February 15 2012, Cambridge, UK
Finnish operator to leverage OpenCloud’s Rhino Platform to enable independent differentiation of value-added enterprise services
Telecoms software innovator OpenCloud today announced that its Rhino Platform has been selected by AinaCom, to help the carrier cost-effectively and independently differentiate its enterprise services portfolio - in order to compete more efficiently in the highly competitive Finnish market.
The Rhino Platform provides AinaCom with an open, standards-based service-layer framework which enables the operator to develop advanced value-added services within a shorter timeframe and at a lower cost. AinaCom will utilise the Rhino platform to take full control of its enterprise services roadmap, leveraging its in-house development team to create services on the platform, which will help the operator to differentiate its corporate portfolio and improve its competitive footing in the market.
AinaCom sought an independent platform that it could install to allow it to bring enterprise mobility services to the market rapidly; in order to satisfy demand and generate quick ROI from differentiated services. Cost was also a significant factor for AinaCom, and the operator needed an open and flexible solution which could provide very low total cost of ownership.
"The strategy of AinaCom is to combine IT communications solutions – such as MS Lync – with mobile networks, subscribers and services to create a seamless ensemble for the benefit of companies and their employees," commented Kari Tavisalo, AinaCom Director of Products and Services. "The aim of our strategy is to increase the real value of UC solutions to our business customers by also enabling the improvement of their business processes. We believe OpenCloud to be a central and fitting partner in achieving this aim."
"Our relationship with AinaCom prospered because we are two organisations that see the freedom to innovate as a critical success factor," said Jeff Gordon, CEO of OpenCloud. "AinaCom was keen to establish a strategy of greater independence for its service roadmap by reducing the costs associated with developing new services and building the capability to develop its own services independently. This enables them to be more adventurous – without the burden of large financial risks. The flexibility and openness of OpenCloud’s platform caters perfectly for AinaCom’s strategic goals."