Telenor Global Services and Vodafone Carrier Services interconnect for our 4G Future

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Telenor Global Services (TGS), the international carrier of the Telenor Group, one of the leading mobile groups in the world, and Vodafone Carrier Services, one of the world’s largest wholesale telecommunications providers, today announced an IPX Interconnect and a LTE/4G Peering Agreement.

An ever-increasing mobile operators community considers next generation IP-based communication services as a high-priority area for business development and increased customer satisfaction. Our multi-service IPX network provides mobile subscribers with seamless international roaming as well as enabling a high quality voice and data service experience.

“Through the partnership between Telenor Global Services and  Vodafone,  mobile operators can easily expand their global business by accessing IP services via a single, private and secure IP interconnection.This direct interconnect and peering agreement enables faster connections and the best quality for IP,” said Bjørn Iversen, CEO at TGS.

This family-to-family partnership is strategically important to both parties as it enables two leading mobile groups to expand their LTE/4G global footprint and reinforces the importance of mobile operators within the IPX Eco-system.

“Mobile operators deploying new and innovative services such as LTE/4G, will have access to a significant global reach through this direct interconnect, which will be key for them to deliver the bandwidth-intensive services that their subscribers expect in the decade ahead.” Bjørn added.

Brian Fitzpatrick, CEO at Vodafone Carrier Services, said: “Only a year after Vodafone Carrier Services was founded, this strategic partnership with Telenor Global Services is another sign of our commitment to deliver for customers who are increasingly demanding greater speed, quality, security and reach. In particular, mobile subscribers increasingly want a seamless global roaming experience and this deal Telenor Global Services will help to ensure that we meet those expectations.”

About Telenor Global Services

Telenor Global Services (TGS) is a quality-focused international mobile carrier in wholesale voice services, and mobile and connectivity services such as; LTE Roaming Exchange, GSM Roaming Signalling, GRX, SMS, SIM Box Detection, and BlackBerry Connectivity. Our services are delivered and produced over our high quality IPX Compliant MPLS/IP Network.

Our many years of experience and focus on Quality of Service (QoS) allow us to be a market leader in delivering high quality services to mobile and fixed operators globally.

We are part of the Telenor Group; a leading provider of telecommunications services and one of the world’s major mobile operators. TGS deliver high quality international services to Telenor’s extensive mobile family with more than 172 million customers worldwide. In addition we have circa. 220 partners worldwide.

Telenor Global Services is an Associate Member of the GSMA and fully supports the Global Roaming Quality (GRQ) recommendations provided by the GSMA.

To learn more about TGS please visit  www.telenorglobal.com

 

About Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 27 countries, partners with mobile networks in 48 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2014, Vodafone had 434 million mobile customers and 9 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com

SOURCE: Telenor Global Services AS (PR)

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