Alepo Technologies will deploy its policy control, charging, and BSS / OSS for BLU Telecommunications to launch new 4G LTE services 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.
BLU will leverage Alepo’s Service Enabler 9.0 (SE) – a carrier-grade BSS / OSS framework to enable a better customer experience as well as back office.
Pre-integration of SE 9.0 with Alepo’s policy and charging control nodes will assist BLU to deliver, manage, and monetize LTE services.
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.