PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Telstra International Limited, the international arm of Telstra, Australia’s leading tier one telecommunications and information services company, have signed an IPX multi-service interconnection agreement.
The interconnection agreement enables PCCW Global and Telstra to expand their relationship in new market segments, whilst improving their existing portfolio and mutually benefiting their mobile and multinational customers.
Mobile operators connected to PCCW Global IPX can enjoy access to its MobileXchange service suite, which includes VoIPX, VoLTE, LTE roaming, GRX, SCCP and cloud-based applications such as Unified Communication-as-a-Service, Security-as-a-Service, OTT solutions and more, giving operators unprecedented potential to differentiate themselves in both roaming and domestic services.
Spanning over five continents and with coverage in more than 3,000 cities and 140 countries, PCCW Global network is one of the largest in the world supporting GSMA standardized services and cloud-based applications, enabling new revenue streams for connected operators.
Mr. Emmanuel Bain, PCCW Global’s Head of Voice Business, said, “Our collaboration with Telstra is key to the development of new initiatives for the region. Australia and Hong Kong being leading LTE markets, IPX will be critical to support mobile data growth and quality expectations from the subscribers.”
Australia is a well-developed market, and subscribers are very tech savvy. End-users are seeking for new services, applications and superior telecommunications experiences which IPX can deliver.
Ellie Sweeney, Executive Director, Global Wholesale, Telstra, said, “Working with PCCW Global will give us the scalability to grow with the demand and the opportunity to expand into new areas.”
The recent expansion of PCCW Global IPX’s reach reflects the value PCCW Global has brought to the market and establishes the company as a global provider for mobile operators.