Telenor and Vodafone have set a new global IPX benchmark by running five separate services over a single IPX interconnect.
The operators expanded their existing 4G signaling service to include 2G/3G signaling, direct voice, data roaming services and SMS traffic.
With the expansion Telenor and Vodafone have become among the first operator groups to implement live multi-service IPX.
Telenor and Vodafone will use the IPX interconnect to provide VoLTE interworking and roaming between each others' networks. Combined the two operator group have more than 660 million subscribers worldwide.
Telenor and Vodafone said their IPX platforms have been developed in full compliance with GSMA and i3Forum guidelines to ensure full interoperability on current and future services.
“Both Telenor and Vodafone are leading players in rolling out 4G in their local markets. This direct IPX interconnect between our mobile groups secures a high service quality with a roam like home customer experience for all Telenor and Vodafone subscribers,” Telenor CMO of global wholesale Ronny Johnsen said.
“We are constantly challenged by changes in our industry and such partnerships enable mobile groups to adopt new technologies and services.”