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Belgacom Chooses Aepona for BeOpen API Initiative

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Belgium’s leading telecommunications service provider chooses Aepona’s API Monetization Platform to open up its network assets to enterprises, application developers and content providers

Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain – February 27, 2012 – Aepona, the software platform pioneer and global market leader in monetizing cloud and network services, announced today that Belgacom, the leading provider of telecommunications services to consumers and businesses in Belgium, has chosen Aepona’s API Monetization Platform (AMP) for its BeOpen API initiative, through which Belgacom’s core network assets will be made available to its partners as web services-based APIs.

Belgacom’s BeOpen initiative will allow its partners to quickly and easily add network capabilities and intelligence to their applications, creating differentiation for consumer services and enabling productivity gains for business applications. The main goal of the BeOpen initiative is to create a vibrant ecosystem of application developers that will benefit Belgacom’s customers and partners through the creation of innovative new services.

Commenting on Belgacom’s decision to select Aepona as the platform provider for BeOpen, Jan Paesen, Director Mobility at Belgacom said: “During the vendor evaluation process, Aepona clearly demonstrated their leadership in the market for OpenAPI platforms. As well as providing a best-in-class technical solution, the experience and knowledge of their team in the OpenAPI marketplace really shone through.  We are confident that, as well as our platform provider, Aepona will prove to be a highly valuable business partner over the coming years.”

Ingolf Ruh, Aepona’s SVP of Sales for EMEA and APAC, commented: “With the BeOpen project, Belgacom is fully embracing a new era of collaboration between Telcos and application partners, which will result in great benefits to consumers and businesses alike through more innovative services, better functionality and more convenient ways to pay. We are proud to have been chosen by Belgacom for this pioneering project and we are fully committed to partnering with them to ensure its long-term success.”

About Aepona
Aepona is a global market leader in monetizing cloud and network services. Our software platforms have been deployed with more than 25 Service Providers globally, allowing them to expose, manage and monetize their network, billing and informational assets as cloud-based APIs, and to aggregate, merchandize and broker a wide range of products and cloud services through all of their sales channels. With Aepona’s solutions, Service Providers can monetize their network assets, open up new channels and revenue streams, and differentiate their offerings by adding network value to cloud services.

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For further information contact:
Michael Crossey
Vice President Marketing, Aepona
E: michael.crossey@aepona.com
T: +44 7734 318210
www.aepona.com

Diane Thieke
Calysto Communications
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Martyn Gettings
Calysto Communications
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