Global platform speeds up and simplifies the deployment of IMS-based services
Chicago – May 12th 2015 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today announces the launch of its global Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) trial platform, a best in class program that enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to test and validate IMS-based services faster and more robustly than ever before.
Migrating mobile services such as voice, messaging, and video-calling applications to IMS allows MNOs to provide customers with a richer experience and paves the way for enhanced services and business. Verifying global interoperability on a bilateral basis increases an operator’s time to market and curtails their opportunity to experiment and validate.
Tata Communications’ turnkey trial platform is underpinned by its global IPX hub connecting 90% of VoLTE-committed operators. The company’s VoLTE trial program enables operators to experiment, validate their IMS strategy, and test their IMS-based services with other operators in a controlled environment. As a result, MNOs will be able to reduce time to market and costs, while increasing the feature set and relevance of their IMS-based services.
Christian Michaud, Senior Vice President, Product and Business Strategy, Global Voice Solutions, Tata Communications, says, “LTE and IMS-based services present a huge opportunity for mobile operators both to provide innovative services and to improve the experience they provide their customers. Tata Communications’ new IMS trial platform is designed to speed up and simplify this innovation process, and to ensure that those new services reach end users as quickly and at the highest quality possible.“
With a dedicated team of solution engineers, in-region program managers across the globe and purpose-built test labs, Tata Communications is an ideal partner for MNOs looking to trial new services to achieve a competitive advantage in the IMS services space. Furthermore, Tata Communications’ global network is ready to enable its community of IPX-connected service providers with international VoLTE.
Tata Communications delivers world-class connectivity backed by the company’s leading global fiber network. Its Video Network covers more than 300 media hotspots in 125 cities globally. Today, over 24% of the world’s Internet routes travel over Tata Communications’ network.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice.
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. http://www.tatacommunications.com
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