How MNOs can successfully monetise inbound and outbound wi-fi roaming.

By Steve Dyett
Head of Global Wi-fi Solutions
Wholesale Portfolio Development, BT

BT’s Wi-fi Roam is an innovative service to enhance wi-fi roaming, addressing the needs of users, operators and roaming partners, allowing the operator to provide a managed policy based user experience. Monetisation of the own customer base as well as the domestic wi-fi network can be combined with a quick and low-capex approach to offer global wi-fi roaming as part of an integrated cellular roaming portfolio. Sounds compelling? It sure is – and we tell you how. [Read more…]

Challenges of VoLTE roaming, by Dhiraj Wazir, EE.

VoLTE is fast becoming a must for operators across the world. Dhiraj Wazir, Head of Interconnect and International Enablers, EE explains why this is the case, outlining the current VoLTE landscape and detailing the ongoing challenge facing the telecoms industry: VoLTE roaming.

Now being deployed by over 530 networks in 170 countries, 58% of the human race can enjoy the benefits of 4G/LTE. It’s only a natural evolution that VoLTE follows data on LTE. This in itself is a big challenge, but we’ve already got 86 networks in nearly 50 countries who have rolled this out, and the device manufacturers aren’t far behind with over 228 devices now capable of VoLTE calls. [Read more…]

IPX – building the future.

The fact that the wave of data growth we are riding on today is about to break into a tsunami is probably a tired cliché. Internet of Things is being touted as the next big thing with various use cases like Smart meters and health monitors already being commercialised.

The advent of 5G with speeds of 60Gbps and latency as low as 1millisecond in trails are fast bringing science fiction into fact, driverless cars and remote surgery WILL be with us before 2020. [Read more…]

BT named leader in IP Exchange services by survey of The Roaming Consulting Company in 2015.

In a recent survey spanning responses from more than 135 mobile operators from 86 countries across all continents, BT managed to come out in the top tier 1 on performance across all KPIs in the research and was named a “World Class leader in IPX”.

BT’s investment in IP Exchange (IPX) services for our telecoms customers aims at providing a comprehensive end-to-end service that includes roaming, data and voice/IP Voice backed by a global MPLS network that caters for all the bandwidth and security needs mobile and fixed operators as well as service providers need. [Read more…]

HGC and BT agree to work on IPX peering arrangements

Interconnection enables increased global reach to fixed-line and mobile network operators

Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (stock code: 215), and BT announced an agreement to establish IPX network interconnection between the HGC Hutch-IPX Network and the BT IPX Network.

This agreement was announced at an official signing ceremony on 11 May 2015 in Chicago during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2015. [Read more…]