iBasis helps customers control Multiple MTR costs

If you are paying attention to the regulations on termination rates around the world, by now you know that there is a new way of buying and selling voice calls in the European Economic Area. Voice traffic terminating in many European destinations and comprising nearly 20% of the world market is now subject to multiple rates, all depending on where the call comes from. These are massive traffic streams with more complicated rating and routing requirements and this presents a challenge that most telcos aren’t equipped to face today – not if you want to maintain your market share and avoid costly invoice surprises that is!

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Addressing the Vulnerabilities of VoLTE

Mobile operators around the world are launching Voice service over their LTE infrastructure (VoLTE) as the primary voice solution for their LTE subscribers. Unlike traditional circuit-switched voice, VoLTE exclusively uses IP packets over the LTE core network. Regardless of whether the call is domestic, international or roaming, is free of charge to the end user. Such a collective operational decision among the GSMA community simplifies the process of billing and settlement among MNOs, however it introduces a vulnerability for exploitation from some adversaries.

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iBasis: A Leading International Voice Carrier For 20 Years

On August 2 2016, iBasis celebrated its 20th anniversary. Compared to our parent company KPN that counts more than 160 years of service, 20 years sound very young and brash. On the other hand, in ‘just’ 20 years iBasis has become one of the three largest carriers of international voice traffic in the world. Today we still are the world leader in that space.

The broadening of our services
With our global network and many years of experience with IP Communications iBasis continues to enable its customers to be internationally successful. Besides connecting international traffic, iBasis provides signaling and LTE roaming-related services that offer added value to mobile operators around the world. Among our customers are thousands of fixed and mobile network operators, VoIP and OTT providers (Over-The-Top). iBasis specializes in connecting fixed and mobile networks and builds bridges between different technologies, such as traditional TDM telephony, IP eXchange and now also LTE.

Continuing to innovate
As the world keeps turning, we continue to develop our communication services to serve our customers and make what’s next work globally. Besides strengthening the development of our Value Added Services for Voice, we are working on several other innovations. One example is ‘Next Gen’ Roaming Connected Cars in Europe with Cubic, where the car functions as a connectivity platform.

But today we also pause a moment to commemorate this milestone. 20 years is definitely an achievement worth celebrating. It is the result and hard work of an international team across the globe. A team I am very proud to be able to work with.

 

Happy Anniversary iBasis!

Back to the Future: Why an Industry Pioneer Decided to Bring Wholesale Voice Back into Focus

Why an Industry Pioneer Decided to Bring Wholesale Voice Back into Focus

The market has spoken: Wholesale is here to stay. In decline? Unquestionably. But with more than 30 billion minutes in 2015, making up 20% of the international voice market, those players who dare stay in the game will continue to reap the rewards of their perseverance.

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Bridging the gap between VoLTE Roaming Models

Most mobile operators around the world are planning to launch voice service over the LTE infrastructure, better known in the industry as VoLTE. Before 2014, standards bodies such as the 3GPP and GSMA, along with most mobile operators, were considering the Local Breakout (LBO) model for VoLTE roaming. In this model, a visited LTE operator provides local breakout of roaming calls, routing them locally or sending them to the home network for routing. This was considered an effective voice roaming model, similar to the roaming model used by 3G networks.

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