Comcel, Colombia’s largest telecommunications carrier, will use Aicent service for rapid deployments of BlackBerry® service.
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – AUGUST 21, 2007
- Aicent, Inc. today announced that its RIM® Connection Service is now operational in Latin America.
- The Aicent RIM Connection Service offers mobile operators the most convenient and cost effective way to offer the BlackBerry® from Research In Motion® (RIM) service together with the key service requirements often unavailable from alternative solutions.
- With its proven technology, end-to-end traffic management, and an industry-leading service level agreement (SLA), mobile operators can be assured of Aicent’s connection uptime and the ability to deliver high quality BlackBerry service to their subscribers.
- Aicent’s privately managed, global IP network directly connects to RIM facilities and service centers. Using an innovative Virtual Private Network (VPN) within its network, Aicent directly connects RIM data centers to mobile operators like Comcel via local POPs (Points of Presence) available in their home countries.
- Comcel – a member of America Movil (the leading operator group in Latin America) and Colombia’s largest telecommunications provider with more than 18 million subscribers – is the first customer in Latin America to deploy Aicent’s RIM Connection Service.
- Aicent’s RIM Connection Service is widely deployed in Asia by some of the largest mobile operators in China, Taiwan and South East Asia.
Aicent’s director of sales for Central America and Latin America
“The BlackBerry is an indispensable tool for a great many mobile professionals and offering BlackBerry service is imperative for mobile carriers like Comcel. Comcel selected the Aicent service not only because of our ability to lower costs for Blackberry deployments, but also because Aicent is giving Comcel end-to-end quality assurance.”
About Aicent, Inc.
Serving more than one billion mobile subscribers, Aicent Inc. provides data network, messaging and roaming solutions to more than 100 mobile operators worldwide. Aicent enables interoperability between its customers and other carriers by operating one of world’s largest GRX networks. Through extensive direct connections and peering arrangements, the Aicent network reaches nearly all 2.5G/3G operators across the globe. Aicent also operates integrated mobile messaging services, including one of the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging exchanges, and offers other value-added services that help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Aicent has regional offices in Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. For more information, please visit: www.aicent.com.
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