HGC strikes Telia Carrier agreement for global reach

11 July 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has announced the IPX peering arrangement with Telia Carrier, a Sweden-based telecommunication operator that owns and operates one of the most extensive fibre backbones in the world.

The fixed-line operator and ICT service provider’s agreement marks a significant milestone in enabling mobile network operators (MNOs) and carriers served by the two companies to exchange IPX traffic in a more secure manner, without traversing the public Internet.

Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP of International Business, said: “Riding on the extensive global connectivity coverage of both HGC and Telia Carrier, we believe that the collaboration enables further service enhancement, especially for the MNOs and different service providers through the IPX platform. This is particularly crucial for the forthcoming arrival of 5G which will vastly drive the demand for network traffic and quality in the industry.”

The collaboration will enable the two companies to deliver greater global reach to fixed line and MNOs via their respective IPX platforms. Carriers, multinational corporations and mobile end-users will be provided with seamless and end-to-end integrated services, including but not limited to Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, mobile value-added services (VAS), 3G/4G or 5G data roaming, HD video calling and Over-the-Top (OTT) services. 

HGC has hailed the agreement as a milestone that will allow the MNOs it and Telia Carrier serves to categorise and prioritise traffic in a more efficient and cost-effective manner across the IPX network when connecting with roaming and inter-networking partners, including OTT service providers. 

Matthew Jones, Head of Mobile Data, Telia Carrier, commented: “Telia Carrier is pleased to add HGC Global Communications as a peering partner, our open IPX peering policy is aimed at benefitting the Mobile Community and improving customer experience overall.” 

HGC recently announced a new point-of-presence in Ireland and new offices in Dubai and Prague, part of HGC's larger expansion plans as the company kicked off the year with a new PoP in Marseille.

This news first featured in the ITW 2019 Daily.