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WSO2 & 2degrees Case Study - Using WSO2 Carbon to Help Convert One-Sixth of New Zealand’s Population into Mobile Telecom Customers - Thursday, 17th May 2012

  • By Dasunpriya Anuradha Mallikarachchi
  • 30 Apr, 2012

Two Degrees Mobile Limited (2degrees) is proof positive that a start-up can enter a saturated market and become an industry leader. In 2008, the company bet that it could attract consumers from established mobile communications companies by offering superior services. The bet paid off. Today 2degrees serves some 800,000 subscribers—roughly one-sixth of New Zealand’s entire population.

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Two Degrees Mobile Limited (2degrees) is proof positive that a start-up can enter a saturated market and become an industry leader. In 2008, the company bet that it could attract consumers from established mobile communications companies by offering superior services. The bet paid off. Today 2degrees serves some 800,000 subscribers—roughly one-sixth of New Zealand’s entire population.

Behind the success of New Zealand’s newest mobile company is a commitment to implementing state-of-the-art technology, including the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform, to build and run its services. Beginning with the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB), 2degrees was able to develop and launch its innovative mobile services in about 18 months. Mobile users immediately recognized the value of those WSO2 ESB-enabled services, and within months of the launch, 2degrees began exceeding its goals for acquiring subscribers.

With the WSO2 ESB successfully managing its service mediation and orchestration, 2degrees has begun adding other products in the WSO2 Carbon middleware family: WSO2 Data Services Server, WSO2 Business Activity Monitor, and WSO2 Business Process Server, to expand and enhance its mobile services.

Join Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 Director Solutions Architecture, and Waruna Ranasinghe, WSO2 Senior Software Engineer, along with Guest Speaker Neeraj Satja, 2degrees Mobile Software Development Manager, for a discussion on how the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform has enabled 2degrees to deliver the innovation, high volume and high performance required to be a mobile market leader.

Presenters

Asanka Abeysinghe
Director, Solutions Architecture

Asanka is WSO2 Director of Solutions Architecture, and he focuses on the company’s vertical market capabilities, including financial services. Additionally, he provides consulting and conducts regular training sessions and workshops for enterprise IT architects and developers. Asanka has more than 10 years industry experience implementing projects that range from desktop and Web applications through to highly scalable distributed systems and SOAs in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and business integration solutions.

Waruna Ranasinghe
Senior Software Engineer

Waruna is a senior senior software engineer and a member of the integration technologies management committee, who focuses on the WSO2 Business Process Server (BPS). Waruna also has engaged in several WSO2 QuickStart consulting projects and larger-scale customer development support engagements. Additionally, he is an active committer to the Apache Orchestration Director Engine (ODE) project.

Neeraj Satija
Software Development Manager at 2degrees

Neeraj was the third person to join the 2degrees IT team. As Software Development Manager, he has played a central role in designing the architecture, choosing technology, selecting partners, and building the IT organization. With over 14 years’ experience in the IT industry, Neeraj has held various senior IT leadership positions with organizations such as IBM and HP-EDS. Neeraj has extensive telecommunications domain knowledge and has played a key role in the set-up, launch and growth of two start-up telcos, in addition to spending five years working for an established, dominant Telco – Telecom New Zealand.