Aepona Unveils Wholesale Services Gateway

By Aepona, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Provides Operators With Solution for Fast-start Connectivity to Large-scale Wholesale Applications Ecosystems

BARCELONA. Spain, February 14, 2011 - Aepona today announced a new solution for mobile operators,
allowing them to rapidly and cost-effectively connect into the large-scale
application developer communities currently being established by commercial
cross-network service providers (Mobile Cloud providers) as well as mobile
industry initiatives such as the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC).

Aepona's Wholesale Services Gateway (WSG) allows operators
that are exposing their network capabilities (e.g. billing, communications
and customer intelligence) to third party organizations, to expand the reach
of these programs well beyond their own existing developer communities. For
operators that have not yet embarked on such initiatives, WSG provides a
fast-start solution for the exposure of their enablers, giving them instant
access to established developer ecosystems.

Although several operators globally have
had Open API programs in place for some time, commercial and technical
fragmentation has meant these programs have had relatively limited success to
date. Demand from developers for harmonization has led to the emergence of
commercial Mobile Cloud Providers offering cross-network mobile enablers that
augment the existing services they offer to their partners, as well as the
formation of industry groups such as the GSM Association's OneAPI and WAC.
These commercial and industry "API Clouds" represent new wholesale channels
for operator network enablers that allow them to tap into large-scale
developer ecosystems.

Existing Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs) and other Network
Enabler exposure solutions that have been deployed by operators were largely
designed to support their own "retail" 3rd party API access programs, but
they lack key functionality, such as in-application access, identity
management, user privacy & consent and wholesale policy management, required
to support this new wholesale model for API exposure.

Aepona's Wholesale Services Gateway solves this issue by
providing a cost-effective, rapid-to-deploy solution that can co-exist with
existing SDPs, allowing operators to quickly connect to commercial and
industry API Clouds and tap into a broad community of application developers,
enterprise solution providers and SaaS providers.

Aepona is demonstrating the key
capabilities of the Wholesale Services Gateway at Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona (App Planet, Hall 7 Booth 7CZ7) as well as running the WAC
cross-network Identity Enabler demonstration, illustrating a number of the
key challenges that are being addressed by WSG.

About Aepona

Aepona is a pioneer and global market leader in bringing
Mobile Intelligence to Cloud Computing. For more than a decade, Aepona has
been supplying state-of-the-art, Telco-grade software products to the global
communications industry. Our products have been deployed with over 25 mobile
operators and service providers across North America, EMEA and Asia,
processing in excess of 1.2 billion network and payment transactions per
month and enabling more than $1 billion in annual revenues for service
providers, mobile operators, application partners and content providers. For
more information, visit

For further information contact: Michael Crossey, Vice President Marketing, Aepona, E: michael.crossey at , T: +44-7734-318210

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