Telenor Global Services and Vodafone Carrier Services ink IPX and 4G agreement

17 Jun 2014

Telenor Global Services (TGS), the international carrier arm of Norway’s Telenor Group, and UK-based Vodafone Carrier Services, have announced an Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) Interconnect and a LTE/4G Peering Agreement. In announcing the development, TGS said that the ‘family-to-family partnership’ was strategically important to both parties as it enables both groups to expand their respective LTE/4G global footprint, while reinforcing the importance of mobile operators within the IPX Eco-system. Commenting on the deal, Bjorn Iversen, chief executive officer of TGS, noted: ‘Through the partnership between Telenor Global Services and Vodafone, mobile operators can easily expand their global business by accessing IP services via a single, private and secure IP interconnection. This direct interconnect and peering agreement enables faster connections and the best quality for IP.’ Meanwhile, Brian Fitzpatrick, CEO at Vodafone Carrier Services, said: ‘Only a year after Vodafone Carrier Services was founded, this strategic partnership with Telenor Global Services is another sign of our commitment to deliver for customers who are increasingly demanding greater speed, quality, security and reach. In particular, mobile subscribers increasingly want a seamless global roaming experience and this deal [with] Telenor Global Services will help to ensure that we meet those expectations.’

Norway, United Kingdom, Telenor Group, Telenor Global Services, Vodafone Group, Vodafone Carrier Services,

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