Alepo, a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, is engaged in a new partnership with Bhutan Telecom, the largest mobile operator in Bhutan, to launch an expansive Wi-Fi Offload and Hotspot Monetization Solution for the Bhutanese market.
With Alepo’s Wi-Fi monetization solution Bhutan Telecom will be able to fully monetize its Wi-Fi hotspot networks by offering attractive Wi-Fi plans and promotions to its subscribers. Bhutan Telecom’s customers will be able to use a single mobile voucher to purchase mobile and Wi-Fi hotspot services, making it a simple and convenient experience.
As part of its Wi-Fi monetization platform, Alepo provides an end-to-end solution for the entire purchase, activation, real-time charging, and customer care of Wi-Fi hotspot services, as well as integration with the charging system in the mobile core.
With Alepo’s Carrier Wi-Fi offload solution, Bhutan Telecom will be able to leverage its planned network of Wi-Fi hotspots across Bhutan in order to increase its capacity for mobile data services as well as to enhance the customer experience of those data services. Bhutan Telecom subscribers will enjoy a seamless 3G/4G LTE to Wi-Fi offload experience, thanks to Alepo’s full integration with the HLR and HSS in the mobile core network.
“Bhutan Telecom is committed to provide a world-class mobile experience for our customers. Alepo’s carrier Wi-Fi solution will allow us to carry out this mission by offering new and innovative services to our customers,” said Tshewang Gyeltshen, Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Telecom. “In its selection of Alepo, Bhutan Telecom is assured of a solutions partner with the knowledge and real-world proven products needed to launch new Wi-Fi hotspot business models rapidly and cost-effectively without disruption to existing networks and services.”
The agreement with Bhutan Telecom signifies major milestone for Alepo. The “all things data experts” technology provider has announced several Wi-Fi monetization and offload contracts with many tier one mobile operators like Sri Lanka Telecom, Afghan Wireless, ETB Colombia and others.
“Front-edge mobile operators like Bhutan Telecom recognize Wi-Fi as a resilient technology that will continue to fit into their overall data strategy,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director at Alepo. “At Alepo, we focus on Wi-Fi solutions that fit harmoniously into the operator’s existing network and business environments, affording the high performance and convergence that make for a great customer experience.”