iBasis Network Enhancements Throughout the Region Boost Routing Capability and Increase Carrier Interconnection Options
PTC ‘11, HONOLULU, HI – 01/17/2011 – iBasis, a KPN company, today announced network enhancements that expand its Premium Voice international termination service in the Asia/Pacific region. The company recently expanded its network footprint in Asia, including new infrastructure deployments in its central office facilities in Hong Kong and Singapore, and expanded points of access to 30 countries where customers can interconnect via managed IP or QoS-based VPN. The new capabilities enable Asia/Pacific service providers to utilize the iBasis network for reliable, high-quality Premium Voice termination service for their intra-regional traffic.
Prior to the network upgrade, voice traffic originating in Asia was routed through an iBasis facility in Amsterdam before reaching its termination destination in the region. With the expansion of the iBasis footprint and completion of Asia/Pacific routing enhancements, that traffic now stays within the region. As a result, iBasis customers benefit from lower latency, the highest voice quality available and more flexible interconnect options. Customers can interconnect to the iBasis service via traditional TDM, VPN (via MPLS), or managed IP for highest cost efficiency.
Premium Voice is the flagship of the iBasis international voice termination portfolio. In addition to very high quality, it guarantees advanced features including Caller Line Identifier (CLI), fax transmission, roaming, ISDN and ISUPv2. Today, more than 70 iBasis customers interconnect to the iBasis Premium Voice service using IP to capture greater efficiency and flexibility while retaining the high quality and advanced features. Premium Voice over IP is viewed as a pathway to implementation of IPX, the next-generation multi-service international interconnect backbone supported by the GSMA, which is undergoing commercial and technical trials with iBasis and other operators.
Founded in 1996, iBasis is a leading wholesale carrier of international long distance telephone calls and a provider of retail prepaid calling services and enhanced services for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination services, value-added messaging, signaling and roaming services for mobile operators, as well as outsourcing services for many of the worlds largest fixed and mobile operators and VoBB service providers. In December 2009 iBasis became a wholly-owned subsidiary of KPN. iBasis customers include KPN, KPN Mobile, E-Plus, BASE, TDC and many other large telecommunications carriers such as Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Unicom, IDT, Qwest, Skype, 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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