“We set out to do what the industry thought was impossible and achieved it in great time,” said Ashraff Paruk, Head: Strategy and Product Innovation at MTN South Africa. “A huge migration such as this one has not been easy, but Glenayre has been responsive and totally committed.
Glenayre’s ability to address technical issues rapidly has been a key to the success of this ambitious project.”
The Next Generation platform is now enabling MTN to provide its subscribers with advanced video and voice application capabilities. For example, integration with the MTNLoaded web portal allows subscribers to have greater control over their messaging and mailbox features online.
In addition, the Glenayre Versera ICE video platform allows MTN to offer 3G users new ways to access information very rapidly and conveniently through a rich mobile graphic experience.
“Glenayre continues to work with MTN on improving and refining the subscriber experience,” explained Andy Minnaar, Glenayre’s regional sales director in South Africa. “One of the preeminent features of Versera ICE is that it enables many new applications that give MTN’s subscribers the services they want and expect from Africa’s leading mobile operator.”
As one of the industry’s first true next-generation messaging solutions, Versera ICE enables the deployment of multiple applications on a single, open platform while providing carrier-grade quality for both circuit-switched and IP networks. Through its compatibility with IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Versera ICE is the future-proofed application environment for mobile operators.