70 mobile network operators around the world sign up to the new service
New York (NYSE) and Mumbai (BSE) – 7 December 2011 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of The New World of Communications, today announces its IPX+ (IP eXchange) mobile broadband enablement framework. 70 mobile network operators (MNOs) have signed up for the new framework which is designed to help capitalise on the latest technology innovations in the mobile broadband space via better inter-provider mobile service delivery and management.
With mobile data volume growing nearly threefold annually, and close to 50% of that predicted to come from mobile video, the demands on mobile broadband solutions and services are set to increase dramatically.
Tata Communications’ new framework provides a converged interconnect platform, enabling end-to-end management across mobile networks for the delivery of multiple services over IP. MNOs have consolidated access to mobile data roaming and transport options including Global VPN, IP transit and the newly available IPX Connect. IPX Connect provides GRX and managed transport with a path to IPX for data roaming and transport, together with greater Quality of Services (QoS) and security.
With the IPX+ framework, MNOs can support mobile applications with greater efficiency through a consolidated network that has optimised utilisation, simplified interconnect arrangements, and managed solutions. The quality of the customer experience can be delivered, and monetised, across networks with the right technology and operations support. The framework also brings the benefits of faster time to new services and leverages a smart and flexible infrastructure.
Allan Chan, Executive Vice President, Global Carrier Solutions, Tata Communications, says, “MNOs need solutions that deliver tangible benefits and improved efficiencies while tackling accelerated data growth. While IPX is a key component of the overall service, MNOs are looking at the areas where they can be better positioned to deliver and monetise the customer experience efficiently. The IPX+ framework was developed to address this need. We work with MNOs all around the world, supporting the largest on-net mobile and voice signalling community. 70 MNOs have already signed up to the IPX+ framework.”
Voice and signalling / roaming solutions are integrated within the IPX+ framework. With added managed service delivery options, including strategic sourcing and management solutions, the IPX+ framework offers alternatives to improve efficiency and response time to changing demands.
Looking ahead, the IPX+ framework will also include LTE Roaming, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and application enablement solutions for real-time rich media applications. LTE roaming trials are currently underway with multiple service providers.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications� depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited)
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)
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