Belgacom Chooses Aepona for BeOpen API Initiative
Belgiumâ€™s leading telecommunications service provider chooses Aeponaâ€™s API Monetization Platform to open up its network assets to enterprises, application developers and content providers
Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain â€“ February 27, 2012 â€“ 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 Aeponaâ€™s API Monetization Platform (AMP) for its BeOpen API initiative, through which Belgacomâ€™s core network assets will be made available to its partners as web services-based APIs.
Belgacomâ€™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 Belgacomâ€™s customers and partners through the creation of innovative new services.
Commenting on Belgacomâ€™s decision to select Aepona as the platform provider for BeOpen, Jan Paesen, Director Mobility at Belgacom said: â€śDuring 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.â€ť
Ingolf Ruh, Aeponaâ€™s SVP of Sales for EMEA and APAC, commented: â€śWith 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.â€ť