BT expands Global IP Exchange with Singapore PoP
BT has announced an expansion to its Global IP Exchange (GIPX) with the launch of a hub in Singapore.
The GIPX PoP has been launched to meet demand for growing traffic over its IP exchange platform for VoIP to VoIP and VoIP to TDM voice calls, according to BT.
By deploying the Singapore hub the carrier will be able to provide a lower switch function in the Asia-Pac region, bringing the exchange service closer to customer’s networks and helping to reduce the cost of voice and data transport.
“We’re delighted to celebrate the commissioning of BT’s Singapore GIPX node. It’s the first full hub BT has deployed in Asia-Pac and demonstrates the confidence we have in the region. Delivering our GIPX service closer to our wholesale customers in this region, serves to minimize their cost of interconnect to this world-class clearing house. But what’s more, Global IP Exchange also provides an opening into BT’s platform for advanced IP services that we continue to invest in,” said Beatriz Butsana-Sita, MD, Global Telecom Markets at BT Global Services.
BT said it is also planning to introduce additional GIPX nodes elsewhere in the near future and is developing the service to support 4G and video interoperability between different devices and networks.
The GIPX offers interconnection services to operators in more than 10 countries worldwide and can carry video and data traffic in addition to the termination of voice minutes. The platform now supports 290 communications providers and has experienced a 12% quarter-on-quarter increase in voice minutes.