ETB Colombia offloads LTE subscribers to WiFi to boost its data coverage

Case Study Overview

La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), Colombia’s principal communications service provider, wanted to provide a consistent data experience to its LTE subscribers. Given its longstanding association with Alepo, ETB decided to implement Alepo’s carrier-grade WiFi offload solution.

This case study details how Alepo’s WiFi offload, part of its Carrier WiFi solution, helped ETB Colombia significantly improve its data coverage. The solution ensures uninterrupted data connectivity for LTE subscribers, offloading them to the WiFi hotspot network where LTE coverage is low.

Key Takeaways

Understand the project background
ETB’s goal was to broaden its next-gen data capabilities, delivering consistent high-speed data services using LTE and WiFi networks to minimize coverage gaps. The operator wanted to enhance customer experience, reduce churn, and maintain its position as a market leadership.

Discover the operator’s business objectives and challenges
The project aligned with ETB’s long-term network transformation goals. The operator wanted to set up an expansive WiFi hotspot network within a stringent deadline. ETB wanted to bolster its network coverage. It also wanted to maintain a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Know what components were included in Alepo’s solution
Alepo deployed its 3GPP-compliant carrier-grade AAA at multiple sites, its EAP module for secure SIM-based authentication of offloaded subscribers, AAA EMS Portal for configuration and user management, and more. It also worked with ETB to deploy a reliable high-speed WiFi hotspot network in under two months.

Discover the solution’s capabilities and business benefits
Alepo’s provided a robust carrier-grade infrastructure that improved ETB’s total network capacity and data coverage. It helped the operator differentiate its brand from competition, ensure low TCO, and more.

Learn about the project outcomes and how they contributed to ETB’s success
Alepo’s WiFi Offload solution helped ETB Colombia boost its data coverage and enhance the data experience for its LTE subscribers. Consequently, the operator was able to improve data revenue and boost CX.

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