Irish telecom software firm Aepona has teamed up with Vodafone India, to launch a new platform that will serve as a central access point for Vodafone’s business partners such as independent software vendors, application developers, web-based service providers and enterprises. The solution will be based on Aepona’s API Monetization Platform (AMP) that will provide partners with access to Vodafone’s nationwide telecom and IT capabilities via APIs. This is likely to enable the external partner ecosystem to deliver smarter and more contextually relevant services to Vodafone’s subscribers.
This central platform will connect to Vodafone’s network services across all 23 Circles in India, allowing partners to reach and bill all of Vodafone’s mobile subscribers.
The new platform will allow Vodafone India to develop and implement new business models by exposing its core network, informational and billing assets as web-based APIs, allowing partners to create and enrich a wide variety of business solutions, consumer applications and content-based services.
The Aepona platform will also be used as a centralized settlement system for existing subscription-based Value-Added Services.
“This is a major contract win for Aepona,” said Ingolf Ruh, Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, Aepona. “Vodafone has a very aggressive plan to launch new API services and connect with a large number of partners, and we are very excited to be working closely with them in the execution of this plan.”