Companies Expand on Existing International Voice Outsourcing Relationship, Leverage iBasis Global SS7/C7 Footprint to Reach More than 625 Mobile Networks
BURLINGTON, Mass. and COPENHAGEN, Denmark – 03/08/2010 – iBasis, a KPN company, and TDC, the leading telecommunications company in Denmark, today announced a long-term agreement through which iBasis will provide value-added mobile data services including global SS7/C7 signaling and ITU/ANSI conversion.
Through its Mobile Matrix portfolio of value-added mobile data services, iBasis has become a leading provider of roaming signaling services. The company’s global reach of more than 625 mobile network operators (MNOs) around the world provides iBasis’ roaming signaling customers with almost instant worldwide coverage from a single connection. The iBasis signaling network also features double redundancy, resulting in 100 percent reliability. Continuing its leadership in IP services, iBasis supports connectivity to the service via SIGTRAN and provides state-of-the-art monitoring tools for all of its roaming signaling customers.
“We are very happy to be partnering with iBasis for signaling and conversion services,” said Ole Hvelplund, Vice President of TDC.. “iBasis’ services deliver the reliability and coverage we need in a very cost-efficient and timely manner and will be instrumental in helping us to enhance the services we provide customers and thereby grow our business.”
The mobile data services agreement builds upon a strategic relationship already in place between iBasis and TDC. In 2008, the companies established an outsourcing agreement through which iBasis carries all of TDC’s non-Nordic international voice traffic.
“We enjoy a very strong and mutually beneficial relationship with TDC on the voice side, and we’re very pleased to be expanding it with mobile data services,” said John van Vianen, CEO of iBasis. “We believe we are more than a supplier, we are a partner, and as such we are very motivated to help TDC leverage our capabilities to the fullest to enable their success.”
The iBasis Global Mobile Signaling and roaming services are part of the company’s Mobile Matrix portfolio. This includes SMS Hubbing and SMS Outbound Services, as well as Roaming Integrator Services for mobile 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 world’s 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.
With nearly eight million customers, TDC is the leading provider of communications solutions in Denmark and a strong player in the Nordic business market. The company has evolved from a traditional provider of landline and mobile services into a dynamic provider of modern communications solutions. In all key markets in Denmark, TDC will continue to be the clear front-runner, and it is TDC’s goal to be the most efficient telecom operator in the Nordic region, providing the best coherent services on all terminals and networks, anytime, anywhere. The company’s shares are traded on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
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