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[March 01, 2016]

Afghan Wireless Chooses Cataleya to Support IP Networking in Afghanistan

Mobile subscribers in Afghanistan will benefit from guaranteed Quality of Service and Experience delivered by Cataleya’s Orchid One Singapore – 1 March 2016  – Cataleya, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Epsilon Global Communications group, has been selected by Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC), a leading provider of wireless and broadband services in Afghanistan, to deploy its Orchid One session and application management solution across its network. Orchid One will be used to support AWCC’s migration from a legacy TDM network to an all-IP infrastructure.

Cataleya’s Orchid One will be initially deployed in Kabul, with plans to expand its roll out to additional cities in Afghanistan. AWCC is the first mobile operator to deliver enhanced voice connectivity in the country and will use Orchid One as an international voice-switching platform, addressing quality of service (QoS), quality of experience (QoE), interworking, and transcoding.  “No matter what market you operate in, voice quality is critical,” said Mike Hoban, CTO at AWCC. “We selected Orchid One because it is able to support our vision for high-quality mobile services in Afghanistan. We are the leader in mobile in this country and Orchid One will enable us to deliver even more benefits to mobile subscribers, businesses and communities across Afghanistan.” Founded in 2002 as the first mobile services company in Afghanistan, AWCC has more than four million mobile subscribers. It offers 2G and 3G services including wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls, HD Voice and mobile TV.

“There is a tremendous opportunity in supporting IP networking in developing markets, and in enabling our customers to offer the best possible QoS and QoE,” said Jay Jayasimha, CEO at Cataleya. “Afghan Wireless is already a true leader in mobile, and we look forward to supporting the development of its domestic infrastructure in Afghanistan.” Orchid One was specifically designed to enable the delivery of IP communications services and high-performance applications. It offers service providers full end-to-end QoS and QoE with visibility from the transport to applications layers, which is critical for the delivery of advanced communications services.

“As we increase the number of deployments in the field, we are also expanding and evolving our capabilities,” added Jay. “Over the last 12 to 18 months, we have deployed Orchid One in 13 networks globally, and we are developing new solutions for fraud identification and mitigation as well as other IP-based solutions. This is only the beginning for Cataleya.” About Afghan Wireless Headquartered in Kabul, AWCC serves approximately 4,000,000 subscribers throughout Afghanistan; and is one of the largest employers of Afghans was founded by Ehsan Bayat.  AWCC employs over 5,500 people directly and another 100,000 indirectly. AWCC is a leader in delivering wireless and broadband communication solutions to residential and business customers. Additional information is available at or through Telephone Systems International (“TSI”) website at About Cataleya Cataleya is a leader in IP networking innovation, with a strong track record in developing and deploying next generation carrier grade switching systems, pushing the envelope in an all IP paradigm. Cataleya is headquartered in Singapore with its own technology development team in Silicon Valley and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epsilon Global Communications Cataleya is another outstanding result of Epsilon's innovation DNA and reflects a strong service provider influence in the design and functionality of its technology. A new approach to new challenges has led to a product of unparalleled performance, simplicity to operate and reduced cost of ownership. About Epsilon Global Communications Group Epsilon is an award-winning enabler of connectivity services to communications service providers around the world. It operates the world’s largest Global Network Exchange with 500+ network operators pre-connected and ready for its networks to be used to create tailor-made solutions for service providers globally. Epsilon’s services portfolio includes managed networks, co-location, system integration, first line maintenance and access solutions for voice service aggregation. As a carrier neutral infrastructure provider, Epsilon operates and sources the highest quality networks and services in more than 170 countries and build flexible network solutions for national, regional and international communications companies.

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