Afghan Wireless Chooses Cataleya to Support IP Networking in Afghanistan

Epsilon subsidiary Cataleya has been selected by AWCC to deploy its Orchid One session and application management solution across the operator’s network.

Orchid One will be used to support AWCC (Afghan Wireless Communications Company)’s migration from a legacy TDM network to an all-IP infrastructure. The solution will be initially deployed in Kabul, with plans to expand its roll out to additional cities in Afghanistan.

AWCC is the first mobile operator to deliver enhanced voice connectivity in the country and will use Orchid One as an international voice-switching platform, addressing quality of service (QoS), quality of experience (QoE), interworking, and transcoding. 

“No matter what market you operate in, voice quality is critical,” said Mike Hoban, CTO at AWCC. “Orchid One is able to support our vision for high-quality mobile services in Afghanistan… [It] will enable us to deliver even more benefits to mobile subscribers, businesses and communities across Afghanistan.”

Founded in 2002 as the first mobile services company in Afghanistan, AWCC has more than four million mobile subscribers. It offers 2G and 3G services including wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls, HD Voice and mobile TV.

“There is a tremendous opportunity in supporting IP networking in developing markets, and in enabling our customers to offer the best possible QoS and QoE,” said Jay Jayasimha, CEO at Cataleya.

Orchid One was designed to enable the delivery of IP communications services and high-performance applications. It offers service providers full end-to-end QoS and QoE with visibility from the transport to applications layers, which is critical for the delivery of advanced communications services.

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