IBW unveils 4G Networks across Central America with Alepo online charging system

Alepo and IBW, a Latin American service provider, jointly announced that
they have launched multiple 4G networks in Central America using Alepo’s
LTE-ready 4G Online Charging System.

With this 4G Online Charging System, IBW able to offer prepaid data and
voice services over WiMAX today and LTE in the future.

Alepo’s 3GPP-compliant
Online Charging System (OCS) is a convergent charging & billing system that
handles the real-time rating, charging and balance management of all IP-based
services. Part of Alepo’s comprehensive Service Enabler platform, it
incorporates business management applications such as revenue assurance and
voucher management to create an end-to-end, carrier-grade solution.

“In such a transitional period for emerging 4G technologies, it was
crucial to implement a solution that can readily adapt to changes in
technology, market conditions and regulations,” said Paul Ives Choiseul,

“The flexibility of Alepo’s Online Charging System reassures us of
our investment, even as technologies evolve and our subscriber base
grows,” Choiseul added.

The investment in 4G technology represents a major step forward in the
region and reinforces IBW’s position as a market leader. By deploying a
convergent charging and billing system that supports WiMAX and LTE, IBW can
readily launch new services over LTE as they become available without replacing
the existing core network, resulting in lower CapEx and faster time to market.

IBW will
utilize Alepo’s flexible platform to offer a wide range of convergent 4G
services to corporate and residential customers across Central America and has
recently launched its consumer brand, Japi in Costa Rica and El Salvador, with
Guatemala to follow soon.

The flexible, future-ready solution can support multiple radio access
technologies (RANs), facilitating the addition of LTE to IBW’s existing WiMAX
network or a complete migration to LTE in the future.

“With simultaneous deployments in multiple markets, IBW has proven
to be an ambitious and forward-thinking market player. Alepo was able to meet
IBW’s aggressive timetable and deliver a market-ready core solution that offers
an immediate and continuous ROI,” said Jonathan Garini, Alepo vice president
of Products.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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