Aepona to provide Platform and Managed Services for OneAPI Commercial Pilot in Canada



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Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 15th February 2010 - Aepona, a global provider of telecoms software products and services headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, today announced that it has been selected by the GSMA for its launch of the world’s first commercial implementation of OneAPI, a groundbreaking initiative that aims to make it much easier for application providers and enterprises to mobile-enable their applications and services across multiple operators. The service is being launched in Canada as a commercial Pilot, connecting to the three major Canadian mobile operators – Bell Mobility, TELUS and Rogers Wireless.

The GSMA chose Aepona as its prime contractor and platform supplier for the Pilot following a rigorous selection process. Aepona is providing its Universal Service Platform (USP) together with managed services, including application provider on-boarding, developer support and platform management. In delivering the Pilot platform, Aepona is working with Transaction Network Services (TNS), who is providing the hosting infrastructure and operational services and expertise required to implement a carrier-grade, highly available commercial system.

Graham Trickey, Senior Director at the GSMA responsible for the OneAPI initiative commented: “We have been working with Aepona since the beginning of the OneAPI project in 2008, initially to implement the OneAPI Reference Implementation which was successfully launched at Mobile World Congress in 2009. Since that time, we’ve made significant progress in developing a commercial framework for OneAPI, and I’m delighted that we are now in a position to launch a real commercial OneAPI service - an achievement that has been helped by the expertise and dedication of the Aepona team. Aepona was chosen because its platform combines the essential business and technical functions for an aggregated commercial API service into an integrated solution.”

Aepona's CEO, Al Snyder, said: "We are delighted to have been selected by the GSMA on this pioneering project. The OneAPI Commercial Pilot in Canada demonstrates Network as a Service and Mobile Cloud Computing in action, where OneAPI-based Telco resources can be accessed on-demand via the Cloud and mashed-up with Web and Device APIs to create or enhance almost any web, device, enterprise or desktop application. This initiative will benefit the entire mobile and web applications community, from consumers, developers and enterprises through to mobile operators and aggregators.  We commend the GSMA's leadership in helping to drive the Mobile Cloud Computing vision towards commercial reality."

About Aepona
Aepona provides products and services to Telcos globally, enabling them to adopt the emerging Network as a Service (NaaS) business model and unleash the full power of their network assets.

With NaaS, Telcos can profit from the current trend towards Mobile Cloud Computing by publishing and monetizing their assets as Web-based APIs towards Enterprises, Web-Based Service Providers and Application Developers.

Aepona's products are used by operators globally to power 1.2 billion monthly transactions and deliver $1 billion annual revenues to operators, application and content providers. Aepona is also the technology provider for the GSMA's OneAPI initiative

For further information contact:
Michael Crossey
Vice President Marketing, Aepona
E: michael.crossey@aepona.com
T: +44 7734 318210
www.aepona.com


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