Belfast firm wins platform award at World Congress

13 Feb 2008

Belfast-based mobile software firm Aepona has won the Best Service Delivery Platform award at the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona.

The firm’s product allows telecoms companies to collaborate more closely with IT and web developers to enable a vast range of new services. It has already been deployed with leading operators such as Sprint and TELUS in North America.

“The Aepona Telecom Web Services Platform joins together developers and telcos in one easy move,” commented the judges.

“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award,” said Michael Crossey, Aepona’s vice-president of marketing. “The Telecom Web Services Platform transforms the traditional telco business model, empowering it to fully participate in the new, collaborative world of Web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0 services. With our solution, telcos can form deeper, more profitable relationships with their enterprise customers and stake a claim in the burgeoning market for Web 2.0 consumer services.”

Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association, which organises the Mobile World Congress, said: “Each year as the influence of mobile communications spreads further to enhance more and more aspects of people’s lives, the scope of the awards become greater and the competition becomes more intense as a result.

“Because the mobile world is such an amazing universe of opportunities, its gravitational forces are pulling other industries into its realm – internet, finance, advertising, music and film.”

By Niall Byrne