Zipnet to Boost the ICT Sector in Ghana with Alepo Policy and Charging Control


Alepo announces a new partnership with Zipnet to provide policy and charging control and CRM solutions across multi-access network operations in Ghana. The strategic partnership aims to enhance Ghana’s ICT industry, transforming it into a key contributor to the country’s economy.

Alepo, http://www.alepo.com, a leading provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, announced today a new partnership with Zipnet – a leading internet service provider in Ghana – to evolve ICT services across the country with advanced policy and charging control solutions for IP-based services and 4G mobile broadband.

Zipnet recently selected Alepo to provide its policy and charging control solutions as well as its BSS/OSS framework, Service Enabler 9, in order to support Zipnet’s multi-access network operations, spanning WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and a planned LTE network. Alepo’s convergent solutions will enable the leading ISP to enhance its suite of ICT services for enterprise and residential customers.

Alepo’s decision to strengthen its business presence in Ghana was, in large part, due to the immense potential of the ICT industry to play a leading role in the country’s economic development. The Ghanaian ICT sector has experienced progressive growth and development in recent years, lending itself to the evolution of connected public services, job creation, agriculture, education and healthcare.

“It was imperative that Zipnet select a technology partner that not only understands our company vision but also understands the dynamics and challenges of West African markets,” said Osei Owusu-Korkor, Executive Chairman at Zipnet, Ghana. He added, “We are proud to partner with Alepo to fully actualize the potential of the ICT in Ghana and to bridge the digital divide.”

In addition to the recent contract with Zipnet Ghana, Alepo has many deployments in West Africa, including Niger, Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.

“Emerging markets like Ghana present unique opportunities and challenges to communications service providers, and we at Alepo know how to leverage those opportunities and carefully navigate those challenges in order to drive up the revenue,” said Dan Stern, Vice President of Sales at Alepo. “We see great potential in the Ghanaian marketplace, and by increasing our presence there, Alepo will be better positioned to support our customers’ operations and to strategize ways to accelerate the financial and technological success of their IP data networks.”

About Zipnet Ghana

Zipnet is a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) serving both the enterprise and residential market in Ghana. The company provides ICT focused business consulting services for its enterprise customers. In the near future, the company intends to offer mobile broadband service along with its fixed broadband service. Zipnet plans to take it a step further and offer 4G advanced LTE mobile broadband services in Ghana.

About Alepo

Alepo is a leading provider of IT and network infrastructure software solutions for communications service providers worldwide. Alepo works closely with market leaders including Vodafone, STC, France Telecom, and Digicel, empowering them to compete aggressively and realize data opportunities across technologies and generations (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G and 4G LTE). Alepo is proud to be associated with leading players in telecommunication arena and make significant contribution towards network innovation with its technologically advanced intellectual property – BSS and OSS, PCRF, AAA Infrastructure, Convergent Charging and Billing, Diameter Signaling Control and many more.

Source: www.alepo.com, www.myzipnet.com

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