PCCW Global and Tata Communications bring Voice over IPX and HD voice to mobile operators worldwide
PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, have signed an agreement to interconnect their IPX (IP-Exchange) communities. This will enable IP communications services such as HD voice and HD video in various global markets. As 4G adoption continues to gather pace, this agreement further expands the global community of interconnected mobile network operators (MNOs) who will be able to capitalize on the latest technology innovations in mobile broadband.
With the deployment of 4G and upgrades of 3G networks, next generation mobile IP communications services such as HD Voice are gaining traction. A recent GSA report* noted that the number of mobile operators now providing HD voice service is up 84 per cent in comparison to last year, with 83 mobile networks having launched HD Voice in 61 countries. By tapping into the worldwide networks of Tata Communications and PCCW Global, MNOs in emerging markets will be able to expand their IPX reach and Quality of Service (QoS) while delivering a seamless experience for mobile users of all IP-based communications services.
The interconnection between Tata Communications and PCCW Global is based on Tata Communications’ IPX+ connectivity platform. Underpinning this platform is Tata Communications’ global MPLS network, supported by its wholly-owned fiber optic subsea cable ring around the world, which brings the reach and reliability needed to interconnect mobile service communities globally. The company is a Tier 1, top five IP carrier with a reach to 74 IPX On-Net PoPs across 40 countries, ensuring maximum reach for the global community of interconnected MNOs.