Elephant Talk migrates first batch of Iusacell subscribers to its platform

26 Feb 2014

Elephant Talk, which provides Software Defined Network Architecture (‘Software DNA 2.0’) platforms and cyber security solutions, has announced the successful migration of the first 600,000 pre-paid subscribers belonging to Mexico’s Iusacell onto its dedicated platform. Looking ahead, Elephant Talk has said it expects ‘significant’ additional migrations throughout March and into the next quarter, as Iusacell completes its transition and begins to rollout new services for its mobile network operator and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) clients.

Adrian Steckel, CEO of Iusacell, said of the project: ‘We are pleased to have completed the first phase of our migration program. This effort will see millions of existing pre-paid customers, post-paid customers and MVNOs transitioned to the new platform over the next quarter. By the end of 2014, we expect to have over approximately eight million customers migrated to the Elephant Talk platform.’

Elephant Talk’s Software DNA 2.0 platform incorporates virtualised software technologies and a hosted, outsourced cloud-based architecture that enables mobile network operators to manage all of their core network and service management functions in a single software solution. The vendor claims that it is the only single software platform designed to support a capacity of more than ten million mobile subscribers, while also seamlessly provisioning of 2G/2,5G/3G/4G (LTE) and CDMA standards. The completion of the initial rollout of Elephant Talk’s newly enhanced Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform was announced yesterday by Elephant Talk, at the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It claims the solution will allow mobile carriers to significantly reduce capital investments in new hardware, eliminate the use of legacy software and hardware as well as reduce network operating and maintenance costs while benefiting from greatly improved flexibility and the ability to quickly deploy new services.

Mexico, Iusacell (inc. Unefon), Pareteum