Africell implements four-country solution from Alepo for ‘all-in-one data monetisation’

12 Feb 2016

US-based software provider Alepo is providing an ‘all-in-one data monetisation platform’ for Africell’s 3G and planned LTE networks across Sierra Leone, Uganda, Gambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it announced in a press release. A new multinational contract was signed with Africell for the deployment of Alepo’s convergent data charging and policy control solution as part of Africell’s planned LTE networks in the four African countries. Africell aims to leverage the platform to quickly bring to market new, competitive 3G and 4G data offers, including sponsored apps and content from OTT content providers, roaming data passes and more.

Africell CTO Younes Chaaban underscored the potential for next-generation data services in the African markets: ‘Rising smartphone penetration and the subsequent explosive demand for high speed mobile internet services in our markets has revealed a strategic opportunity to drive up data revenues in the coming years.’ Shivani Sardesai, director of African sales at Alepo, added: ‘As voice revenues plateau, savvy carriers like Africell recognise the need for an aggressive data monetisation strategy.’

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