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08 March, 2011

Safaricom-Alepo partnership to grow 4G network.

Safaricom has partnered with Alepo, a leading provider of control plane & business management solutions for next generation services, to support its growing WiMAX network with enhanced policy control, QoS granularity, and IP address management. 

Safaricom has selected Alepo to implement its award-winning 16e AAA server and DHCP server as part of its nationwide WiMAX network.For advanced IP address management, including support for IPv4 and IPv6, Safaricom will deploy Alepo's DHCP Server. The server automatically provisions IP addresses to CPEs, either dynamically or statically for services requiring static IPs. The ability to segment and allocate IP addresses via IP pools prompts greater resource optimization.

Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO, said the implementation of Alepo's core network elements will afford Safaricom greater control over network policy, security and resource allocation, while achieving more flexibility in designing WiMAX and Wi-Fi service offerings for their customers, residential and commercial.

 Alepo will also,  provide integration with Safaricom's existing CRM system, allowing the incumbent mobile operator to provision and manage both WiMAX and GSM subscriber accounts from one centralized and familiar CRM interface, thus reducing operational and training expenses.
Alepo's AAA server and DHCP server are fundamental components of Alepo's comprehensive suite of 4G products and solutions, and Safaricom will be able to use them to remain competitive in the market.

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