BURLINGTON, MA, USA – 05/13/2014 – iBasis, a KPN company, today announced that its LTE Signaling eXchange (LSX) service is providing LTE Roaming between Polkomtel, the operator of the Plus+ network in Poland, and KPN in the Netherlands. The service enables Polkomtel mobile subscribers to continue to enjoy the speed and quality benefits of LTE while traveling in the Netherlands and KPN’s mobile subscribers to enjoy LTE roaming in Poland. iBasis and Polkomtel plan to expand LTE roaming for Polkomtel subscribers to many other countries in the coming months.
“I am very glad that we are again the leader in Poland in implementing LTE-based services,” said Tobias Solorz CEO of Polkomtel. “We are the first telecommunication operator to launch a commercial LTE network and the first to introduce new services, such as LTE in smartphones and LTE in prepaid offers. We are the only operator who offers the possibility of using LTE to 66.7 per cent of Poland’s population, nearly 26 million people. Now, Plus customers will also be the first in Poland to be able to use LTE while travelling abroad.”
“We’re very pleased to be expanding the LTE Roaming footprint for Polkomtel and KPN,” said Willem Offerhaus, CEO of iBasis. “The migration to LTE is an important step in creating a richer user experience for mobile subscribers, and we are at the forefront of enabling innovative operators like Polkomtel and KPN to deliver that experience to their customers anywhere, anytime.”
About the iBasis LTE Signaling eXchange
The iBasis LTE Signaling eXchange (LSX) service provides a single point of access to iBasis’ live 4G (LTE) signaling network with Diameter Routing Agents in key locations around the world. Through direct connections to many mobile operators’ LTE networks and its open peering policy, iBasis offers operators a global LTE Roaming footprint that reaches more than 60 LTE networks through a single IPX interconnection. iBasis also offers a trial environment for testing LTE interworking and roaming scenarios.
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international voice carrier and a provider of data services and solutions for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination services 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 atwww.ibasis.com.
Polkomtel Sp. z o.o., which provides its services under the Plus brand, is one of the biggest telecommunications operators in Poland. The company serves more than 14 million customers. At present, Polkomtel focuses mainly on promoting the use of mobile Internet access, including access based on LTE technology, in which Polkomtel is the leader. Since the beginning of its operations, Polkomtel has pioneered the implementation of state-of-the-art technical as well as telecommunication and data communication solutions in the Polish market. Thanks to such technologies as HSPA/HSPA+, CDMA, and the older generation 2G and 3G technologies, Internet access can be enjoyed by more than 99% of Poland’s population, not only in major cities but also in less-developed rural areas. LTE is already available to 66.7% of the country’s population.