Etisalat inks roaming deal Telecom Italia
Abu Dhabi, May 13, 2014
Etisalat and Telecom Italia Sparkle signed an agreement to connect their global multi-service IPXs allowing mobile subscribers to roam seamlessly between international operator networks and get high quality voice and mobile data services.
Telecom Italia Sparkle is among top 10 global service providers worldwide offering a complete range of telecom solutions catering the needs of fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs, content providers, multimedia players and corporate customers.
TI Sparkle’s IPX solution today reaches across 80 networks covering 40 countries.
The partnership between Etisalat SmartHub and Telecom Italia Sparkle enables the two leading operators to expand their LTE footprint globally.
Ali Amiri, executive vice president, Carrier & Wholesale, Etisalat said: “We are pleased to be entering an agreement with Telecom Italia Sparkle which will benefit both companies with the combined multiservice IPX offerings and enhance our respective customers mobile roaming experience.”
“Etisalat SmartHub IPX is a strategic addition to the Etisalat SmartHub portfolio enhancing our role as a global communication hub. Operators joining the SmartHub IPX will have access to TI Sparkle’s community and vice versa, providing a single point of interconnect.”
“TI Sparkle is a pioneer in the industry for the design and introduction of an IPX proposition, and the partnership with Etisalat SmartHub is another important milestone in our effort to make IPX the primary platform for the exchange of existing and upcoming IP based data and voice services globally”, said Elisabetta Ripa, CEO of TI Sparkle.
With the rapid adoption of LTE networks throughout the world, the market is witnessing a sharp increase in the development of mobile devices supporting all-IP services. – TradeArabia News Service