Alepo Announces Major LTE Win to Provide Policy and Charging for BLU Telecommunications in Ghana

Alepo Technologies, Inc. announced its partnership with BLU Telecommunications Limited (BLU) to launch new 4G LTE services in Ghana. Alepo will deploy a complete LTE solution for policy control, charging, and BSS / OSS.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Austin, TX — Alepo, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today that it will provide policy and charging control for a new 4G LTE network at BLU Telecommunications in Ghana. Blu plans to launch LTE services – including data, voice, IPTV and Wi-Fi hotspots for residential and commercial customers – in the second half of 2014.

As part of the network launch, BLU will leverage Alepo’s Service Enabler 9.0 (SE) – a complete, carrier-grade BSS / OSS framework that enables a smart customer experience as well as an efficient back office. Pre-integration of SE 9.0 with Alepo’s policy and charging control nodes means that BLU will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetize LTE services, upon launch and as those services and market demands evolve.

Initially, BLU will focus its LTE network on the delivery of data, Wi-Fi, content, and IPTV. Blu plans to later extend its offerings to include services such as IMS & VoLTE, assured of its future-proof solution from Alepo.

“It was vital that we choose a scalable and flexible solutions provider such as Alepo, experienced in multi-service, convergent charging and policy with a strong dedication to LTE,” stated Ekow Thomson, COO at BLU.

Alepo will also provide a high-performance AAA infrastructure to support Wi-Fi hotspot services, and will integrate its platform with third-party vendors including Cisco and Huawei.

“We are excited to deliver such high value to our LTE service provider customers,” stated Dan Stern, Vice President of Sales at Alepo. “With our proven dedication to launching innovative LTE services for service providers around the world, Alepo has significant insight into the immediate and long-term goals of LTE service providers. We continue to develop advanced software solutions that enable our customers to lead their markets with the delivery and monetization of new data services and capabilities.”

About BLU

Blu Telecommunications Limited (BLU) is a Ghanaian owned premier telecommunications company utilizing the latest 4G technology to deliver ultra-fast broadband to consumers in Ghana. Blu has secured a 4G license from the National Communications Authority, the Regulator of Telecommunications in Ghana and will be launching its services in 2014, providing a wide range of telecommunications services including data, voice, WiFi hotspots and IPTv services to residential and business subscribers using an ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

About Alepo

Alepo Introduces Policy Manager for On-Demand Policy Management

To meet the growing demands of bandwidth-hungry 4G networks and maintain network integrity, Alepo introduces its Policy Manager for dynamic, real-time policy management.

July 21, 2010, Austin, TX — Alepo Technologies Inc., a leading provider of BSS/OSS solutions for next generation services, announced today the introduction of the Alepo Policy Manager for comprehensive, real-time policy management. Offering such advanced features as on-the-fly QoS changes and bandwidth changes based on consumed content, the Policy Manager offers a more customized user experience while maintaining network integrity.

In today’s 4G environment, the use of bandwidth-intensive smart devices is becoming commonplace, often stretching network resources to capacity. For service providers, the demand to offer a more interactive user experience while optimizing network resources and enforcing fair access policies grows increasingly challenging.

The Alepo Policy Manager meets this demand by offering dynamic policy changes. A “turbo button” allows users to temporarily boost bandwidth on demand, while the bandwidth downgrade feature guards network integrity by downgrading overactive users and enforcing maximum download policies.

“Handling network congestion without a noticeable decline in service quality is a key concern in a marketplace where services delivered over internet are increasing faster than the network technology.  Alepo’s Policy Manager is able to take this potential market pitfall and create an opportunity, maintaining network integrity and customer satisfaction through more fine-grained product offerings,” stated Jonathan Garini, Vice President of Products at Alepo.

With initial deployments at Digicel Jamaica, Telkom Kenya and Nigerian service provider, Cobranet, demand for the high-performing Alepo Policy Manager is evident. By including the Alepo Policy Manager in a complete Alepo BSS/OSS solution, these leading service providers assure themselves not only of a highly responsive system, but also of product offerings custom-suited to their customer base, increasing customer satisfaction and increasing revenue per customer.

Alepo’s Policy Manager a component of Alepo’s Policy Management solutions. The Policy Manager may be deployed as a stand-alone element or in combination with Alepo’s record-performing 16e AAA Server for a comprehensive policy management system.