Jul 21, 2014 8:00 AM CET
Stockholm - Tele2 AB (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) and Aicent today announce IPX Peering Agreement. The Peering relationship interconnects IPX networks, extending global reach for next-gen IP-based communication services.
Tele2 is now announcing that only 1,5 month after the launch of Tele2 IPX solution on the Eurocore databack bone Network they are taking the next step in peering with Aicent, the world’s leading multi-service IPX (IP exchange) of mobile data network services and solutions for mobile carriers globally. The agreement allows both Aicent and Tele2 to offer a combined multiservice IPX, enhancing a mobile subscribers’ LTE roaming experience through guaranteed end-to-end Quality of Service commitments, multiple Class of Service support, and comprehensive security providing high-quality voice and high-speed data access comparable to what they receive while in their home network.
Through this newly formed peering interconnection, Aicent and Tele2’s mobile operator customers will be able to quickly and efficiently expand their LTE roaming footprint via a single connection supporting the exchange of next generation voice, LTE roaming and signaling services, in addition to standard voice and GRX traffic.
Joachim Horn, Executive Vice President and Group CTIO of Tele2 AB, comments: “With the increasing numbers of subscribers traveling for both personal and business needs, it is becoming more and more important to support mobile data roaming on a global level. We are pleased to be entering an agreement with Aicent and this partnership will improve our customers’ mobile 4G/LTE roaming experience by providing connectivity with best-in-class roaming.”
Founded in 2000, Aicent, Inc., a TL9000 certified organization, is the world’s largest multi-service IPX provider of data network services and solutions connecting to over 200 global mobile operators, including the world’s ten largest. Through extensive partnerships and peering arrangements, Aicent’s network reaches all 2G, 3G and 4G operators, including more than 65 global mobile operators supporting LTE roaming, allowing mobile subscribers to roam seamlessly between international operator networks. The company's roaming hub supports integrated mobile messaging and value added services such as Roaming Intelligence Suite and Roaming Control Center, designed to help carriers maximize roaming and inter-carrier service revenue and profitability. For more information, visit www.aicent.com.
For further information, contact:
Lars Torstensson, EVP Corporate Communication and Strategy, Telephone: +46 702 73 48 79
TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 13 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2013, we had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion.