Alepo has signed an agreement with VIPNET to support its launch of a new 4G LTE network in Ivory Coast. 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. With a complete Alepo charging and billing core, VIPNET will be able to readily deliver, manage, and monetise 4G LTE services.
While Ivory Coast’s internet and broadband sectors remain largely underdeveloped, the government of Ivory Coast has started creating awareness about digital technology so that a greater number of citizens adopt internet connectivity. With the new 4G LTE launch by VIPNET Ivory Coast is expected to move fast to reduce its digital divide.
“VIPNET is committed to the advancement of digital technology and keeping pace with the latest technology trends to exceed the customers’ expectations in Ivory Coast. Thanks to Alepo’s vast expertise in 4G LTE core infrastructure, we are able to make that commitment a reality,” said Ahmed Chérif, CEO at VIPNET Ivory Coast.
“We are proud to be supporting VIPNET as they embark on a path to implement LTE and are confident that our solution provides them with the tools necessary to rapidly expand customer base and increase market share in Ivory Coast,” said Dan Stern, VP of sales at Alepo.