Tata launches new IPX+ platform

07 December 2011 | Kavit Majithia


Global operator Tata Communications has launched its IPX+ exchange service and confirmed 70 global operators have already signed up to the service.

Designed to capitalise on the latest IPX technology innovations, the mobile broadband platform enables end-to-end management of mobile networks and multiple services over IP. Tata said it expects mobile data volumes to grow threefold annually as demand for mobile broadband solutions rises.

“MNOs need solutions that deliver tangible benefits and improve efficiencies while tackling accelerated data growth,” said Allan Chan, EVP, global carrier solutions at Tata Communications. “While IPX is a key component of the overall service, MNOs are looking at the areas where they can be better positioned to deliver and monetise the customer experience efficiently.”

The company claims its new IPX framework will support the largest on-net mobile signalling and voice community, with MNOs from all over the globe signing up to the service. The delivery of a range of services, all operating over IP, will be expected to be served through the platform. Tata believes close to 50% of data delivery will come from mobile video, with data roaming solutions and voice solutions also expected to be addressed.

Tata said the IPX+ platform is expected to progressively develop as new services become more readily available in the market that take advantage of LTE technology and real time rich media applications.