MEO and iBASIS Expand Global Partnership in Voice & Mobile Services

  • Outsourcing International Voice and Mobile Services multi-year agreement extended
  • Partnership expanded to encompass International Outbound SMS and 5G
  • iBASIS to also open a PoP at MEO’s Altice Linda-a-Velha Data Center
MEO and iBASIS sign deal
Franck Ravier, Head of Global Sales, iBASIS
Alexander Freese, COO, MEO
Ana Figueiredo, CEO, MEO
Alexandre Pébereau, CEO, iBASIS and Founder, Tofane Global
Ana Carla Sousa, Head of Wholesale, MEO

Lexington, MAiBASIS, the leading provider of communications solutions for operators and digital players worldwide, and MEO, the leading Portuguese telecommunications operator through its Altice Wholesale Solutions business, have renewed their outsourcing agreement as preferred partner for international Voice and Mobile services. The strategic partnership has also been expanded to include international outbound SMS and 5G mobile services.

iBASIS will also enhance its global connectivity by opening an IPX Point of Presence (PoP) in MEO’s newly established Linda-a-Velha (LdV) data center. The carrier-neutral facility will enable iBASIS to take advantage of Lisbon’s strategic European location, which has one of the closest proximities to the Americas and Western Africa, and is becoming an increasingly important international submarine cable landing hub.

“This successful collaboration is a result of our common focus on innovation and delivering the best communications experience globally,” said Alexander Freese, Chief Operations Officer at Altice. “We have been working very closely with iBASIS for many years and, together, we have forged strong relationships across multiple teams to better address our business requirements. We aim to continue our growth momentum to provide fast and reliable services to millions of roamers.”

“We are absolutely delighted to renew the partnership we started with MEO many years ago. Building on current successes, we have expanded the collaboration to provide our full range of global services—voice, data, signaling, SMS, and 5G—and leverage our IPX network to support their impressive growth,” said Edwin van Ierland, CEO of Voice and Mobile Data at iBASIS. “It’s truly a win-win partnership, leveraging our distinct capabilities and know-how to create new revenue opportunities.”

“MEO’s renewal is a great achievement and a clear reflection of the strategic focus and commitment of our company to wholesale innovations and in driving the international growth of our customers. In addition, we are thrilled with the opportunity to bring iBASIS into the Linda-a-Velha data center, allowing more diversity and connection opportunities to our network,” said Alexandre Pébereau, Group CEO and Founder of Tofane Global. “Together we invest, we evolve, and we strengthen the international communications ecosystem.”

About iBASIS
iBASIS is the leading communications solutions provider enabling operators and digital players worldwide to perform and transform. Powered by Tofane Global, iBASIS is the first independent communications specialist and Tier One IPX vendor with 800+ LTE destinations. iBASIS today serves 1,000+ customers across 28 locations worldwide. iBASIS optimizes global connectivity, quality and security, so customers achieve high return on voice, SMS A2P messaging, mobile data, 5G roaming, and IoT. For more information, please visit

About MEO and Altice Wholesale Solutions
MEO, an Altice Portugal Group company, is the market leader in the telecommunications sector in Portugal. Altice Wholesale Solutions, a business unit of MEO, is responsible for developing and managing a set of services dedicated to the telecommunications industry, namely CSP, ISP, Content Providers or Pure Wholesalers. MEO’s comprehensive infrastructure, national and international connectivity over optical fiber’s terrestrial and submarine networks connecting the world to every relevant point in the country, and mobile network coverage makes it the Enabler of the Portuguese Ecosystem and Europe’s Front Door.

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