January 31 2012, UK and Israel
Telecoms software provider, OpenCloud and Golan Telecom, Israel’s newest mobile operator, announced today that OpenCloud’s Rhino platform has been selected to underpin the delivery of voice and messaging services within the operators’ network. The Rhino platform provides Golan Telecom’s new network infrastructure with an open framework that gives the operator the flexibility to rapidly develop, and implement, advanced value-added services.
The OpenCloud Rhino platform will form the basis of Golan Telecom’s service layer architecture when the company launches consumer services; and was selected on the basis of its ability to cost efficiently support the creation of a world-class network – one delivering superior customer centric services on a dramatically reduced cost base.
Commenting on the announcement, Golan Telecom said: “We are building a business that is truly focused on the customer's needs - low prices, but high quality, and compelling features. The only way to achieve this is through the adoption of advanced and adaptable technologies, such as OpenCloud’s Rhino platform. This solution provides us with the ability to satisfy the constant changes in consumer demand for services and applications, with a significantly reduced total cost base.”
“OpenCloud’s Rhino product suite is based on open standards. This open framework allows Golan Telecom to develop services ourselves, or via the highly-skilled, yet cost effective, developer community supported by OpenCloud. Using this unique model, Golan Telecom will retain complete ownership of service roadmaps; and can bring new services to the consumer with minimum delay. This is a complete contrast with the vendor ‘lock-in’ we might otherwise experience.”
“The partnership between OpenCloud and Golan Telecom came about because we both share a vision of creating differentiation through low-cost service innovation,” said Jeff Gordon, CEO of OpenCloud. “This refreshing approach to telecoms promises to become a welcome and disruptive force in the industry and we are pleased to be at the forefront of this new paradigm. Golan Telecom has the ambition, the experience and now the service platform to deliver a new experience to Israeli consumers. OpenCloud Rhino was designed specifically to meet the competitive challenges mobile operators now face. It meets that challenge by exploiting an open standards environment to allow for rapid, user-centric and cost effective service development.”