Tishknet extends agreement with Alepo in Iraqi Kurdistan

Middle Eastern 4G service provider Tishknet has extended its Alepo policy, charging and CRM solution to provide support for its existing WiMAX services in addition to its future LTE network.

The announcement follows a partnership agreement signed earlier this year between Tishknet and Alepo for a complete LTE core network.

With this project expansion, Tishknet has implemented a single core network and IT solution for both WiMAX and LTE services, significantly reducing capital and operational expenses related to its evolving 4G portfolio. This convergent solution affords Tishknet immediate upgrades in capacity and performance on its WiMAX network while also laying the foundation for the service provider’s highly anticipated LTE launch.

With it, Tishknet will be able to make a more gradual transition from WiMAX to LTE or alternatively, to support both technologies concurrently or across different markets. Alepo’s solution has also helped Tishknet in the creation and delivery of innovative services that heighten the customer experience.

Dan Stern, VP of Sales at Alepo, said: “We work closely with many service providers that are planning a gradual transition from WiMAX to LTE. The ability to reuse infrastructure in a convergent environment and to gracefully migrate from one technology to another are two critical factors of a successful and efficient transition.”

For Tishknet’s LTE network, Alepo will provide a complete “LTE in a Box” solution, which features Alepo’s Policy and Charging Control (PCRF and OCS) and Alepo Service Enabler (CRM, BSS / OSS). This pre-integrated solution enables a rapid and more cost-effective launch of new LTE services, end to end.

“Iraqi Kurdistan is an area of rapid growth, with customers increasingly looking for faster, more personalised services,” said Rasty Mazhar, CTO of Tishknet. “With Alepo’s convergent solutions, we are best positioned to deliver innovative services today and into the future as technologies and market trends evolve.”



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