Ericsson and Axiata’s Apigate start collaboration
Focus Malaysia 14 Nov 2018 13:46
- MoU to enable collaboration by leveraging on Apigate’s next generation API
platform and Ericsson’s digital business portfolio
- Create innovative digital API driven solutions that address the dynamic digital
demands of Axiata markets within the region
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that it has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata or the Group) to collaborate and create innovative value propositions in the Business Support System (BSS), Operational Support System (OSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) domains by leveraging on the next generation digital API platform offerings of Apigate, an Axiata subsidiary, and Ericsson’s Digital Business Systems portfolio.
The MoU will facilitate collaborations between both companies aimed at creating digital API driven business solutions that effectively address the digital transformation needs of telecommunication service providers.
Todd Ashton, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, says, “With more than 350 telecom billing, charging and other BSS customers worldwide, Ericsson is the perfect end-to-end business partner. Even as we help service providers address new value opportunities beyond data volume and voice minutes, we are delighted to partner with Axiata and Apigate to create solutions that address the digital transformation needs of telecom service providers including the Axiata group.
“This partnership is emblematic of our vision for digital transformation and our flexible, open-source platform can empower operators to build faster, more efficient partnerships and path the way to capitalise on revenue opportunities,” states Zoran Vasiljev, CEO of Apigate.
Axiata’s Group Chief Financial Officer Vivek Sood, who signed the MoU on behalf of the Group, adds, “This MoU is further testament to the relevance of Axiata’s Apigate platform in powering digital transformation to meet the fast-evolving demands of our regional markets. Our partnership with Ericsson places us in a sweet spot as an enabler for greater industry wins specifically in creating API-driven digital solutions, aligning well with our drive towards becoming a New Generation Digital Company.