In response to what it describes as growing demand for high-quality data services, Guinean operator ETI SA is implementing digital enablement expert Alepo’s BSS Transformation. Alepo says that the advanced platform will modernize the operator’s existing FTTH services, as well as provide support for the future launch of its fixed LTE network.
The deployment will replace ETI’s legacy BSS with Alepo’s convergent Digital BSS, providing a unified billing and charging platform for all of ETI’s prepaid and postpaid services. ETI will be able to introduce a range of advanced new offerings, including limited and unlimited plans, pay-as-you-go offers, high-spending and referral discounts, time and volume-based offers, and more.
Alepo’s Digital BSS will enable advanced invoicing with support for invoices in different currencies, issued in advance and at different frequencies, and issued on demand. Alepo adds that the solution will integrate seamlessly with the operator’s IT and core infrastructure, introducing digitization and automating key processes to streamline network management.
The platform includes policy control for different services, dynamic offer creation, CRM, online payments, and more. In addition, Alepo’s AAA (authentication, authorization, accounting) will bolster network security and enable a scalable network to support expansion as the subscriber base grows.
The solution also includes a real-time reporting system that will enable the operator to gain advanced BI insights. These reports will enable ETI to create personalized and contextual plans based on customer usage patterns.
As for longer-term network planning, Alepo says its platform will support data and voice services for the operator’s future fixed LTE network, for which the operator has recently acquired a license from the Guinea government.
Over the next few years, the operator will roll out these services in phases, beginning with a pure data network and eventually introducing voice.