Bitflux Communications, winner of the national 2.3GHz spectrum licence in Nigeria says it has chosen Alepo, a global provider of core network and IT software solutions, under plans to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria.
Alepo will deploy a complete LTE policy control, convergent charging and billing, and CRM solution for Bitflux to support the introduction of wholesale LTE data services in Nigeria.
Alepo’s complete 4G solution will enable Bitflux operate as a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), supporting multiple MVNO operations on a single hosted platform, the company said in a statement.
Also, Alepo’s LTE solution will also enable Bitlfux to create, deliver and monetize new and innovative LTE data services and business models and compete in Nigeria’s growing telecoms market.
According to Biodun Omoniyi, Director at Bitflux Communications Ltd, Alepo’s LTE solution will afford Bitflux an early market advantage that can drive market share.
Omoniyi believes that Nigeria is one of the largest and fastest-growing telecoms markets in Africa noting that ”there is a high potential for LTE growth in Nigeria and as such, Bitflux has been presented with a tremendous opportunity to capture larger market share in the future.”
According to the Bitflux exec, “while Alepo is to provide end-to-end functionality to meet our needs, it is their proven experience in LTE deployments that gives us confidence in Alepo as a technology partner.”
Shivani Sardesai, Director for Africa region at Alepo said the company is “proud to support Bitflux to launch wholesale LTE network in Nigeria.”
“As Bitflux looks forward to a smooth and fast-performing LTE network infrastructure, Alepo assures to deliver the most advanced BSS/OSS platform that guarantees rapid service monetization, quick time-to-market, and a sophisticated, more personalized customer experience”, he adds.