Ooredoo seals Tata IPX+ network deal
Doha, May 13, 2013
Ooredoo, Qatar (formerly known as Qtel) said it has launched the first live IPX+ enabled network in the Middle East in partnership with India-based Tata Communications.
A leading provider of a new world of communications, Tata Communications said its IPX+ connectivity platform enables mobile network operators to capitalise on mobile broadband innovations as mobile data traffic continues to grow.
Thanks to the scalability of Tata’s IPX+ platform, Ooredoo is able to rapidly support a full suite of services such as signalling, data roaming (GRX and IPX) and LTE Roaming.
Allan Chan, the president of Global Carrier Services, Tata Communications, said, "We are seeing a huge demand for our IPX+ connectivity platform from mobile network operators looking to capitalise on the mobile data explosion, with more than 140 forward-looking operators in 40 countries adopting our service."
"Our work with Ooredoo demonstrates our commitment to bringing service providers state-of-the-art connectivity solutions around the world," Chan stated.
According to him, the global mobile data traffic was set to increase 13-fold between 2012 and 2017, reaching 11.2 exabytes per month by 2017.
In line with this, mobile network operators are under pressure to address the delivery of data services beyond their networks. Tata’s IPX+ connectivity platform offers Ooredoo global reach, improved quality of service (QoS) and enables transition to all IP-based services, including 4G, more cost-effectively.
Yousuf Abdulla Al-Kubaisi, the chief wholesale and international officer, Ooredoo, said, "We’ve had first-hand experience of Tata Communications’ commitment to take connectivity in the Middle East to the next level, having launched the TGN-Gulf subsea cable landing station together in 2012."
"The launch resulted in the completion of the first fibre optic subsea cable ring around the world. We’re confident that Tata is best-placed to help us migrate to IPX which will enable us to roll out more innovative and tailored services to our customers across the Mena and Southeast Asia," he added.-TradeArabia News Service