMAX 3G deployment in the Cayman Islands.

The launching of a 4G WiMAX network will introduce a new level of convenience and speed to personal broadband consumers. Customers will be able to surf the web on the go, at unprecedented wireless speeds.

“Alepo is proud to yet again partner with Digicel to offer this exciting new service,” stated John Kim, Director of Telecommunications at Alepo. “Digicel is a front-runner of personal mobile services and our continued partnership with them is part of our continued commitment to helping providers launch state-of-the-art services,” he concluded.

Digicel’s 4G WiMAX network is set to launch in Jamaica in the second quarter of 2010.

About Digicel

Digicel’s goal is to provide our customers with affordable and innovative mobile communications that fosters personal and professional connections between nations and people. Since their launch in 2001, Digicel has become the largest mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean and a recent new entrant to the Central American mobile market.

About Alepo

Alepo is a leading provider of enabling 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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Alepo Announces Membership to WiMAX Forum

February 23, 2008, Austin, TX — Alepo today announced its membership approval within the WiMAX forum as well as its involvement in the Network Working Group (NWG).   The WiMAX forum is an industry-led, non-profit organization committed to promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX products.  Alepo is stepping in quickly with strategic involvement in the NWG which has objectives including creating standard, higher level networking specifications for fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile WiMAX systems, beyond what is defined in 802.16.  Alepo will continue to work alongside NWG members to ensure 802.16e standards become a reality in today’s market place.

“The WiMAX Forum continues to gain industry support with more than 520 members to-date,” said Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum. “As companies, both large and small, join together to create an ecosystem of interoperability, their products and services are delivering anytime, anywhere Broadband access to consumers around the world.”

“Alepo is proud to be involved with the WiMAX forum and an active NWG member,” explains John Kim, Director of Telecommunications, Alepo USA. “Alepo has tirelessly been on the forefront of telecommunications technology development for 15 years and WiMAX 16e is no exception.”

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led non-profit organization comprising over 500 companies, including Alepo USA, committed to promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX products. WiMAX products are designed to deliver wireless Broadband services to both residential customers and businesses by creating economies of scale made possible by standards-based, interoperable products and services.

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