Belfast telecoms software firm Aepona has won a major international innovation award for its involvement in a pioneering mobile cloud computing project in North America.
The company, which recently raised US$10m in venture capital funding, was presented with the Global Telecoms Business 2010 Innovation Award at a recent ceremony in London along with its partners in the project, the GSM Association (GSMA) and Canadian telecoms companies, TELUS Corporation, Rogers Wireless and Bell Canada.
The innovative programme was launched in February of this year with the aim of opening up the network and billing assets of three of Canada’s largest telecoms companies to enable application developers to create exciting new value-added services.
Within just a few months it has resulted in the delivery of a platform through which developers now have commercial access to a total of 22 million subscribers. The technology platform and managed services required for the project were provided by Aepona.
“This is the fourth time we’ve run our Innovation Awards and each year we’ve seen that the industry is working harder and harder to deliver exciting and innovative services to its customers worldwide,” said Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor of Global Telecoms Business.
“Congratulations to all the award winners. The industry is seeing a wave of innovation which is making a huge difference — to the companies working in the industry and to all of us in business and as consumers. They are making such a difference to the world. We want to celebrate what they are doing.”