Norway’s Telenor Global Services has established a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Roaming peering interconnection with Telekom Austria Group which it has been claimed will benefit mobile network operator (MNO) subsidiaries belonging to both companies by ‘enabling a consistent, high quality LTE roaming experience for their subscribers’. In a press release confirming the development the duo said that the peering agreement will allow them to expand their 4G global footprint with a potential reach of 220 million subscribers across countries in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia.
For its part, Telenor noted that the partnership with Telekom Austria Group is one of several peering agreements already established, claiming it would contribute to a complete 4G/LTE coverage for Telenor Global Services MNO customers, giving travellers access to high speed data services when abroad. The new interconnection leverages on the company’s existing GRX peering agreement, as well as each company’s IP eXchange (IPX).
Commenting on the deal, Bjorn Iversen, CMO at Telenor Global Services, was cited as saying: ‘The agreement with Telecom Austria Group is a further evidence of our commitment to deliver quality services to our subscribers, who are increasingly demanding greater speed, end-to-end quality, security and reach. This LTE Roaming peering is important to both parties as it enables two mobile groups to expand their LTE global footprint and thus to provide its end users with world class 4G coverage when travelling within each other’s area of footprint.’