iBasis, a KPN company, today announced that its LTE Signaling eXchange
(LSX) service is providing LTE Roaming between Polkomtel, the operator
of the Plus+ network in Poland, and KPN in the Netherlands. The service
enables Polkomtel mobile subscribers to continue to enjoy the speed and
quality benefits of LTE while traveling in the Netherlands and KPN's
mobile subscribers to enjoy LTE roaming in Poland. iBasis and Polkomtel
plan to expand LTE roaming for Polkomtel subscribers to many other
countries in the coming months.
"I am very glad that we are again the leader in Poland in implementing
LTE-based services," said Tobias Solorz CEO of Polkomtel. "We are the
first telecommunication operator to launch a commercial LTE network and
the first to introduce new services, such as LTE in smartphones and LTE
in prepaid offers. We are the only operator who offers the possibility
of using LTE to 66.7 per cent of Poland's population, nearly 26 million
people. Now, Plus customers will also be the first in Poland to be able
to use LTE while travelling abroad."
"We're very pleased to be expanding the LTE Roaming footprint for
Polkomtel and KPN," said Willem Offerhaus, CEO of iBasis. "The migration
to LTE is an important step in creating a richer user experience for
mobile subscribers, and we are at the forefront of enabling innovative
operators like Polkomtel and KPN to deliver that experience to their
customers anywhere, anytime."
The iBasis LTE Signaling eXchange (LSX) service provides a single point
of access to iBasis' live 4G (LTE) signaling network with Diameter
Routing Agents in key locations around the world. Through direct
connections to many mobile operators' LTE networks and its open peering
policy, iBasis offers operators a global LTE Roaming footprint that
reaches more than 60 LTE networks through a single IPX interconnection.
iBasis also offers a trial environment for testing LTE interworking and
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 voice-over-broadband service providers. iBasis customers
include KPN and its mobile operators and more than 1,000 other
providers, including Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Unicom,
Skype, TDC, Telecom Italia Sparkle, and Telefonica. The company has
recently launched lteroaming.info,
a blog site providing insights about LTE roaming, VoLTE, IPX and related
topics. Find out more about iBasis at www.ibasis.com.
Polkomtel Sp. z o.o., which provides its services under the Plus brand,
is one of the biggest telecommunications operators in Poland. The
company serves more than 14 million customers. At present, Polkomtel
focuses mainly on promoting the use of mobile Internet access, including
access based on LTE technology, in which Polkomtel is the leader. Since
the beginning of its operations, Polkomtel has pioneered the
implementation of state-of-the-art technical as well as
telecommunication and data communication solutions in the Polish market.
Thanks to such technologies as HSPA/HSPA+, CDMA, and the older
generation 2G and 3G technologies, Internet access can be enjoyed by
more than 99% of Poland's population, not only in major cities but also
in less-developed rural areas. LTE is already available to 66.7% of the
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