BURLINGTON, Mass. — December 8, 2014 — iBasis, a KPN company, and Tele2, a large and fast-growing European telecom operator based in Stockholm, today announced a multiservice IPX interconnection for LTE Roaming, which will enable mobile network operator customers of both companies to provide a consistent, high-quality LTE roaming experience for their subscribers across a global footprint.
A growing number of interconnected operators are leveraging the global IPX ecosystem to add value for their subscribers by utilizing IPX-enabled components, including Signaling/S6a and S9 (Diameter), Data/S8 and VoLTE, to deliver a complete LTE Roaming service.
The agreement allows both Tele2 and iBasis to use each other’s IPX interconnect for international voice, which give their customers a guaranteed high-quality voice and high-speed data access comparable to what they receive while in their home network. This new agreement leverages the companies’ already existing GRX peering agreement.
“iBasis has a great global infrastructure and reach, which makes them a great partner to take the next step with into LTE Roaming,” said Joachim Horn, Executive vice president and CTO at Tele2. “Together we will make it easier for our customers to travel, since they do not need to worry about bad quality or poor internet service. I look forward to seeing what more we can accomplish together.”
The iBasis LTE Roaming Solution
iBasis offers mobile operators the shortest route to securing LTE roaming revenues and achieving a global LTE roaming footprint. A single point of access provides operators entry to iBasis’ live 4G (LTE) signaling network with Diameter Routing Agents on all continents for maximum service quality and more than 130 LTE destinations around the world. iBasis provides a full portfolio of LTE signaling, data and voice capabilities combined with advanced monitoring and reporting tools. The iBasis LTE Roaming solutions leverages the iBasis multiservice IPX for guaranteed and differentiated quality for all services. iBasis also offers a robust trial environment for testing LTE roaming scenarios and VoLTE.
Tele2 is one of Europe’s fastest growing telecom operators, with 14 million customers in nine countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services and content services. Since its founding in 1993, Tele2 has been an effective challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2013, the company had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion.
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international voice carrier and provider of value-added services for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination and data services, including messaging, signaling and roaming, for many of the world’s largest fixed and mobile operators, as well as voice-over-broadband service providers. Find out more about iBasis at www.ibasis.com.