Amara Communications Selects Alepo’s BSS Solution and Managed Services to Launch Advanced LTE and FTTx Services in Myanmar

Amara Communications Selects Alepo’s BSS Solution and Managed Services to Launch Advanced LTE and FTTx Services in Myanmar

Alepo’s BSS solution and managed services will enable Amara to quickly launch innovative LTE and FTTx services to maximize return on the multi-network investment. Alepo will enable Amara to bring the most advanced 4G LTE data and FTTx services to Myanmar, yielding contextual and personal subscriber data experiences.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Amara Communications will launch a new 4G LTE and fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx) network with Alepo’s complete BSS solution, ERP and Managed Services Offering (MSO), in Myanmar.

Amara, a new entrant to the burgeoning Myanmar telecom market, turned to Alepo for their expertise in launching successful networks. Alepo has a rich experience assisting new service providers globally, with experts specialized in managing day to day operations, identifying pain points, and providing stop gaps. Alepo’s MSO experts will work with Amara to achieve optimized productivity in their business and network IT operations.

With Alepo’s solution, Amara Communications aims for a swift rollout of new 4G LTE data and FTTx services with advanced customer experience for high-end residential and enterprise customers throughout Myanmar. Alepo will enable Amara to offer customers a range of prepaid and postpaid LTE and fiber broadband data plans, as well as innovative data offers and promotions, such as: tiered service levels, zero rating, volume and time based quotas, and QoS based plans. Alepo’s signature BSS solution will improve Amara’s innovation and creativity by allowing it to launch new multimedia content to differentiate itself in the market and create greater business value.

“When picking Alepo’s complete BSS solution, we looked at our present as well as future needs and found Alepo’s BSS solution very scalable,” said Aye Mya Mya Kyi, CEO for Amara Communications. “We found Alepo’s convergent BSS solution to be one of the most flexible and robust solutions available on the market, and as a greenfield operator, it will open a whole new world for the introduction of advanced data services in Myanmar.”

“We are proud to be supporting Amara Communications as they embark on a path to launch LTE and FTTx services, and we are confident that our solution provides them with the tools necessary to rapidly expand their customer base and increase market share in Myanmar,” said Shivani Sardesai, Technical Director at Alepo.

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Shivani Sardesai, Technical Director, Alepo; Aye Mya Mya Kyi, CEO, Amara Communications

About Amara Communications Co., Ltd.

Amara Communications Co., Ltd. (ACS) is subsidiary of the International Group of Entrepreneurs (IGE) Group of Companies. IGE Group of Companies is a large Myanmar conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of businesses, including trade, real estate, construction, energy, financial services, hospitality, and telecommunications. IGE is one of Myanmar’s 5 largest conglomerates, possessing 8 subsidiaries that employ more than 4,000 people.

ACS is a Network Facilities Service Individual (NFSI) License holder and works with a range of reputable business partners, including MPT, Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP), Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Limited (MNTH), Ooredoo, Telenor, Huawei, Ericsson, and ZTE. In October 2016, ACS won the 2.6 GHz spectrum auction to provide 4G broadband internet service for regions 2 (Yangon, Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine) and 3 (Mandalay, Sagine, Shan, Kachin, Chin) in Myanmar.

ACS is aiming to provide wireless broadband service with a 4G LTE network (nomadic and stationary). Services include video-on-demand, VoIP, gaming portals, entertainment hubs, and customize business solutions.

For more information, please visit http://www.igemyanmar.com

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Spectranet Announces an Upgrade to Latest version of Alepo BSS to Support its LTE Growth Strategy in Nigeria

Spectranet Announces an Upgrade to Latest version of Alepo BSS to Support its LTE Growth Strategy in Nigeria

Longstanding Alepo client, Spectranet recently announced an upgrade to the latest version of Alepo BSS to support its LTE subscriber growth and data monetization strategy in Nigeria.

Tuesday, November 1, 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 Alepo’s longstanding partner Spectranet has called on Alepo to upgrade its 4G management platform for LTE services. Spectranet will also upgrade to the latest version of Alepo’s BSS to support its Data Monetization strategy.

With the upgrade, Spectranet will be able to streamline business processes and operations. As part of the upgrade, Alepo will offer Spectranet its complete LTE and Data monetization solution along with certain customized features designed exclusively for the ISP.  With the upgrade, Spectranet will enjoy a responsive mobile-friendly web self-care, enhanced product catalog, enhanced trouble ticketing, architectural enhancements and much more. The upgrade will enable Spectranet to quickly create and launch app-, content-, and location-based offers and services, and increase customer satisfaction. In short, Spectranet’s customers will enjoy a better experience.

“At Spectranet, we are committed towards improving broadband penetration, promoting information and computer technology operations, and increasing customer satisfaction,” said David Venn, CEO of Spectranet. “With Alepo, we found a partner with the experience and innovation necessary to support our business as we expand our operations and offerings.”

Alepo will support delivery of a wide range of services, including data services for home and the SME sector. The solution is built to support existing services while deploying the enhanced network with no service interruption.

“We’re proud to be supporting Spectranet as their business evolves and grows,” said Shivani Sardesai, Director of Sales for Africa region at Alepo. “We’re confident that our solution will give the desired momentum to Spectranet to turn its vision into reality,” she added.

With a population of approximately 170 million coupled with the fact that large enterprises and SMEs are springing up in Nigeria, there is a great potential for 4G LTE in the country. In order to help Nigeria catch up fast with the developed countries of the world in the area of LTE technology innovation and accelerate the implementation of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan (NNBP), Alepo will continue to work very closely with Spectranet.

Visit Alepo at AfricaCom 2016 from November 15-17, 2016 at Cape Town, South Africa.To learn more or to request a live demonstration of Alepo’s solutions, please fill the form at https://www.alepo.com/news-events/upcoming-events/.

About Spectranet

Spectranet was founded in 2009 with the aim of promoting Internet Services in Nigeria and has since become the leading 4G LTE Operator in Nigeria. Spectranet’s 4G broadband services were first made available in Lagos in 2011 and within one year became known as the fastest and the most reliable wireless network in Lagos, Nigeria. Spectranet aims not only to provide top-quality internet services, but also to be known for its Customer Experience, reliability, responsiveness and innovative products and services. Spectranet was recently recognized as the “Broadband Company of the Year 2016” at the Nigerian Telecom Awards.

For more information, please visit https://www.spectranet.com.ng/.

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Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority Selects Alepo & Blue Arcus to Launch New 4G LTE and WiFi Services

Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority Selects Alepo & Blue Arcus to Launch New 4G LTE and WiFi Services

As the Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority (NTA) looks to rapidly evolve the country’s mobile broadband infrastructure from 2G to 4G, it recently enlisted two U.S.-based LTE technology providers – Alepo and Blue Arcus – to deploy a turnkey LTE & WiFi solution in the island nation.

 Thursday, September 08, 2016, Majuro, Marshall Islands; Austin, TX; San Jose, CAAlepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers worldwide, announced today a new partnership with Blue Arcus Technologies Inc. to launch 4G LTE and WiFi services across the Marshall Islands with the National Telecommunications Authority (NTA).

With a vision to provide customers with high-speed fixed and mobile internet services throughout the Marshall Islands, NTA made the decision to rapidly evolve its mobile broadband infrastructure from 2G to 4G LTE and WiFi. In doing so, NTA will be able to offer faster, more reliable mobile broadband services, more personalized data plans and offers for every type of customer, and create a more modern customer experience.

“NTA is committed to providing reliable, high-quality communications services everywhere in the Marshall Islands, and by upgrading our networks to 4G LTE and WiFi, we will be able to give our customers and visitors a greater digital experience,” said Thomas Jr. Kijiner, President and CEO for NTA. “We are confident in our selection of Alepo and Blue Arcus to make our vision of 4G LTE a reality.”

As part of the project, Alepo will deploy its convergent, real-time charging and billing solution, which enables communications service providers like NTA to accelerate time to market of new services and offers, to modernize the customer experience with web and mobile app self-service channels, and to differentiate services via app-based charging, service bundles, family and shared plans, prepaid and pay-as-you-go data plans, flexible promotional offers and loyalty rewards, and much more. Alepo’s solution combines essential LTE evolved packet core network functions, including advanced policy and charging control (PCRF), real-time charging and billing (OCS / OFCS), AAA infrastructure for WiFi interworking, and additional business support systems (BSS), onto a single, high-performance platform that can be rapidly deployed and monetized. In addition, Alepo will integrate with the legacy mobile core infrastructure to create a truly convergent mobile environment.

“We are proud to work alongside the National Telecommunications Authority and Blue Arcus to upgrade the communications infrastructure in the Marshall Islands with LTE and WiFi,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director for Asia Pacific at Alepo. She added, “NTA’s leadership and vision for a more connected Marshall Islands will create a better quality of service and experience for NTA subscribers.”

This deployment marks the first partnership between Alepo and Blue Arcus.

“We are very pleased to partner with Alepo to support the launch of LTE at NTA in Marshall Islands,” said Naren Yanamadala, CEO of BlueArcus. He added, “We trust Alepo’s proven industry experience and expertise in the deployment of LTE solution and hope that the partnership will prove to be beneficial in the roll out of LTE in NTA’s network.”

At NigeriaCom 2016, Alepo will showcase its policy, charging, and CRM solutions with live demonstrations at booth #17. NigeriaCom 2016 will take place on Sep 20 – 21, 2016 at Lagos, Nigeria. For a live demonstration, please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with Alepo at NigeriaCom 2016.

www.alepo.com/news-events/upcoming-events/

About Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority (NTA)

Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority is a private corporation with significant ownership by the National Government. It is the authorized sole provider of telecommunications services and is responsible for providing domestic and international voice, fax, data, and Internet services to and from the Marshall Islands.

For more information please visit www.ntamar.net

 About BlueArcus

Blue Arcus Technologies, Inc., a California-based company, specializes in providing cost effective mobile network solutions across the globe. The company also addresses telecommunication needs through its rural & remote community solutions, maritime & ferry solutions, tactical & emergency solutions, and mobile network solutions.

For more information please visit www.bluearcus.com

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Tishknet Deploys Alepo’s Home Subscriber Server, Reduces Total Cost of Ownership by 25%

Tishknet Deploys Alepo’s Home Subscriber Server, Reduces Total Cost of Ownership by 25%

Tishknet recently deployed Alepo’s HSS for LTE, effectively reducing TCO by 25% while achieving Five 9’s availability.

Thursday, August 4, 2016, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, today announced that Tishknet, a leading 4G service provider in the Middle East, has launched Alepo’s HSS solution to manage its LTE services in Iraqi Kurdistan.

With Alepo’s HSS for LTE services, Tishknet has been able to:

  • Avoid vendor lock-in and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by 25%
  • Achieved system uptime of 99.999% since the launch of the LTE services.
  • Migrate smoothly to an LTE-native HSS with zero impact on legacy subscriber data.
  • Efficiently scale to support its LTE subscriber growth.

“In our selection of Alepo’s HSS, we have the advantage of a vendor-neutral, scalable, and cost-effective solution,” said Rasty Mazhar, CTO of Tishknet. “Alepo has proven to be a reliable technology partner time and time again, helping us to realize ongoing success in LTE.”

“Alepo is proud to be Tishknet’s preferred provider of LTE EPC solutions,” said Derrick Gross, VP of Business Development at Alepo. “Tishknet’s vision and leadership in expanding coverage of mobile broadband in Kurdistan resonates with Alepo’s vision, and this creates an exciting alignment in our work together.”

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About Tishket

Tishknet is a leading communications provider in Iraqi Kurdistan. Established in 2011, Tishknet has been providing 4G WiMAX services throughout the region since its launch. Now expanding into LTE, the company is dedicated to serving the diverse customer base of this growing market and is actively expanding its service nationwide.

www.tishknet.com

About Alepo

Please Note: Alepo will be attending NigeriaCom 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria on September 20-21, 2016. During the event, Alepo will give live demos of its real-time data charging and policy control solutions for 3G, LTE, and Wi-Fi. To schedule a demo with Alepo at NigeriaCom 2016, please visit https://www.alepo.com/news-events/upcoming-events/

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Africell Taps Alepo for 3G and LTE Data Charging and Policy Control in a Multinational Agreement

Africell Taps Alepo for 3G and LTE Data Charging and Policy Control in a Multinational Agreement

Alepo will provide an advanced, all-in-one data monetization platform for Africell’s 3G and planned LTE networks across Sierra Leone, Uganda, the Gambia, and the DRC.

Thursday, February 11, 2016, Austin, TX, USA — Ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) – the largest mobile industry event in Europe – Alepo announced today a new, multinational contract with the mobile operator group, Africell, for the deployment of Alepo’s convergent data charging and policy control solution as part of Africell’s highly anticipated planned LTE networks in Africa.

Per the agreement, Africell will employ Alepo’s Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) solution, pre-integrated with deep packet inspection, for 3G and 4G LTE services in Sierra Leone, Uganda, the Gambia, and the DRC. In doing so, Africell will be able to leverage this all-in-one data monetization platform in order to quickly bring to market new, competitive 3G and 4G data offers, including sponsored apps and content from OTT content providers, roaming data passes, and much more.

In the selection of Alepo’s PCRF, Africell CTO Younes Chaaban underscored the potential for next-generation data services in the African markets.

“Rising smartphone penetration and the subsequent explosive demand for high-speed mobile internet services in our markets has revealed a strategic opportunity to drive up data revenues in the coming years,” Chaaban said, adding, “Alepo’s PCRF solution will make it possible for us to harness 3G and LTE data services in order to increase ARPU and profitability of our networks.”

The introduction of the Alepo PCRF into Africell’s mature mobile network environment ensures zero impact on mobile voice revenues while Africell develops its long-term data strategy. In addition, the open, standards-based solution will integrate seamlessly into Africell’s multi-vendor network environments, alongside multiple industry-leading core network equipment providers.

“As voice revenues plateau, savvy carriers like Africell recognize the need for an aggressive data monetization strategy,” said Shivani Sardesai, Director of Sales for Africa at Alepo. “They also know, as we do at Alepo, that it takes a robust, fast, and flexible data charging and policy control solution to realize this strategy as well as overall business success.”

About Africell

Africell is one of the fastest growing mobile operator in Africa. The company has established itself as the number one mobile network provider in Gambia and Sierra Leone, and is rapidly growing its newer operations in the DRC and Uganda.

http://www.africell.com

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During MWC 2016, Alepo will give live demos of its real-time data charging and policy control solutions for 3G, LTE, and Wi-Fi at stand – Hall 7, 7E14. To book a meeting with Alepo, please visit www.alepo.com/mwc

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