January 21, 2018
Aepona, a global provider of telecoms software products and services headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, today announced that its Universal Service Platform (USP) has been shortlisted within the Best Service Delivery Platform category in the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2018.
“This is a highly prestigious award and we are delighted to be shortlisted”, said Michael Crossey, Aepona’s Vice President of Marketing.
“The Universal Service Platform enables Telcos to evolve their business towards what we term the “Network as a Service” (NaaS) model.
“In the same way that Apple has opened its iPhone platform to developers, resulting in thousands of new services for consumers, the USP enables telecoms operators to open their networks in a controlled, secure manner, using Web Services APIs based on the GSMA OneAPI specifications.”
Aepona’s Universal Service Platform incorporates a powerful Payments and Settlement Engine (PSE) that allows both operators to monetize access to their networks, and Application Providers to monetize their services by charging end users via their mobile bill.
By providing both OneAPI-compliant access and monetization on a single platform, USP makes Network APIs much more attractive to developers and Enterprises than before, resulting in many more value-added services for enterprises and consumers.
During February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Aepona CEO Al Snyder will be speaking on the conference session Mobile Applications – Innovation Vs Fragmentation, discussing the topic “How to Make Revenue from Network APIs”.
“Our congratulations to all nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2018,” said Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board of the GSMA.
“Competition for these awards is fierce, with more than 500 entries – including many of an exceptional standard – and a highly discerning independent judging panel to impress; to be shortlisted is quite an achievement.
“We look forward to the unveiling of the winners at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.”