Tata Communications and Syniverse target 800 telcos with IPX network deal  

06 March 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Tata Communications and Syniverse are setting up what they call the world’s first managed IPX network interconnection.

The two say they will create “the first fully-managed, end-to-end IPX network interconnection partnership” that “will offer operators better visibility, customer service and control of the data flowing across their interconnected networks”.

Anthony Bartolo (pictured), chief product officer at Tata Communications, said: “As our customers leverage next-generation IoT and mobility services to drive their digital transformation, they need a solid foundation to ensure that they are able to capture, move and manage information seamlessly and securely worldwide.”

Syniverse and Tata Communications said they will work closely together to manage traffic so that there is higher quality service, greater global reach, increased capacity and improved connectivity for data travelling between the two companies’ networks.

The partnership is backed by their network expertise and platforms that support 5G and internet of things (IoT), creating a comprehensive and reliable foundation for mobility services worldwide.

Syniverse CEO Dean Douglas said: “Our partnership essentially offers the market a single way to access direct reach offered by two distinct and geo-redundant IPX networks. It allows our customers to work with one company while gaining the benefits of each company’s strengths.”

Customers of both Syniverse and Tata Communications will have access to almost 300 directly connected IPX/GRX customers, with a total reach of nearly 800 mobile operators, representing more than 25,000 Diameter roaming routes. The customers of both companies will gain enhanced monitoring, reporting, redundancy and quality of service through this relationship, they added.

“By joining forces with Syniverse, we’re one step closer to our goal of creating an environment where everything and everyone can become seamlessly connected, anywhere in the world,” said Bartolo.

Douglas added: “Syniverse is the world’s most connected company and the partnership will help further both our and Tata Communications’ abilities to provide improved service assurance between our respective customers that goes beyond ‘best effort’ connectivity.”

End customers will benefit from a fully-managed, end-to-end IPX network service to enhance the performance of their mobile devices, while reducing the cost of roaming, said the companies. “The new partnership will also free customers from the financial and tactical burden of working with different networks in different regions, while allowing them to further the reach of their connected devices.”