Bridge Mobile Alliance, a joint venture between eight of Asia Pacific’s leading mobile telecommunications companies, will use advanced software from Aepona in Belfast to provide an integrated service to 64 million subscribers across the region.
Welcoming Aepona’s latest success, Tracy Meharg, Invest Northern Ireland’s managing director of Innovation and Capability Development, says: “This is a hugely significant contract for Aepona and for Northern Ireland’s reputation as a global technology centre, particularly in the development of advanced software for mobile telecommunications.
“Aepona is an excellent example of how a local technology company can prosper by being enterprising, innovative and international.
“We’ve been working closely with this ambitious and progressive company on a range of initiatives. Invest NI support has included assistance for training, R&D and trade activities. It’s tremendously encouraging to see the impact that Aepona’s innovative technology is making on the global telecoms industry.”
Liam McQuillan, Aepona’s chief executive officer, says “This is a very exciting relationship for us. With Aepona Causeway, the business objectives and technology potential come together.
“Bridge Mobile’s business requirements provide an opportunity for Aepona to lend its expertise. In view of the alliance’s goal to develop a suite of common regional services, the key challenge is to facilitate the use of modern application development environments by having a common interface into network resources.
“In this regard, Aepona, whose expertise is in open and standards based integration provides a compelling value proposition in Aepona Causeway.”
Bridge Mobile, an alliance of SingTel Mobile (Singapore), SingTel Optus (Australia), Airtel (India), Maxis (Malaysia), Telkomsel (Indonesia), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan) and CSL (Hong Kong), has chosen Aepona’s Causeway product.
The alliance aims to put in place a regional mobile infrastructure for the seamless development and delivery of regional services. An integral part of this infrastructure is the creation of an open and standards-based integration gateway, which provides a common interface to the network resources across the member operators.