Mobily, Etisalat ink agreement on LTE roaming

5 Mar 2014

Saudi Arabian telecoms operator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has signed an agreement with UAE-based Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) to provide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) roaming to subscribers in the two countries. According to a joint press release, Mobily will connect its subscribers via Elisalat’s SmartHub IPX, which offers roaming services, voice, messaging and GRX data exchange between mobile network operators, fixed operators, applications service providers and over-the-top (OTT) content players through a single connection.

Amer Mowafi, chief officer of Mobily’s wholesale and carrier services unit, said: ‘The partnership with Etisalat’s SmartHub-IPX will boost communication services between both countries, especially with the increasing [number] of subscribers travelling for both personal and business needs. The growing proliferation of 4G devices in the region has also made it imperative to provide the best network and services to our large subscriber base in the country.’

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Etisalat UAE, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat)