iBasis and Reliance Communications to Establish First IPX Connection in India

Next Generation IP eXchange (IPX) Platform Delivers Security, Quality,and Clear Path to LTE Roaming and Other New Services

Burlington, Mass – 04/16/2012 – iBasis, a KPN company, today announced that leading Indian service provider Reliance Communications will connect to iBasis growing IP eXchange (IPX) network. IPX offers a next-generation alternative to the public Internet. It provides the flexibility and efficiency of IP with the security and reliable quality associated with traditional TDM networks. This is particularly significant for Reliance and other mobile network operators as they transition to IP to improve quality, capture efficiencies and support new services, such as voice over LTE, IP videoconferencing, and HD voice.

We have always believed in taking bold steps to offer innovative and first-of-its-kind services to our customers, and our partnership with iBasis to leverage their extensive IP expertise and IPX network is yet another step in that direction, said Mr. Punit Garg, President, Reliance Communications. With the forthcoming advent of LTE and other innovations in the country, we are confident that IPX will be an important component that will enable us to support and deliver the next generation of high quality voice and exciting new data services and provide a unique experience to our subscribers.

Leveraging the companys more than 15 years of experience in IP innovation, the iBasis IPX is a secure, managed IP interconnection service based on GSMA specifications. It provides a reliable network for the companys voice and mobile data services and a robust, interoperable platform for innovative IP-based services in the future.

Guaranteed high quality VoIP is the most immediate and compelling business case for the IPX today, said Willem Offerhaus, iBasis CEO. IPX is also essential for LTE Roaming and will accelerate the development and growth of exciting new services such as HD Voice and IP videoconferencing. The iBasis IPX provides the security, scalability and guaranteed quality necessary to be a robust innovation platform for a new generation of services.

About Reliance Communications Limited:

Reliance Communications Limited, founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 89,000 crore (US$ 19.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 10,900 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 3,600 crore (US$ 0.8 billion).

Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 158 million, including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 4 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 35,000 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and
wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 285,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

About iBasis
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international carrier and a provider of data services for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice and mobile data services for many of the worlds largest fixed and mobile operators, VoBB service providers and SMS aggregators. iBasis customers include KPN and its mobile operators, KPN Mobile, E-Plus, and BASE, and more than 1,000 other providers, including Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Unicom, Skype, TDC, Telecom Italia, and Telefonica. The company can be reached at its worldwide headquarters in Burlington, Mass., USA at +1 781-505-7500 or on the Internet at www.ibasis.com.

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