US-based Syniverse has signed an agreement to enable Cable & Wireless Seychelles to offer global LTE reach to both inbound and outbound roaming users, via Syniverse’s IPX network solution and Diameter signalling protocol. Jack Maher, Roaming Marketing Manager at Cable & Wireless Seychelles, said: ‘LTE is becoming a standard for service that people increasingly expect to access anytime, anywhere. With our location in one of the world’s top ten fastest-growing countries for tourism, this seamless level of service is essential. Our relationship with Syniverse ensures that we fulfil our consumers’ expectations for global LTE services whilst also providing travellers from all over the world with a smooth and reliable mobile broadband experience in Seychelles.’
Mobile voice and data usage from international visitors are key sources of revenues for operators on the Seychelles islands, which according to the United Nations World Travel Organisation Tourism Barometer, saw an 18% rise in the number of inbound tourists in 2015 alone, reaching over 276,000, far exceeding the nation’s 95,000-plus citizens.
Syniverse’s all-IP network currently serves more than 2,300 LTE routes and extends LTE reach to more than 325 operators in nearly 130 countries, including direct and indirect connections.