White-label partnership with Croatia’s most innovative mobile and fixed network operator.
Neostratus is happy to announce its partnership with Vipnet, Croatia’s most innovative mobile and fixed network operator. According to the agreement, Neostratus, the acknowledged cloud enabler with operations in Europe and the Middle East and Africa, provides a fully customisable, white-labelled cloud platform for Vipnet to provision and manage a range of messaging, communication and collaboration solutions. Vipnet is the fourth operator from the Telekom Austria Group to partner Neostratus in cloud services provisioning, next to A1 (Austria), Mobiltel (Bulgaria) and Si.mobil (Slovenia). Vipnet’s cloud services from Neostratus will be available for business customers in Croatia from June 2013, in a public cloud setup.
Vipnet is renowned for being the leading innovator on the Croatian mobile communications market, thanks to a very advanced portfolio of products, services, technology, employees and quality standards. Vipnet has also pioneered cloud services in the country, their latest services aggregated in the cloud portfolio called Vip cloud market. Vip cloud market offers cloud IT solutions for business customers, primarily small and medium enterprises, including the Neostratus productivity-enhancing solution for business email based on Microsoft Exchange, collaboration services based on Microsoft SharePoint, unified communications through Microsoft Lync, as well as an online backup and recovery solution later this June.
Cloud services provisioning is enabled by Neostratus’ own proprietary software, the award-winning Cloud Services Manager (“CSM”), which allows seamless integration with Vipnet’s billing and operational support systems. CSM provides an easy-to-use administrative portal, where services can be set-up, managed or deleted with just a few clicks. Vipnet’s business customers will use a fully Vipnet-branded Outlook and OWA (Outlook Web Access) interface while using their business email and communications solutions. The integration between Neostratus’ and Vipnet’s infrastructure was enabled in just 2 months, record time for new services delivery and a substantial time-to-market advantage for Vipnet.
The four new services are good examples of advantages offered by the cloud market concerning the time needed for the launch of certain products. It is very important to choose partners carefully and that is why we are happy to have achieved great cooperation with Neostratus who proved to be a professional and proactive partner
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Vipnet was the first private mobile operator in Croatia. In September 1998, Vipnet was granted a concession for the second GSM network in Croatia and started its commercial operations on July 1st, 1999. By entering the Croatian telecommunications market, Vipnet introduced competition into mobile telephony. Over the last 14 years Vipnet acquired the status of innovation leader on the telecommunications market in Croatia. Vipnet was the first in Europe to demonstrate the HSPA network, thus offering mobile Internet access that is faster than ADSL. Furthermore, Vipnet was among the first in the world to successfully test HSPA+ technology for mobile broadband. In June 2013 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb Vipnet set a new world record for the fixed segment with speeds of 5 Gbit/s using the hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network, and in the mobile segment presented speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s based on 4.5G – LTE Advanced technology. In September 2012 Vipnet was proclaimed winner in the Best value for money and Best mobile operator categories in the Business Best Buy Award survey.
Vipnet currently has 1.9 million customers.
More information: www.vipnet.hr
Neostratus is the new branding for CE On-Demand, ranked among the Top 5 cloud enablers for Telecoms operators by Informa Telecoms and Media in 2012. Neostratus creates cloud providers by assisting partners and enterprises to realize and implement their cloud strategies. Since its inception in 2008, Neostratus has supported over 30 partners in deploying their cloud strategy, mainly major telecom operators. The Company’s footprint spans 15+ countries in Europe and the MEA region, and is constantly growing globally. Neostratus’ award-winning product, the Cloud Services Manager, enables quick and seamless cloud services provisioning and monetisation, and functions as a self-service administrative platform for partners and customers.