HKT’s international division PCCW Global has signed an agreement with SAP Digital Interconnect (formerly SAP Mobile Services) to merge their respective Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) domains into a single IPX domain.
The agreement creates a global, independent full-service IPX offering, with customers now being able to benefit from both SAP’s extensive LTE roaming footprint and PCCW Global’s IPX Voice and VoLTE capabilities, all offered via a single dedicated network connection.
With the increase and acceleration of subscriber demand in LTE and a broader range of mobile services, service providers must adapt to the rapidly increasing rate of growth in data traffic, while also coping with the changing regulations, market expectations, and the many new technical and operational challenges. The combined capabilities of PCCW Global and SAP will help mobile operators better address these challenges by offering various new services including ENUM capabilities to facilitate easy and cost-efficient routing of VoLTE traffic.
PCCW Global and SAP Digital Interconnect plan to combine their footprints into a single IPX offering which will enable the two companies to deliver a range of new and advanced services including high-quality GRX, LTE data roaming, diameter, SCCP, Flex IPX (bandwidth on-demand), VoIPX, VoLTE and Globalview (advanced analytics and reporting).
“PCCW Global and SAP Digital Interconnect aim to provide best-of-breed IPX services to their existing and new customers, offering one of the largest and most far-reaching on-net connectivity solutions in the industry which combine a comprehensive suite of both IPX and VoLTE services,” said Ronnie Klingner, president of Mobility, Security and Digital Services at PCCW Global.
Sethu Meenakshisundaram, president of SAP Digital Interconnect, said, “We aim to deliver customers unrivalled scale, quality, and flexibility in mobile services. This collaboration has extensive future potential globally and is intended to benefit operators both in the short- and mid-term.”
HKT’s mobile arm CSL will naturally be the first user of the combined IPX domain.