AinaCom chooses OpenCloud to boost enterprise services portfolio
Cambridge, UK – 15th February 2012 – Telecoms software innovator OpenCloud today announced that its Rhino Platform has been selected by AinaCom; to help the carrier cost-effectively and independently differentiate its enterprise services portfolio – in order to compete more efficiently in the corporate market.
The Rhino Platform provides AinaCom with an open, standards-based service-layer framework which enables the operator to develop advanced value-added services within a shorter timeframe and at a lower cost. AinaCom will utilise the Rhino Platform to take full control of its enterprise services roadmap, leveraging its in-house development team to create services on the platform, which will help the operator to differentiate its corporate portfolio and improve its competitive footing in the market.
AinaCom sought an independent platform that it could install to allow it to bring enterprise mobility services to the market rapidly; in order to satisfy demand and generate quick ROI from differentiated services. Cost was also a significant factor for AinaCom and the operator needed an open and flexible solution, which could provide very low total cost of ownership.
“The strategy of AinaCom is to combine IT communications solutions – such as MS Lync – with mobile networks, subscribers and services to create a seamless ensemble for the benefit of companies and their employees,” commented Kari Tavisalo, AinaCom Director of Products and Services. “The aim of our strategy is to increase the real value of UC solutions to our business customers by also enabling the improvement of their business processes. We believe OpenCloud to be a central and fitting partner in achieving this aim.”
“Our relationship with AinaCom prospered because we are two organisations that see the freedom to innovate as a critical success factor,” said Jeff Gordon, CEO of OpenCloud. “AinaCom was keen to establish a strategy of greater independence for its service innovation by reducing the costs associated with developing new services and building the capability to develop its own services independently. This enables them to undertake a more adventurous market strategy – without the burden of large financial risks. The flexibility and openness of OpenCloud’s platform caters perfectly for AinaCom’s strategic goals.”
About OpenCloud (www.opencloud.com)
OpenCloud delivers open, standards-based network transformation solutions to the telecommunications industry. OpenCloud Next Generation Service Layer products enable the agile delivery of classic and telco2.0 telecommunication services at a dramatically lower price-point across next generation IP and legacy networks. OpenCloud provides Rhino, a JAIN SLEE-based Telecom Application Server, together with a portfolio of hundreds of telecom applications, a Telecom Service Broker, and a real-time charging session control point for data, voice and messaging services. OpenCloud Service Layer products use commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software to deliver service layer agility to networks at a radically lower price-point than traditional solutions from network equipment providers.
OpenCloud is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with R&D, Engineering and Support in New Zealand and Spain and branch offices in the Singapore and Jakarta.
AinaCom Oy is an ICT service provider specialised in delivering services to customers, companies and communities. These services include voice, data and IT solutions along with the requisite connections and terminal equipment. AinaCom Oy owns and operates telecommunication network in Kanta-Häme region. In addition to national services, it also offers international networks services in co-operation with its partners.
Aina Group, headquartered in Hämeenlinna, Finland, is a group, which operates in two business areas: media and ICT. In 2010, the Group sales amounted to 86,0 million euros. The average number of employees (full-time equivalent) was 418. The parent company of the Group is Aina Group Oyj and the major subsidiaries are Hämeen Sanomat Oy and AinaCom Oy.
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