Ireland’s eircom Selects iBasis for LTE Roaming Services

iBasis, a KPN company, announced that Ireland’s largest telecommunications operator eircom has connected to the iBasis LTE Signaling eXchange (LSX) for LTE Roaming Services. With this new agreement, iBasis is now providing eircom with a full, secure and scalable roaming solution for 3G and 4G services. By migrating to a single IP infrastructure, the iBasis global multiservice IPX will carry multiple services including GRX, covering both 2G/3G and LTE data roaming, as well as LTE Signaling service for the exchange of Diameter signaling between LTE networks through the iBasis LSX.

The iBasis LSX leverages iBasis’ multiservice IPX network and provides access to more than 175 networks in 80 countries. The IPX infrastructure offers eircom a single point of contact, greatly simplifying and speeding service launches and capacity increases.  Designed to provide multi-service continuity in the transition to all-IP, the iBasis IPX assigns differentiated classes of service quality to specific services and guarantees end-to-end quality of service regardless of traffic types. This will enable eircom to offer its subscribers the full range of LTE roaming services, and the company’s mobile subscribers will enjoy the high performance level and high quality of LTE while roaming abroad.

“LTE is changing mobile user behaviors,” said Terry Deegan, Head of Network Support, eircom. “To remain competitive and meet the evolving demands of our customers, eircom requires a high quality of service and a reliable network to carry a multitude of applications and services. iBasis is providing a very robust and quality-aware platform.”

“We are very pleased to extend our partnership with eircom, the first operator to offer 4G services in Ireland,” said Willem Offerhaus, President and CEO of iBasis. “Our focus on end-to-end IPX roaming solutions for LTE with global reach and a comprehensive platform for multiple services enables eircom to quickly and cost-efficiently meet its growing mobile demand for global communication services.”

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 280 LTE destinations in more than 80 countries. iBasis provides a full portfolio of LTE signaling, data and voice capabilities combined with the InVision advanced monitoring and reporting tool. The iBasis LTE Roaming solution uses 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.

About eircom
eircom is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland with approximately two million customers. The company has the most extensive network in Ireland and provides a comprehensive range of advanced voice, data, broadband and ICT services to the residential, small business, enterprise and public sector markets.

The Group is currently constructing Ireland’s largest fibre broadband network that will reach 1.9 million homes and businesses in the next five years. Launched in May 2013, the network now reaches 1.2 million homes and businesses and is the cornerstone of eircom’s €2.5 billion strategic investment programme.

eircom’s mobile division operates under the Meteor and eMobile brands. In 2013, the Group was the first operator to launch 4G services in Ireland. It has spent more than €300m on improved 3G mobile services and high-speed 4G mobile broadband for customers. eircom Wholesale is the largest wholesale operator in Ireland, providing products and services to more than 40 wholesale customers and 400,000 end users, across a range of regulated and unregulated markets.

About iBasis
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 “over-the-top” and voice-over-broadband service providers. iBasis customers include KPN and its mobile operators and more than 1,000 other providers around the world. The company can be reached at its worldwide headquarters in Burlington, Mass., USA at +1 781-505-7500 or at www.ibasis.com.