Warid Telecom selects Syniverse IPX network for LTE boost

14 April 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Pakistani provider Warid Telecom has announced that it is using the Syniverse IPX network solution and diameter signaling services to enable its subscribers to access LTE service around the globe.

Warid Telecom will also provide LTE service to visiting inbound roamers throughout Pakistan, which had over 26.1 million 3G and LTE subscribers as of February, up from just 24.7 million in January, according to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority.

“LTE service has quickly moved from a next-generation technology to a mobile-service standard, and our customers are coming to expect LTE speed and capacity anywhere they go,” said Asma Khan, Warid Telecom’s director of international business.

“Syniverse will help us take an important step forward in implementing LTE on a global basis and in ensuring we meet customers’ expectations for smooth, consistent LTE service wherever they travel.”

Syniverse provides operators with a comprehensive solution for global LTE enablement with a carrier-grade connection to the company’s all-IP network, which currently serves more than 2,300 LTE roaming routes with connections that reach more than 320 operators in 66 countries.

Mahesh Prasad, executive vice president of sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India at Syniverse, added: “With GSMA projecting that LTE connections will exceed 2.5 billion and reach over 60 percent of the world by 2020, mobile service providers can’t afford any mistakes in rolling out LTE.”