Nokia Siemens Networks completes acquisition of subscriber-centric network specialist Apertio
Apertio provides a strategic platform in the next-generation architecture for Nokia Siemens Networks’ portfolio, strengthening its ability to help customers simplify their networks and manage their key asset – subscriber data. Nokia Siemens Networks can now build on its strong position in the converged core, adding Apertio’s market-leading products and services to strengthen its position in subscriber-centric networks.
"In the face of industry consolidation and the proliferation of end-user devices, the delivery of seamless and highly targeted services requires a unified approach to subscriber data," said Jürgen Walter, head of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Converged Core business unit. "Apertio stands head and shoulders above the competition in the provision of open, real-time subscriber data platforms and this deal enables us to provide unique value to our customers in this growing area."
The acquisition builds on a pre-existing partnership: Nokia Siemens Networks had already integrated its Home Location Register and Home Subscriber Server products with Apertio’s open platform to deliver a powerful subscriber management solution that is in deployment with leading operators. Apertio will now form a new business line, headed by Apertio CEO, Paul Magelli, within Nokia Siemens Networks’ Converged Core business unit.
Apertio is the leading independent provider of subscriber-centric networks for mobile, fixed and converged telecommunications operators. Its software application suite, Apertio One, delivers a single, open, subscriber-centric architecture for current and new generation networks. The suite includes Apertio One-NDS (Network Directory Server), Apertio One-HLR(Home Location Register), Apertio One-HSS (Home Subscriber Server), One-AAA(Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) and One-BSF (Boot Strapping Function).The Apertio One architecture eliminates complexity and cost. It dramatically simplifies the network and places the subscriber at its heart to deliver increased revenue through rapid service deployment, and lays the foundation for convergence and service innovation. Apertio’s customers number among the world’s largest and fastest growing telecommunications operators including Orange, T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone and AIS. The company is privately held, and headquartered in Bristol, UK, with 237 employees in offices in Berlin, Chicago, Bangkok, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
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