Belfast firm in Canadian telecoms deal

13 Feb 2007

Aepona, the Belfast mobile software company that last week raised US$10m in additional funding, has scored a web services deal with Canadian telecoms company Telus.

Telus, a US$8.5bn telecoms company with 10.5 million customers, is bringing the service-oriented architecture (SOA) concept into the telecoms domain, embracing the model to give third-party application developers simpler access to its network resources.

The Service Delivery Framework (SDF) project will enable Telus to defend its position against new and existing competitors, especially with its fixed-mobile convergence strategy.

Aepona is providing Telus with its Universal Service Platform, incorporating a next-generation Telecom Web Services gateway, as well as network integration services.

“The SDF project will ultimately help enable Telus to bring the most exciting, relevant and intelligent new content and services to its clients by delivering a simpler and more efficient system with which our content and application partners would work,” said Zouheir Mansourati, vice-president of development, technology strategy, Telus.

“Aepona was chosen as the primary supplier to our SDF project because of their thought leadership in the area of Telecom Web Services, proven product performance with other Tier 1 operators, and their flexibility and agility as a supplier,” Mansourati said.

By John Kennedy