• JSC Ingenium has become the new technological partner of the Chamber of Telecommunications Cooperatives in Argentina (CATEL).

CATEL has entrusted JSC Ingenium with the deployment of its centralised mobile operation platform and the launch of its own MVNO (network core, intelligence, OSS/BSS, databases, etc.).

The JSC Ingenium team attended the meeting organised by CATEL in Buenos Aires on 23 August which brought together more than fifty attendees, belonging to 19 telecommunications cooperatives from all over the country.

During his speech, CATEL president Ariel Fernández Alvarado said that “the presentation of JSC Ingenium as a technological partner is a sign of a major step forward in the evolution of our work in the MVNO area. We have been working seriously on this project for almost 10 years.” Ariel added that “we believe that JSC Ingenium has the most appropriate experience to meet the needs of our project.”

Various aspects of the project – technical, regulatory, legal and commercial – were addressed during the launch. The event was attended by representatives of Movistar Argentina, a mobile network operator with which CATEL has signed an agreement for the use of its infrastructure. Other attendees included representatives of FEDECOBA, FACE and FECOOSER, and the Benavidez, Flandria and Cotelcam guest cooperatives.

Sergio Cano, CEO of JSC Ingenium, said that “mobile telephony is not just a business, but a guarantee for the future of organisations. Clients will tend towards only arranging contracts for convergent packages. If the package is missing this piece, it will be incomplete.” Sergio concluded that “the platform on which we are going to implement the CATEL MVNO is the most flexible on the market, which will enable us to compete at the market’s breakneck speed.”

This event highlighted the progress made in the project, and CATEL’s focus on implementing this service, which is scheduled to start operating in late 2018.

About CATEL

The Chamber of Telecommunications Cooperatives (Catel) is a non-profit organisation that was established in mid-2006 as an initiative by a group of public service cooperatives from various parts of Argentina which were interested in fostering the improvement and development of new services, and creating an area for technological development and training, within the framework of a changing telecommunications market.

Catel has 19 member organisations in various provinces.

For further information: http://www.catel.org.ar