Altel taps Bercut for LTE software provision
Altel is a state owned CDMA operator of Kazakhstan. It has enlisted St Petersburg-based Bercut, an international provider of end-to-end telecom solutions, to supply it with the software required to roll out its mooted Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the vendor has announced.
According to the terms of the contract, Bercut has agreed to implement the mechanism of charging for data transmission and LTE subscriber services. In addition, Bercut will provide an interface to the advanced end-to-end ‘WeTree’ Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA) platform, which will allow Altel to create and introduce new services rapidly.
Database, in May this year Kazakhstan’s minister of communications Askar Zhumagaliyev confirmed that preparations for the introduction of LTE services would get under way this year, with a view to the country’s cellcos launching commercial offerings in Almaty and Astana in 2013.