Business Support Systems (BSS) solution provider, Alepo has signed a new agreement with VIPNET, a major internet service provider in Ivory Coast, to provide a complete BSS/OSS framework, including charging and billing, for its new LTE network.
As part of the deployment, VIPNET will leverage Alepo’s Service Enabler 9 (SE) – a complete BSS/OSS framework that spans CRM, charging and billing, and customer experience management. VIPNET cited the need for advanced mobile broadband speeds to increase data ARPU as a main driver behind the LTE project. Alepo’s partnership with VIPNET underscores the technology vendor’s focus on the West Africa region as an area with tremendous growth potential for evolved wireless broadband technologies, including LTE and Wi-Fi.
According to Alepo, with the completion of the company's charging and billing core, VIPNET will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetize 4G LTE services, upon launch and as services and market demands evolve. Alepo’s Convergent Charging and Billing platform readily enables advanced LTE use cases including data rollover, application-based charging, shared and family plans, and many others, giving operators like VIPNET the ability to differentiate its business and stand apart in the emerging LTE marketplace.