ACS picks Alepo for BSS and managed services

11 Apr 2017

Myanmar’s Amara Communications (ACS) has enlisted US-based core network and IT software solutions provider Alepo to provide its business support system (BSS) solution, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and managed services offering (MSO), as it gears up to launch LTE and fibre-based broadband services. Using Alepo’s solution, ACS said it is aiming for ‘a swift rollout’ of LTE data and FTTx services with ‘advanced customer experience for high-end residential and enterprise customers.’ According to ACS, the solution will enable it to offer a range of pre-paid and post-paid LTE and fibre broadband plans, as well as allowing the ISP to provide innovative offers, with ACS adding that it is planning to launch new multimedia content to differentiate itself in the market.

ACS, a subsidiary of local conglomerate International Group of Entrepreneurs (IGE), entered the Myanmar telecoms market in 2011 as an infrastructure provider but in October 2016 the Network Facilities Service Individual (NFSI) licensee was awarded spectrum in the 2600MHz band for Region 2 (Yangon, Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine) and Region 3 (Mandalay, Sagine, Shan, Kachin, Chin). The operator plans to use the airwaves to offer fixed-wireless LTE services, as well as additional offerings such as video-on-demand (VoD), VoIP, business solutions and gaming and entertainment portals.

Myanmar, Alepo, Ananda (Amara Communications, ACS)