Cork’s Azotel forges 4G alliance with comms giant Telrad

6 Sep 2016

Nova Scotia, where Cork firm Azotel has deployed its management technology with LTE player Telrad

While it began life as a wireless ISP, Cork-based Azotel has gone full circle and is now a technology provider supporting leading-edge 4G roll-outs around the world, including an alliance with venerable wireless player Telrad Networks.

Telrad has integrated Azotel’s subscriber management and network provisioning software into its Telrad LTE technology.

Azotel began life in Cork in 2002 as a wireless ISP (WISP) but began building its own management tools, which quickly became the intellectual property powerhouse driving its future.

The integrated Telrad/Azotel solution has been successfully deployed in North America among various operators, including customers of Seaside Wireless in Nova Scotia.

‘We started out as an internet service provider, so we genuinely understand the pain points that providers face every day’

Both companies are focused heavily on North America but plan to expand the deployment globally.

Global roll-out plans

“We started out as an internet service provider, so we genuinely understand the pain points that providers face every day,” said John O’Hare, CEO of Azotel.

“As we developed our solution, our goal was to provide a higher-end, multi-functional management solution – normally only available to larger operators who could afford to develop a custom-made solution – to smaller operators.

“This integration enables operators to more effectively engage and manage their customers and focus on accelerating their growth, as well as support that growth as it is realised.”

Azotel’s SIMPLer platform is now integrated into Telrad’s suite of LTE products to give operators a portal view of customer management.

This collaboration empowers our shared customers to drive greater value from their networks, with greater visibility and centralised across-the-network customer management,” said Chris Daniels, vice president and regional GM of North America for Telrad.

“Our continued strategy is to enhance our offering and integrate our solutions with additional industry-leading partners, such as Azotel, with a commitment to delivering world-class solutions that enhance the flexibility and usability of the Telrad LTE platform.”

Nova Scotia image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years