iBasis, a KPN company, today announced that its LTE Roaming service will
enable Telcel subscribers to enjoy LTE data roaming while in Brazil for
the FIFA World Cup. By connecting to the iBasis LTE Signaling eXchange
(LSX) Telcel, the largest mobile operator in Mexico, joins a community
of approximately 100 LTE networks that are part of the iBasis global LTE
footprint and is well-positioned to grow its inbound roaming revenue.
Telcel and iBasis plan to enable approximately 30 additional LTE roaming
destinations over the next six months.
"In addition to ensuring its subscribers consistent LTE quality while
sharing their World Cup experience from Brazil, Telcel now has access to
a global footprint of LTE Roaming destinations," said Willem Offerhaus,
CEO of iBasis. "As LTE becomes the standard that mobile subscribers
expect, they will be able to activate new LTE destinations very
efficiently to ensure service continuity and inbound roaming revenue
With more than 73 million subscribers, Telcel is the largest mobile
operator in the Amerca Movil Group. Telcel's LTE subscribers who are
among the more than 500,000 people expected to attend World Cup matches
in Brazil (June 12 - July 13) will be able to leverage iBasis' LTE
Roaming connection with Claro Brazil, which was announced in May for a
seamless LTE experience.
The iBasis LTE Signaling eXchange (LSX) provides a single point of
access to iBasis' live 4G (LTE) signaling network with Diameter Routing
Agents strategically deployed in popular telecom interconnect locations
around the world. Through direct connections and its open peering
policy, iBasis offers operators a global LTE Roaming footprint that
reaches approximately 100 LTE networks through a single IPX
interconnection that supports multiple voice and data services. iBasis
also offers trial environments for testing LTE interworking, 4G roaming
scenarios and VoLTE.
A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international voice
carrier and provider of value-added services for mobile operators. The
company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination 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. Find out more about iBasis at www.ibasis.com
and join the conversation at lteroaming.info,
the iBasis blog site providing insights about LTE roaming, VoLTE, IPX
and related topics.
iBasis and KPN are registered marks. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
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