Smart Link Communications Taps Alepo to Launch Algeria’s First Public WiFi


Alepo’s next-generation WiFi monetization platform will enable Smart Link Communications (SLC) to launch a municipal and home wireless broadband service with the benefits of quick time-to-market and time-to-revenue.

Alepo’s advanced WiFi monetization solution will help SLC achieve commercial success with unique use-cases that will drive subscriber growth in Algeria.

As part of the first public WiFi network in Algeria, SLC will deploy the complete Alepo WiFi monetization solution, including AAA infrastructure, real-time charging and policy control, prepaid voucher management, and more.

Alepo will deploy a next-generation solution that will support the WiFi monetization requirement, as well as offload in the near future. By selecting Alepo, SLC will be able to accelerate their overall return on investment (ROI) by creating new revenue streams with a flexible and robust captive portal that supports many business models.

Having successfully served the Algerian population for many years with internet connectivity using WiMAX and VSAT technologies, SLC is looking to provide additional value by implementing a next-generation WiFi network to expand its customer base without impacting the services offered to its existing customers.

Following the review of proposals from several providers, SLC selected Alepo as its technology partner. SLC cited Alepo’s strong customer references and professionalism as key factors in the decision.

The agreement with SLC signifies a major milestone for Alepo in North Africa. The “all things data” expert technology provider has already announced several WiFi monetization and offload contracts with tier-one mobile operators in the APAC and LATAM regions, including an agreement with Sri Lanka Telecom (Sri Lanka), Bhutan Telecom(Bhutan) and ETB (Colombia).

“Our company is transforming itself ‘smartly’ and we were looking for a strong technology partnership for deploying scalable WiFi broadband infrastructure. We are confident that Alepo, with its next- generation WiFi monetization platform, will create, build, and transform our WiFi network in unprecedented ways,” said Mohamed Bouzenada, Chief Technology Officer at SLC.

“We are thrilled to partner with SLC for WiFi connectivity across various cities in Algeria”, said Sneha Kadhane, Director- Africa at Alepo. “We already have a strong foothold in other parts of Africa and are now expanding our presence across the North African region.”

Smart Link Communication (SLC) is an Algerian communications company founded in 2001. It made the first commercial deployment of WiMAX in the Arab world, in the 3.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands, aiming to establish a wireless broadband network across the country.