Hutchison and BT pen major IPX agreement

Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and British incumbent BT have agreed to establish IPX network interconnection between their respective IPX networks.

Andrew Kwok, president of international carrier business at HGC, and Andrew Dodsworth, VP of BT’s Global Telecom Markets, signed the agreement at ITW 2015 in Chicago this week.

The collaboration is designed to enable both companies to deliver increased global reach to fixed-line and mobile network operators by connecting the two IPX platforms and theirs communities of mobile networks across Asia and Europe.

“The collaboration with BT highlights our unrelenting efforts to extend Hutch-IPX coverage and partnerships globally,” Kwok said.

“This collaboration will enable MNOs and other operator customers to deliver traffic through our global network extending from Asia to Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

The deal will enable services such as mobile signalling, 2G, 3G and 4G data roaming, voice over IPX (VoIPX) and also prepares for future services including VoLTE and HD video calling.

“We are excited to work with HGC to extend our mutual coverage via IPX peering connections and extend BT’s reach to include HGC’s extensive footprint in Asia.”