TeliaSonera International Carrier launches IPX network

22 May 2013

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has launched TeliaSonera IPX, based on TSIC’s global fibre backbone with 200 points of presence (PoPs) worldwide, which it calls one of the largest IPX networks launched to date. Available to both TeliaSonera group and external operators, at launch the IPX network carries TSIC’s roaming and signaling portfolio and VoIPX traffic. This will be supplemented with LTE signaling services later in 2013 and a comprehensive suite of additional IPX services to follow, according to the press release.

TSIC’s optical network is 100G-enabled throughout North America and Europe, and includes key markets in Eastern Europe. As a result, IPX now reaches new markets. Additionally, the release says that ‘this will help meet the growing end-customer demand to be able to do anything on their mobile devices from anywhere they want,’ while Veysel Aral, president of TeliaSonera Eurasia, said: ‘Once people experience higher quality, they won’t be willing to go back. IPX is crucial to meeting the growing demands of mobile customers.’ The statement continues: ‘Because TSIC owns its own network from end to end, it can monitor and manage IPX traffic from end-to-end. This guarantees quality of service from the optical layer up. It also provides the bandwidth needed for an elastic network that can scale to meet traffic peaks and exploding bandwidth demands. While TSIC is not the first to market with IPX, it has been offering component services for years. For example, TSIC was the first to offer multiple-services-over-one-port as standard at all PoPs, and has done so since 2006. TSIC has also taken a full part in testing with mobile operators and other IPX hubs. TeliaSonera IPX has an architecture that exceeds GSMA and i3forum requirements, and strong foundations to meet the emerging demands of the future. To achieve this future focus, TSIC developed its IPX platform based on the principles of the carrier declarations.’